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These Alien Glass Paintings Hide An Awesome Optical Illusion Inside

Inspired by micro-organisms, anemones, and undersea plants, German glass painter Wilfried Grootens is such a master of his craft that by simply turning one of his cubic paintings to the side, the “three-dimensional” creations trapped inside completely disappear.<p>The effect is remarkable, even if …

Digital Art

Top 10 Hacking Tools of 2015

Hacking a network or webapp without using any automatic tool is not feasible anymore. But, selection of the right tool is an important job because …

Forensics

Ceramic Sculptures That Unravel Before Your Eyes | Colossal

<p>Ceramicist Haejin Lee creates sculptures that seem to unravel before your eyes, ceramic forms that open and splay outwards to make vessels unusable …

Sculpture

Bill Gates' Best 15-Year-Old Predictions | Inc.com

In 1999, Google was just months old. So was pets.com, which was also a year away from going defunct as a result of the dot-com bubble bust. People still booked travel arrangements over the phone, and they connected to the internet using dial-up modems.<p>That same year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates …

Bill Gates

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens …

Landscaping

Muka Design Lab's Reves Chair has a backrest "like a shirt collar"

The quilted back of this chair by Spanish studio Muka Design Lab can be stood up straight or folded down.<p>Made from an oil-treated beech structure, …

Furniture

Handmade Resin Bangles Embedded with Flowers and Bark | Colossal

<p>Hand-made in Coos Bay, Oregon, these resin bangles are infused with plants, leaves, flowers, shells, and strips of bark. Much of what you see here …

Flowers

O1 Desk by Ukrainian Design Firm ODESD2

Ukrainian design firm ODESD2 designed Desk O1 as part of their new office furniture line. This is the first piece in the collection and it rolls many …

Furniture

New Surreal Flying Houses Tell Fascinating Stories

Photographer Laurent Chhre continues his <i>Flying Houses</i> series with more surreal photos of buildings flying in mid-air. While his first set didn't have any obvious signs of people living in the homes, the new works show fascinating details of both animals and people either bursting out of or …

Photography

The San Francisco Home of a Homepolish Interior Designer

Interior designer Benedetta Amadi, one of Homepolish’s 170 U.S. designers, became her own client when she designed her own San Francisco pad, which …

Interior Design

Pregnancy Book Changes in Size with the Expectant Mother

Pregnancy is a special time for a woman, and <i>Mother Book</i> created by the advertising firm Dentsu Naoya documents it in an extra meaningful way. The beautifully designed publication is intended to promote Kishoka, an obstetrics medical service network in Japan, and it takes expectant mothers through …

Pregnancy

These Dishes Are Covered In Flies, And They’re Beautiful

Farm chic, forever.<p>Rarely do flies and cattle provide inspiration for beautiful kitchen ware. “Graze,” a new line of dishware from Norwegian design studio Ment, manages to pull off the idea of discovering a large fly in your coffee with grace.<p>The collection includes a full line of breakfast dishes …

Ceramics

Surreal Wood Sculptures Feature Multiple Facial Expressions on One Face

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these impressive life-sized figures from a single piece of wood. They are portrayed in a realistic manner, but Kanemaki gives his sculptures unique traits. Every impeccable artwork features two or more characters or expressions that are merged into one …

Sculpture

Calvin Ma's Playful Figurative Sculptures Inspired by Pop Culture Toys

San Francisco-based sculptor Calvin Ma's quirky little figures have quite the personality. The meticulously constructed toy-like characters are made out of ceramic, glaze, stain, twine, and resin, and draw upon pop culture references to blend human forms with transportation vehicles–like a Star …

Art

Super Detailed Hand Drawing

Davit Yukhanyan is an artist from Armenia and he created one of the most detailed drawings I've ever seen. The entire piece is made up of smaller …

Drawing

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in …

Sculpture

This is What Happens When a Nomadic Designer Settles Down

After Belgian-born interior designer <b>Dirk Jan Kinet</b> got a taste of life in Italy, Portugal, and Turkey, he eventually decided to touch down in a historic building in Mexico City—that was 20 years ago. More recently, <i>Architectural Digest España</i> spotlighted Kinet's home in its current state, which is …

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …

Art

The Design-Lover's Guide To London

The best sights, stops and stays for a design-centric trip in one of Europe's most wonderful cities.<p>The ever-stylish, London-based photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna shares the best sights, stops and stays for a design-centric trip in one of Europe's most wonderful cities.

Beyond Pretty Pictures: Marian Bantjes on Serendipity, Success, and the Whimsy of Design

In 2010, celebrated graphic artist and designer Marian Bantjes — fairy godmother of exquisite typographic magic, whose influence so clearly reverberates through the work of such design-darling wunderkinds as Jessica Hische — gave us the glorious <i>I Wonder</i>. Now, Bantjes is back with <b>Pretty Pictures</b></i> …

Sky and Landscape Merge in Breathtaking Photos of Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat

After seeing a photo of a salt flat in a guidebook about Bolivia, Tokyo-based photographer Asako Shimizu dreamt of one day seeing the magnificent sight in person. A decade later, in 2006, Shimizu finally had the chance to travel to the South American country, where she found her way to Salar de …

Sea Level

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric | Colossal

<p>Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical …

ECCE HOMO – Artistic Photography by Evelyn Bencicova

ECCE HOMO, a photographic series by Evelyn Bencicova of choreographed naked performers.<p>Evelyn Bencicova is a talented Berlin, Germany based art …

Ask This Small Question To Make Big Changes

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life.<p>I’ve written in previous posts that asking the right questions can help you overcome fear of failure and identify your true passions. Another thing questioning can do is enable you to approach a daunting …

Wall Street

Fritz Kahn: the lost pioneer of infographics

Steven Heller on the surreal and ingenious anatomical art of Fritz Kahn<p>How often have you imagined that little humanoids control our every move in the multilevel factory that constitutes the human body? For those, like me, who are confused by the language of science, simplification through metaphor …