Even the most talented people experience writer’s block from time to time. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is a place where creatives can go to rejuvenate their spirit and get some serious work done. To achieve this, it starts with the architecture—the spaces must…

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French designer Thomas de Lussac highlights the beauty of a simple tree stump with his stunning furniture project. Called the Racine Carré table (translated, this means Square Root), it incorporates powerful, raw roots into its sleek form. The flattened table top leans against the halved stump as the other end is…

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Having an imaginary friend is one of the best parts of childhood. Kids' fictitious companions help them cultivate their imagination and creativity. Yet, it's always disappointing when you grow up and soon realize that this type of friend isn't actually real. To help alleviate the transition between fantasy and reality, ad agency AMV BBDO…

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During a family holiday on January 1st, two friends decided to dress their sons up as young monks. They were visiting the Er Fo Temple in Hechuan, Chongqing and thought it would make for a brilliant photo opportunity. While the 1-year-old and 3-year-old respectfully ventured through the peaceful place of worship, the older boy's dad, Zhou Lu, had his camera ready to capture the boys with…

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Google engineer Max Braun wanted his ordinary bathroom mirror to look more like the futuristic fixtures you’d see in the movies—the kind that transmit information directly onto the mirror. Though these smart products are not yet on the market, the parts for them are fairly easy to obtain. With this in mind, Braun decided to build…

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Over Scotland and northern England on Tuesday night, residents witnessed an unusually colorful skyline. Following Storm Henry, the United Kingdom was engulfed by cold air that, when combined with high latitudes, allowed nacreous clouds to form. These masses are the result of a rare phenomenon that makes it look as though shimmering, rainbow clouds are painting the sky.

Such…

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Alexandra Kehayoglou creates unique wool rugs that serve as an eye-catching addition to any room. The Argentinian artist makes use of a hand-tufting technique to form lush greenery, taking several months to complete just one of her signature woollen creations. Her pieces are multifunctional, and can be used as rugs, blankets, or even a…

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Contemporary animal sculptor Kendra Haste is able to create life out of rolls of galvanized wire. Making use of the material to form contoured pieces that contrast solidity with empty space, Haste breathes a sense of movement into her creature creations.  She has built a complete menagerie of animals, each anatomically…

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Artist Denice Bizot sees the potential hidden inside salvage yards that are filled to the brim with heaps of scrap metal often labeled as "debris." For the past 15 years, she's sought out these neglected objects, invited them into her workspace, and has transformed them into intricate sculptures. Bizot essentially…

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