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NASA Designs the "Z-2" Space Suit with Your Help

NASA engineers are redesigning the space suit to look and perform like it never has before. The new <i>Z-2</i> suit is anticipating the fact that astronauts will encounter some unprecedented environments in deep space. But they haven't designed it all behind closed doors. Three different versions of the …

Biomimicry

Geometric Reflections in Landscapes Create Abstract Realities

Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.<p>Witchoria aligns …

Art

The Bicycle Rack Reimagined

In Philadelphia, a competition challenges designers to rethink the bicycle rack.<p>At Philadelphia’s City Hall, ten creative bicycle racks are on display as part of a larger exhibition of bicycle-related art. The ten racks were chosen from among more than 150 submitted as part of a design competition …

Delaware Valley

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Jarson Residence in Arizona by Will Bruder + Partners

The Jarson Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.<p>Will Bruder + Partners have designed the the Jarson Residence located on a rocky slope in Paradise …

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

Street Photography

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …

Collapsible New York City Studio Costs Nearly a Million Dollars

Believe it or not, this airy New York City apartment is only 420 square feet large. And better yet, it can accommodate a 12-person dinner party and sleep two overnight guests without a problem. The minimalist space is cleverly designed as a foldable studio that is easily shifted and rearranged. Its …

Real Estate

Google's "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

Wear OS

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper | Colossal

<p>Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized …

IKEA's Quirky, Forthcoming PS 2014 Collection

We've got very little hard information, but it seems a handful of European and Scandinavian individual bloggers have been seeded with photos of these …

Furniture

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

TheQ is a Cheap Connected Camera That is Designed with Social Sharing in Mind

There’s a new compact camera on the block, only this one isn’t made by Sony or Samsung or Nikon or any of the other brands you might expect to see …

How to Know if You're Ready for a DSLR

You love taking pictures. You aren’t necessarily trying to make money from it, it’s just something you thoroughly enjoy — photography for …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Torafu’s Haunted Art Gallery for Kids at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art | Colossal

<p>In an attempt to better engage the youngest visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Torafu Architects created a special art gallery …

Wasteland – Digital Illustration Series by Atelier Olschinsky

Wasteland – Digital Generated Artworks.<p>Wasteland is the name of this digital generated illustration series by Atelier Olschinsky. The series was …

MANUAL Coffee Maker With Slow Extraction Speed for Better Immersion

The art of coffee making is an interesting subject, some like it to prepare it manually, one cup at a time. <b>MANUAL Coffee Maker</b> is a simple or you can …

Funny Animal Wine Racks By Conte Bleu

Some wine lovers create real cellars for their collections, some put their wine bottles into credenzas or special furniture pieces, shelves and so …

Wine

Meet An Artist Who Turns Data Into 3-D Displays

Layers of facts, rules, and human data sets inform the work of Willem Besselink.<p>We’re deep in the midst of a data viz heyday. Infographics are ubiquitous, presenting facts and data sets in straightforward ways that are, by design, easy to understand. Willem Besselink takes a different approach by …

Art

Amazing illegally produced movie posters

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

Textbooks

How Adobe Reinvented The Pen To Draw On The Internet

What is the future of the cloud-connected interface? How about a simple pen and ruler?<p>This week, Adobe announced that the Creative Suite was becoming the subscription-based Creative Cloud. It didn’t go so well. But amidst the bad news, we may have lost sight of Adobe’s rationale for pushing the …

Internet of Things

Dark Knight obsessive converts basement into £95,000 Batcave

<b>A comic book fan has taken his obsession with the Dark Knight to the extreme after converting his basement into a £95,000 Batcave.</b><p>When Chris Weir …

From Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion: the reinvention of a gangster rapper

Snoop appears, as if by magic, in a puff of his own smoke. The rapper, actor, gangster and stoner extraordinaire has reinvented himself as a …

Should Noel Gallagher become an X Factor judge?

"Name your price": apparently those are the words directed at Noel Gallagher by X Factor bosses desperate to land him as a judge for this year's …

Daft Punk to launch new album … from Wee Waa agricultural show, Australia

Daft Punk will launch their new album at a rural Australia agricultural fair. Random Access Memories will debut before the 4,000 attendees of the …

A$AP Rocky Says He's Releasing an Album of Self-Produced Instrumentals

A$AP Rocky's next venture will be production, he tells Nessa of Bay Area station WiLD 94.9 (via HipHop-N-More). "I'm working on an instrumental album right now. I'm doing all my own beats," he says. "It's going to be interesting to see how people react towards my production." Rocky said he's "not …

Albums

New Music: Rocko Feat. A$AP Rocky & Future “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)”

After Wiz Khalifa’s guest verse last week, A$AP Rocky jumps on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” for its second remix in as many weeks. The ATLien has promised …