Ronelle van Zyl

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Tickle-me Socks And Wakeup Call

The ACUWAKE is a pair of socks that buzzes you awake in a gentle fashion. Essentially the socks come fitted with micro vibrators, which massage your …

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use | Colossal

<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for …

Habitat at 50: a new way of living

On 11 May 1964, at 9.30am, a tall oak door opened on the corner of Sloane Avenue and the Fulham Road. The shop inside would become a landmark in the history of the British home – Habitat would revolutionise a generation's way of living. Fifty years later, Kate Currie – who managed the shop with …

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.<p>Low says, “I knew …

Doodling

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

Taking A Second Look At Professional Free Fonts

I popped the CD in my computer and found a collection of the most horrendous fonts you could imagine. Novelty and “retro” fonts. Spooky Halloween …

Mikko Birdhouses & Feeders by Pygmalion Studio

French design house Pygmalion Studio has your fine feathered friends covered with their project Mikko. Mikko is a series of ceramic and wood …

Birds

Theo Jansen’s Walking ‘Strandbeest’ Sculptures Available as 3D Printed Toys | Colossal

<p>Artist Theo Jansen has created several 3D printed models of his famous walking sculptures called <i>Strandbeests</i>. There are currently four different …

17 Power Snacks For Studying

Snack smart and study hard. That exam will be a piece of cake.

Saiman Chow’s Energetic Ink Drawings - The Fox Is Black

Saiman Chow is a New York based artist and designer who’s style floats all over the place. You probably know him best for his creepy/amazing <i>Summer of</i> …

Design Indaba 2014: The Expo

Each year that we attend Cape Town's brilliant Design Indaba conference, the subsequent Expo seems to infinitely grow and improve—a testament to the design world's increasing fascination with the opportunities abounding in the vibrant continent. Now a massive marketplace consuming the entirety of …

Aurum – Branding Concept by Catherine Marion

Aurum – Student Brand and Packaging Project.<p>Catherine Marion is a Montreal, Canada based graphic design student. She created this brand identity …

Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska | Colossal

<p>Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic …

How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …

DIY: How To Give Milk Glass Vases A Modern Update

While I genuinely love me some grandmotherly hand-me-downs, we thought we’d put a modern spin on something traditional this month.<p>We’ve all seen …

Crafting

Hypnotizing Geometric Paintings Inspired by Sacred Mandalas

These kaleidoscopic arrangements explore ideas of visual pleasure through a hypnotizing array of colors and textures that spiral towards a central point. Created by New York-based artist Amy Cheng, the complex oil (and sometimes wax) on paper compositions are loosely based off of the concept of the …

Asymmetrical Faces Revealed Through Mirrored Composites

Turkish photographer Eray Eren takes faces and presents them as triptychs—each panel representing a standard, forward-facing portrait (left photo) along with two additional images that split the original face down the middle and form a mirrored version of the left half of the subject's actual face …

This old cabin hides a contemporary dream home - The Fox Is Black

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. This 200 year old stacked stone house in Linescio, Switzerland has been discretely gutted on the …

grain editFelix Pfaeffli

I’m very impressed with these posters from Felix Pfaeffli, an accomplished young designer from Luzern who is producing very polished and mature work …

Man Spontaneously Creates Incredible Sand Paintings by Hand

New York-based visual artist Joe Mangrum creates colorful sand paintings on the floor that exhibit spectacular designs. Each improvised creation is a spontaneous work of art that Mangrum produces entirely by hand. Each mound of the pigmented grains are poured from the palm of his hand in spiraling, …

The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

Freebies

Line Drawings Transform Everyday Objects Into Quirky Scenes

It's amazing what artists can do with everyday objects. When put in the right context, a feather appears to be a knife, a lone grape looks just like a red balloon, and cookies can sweep the floor. Artist Victor Nunes has taken this concept to a whole new level by pairing multiple objects together …

Why Some Mushrooms May Be Magic for Climate Change

Fungi don’t get the respect they deserve. Maybe that’s because they do most of their work in the dark, beneath the ground or on dead matter, or …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Motivational Chalkboard Messages Mysteriously Pop Up on a College Campus

Using beautiful typography and amazing illustrations, anonymous artist duo Dangerdust has created an inspiring set of chalkboard messages that mysteriously pop up on a college campus. “Despite our overwhelming work load at Columbus College of Art & Design we bring it upon ourselves to create a …

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Old Typewriter Letters Create 200 Foot Long Illustration

Inspired by the first half of the top row on a keyboard, artist Pablo Gamboa Santos developed a series of 300 drawings, entitled <i>Qwerty</i>. He used an old typewriter to create layers of overlapping letters which interact directly with his detailed illustrations and function as either water or land …

Art

Adorable Kitten Photo Taken with a Fisheye Lens

Steyr, Austria-based photographer Henrik Spranz took this incredibly adorable photo of a young kitten using a fisheye lens. Spranz calls the photo <i>Curiosity</i>, stating, “A fisheye and a kitten can be a perfect combination. A little kitten doing its first outdoor adventure.” Love how its sparkling blue …

Cute