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I Explored 'MultiVerses' With Artist Shea Hembrey

'MultiVerses' is a five-artist show fully curated and created by one artist—Shea Hembrey.<p>Shea Hembrey grew up “real rural.” He was raised in the southern tradition, and from the age of five, when he wasn’t being treated to tales from the local cast of characters, he was chopping wood, or on his …

You too can be a locksmith with a paperclip lock picking set

I'm sure you've all been in a situation where you have forgotten your keys and are stuck in front of a locked door. Well how about going full-on …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

Amazing Wooden Compact Toolbox

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'

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Everyday People Wearing Cosplay Costumes in Their Homes

In light of the recent Halloween celebrations, one might assume that these portraits are the result of an extended costume rental or an elaborate photo shoot due to a massive sugar high. In reality, the series is a long-term project created by photographer Klaus Pichler. Entitled <i>Just the Two of Us</i>, …

Star Wars Characters Invade Thomas Kinkade Paintings

What do you get when you mix the idyllic pastel paintings by Thomas Kinkade with characters from Star Wars? Something hilariously original! Artist Jeff Bennett recently created an awesome series called <i>War on Kinkade</i> that shows what happens when stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and Imperial Star Destroyers …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Design Jargon Bullshit - The Fox Is Black

Design Jargon Bullshit is a new Tumblr that popped up recently which calls out design firms for using stupid buzzwords to describe what they do. It’s …

Articles about design tips privacy on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the...<p>To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of...<p>Apartment residents know all too well …

Disconnect Search, Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers, Lets You Use Google, Bing And Yahoo Without Tracking

Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (e.g., kids), and take on more …

Booleanos Cabinet – Furniture Design by Joel Escalona

Stunning Furniture Design.<p>The design of the Booleanos cabinets is based on concepts such as addition and subtraction or construction and …

Furniture

Pencil on Paper Drawings by Carl Krull

Scroll Drawings.<p>Pencil on paper drawings by Copenhagen, Denmark based artist Carl Krull. The selected drawings are taken from a series of artworks …

Simulations – Photographic Collages by Alexandra Bellissimo

Simulations – Collage Series.<p>Alexandra Bellissimo is an artist and photographer from California with an B.F.A. in photography from Art Center College …

Surreal Portraits of Elegant Women Inspired by Ballet

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre, better known as Sparrek, uses photography as an outlet for creative expression. Her eye-catching shots depict stunningly surreal scenes that incorporate her background in ballet. Having trained for years as a ballet dancer, Sparrek found that it wasn't the right …

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book | Colossal

<p>Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located …

10-Square Meters Smart Student Unit Is A Smart, Green, and Affordable House for Student

This <b>Smart Student Unit</b> was built on only 10-square meters space by Tengbom Architects in order to offer student with an affordable, eco-friendly, and …

Architecture

Articles about architect we love sou fujimoto on Dwell.com - Dwell

With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, …

Becoming a Web developer as an RPG skill-tree

Dungeons & Developers is a cute and useful "skill tree" in the style of an RPG levelling guide. It starts with basic HTML and works its way through …

Toilet Paper is a Publication You Won’t Want to Flush Down the Drain - The Fox Is Black

<i>Toilet Paper</i> is perhaps the most bizarre, shocking, and borderline-subversive publication I’ve ever picked up… And I <i>love</i> it. A bi-annual magazine, …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Clever Negative Space Artworks

I've been thinking about creating an artwork exploring negative space and while looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I came across with some …

Visual Design

Painted Gradients Create Shocking Illusions of Space

These everyday scenes don't seem that exciting until the actual behind-the-scenes process is revealed. In his work, London-based photographer Benedict Morgan creates all kinds of optical illusions. This series, entitled <i>Painted Stripes</i>, features two photographs that will have viewers automatically …

Spectacular Geometric Forms Find Balance in Nature

In <i>Back to Nature</i>, artist Fesson Ludovic produces incredible sculptures that have the appearance of simplicity, but are actually quite complex. Each piece features basic lines, arcs, and geometric forms that are buried directly on land or placed in water. The artist relies on nature to intervene …

Logo Design by Elia Pirazzo

Logos and Logotypes.<p>This collection includes selected logos and logotypes created between 2012 and 2013 by Elia Pirazzo, a graphic designer and …

Architecture Student Converts Old Bus into Comfy Mobile Home Complete with Repurposed Gym Floor | Colossal

<p>I don’t know about you, but few exciting things ever transpired for me on a school bus. It always smelled like gas fumes, and its primary purpose …

Wearable Sculptures by Tracy Featherstone

Wearable Structures by Tracy Featherstone is a series of artistic wooden sculptures that interact with the body. They seem to be built around …

Wearable Tech

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