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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres. [Read more...]

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Unbelievably Delicate Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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It’s simply incredible that artist Maude White creates the illustrations you see here with just a sheet of white paper. Using just a craft knife, she makes images that would be difficult for most of us to draw – from delicately feathered birds to a woman’s wind-blown hair. Her works make exceptional use of negative space – a secret best revealed when they cast a shadow on the wall. [Read more...]

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Column Five Illustrates 5 Design Quotes that Inspire Creativity

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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We all need a little creative inspiration from time to time. Here are some of Column Five’s favorite design quotes – simple yet profound truths to think about every time we create. [Read more...]

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Prepare to Smile: A Projection Mapped Music Video, Shot in Just One Take

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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There are feel good videos and then there is this. I’d liken it to something between Pharrell’s addictive Happy and Jamiroquai’s classic Virtual Insanity – with some downright stunning projection mapping to kick it up a notch. The surprising thing: the entire video was shot in just one take. [Read more...]

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Windowless Jet Concept Gives Unparalleled Views of Outside World

Wednesday 08.13.2014 , Posted by
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You don’t hear many people complaining about jets having too many windows. The row of tiny peepholes they call windows are a poor view to the spectacular world outside, but Technicon Design – France has hit upon a stunning business jet concept that would really change that.

For their IXION Windowless Jet Concept they’ve completely eliminated windows in the cabin, instead imagining an interior lined with curving video screens. Using fuselage and wing mounted cameras, an unparalleled real-time panoramic view of the outside world would be displayed for passengers. Even Superman would be jealous of this luxury. [Read more...]

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Spirograph Pancakes? Yes Please!

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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Nathan Shields, pancake aficionado and all around awesome dad, has done it again with his incredibly awesome Pangraph. What’s that, you say? A ‘pangraph’ is his hand-made pancake drawing spirograph that sits atop a frying pan. With just a spin of the gear and a squeeze of the batter bottle, he creates some incredible, edible, syrup drizzled geometry for all to enjoy. [Read more...]

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Ghost Estates: Unoccupied Reminders of Ireland’s Housing Boom

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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For a few months in 2005, I lived in Ireland. At the time, the country was bustling with a property boom – and large 4 bedroom houses were springing up in remote towns far from centers that could provide employment for any new population. They were often called ‘holiday homes’ because nobody expected the future inhabitants to find, or even want, jobs.

From the mid-1990s to 2006 house prices in the Republic of Ireland increased, a prosperous time referred to as the Celtic Tiger. Then, in 2008 with the start of the global financial crisis, all that came to a halt.

Irish-born photographer Valérie Anex (who grew up in Switzerland) traveled the northern and western regions of the country documenting the developments that have never been occupied. The eerie places are called ‘Ghost Estates’. [Read more...]

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Watch Out Monsters… These Kids Fight Back

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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So there’s a monster in the closet? Under the bed? No big deal… at least for the kids in French photographer/digital retoucher Laure Fauvel’s series ‘Terreurs.’ The children in her images are fighting back, and they’re armed. [Read more...]

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Towering Cement Silos Hold the Headquarters of French Cement Company

Monday 08.11.2014 , Posted by
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Towering over the Bruneseau Nord industrial neighborhood beside Paris’ eastern ring road is the futuristic new headquarters for cement distribution company Calcia… and appropriately it’s made completely out of cement. Silos 13 was designed by VI.B Architecture to highlight the very material the firm specializes in, and do it with utilitarian style. [Read more...]

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5 Fixes for Your Most Boring Fonts

Monday 08.11.2014 , Posted by
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With design and publishing tools in nearly everyone’s hands, the world has been overrun by highly questionable typography choices—several of which we see (and cringe at) over and over.

Why are these fonts the worst? Two big reasons: They’re completely overused and/or they show a total lack of imagination. Here, we present the best (and free!) substitutions for the five most boring fonts. [Read more...]

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