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New Architectural Collages That Double as Visual Poems by Matthias Jung | Colossal

<p>Matthias Jung (previously) creates worlds of surreal architecture that inhabit vast photographed landscapes. The works merge together different …

Japanese Artist Places a Modern Spin on Centuries-Old Woodblock Prints Through Animated GIFs | Colossal

<p>A Japanese artist is placing a modern spin on a centuries-old technique, animating Japanese woodblock prints in the style typically reserved for TV …

Photoshop

A Look at Creative Food Packaging

This too shall pass asks whether it is reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after …

Food Styling That Inspires Creativity

As food designers, we are often confused with food stylists. Understandably, we both use food as our medium to create. But for us, our end goal is to …

Historical Photos and Artworks Set in Motion by Nicolas Monterrat | Colossal

<p>One of my new favorite Tumblrs to follow is Un gif dans ta gueule… (roughly ‘A gif in the mouth…’) run by French photographer and animator Nicolas …

Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu Continues to Imagine the Strange Inhabitants Living in the Sky Between Buildings | Colossal

<p>French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu (previously) continues to travel the world to photograph vertical views of the spaces between buildings which he …

Fictional Images of the Universe Made From Scanning Household Items and Food by Navid Baraty | Colossal

<p>Have you ever left the lid of a scanner open to find that the background of your image was rendered black instead of white? That, essentially, was …

Hand-Painted Ceramic Bowls Filled with Detailed Hippos, Foxes and Deer | Colossal

<p>These animal-filled porcelain bowls were meticulously crafted by hand and designed by Hella Jongerius for a commission by Nymphenburg, a Bavarian …

Instrument 1

INSTRUMENT 1 by Antiphon is the latest project taking Kickstarter by storm. The revolutionary musical instrument uses a patented technology that …

HOOP Brushes

The <i>Hoop</i> collection is an interesting take on the ubiquitous cleaning brushes. Handmade from maple and horse hair, it’s designed by <b>Fredericks &</b> …

RAINBOW Pencils

When you sharpen these pencils, you create beautiful rainbows. Made of recycled paper, they’re designed by <b>Duncan Shotton</b>.<p><b>Rainbow Pencils</b>, $16.00 (set …

Design

Stickbulb Linear Pendant

Remember the <b>Stickbulb Table Torch Lamp</b>? <i>Stickbulb Linear Pendant</i> is part of the <b>RUX</b>‘s minimalist collection of table, floor, wall, and ceiling LED …

Furniture

Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack

Show off your favorite objects with the <i>Coverboy</i> hanging shelf. It’s a versatile rack that can be used individually or as a modular wall system. Made …

Vanishing Vase

Handmade from acrylic, the <i>Vanishing Vase</i> is almost invisible — perfect for displaying a single flower or a small bouquet. It’s designed in 1986 by</b> …

Design

SUNDAY Lamp

<i>Sunday</i> is a wall light or candleholder combined with a small shelf. The atmosphere can be changed by either lighting a candle or turning the socket …

Eagles View Suite | Iso Syote Hotel Finland

Would you love to wake up with the ice cold view of a northern European National Park? The Iso Syote Hotel in Finland proposes just that. A hotel …

Visually Arresting New Sketchbook Spreads and Drawings by Pat Perry | Colossal

<p>Michigan-based artist Pat Perry (previously) spent most of 2014 living a transient life spread across the U.S. His travels took him backpacking, …

Ghostly Watercolor and Ink Cats Bleeding into the Canvas | Colossal

<p>Serbian artist Endre Penovác renders fluffy felines with stark black watercolors and ink. Penovác heavily dilutes the pigments with water creating …

Review: Fuz Designs Noke

A pacifier that tells you the temperature of your baby. A lamp that knows when you are home and turns on by itself. A thermostat that lowers the heat …

Eero May Be the Next Nest, But For Wi-Fi

Wireless routers have come a long way since those first trickling slow connection 802.11 protocol, 2 Mbit/second speed models. They’ve become …

20 Photos That Examine The Diets Of Soldiers Around The World

Few things are more important to soldiers than their food. Enter K-Rations, a new exhibition by Italian industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti that examines the packaging and contents of field rations served up by 20 different armies around the world, exposing both their similarities and their …

Mirror Coffee Cups by ‘D-Bros’ Reflect Patterns on Saucers | Colossal

<p>Created by Japanese design brand D-Bros (previously) these carefully hand-crafted coffee/tea mugs made from Hasami porcelain are painted with a thin …

The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature: Comic Artists Reimagine Beloved Childhood Classics, from Tolstoy’s Fairy Tales to Harry Potter

<i>“Tales are powerful instruments and should be wielded skillfully,”</i> artist Andrea Dezsö told me in our conversation about her striking black-and-white illustrations for the little-known original edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Some of history’s most skillful wielding of tales has refused …

Gap Made a Bunch of Short Art Films, and They’re Weird but Very Good

If there ever were a case for injecting fine-art theory into advertising, and vice versa, it's these latest short spots from Gap. The 10 mini-spots, …

Advertising Industry

Supermodel Coco Rocha Strikes 1,000 Poses In 360 Degrees In This Encyclopedia Of Posing

With 1,000 poses from 100 angles, supermodel Coco Rocha’s new book is an antidote to the “selfie culture” of selective self-presentation.<p>“I’ve been known in the industry for being a model who poses,” says Coco Rocha, sitting in the photographer Steven Sebring’s studio in Manhattan. She acknowledges …

Plastc wants to replace your wallet with one high-tech card

It looks as though 2015 will be the year of mobile payments, as Apple Pay, Twitter, Facebook, and others join in on the likes of PayPal, Coin, and …

Banking

What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.<p>This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an …

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm …

Furtif Evercut Knives Only Need Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

Today the term “technology” is primarily defined by electronic devices. But there’s another aspect of technology which plays a significant role in …