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Dynamic Residential Buildings Proposed Above Urban Transportation Hubs



Urban Alloy is an innovative architectural design concept created by Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM as a way to continuously improve and expand upon urban development in dynamic cities like New York. The designers have proposed a concept that makes use of wasted spaces above intersections and transportation infrastructures.

"Urbanist’s have long touted the benefits of greater…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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 Study in Bird Motion 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 mesmerizes you as its movements resemble a bird gracefully taking…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Incredible Photographs of a Bullet Piercing a Drop of Water

Dutch photographer Alexander Augusteijn captures beautiful collisions. His high-speed photographs freeze the exact moment when a bullet intersects with a single drop of water. This moving and instantaneous target isn’t an easy thing to document, and it requires his patience, correct timing, and a complex studio setup. The result, however, is absolutely stunning as we see a solitary…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 23, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Uses Ultrasound to Speed Up Bone Healing



Say goodbye to the bulk, itchiness, and odor of traditional medical casts made of plaster. Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has come up with the concept design Osteoid, a 3D-printed cast that could completely transform the healing process for broken bones. This unique concept won the 2014 Golden A' Design Award in the 3D-Printed Forms and Products Design…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 23, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness



Our Changing Seas III is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed stoneware and porcelain to mimic the beauty of nature, using chopsticks and…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Silhouettes of Superheroes Reveal Their Past and Present, Part II

Fairfield, California-based artist Khoa Hoa is back with the second part of her awesome poster series, Superheroes - Past/Present. While last time we looked at the past and present of more familiar heroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, this time, Hoa may just stump you, unless you're a true comic book fan. Similar to her last set, the artist brings out the…

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Added by alice on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

BMW's Sleek and Innovative Vision Future Luxury Design



BMW recently unveiled images of their new Vision Future Luxury concept car, a high-tech luxury-class vehicle that embodies the brand's progressive fusion of exclusivity and innovation. The concept features a refined and elegant exterior with sleek lines and taut curves, demonstrating the visual allure that BMW is known for. The interior of the vehicle is equally attractive, with a warm and…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns



Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope



Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As the candles melt, the injustice disintegrates before our eyes and a more…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander



Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table that's designed for both people and cats! Like we've seen many times before, there's been a growing trend of transforming livable spaces for the comfort of your cat. While German design company Goldtatze took…

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Added by alice on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth



Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where Honest Slogans comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif Dickens, the website features hilariously reinterpreted concepts that translate slogans…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The World's Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that’s located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It’s being called Istanbul New Airport, and it is on track to be the largest in the world,…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

Nicolas Jolly Crafts Impressive New Fingerprint Drawings

Using just pen and ink, French artist Nicolas Jolly crafts intricately-swirling images that are as impressive as they are detailed. Each composition is comprised of a meticulous collection of mark-making featuring countless black hatches that effortlessly flow in different directions. Jolly calls this his “fingerprint” technique, and the waves of lines animate the subject and add a…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid



Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction

The Great Gatsby



Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Portraits Hope to Change the Perception of Bully Breed Rescue Dogs

Started back in 2012, Not a Bully is a heartwarming project by photographer Douglas Sonders that aims to change the perception of rescue dogs that have been unfairly labeled as bullies. The term "bully breed" covers 14 popular dog breeds like Boxers, Rottweilers, and PIt Bulls. Essentially, they're dogs that people believe are inherently mean, aggressive or even…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Jenga-Like Hotel Idea Uses Shipping Containers as Rooms

At first glance, the Hive-Inn resembles a colorful set of stacked blocks that are reminiscent of the fun-yet-challenging game, Jenga. They are much than that, of course, and the individual elements make up a proposed hotel concept by Hong Kong-based architects at OVA Studio. The building, designed for the Radical Innovation Awards, is composed of recycled shipping…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

MMM Exclusive: Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid



A few blocks from our temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this eye-catching street art piece by Okudart. The very first thing you'll notice is the intense burst of colors radiating from the mural. The piece is bright and vibrant in all the right ways and truly adds life to an already…

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Added by Eugene on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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