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Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

Best Underwater Compact Cameras for 2014

Hundreds of hours go into the publication of this article from research, real-life underwater testing and compiling the data into a user-friendly …

Assemble Your Underwater Compact Camera System

All too often, camera stores that sell underwater camera gear, or (some) underwater camera specialty stores will sell gear left and right to their …

Green Design

Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space

With 60 square meters (approximately 645 square feet) to work with, Russian designer Vlad Mishin designed the Transformer Apartment which contains …

Soninke: A Recycled Wood Buffet by Davide G. Aquini

Taking inspiration from African tribal art and patterns, designer Davide G. Aquini designed Soninke, a buffet made with recycled wood. Aquini’s idea …

Furniture

Cromatti: American Style, American Made

A few months ago we introduced you to Cromatti, a new LA-based company that prides itself on American made heirloom-quality furniture with sleek …

Furniture

Sun Rising Lamp Inspired by a New Year Tradition

Sun Rising Lamp is a peaceful creation from Japanese design firm, h220430. In Japan, it’s a tradition for people to worship at sunrise on the …

Exploring the naturally beautiful #PaintedCliffs on Maria Island in #Tasmania with @cassleigh_! (via IG) http://t.co/e6I4TUEyID

Love this shot of the Spa Pool in #Karijini National Park, #WesternAustralia captured by @paulmp! (via IG) http://t.co/YRygTnXN13

Designs for the Hanging of Things, Part 2: Coat Racks

<i>Previously: Part 1 - Hooks</i><p>Do you (or your interior design clients) want an easy way to hang up coats, scarves, bags, towels, aprons and more? Then …

Artists

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 …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Archist Illustrations by Federico Babina

The Archist Poster Illustration Series.<p>I’m sure you still remember the ARCHICINE movie poster series by Federico Babina, which I presented to you …

Amateurs and Aficionados Alike: Vote for the Architizer A+ Awards!

<i>Villa Kogelhof</i><p>Are you opinionated about architecture? For once the world wants to hear about it: vote for your top picks in the Architizer A+ Awards! …

Awards

New Bambini High Chair

The <i>New Bambini</i> high chair easily converts into different types of seats, so you can use it for babies, children, and adults. Made of maple, it’s …

Always Be Prepared with Gerber 31-002521 GDC Blade Money Clip

Always be prepared at any moment, perhaps this was what inspired Gerber when they design <b>Gerber 31-002521 GDC Blade Money Clip</b>. Aside from securely …

The Stunning Sky Penthouse in Israel

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>The stunning space features a cavernous dual story living area, enabling the installation of a towering water feature that cascades …

Atmospheric Room Designs

• 1 |<p>This dreamy scene is a serene bedroom design captured as the sun goes down over the city. The open plan en suite allows the panoramic views to be …

Industrial Style Home Design

• 1 |<p>Quilted covers warm up the six dining chairs in this open plan lounge-diner, where a rustic table on heavy steel legs fits in perfectly with this …

A Chopped-Up 1960s Home Gets Modernized

Located in Palo Alto, California, this 1960s home, designed by Brown and Kaufman, was in need of a major renovation. The house was dark and …

10 Best Scuba Diving Movies Ever Made

There are a whole lot of scuba diving movies out there. If you're a true fan of scuba diving, you probably also love to see as much of these scuba …

Design Nori: Laser Cut Seaweed for Sushi

Umino Hiroyuki of Umino Seaweed Shop paired up with foreign advertising agency I&S BBDO to create laser-cut, designer seaweed with intricate and …

Seaweed

design

Hana Lamp by shige hasegawa design

The Creepy Visual Art of Eric Lacombe

Creepy Acrylic Portraits.<p>A selection of acrylic paintings by French artist Eric Lacombe. His paintings often show distorted ghastly faces, which …

design