Ice Formation by Ryota Kajita

Alaska-based artist Ryota Kajita took some amazing photos of natural ice formations in the waters of Fairbanks, Alaska. The alien-like structures are formed as rivers and lakes freeze from the surface down, trapping bubbles that formed in the water. Check…

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

Gold has been valued for its rarity and beauty since antiquity, and regarded highly for its stability. It does not corrode like other metals. That led to the logical assumption that ingesting gold could imbue the human body with its…

When Fashion Followed Terror: Guillotine Earrings during the French Revolution's "Reign of Terror"

The years 1793 and 1794 during the French Revolution were known as the "Reign of Terror." During that time, there were over 16,000 official executions by beheading using the guillotine. And in a macabre way, fashion and style followed the…

Rock Drumming May Help Kids with Autism

A new study led by Dr Marcus Smith of the University of Chichester showed that drumming could help children diagnosed with autism learn in school: Preliminary results showed: A vast improvement in movement control while playing the drums, including dexterity,…

Woman Dressed in Matching Outfit with Bus Seats

Some people like to dress up when they travel, and other people like to dress for comfort. German artist Menja Stevenson, on the other hand, decided to coordinate her clothes with her mode of transportation. For her 2008 art project…

Incredible Crafted Bamboo Insects by Noriyuki Saitoh

Bamboo craft expert Noriyuki Saitoh is known for his life-size realistic insect sculptures (previous). Using thinly sliced bamboo, Saitoh formed wings, legs and antennae of all kinds of insects such as Butterfly, dragonfly, beetle, bee, mantis and more. By bending,…

Streets: Said Dokins & Fintan Magee // Nuart Festival (Stavanger)

We’ve recently written a lot about what was happening in Stavanger during the 18th edition of Nuart Festival, but we wanted to give you a heads up on the background of two of the arguably most impactful projects that took…

Hoards of Anonymous Figures React to a User-Controlled Character in an Interactive World by Universal Everything

 UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds of anonymous people who react to the…

Are You in the American Middle Class?

A little more than half of American adults live in middle-class households, but it seems like almost everyone thinks they are middle-class. The Pew Research Center constructed a handy calculator that will let you know for sure. It takes your…

What’s all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Crash Course Economics #10

This week on Crash Course Economics, we’re talking about monetary policy. The reality of the world is that the United States (and most of the world’s economies) are, to varying degrees, Keynesian. When things go wrong, economically, the central bank…

Swirling Networks of Sliced Paper Emerge From Altered Secondhand Books by Barbara Wildenboer

Barbara Wildenboer (previously) delicately cuts and extracts the pages of old books to produce sculptural explorations of the contents inside. Thinly sliced paper fragments frame world maps found in old atlases or appear like a nervous system in an altered copy…

Where I Work: Daniel Arsham

Where I Work: Daniel Arsham What is your typical work style? I show up at the studio around 9am every morning and I leave at 6pm no matter what’s happening here and I would say in that way it’s basically…

A U-Shaped House in Osaka That Opens up to a Green Landscape

Surrounded by nature, the House in Mita is a residential project designed by Horibe Associates that spans 84.64-square-meters. The U-shaped house is located in the southern part of Osaka, Japan, with a wooded area facing them and crops of rice plants growing…

You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood

Blair Braverman came home to some “minor tornado damage,” meaning there were tree branches all over the yard, so she put her puppies -and some grown dogs, too- to work. After all, dogs are great at fetching sticks!   I…

Apple Cake by Dinara Kasko

This apple cake looks as delicious as the fruit but yummier as it’s made of mousse with Callebaut gold chocolate, apple vanilla compote, almond sponge cake, shortcrust dough and raspberry sauce. It’s created by pastry chef Dinara Kasko (previously on…

The Rúna Collection Designed by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

Danish brand Warm Nordic added a new timeless design to its range of Scandinavian-inspired furniture, the Rúna table series designed by Isabel Ahm. Available in a desk or table version, the Rúna features distinctive, hand-crafted details that lend themselves to…

adam&eveDDB and Brthr create short film celebrating the beautiful game ahead of FIFA 19

Creative agency adam&eveDDB have created a short film celebrating a new generation of footballers to mark the worldwide launch of Fifa 19. Read more Source: itsnicethat

Amusing Finalists From This Year’s ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Mary McGowan, United States, all images licensed through of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (previously) just closed submissions for their fourth annual competition which collects the most entertaining images from wildlife photographers across the globe. Last year…

Listen to Episode 68 of Clever: Kate Duncan

On this episode of Clever, Amy and Jaime talk to woodworker and furniture designer Kate Duncan, who grew up feeling like a square peg in a family of pragmatic accountants. She indulged in sewing lessons and endured charm school until…

The Horseback Fishermen of Oostduinkerke

On the western end of Belgium’s short coastline, about 20 km east of Dunkirk, France, is a place called Oostduinkerke (meaning “East Dunkirk”), where a handful of fishermen practice an unusual form of fishing. Instead of using boats, these fishermen…