Pierre Fichant

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The Attractive, All-Purpose Masking Tape of Kamoi Kakōshi

In Japan, lovers of do-it-yourself crafts have lifted masking tape from its mundane industrial beginnings and transformed it into an eye-catching …

Race & Ethnicity

'The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue': Film Review | Berlin 2017

Two young misfits fall in love against the poetic symphony of Tokyo.<p>An earnest, at times poetic, drama about teen alienation, <i>The Tokyo Night Sky Is</i> …

Japan

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

The bomb that went off in my head

Ian Whitwham was reading to his granddaughter when he lost the ability to speak. A stroke had laid him low<p>I’m playing with the grandchild, Sylvie. It’s early in the morning. I’m a bit sleepy, a bit slow. She brings me her polar bear, Sidney.<p>She calls it “Shiissh”. I call it “Shidney”. She’s 17 …

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Landscape Photography

Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

Landscape Photography

Video Game Lets You Create Ornate Patterns Inspired by Islamic Architecture

Algorithmic artwork forms the basis of gorgeous visual puzzle game Engare<p>The intricate geometry of traditional Islamic ornamentation is finding a new home online. First there was the team of architects translating Central Asia's mosaics into code. Now, Iranian game designer Mahdi Bahrami has …

Utada Hikaru upended the Japanese music scene like no one before — or since

When Utada Hikaru burst on the scene in the late 1990s, Japanese pop music was a different world.<p>At the time, there were bands and there were singer/songwriter types. But when it came to mega pop stars? They were slickly produced by overly controlling managers. They were cute, referred to as idols. …

Rafael Araujo’s Architectural Renderings of Life Now as a Coloring Book | Colossal

<p>Architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo drafts beautiful three-dimensional spaces in a studio without technology, connecting himself back to nature …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

New Black and White Surrealist Self-Portraits by Noell Oszvald | Colossal

<p>Visual artist Noell Osvald (previously) creates startlingly bold works through simple gestures all performed in black and white. The self-portraits …

Who killed Elsie Frost? How one Radio 4 show could solve a murder ‘cold case’

Investigations by Radio 4’s iPM have caught listeners’ imaginations – and 50 years after the teenager’s death, new lines of inquiry are opening<p>When 14-year-old Elsie Frost was murdered in an unexplained, violent attack on a Wakefield towpath in 1965, her family were thrown into a period of intense …

Crime

Painstaking Arrangements of Colorful Objects and Food by Emily Blincoe | Colossal

<p>Tennessee-based photographer Emily Blincoe (previously) continues to create some of the most meticulously arranged collections of objects we’ve …

Ideas for Photo Fun With Water & Food Coloring

“Wow! Oh my gosh! Cool!”<p>This is what your friends will say when they see your gorgeous photos of food coloring in water.<p>These shots are not only …

Landscape Photography

Say Hello to Axess

Axess is a new brand of minimalist front wallets that aim to redefine the way you carry cash and cards. Slim yet sturdy, this stylish accessory …

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New Dreamlike Scenes from Inside JeeYoung Lee’s Tiny Art Studio | Colossal

<p>Within the small confines of her 3 x 6 meter studio in Seoul, JeeYoung Lee‘s imagination is without boundaries. For each of her photographs the …

The Planet That Came for Christmas, A Stop-Motion Animation in Which Doctor Puppet Saves Christmas

“The Planet That Came for Christmas” is a stop-motion animation starring Doctor Puppet (previously), the fan-made puppet form of Peter Capaldi as the …

Beautiful Portrait Photography by Hannes Caspar - The Fox Is Black

Portrait photography is not something we feature all that often on The Fox Is Black. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps it’s just that portraits don’t …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Gradient Painted Piece of Wood

Ces petites sculptures sont des fragments de bois récoltés sur des arbres malades. Comme pour leur rendre hommage, l’artiste Victoria Wagner à …

10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas

Are you looking for some interesting and out of the ordinary project ideas for your close up or macro photography? Want to break away from the usual …

Suntory time: Japanese whisky named world's best in sour dram for Scotland

World Whisky Bible gives highest mark to Yamazaki single malt while spiritual homeland’s ranking is dramatically watered down<p>Scottish drinkers could be forgiven for crying into their drams after a single malt from Japan was named the best whisky in the world for the first time.<p>Whisky expert Jim …

Danny Santos Photography - Portraits of Strangers

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Trip

04 Feb<p>Jinja, as well as temples is a very important sacred spot for many Japanese people regardless they are religious or not. But recently, these …

Japan

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight | Colossal

<p>UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, …

Moving On: A Stop-motion Music Video for ‘James’ Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson | Colossal

<p>Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music …

The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky | Colossal

<p>Hot on the heels of a post earlier this week about centuries-old guide for mixing watercolors, I stumbled onto this 18th century instrument designed …

Architecture of Density

Photographer Michael Wolf, double winner of the World Press Photo provides us with this series “Architecture of Density” where unretouched pictures …

Architecture