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Artist Yang Yongliang Imagines the Bleak Effects of Industrialization in Dense Photographic Collages | Colossal

<p>In these stark photographic collages that seem to possess the infinite density of a fractal, artist Yang Yongliang (previously) questions unchecked …

The Bilbao effect: how Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim started a global craze

Opened 20 years ago this month, the glittering titanium museum had a wow factor that cities around the globe were soon clamouring to copy<p>When he got to Bilbao a month before it opened, says Frank Gehry, “I went over the hill and saw it shining there. I thought: ‘What the fuck have I done to these …

Architecture

Blooming Metallic Birds and Other Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida | Colossal

<p>Artist Taiichiro Yoshida forms the delicate wings of birds and fluffy fur of mammals from a variety of sculpted metal flowers of bronze, copper, or …

Dramatic Steel Wire Sculptures of Agile “Fairies” in Motion

Artist Robin Wight, aka FantasyWire, uses design problem solving to create his fanciful collection of wire sculpture art. With a career in manufacturing, resolving practical issues is his forte, but the lyrical representation of fairies expresses his true artistic soul. “I try to apply design …

Art

Joshua Tree Container House

Made from a cluster of shipping containers, the Joshua Tree Container House emerges from the California desert. Each container is capped with a …

5 Hidden Tips and Tricks in Photoshop That Save Time and Speed You Up

Photoshop is such a hugely featured application that much of its feature set can be overlooked by even seasoned veterans. This 25-minute video …

The It jewellery brands fuelling a rise in self-gifting

Have you treated yourself to a not-outrageously-expensive-but-still-a-treat piece of jewellery lately? If so, then you've already tapped into an ever-growing trend for women treating jewellery just as they do their fashion purchases. Global search platform Lyst has witnessed a 178% increase over …

Jewelry

HappyLand Sales Office in the Downtown

HappyLand Sales Office was recently conceived by YuQiang & Partners Interior Design in Changan Downtown. The design seeks to achieve both a contemporary essence and the rich historical of the downtown district. The exterior skin of the building resembles origami.

Origami

Why Havana and Lisbon are among the top trending destinations for fall

As summer ends and temperatures begin to drop, travellers can at least start planning a trip to the hottest cities – though maybe not the warmest – as Kayak releases its top trending destinations for the season.<p>Havana has come out on top for year-over-year searches, as the Cuban capital continues …

Luminous Glass “Jellyfish” Sculptures Dripping with Sinuous Tentacles

Based in beautiful Tuscany, Italian artist Daniela Forti employs a unique glass-fusion technique to delicately craft luminous works of art. Referred to as “sculpture installations,” each piece showcases the artist's innovative methods and interest in light. While this inventive approach to the …

The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

I'm sure we've all experienced focusing problems.You know - you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of …

Cameras

Kneel at iMac Altars Inside This Hallucinatory Artscape

Plexiglass, plants, and prisms unite in 'The Secret Paths to Marina Fini' at Heron Arts in San Francisco.<p>Verdant air emanates from a dreamy jungle of plant life; neon light bounces around mirrored surfaces; luminous plexiglass constructions pop out from every direction; and unplaceable music is …

How to Turn Your Signature Into a Watermark in Photoshop

If you decide to watermark your images, making sure it's something that's both classy and not overly distracting is the best way to go. This video …

Mind-blowing body art of the 2017 World Bodypainting Festival

The World Bodypainting Festival in Southern Austria is a true treat for the visual senses.<p>The event, now in its 20th year, is happening this weekend, blending stunning body painting exhibitions, performance and music into a festival atmosphere. There's also fashion, food, dancing, crafts and a body …

Art

Centuries-old apartment in Israel transformed into a remarkable modern "cave"

This ancient apartment in Israel was skillfully renovated to unify its cavernous, centuries-old rooms into a modern cave-inspired residence that …

How to Clean Your Camera's Sensor

One of the critical things for your camera is to keep the sensor clean. Dust floats around almost everywhere; Once it gets inside your camera it can …

100 Streets Artists Turned An Empty School Into A Graffiti Gallery

Street art is often at its best in unexpected places. From an abandoned church in Morocco to this Spanish church-turned-skate-park, street art and …

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for 'the great wave' – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, are in Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in …

Art

An Introduction to Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paintbrushes come in an array of sizes, shapes, and hairs. Find out more about the …

Weekend Watch: Build a Simple Trebuchet from Household Items

I was involved in a discussion about the Maker movement a couple of weeks ago. In this discussion, I stated that everyone could be a Maker since the barrier for entry is effectively zero. You can make with whatever you have on hand. The other party pointed out that the most popular Maker activities …

3D Printing

On veut des boucles d'oreilles pompons !

La boucle d"oreille pompon est partout cet saison ! Unie, multicolore, en créole ou en forme d'éventail, elle s'est vite imposée comme le bijoux cool …

Yves Saint Laurent

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up …

Hurdy-Gurdy: UGEARS Launches the World’s First Mechanical Musical Model (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>All-in-one: puzzle, toy and fully fledged musical instrument, UGEARS has just launched one of their most ambitious mechanical models …

Artist Transforms Herself Into Mind Bending Optical Illusions Without Photoshop

Artist Dain Yoon is quickly becoming a master of illusion. Last year, the then-art student wowed us with her mind-bending body art that's mesmerizing in both its technical skills as well as its ability to make you do a double take. Using a combination of makeup and watercolors, she creates surreal …

Funky waterfront home inspired by sand dollar wants $1.2M

The architect John Covert Watson was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright<p>This unique “sand dollar” residence is quite something. Designed by John Covert Watson, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright’s while the Guggenheim museum was being built, the waterfront home is an example of the Austin-based …

Crowning Glory: 8 Incredible Free-Form Roof Designs

Roofs have the power to dramatically shape how we understand space. As key architectural elements that define volume, atmosphere and light, roofs create openness, security or continuity. They can uplift or inspire. Iconic roofs become symbols of place, from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the …

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …