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Mercury Hz

This Transformable Microapartment Has Secret Trap Doors Everywhere

The hidden compartments in this amazing Madrid space start with a table that lowers from the ceiling and ends with a secret “tea room” in the bedroom.<p>If you twist a handle on the wall of one tiny Madrid apartment, furniture suddenly starts to appear: A picnic table lowers from the ceiling, and a …

Furniture

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Disco Ball Traffic Lights And Skyscraper Slides: 50 Brilliant Ideas To Make Cities More Fun

If aliens walked through the downtown of almost any major city at 6 p.m. on a Monday, they would have to surmise that cities are extremely serious places where people charge ahead without looking at or talking to other people (except on their cell phones). No one knows how untrue this is more than …

Attention, Amazon! Students Have Designed The Perfect Cardboard Box

Two Cooper Union undergrads constructed a box that’s less wasteful, easier to pack, easier to open, and good looking, too.<p>While some companies, like Ecovative, are tooling around with highly sustainable alternatives to shipping products around the world, two undergrads have just reinvented the …

Product Design

Rainbow Spectrums Mirrored Throughout Palacio de Cristal

Imagine the bright spectrum of colors you would bask in while walking through a cathedral full of rainbows. <i>To Breathe – A Mirror Woman</i> is Kimsooja's 2006 site-specific installation for the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain. To expand and unite the architectural structure of the space, Kimsooja …

Interior Design

Best of dPS 2013

Digital Photography

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

National Geographic Travel

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Photography

On the Wall Series by Bram Vanhaeren

Bram Vanhaeren is a graphic designer and illustrator from Antwerp, Belgium. On the Wall Series is a collection of illustrations of sport heroes and …

Fanart

Vintage New Zealand Panoramics Will Transport You Into The Past (PHOTOS)

When you imagine an excursion to New Zealand, you probably think gorgeous blue water, lush vineyards, exciting outdoor adventure, and, of course, Middle-Earth.<p>But New Zealand has a rich history, and these panoramic photos from the early 20th century are the perfect way to explore what it would have …

HKUST Campus Aerial Shot Video

Grizzly Peak View

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Art

Wine Country in the mist

Dynamic Oil Paintings of Cityscapes in Motion

Italian artist Alessandro Papetti creates cityscapes filled with a sense of chaotic life in motion. His oil on canvas paintings feature not just one crisp moment, but rather, multiple elements blended together into a dynamic portrayal of time and space.<p>Finding inspiration from the bustling world …

Art

3D Light Sculptures Created with Two Spinning Monitors

<i>Full Turn</i> is a project by artist Benjamin Muzzin that takes two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spins them at high speeds, turning the projected images of light into three-dimensional animations. Created as a diploma project for a bachelor degree at ECAL, the result is a spectacular …

Art

Crazy Remote Camera Deer Footage, Or: When Far Side Comics Come to Life

As a kid, did you ever read a Far Side comic like this one and think, “you know what, it could be true!” Now that you’re an adult you’ve probably let …

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Lake Superior

RIO - 8K

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …