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Mid-Century Modern Perches Offer a Minimalist Haven for Backyard Birds

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Accented with wood-slatted porches and bright water dishes, these mid-century modern birdhouses by Douglas Barnhard give avian neighbors with particular aesthetic sensibilities a reason to flock home. Barnhard, who’s behind the Santa Cruz-based company Sourgrassbuilt, builds...

A Massive Wave Crashes in a Seoul Aquarium as Part of the World’s Largest...

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An enormous aquarium with perpetually crashing waves has popped up amidst an urban landscape in South Korea, but don’t expect to hear the water sloshing around if you walk by. Designed by District, the elevated...

Easy Painting Ideas

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Spring is a time of new beginnings. If you have been looking for a hobby that will allow you to relax, replenish your inner resource, and develop at the same time, discover the benefits...

Illustrated Florals Adorn A Gold-Wrapped Tarot Deck Infused with Botanic History

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By pairing a classic tarot deck with stunning botanical illustrations, Kevin Jay Stanton merges the spiritual practice with the historical mythology behind plants and flowers. “Their archetypal symbols have mystical, philosophical, and psychological implications that allow...

Hypnotic Illustrations Blur Resolute Women into Heavily Patterned Portraits

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Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati illustrates arresting portraits that question the distinction between subject and backdrop. She poses her often unsmiling women against dense floral motifs or within dizzying, black-and-white stripes that conceal the bounds of their...

Unspun Wool Sculpted into Intimate Portraits by Artist Salman Khoshroo

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For Salman Khoshroo, carefully fashioning thick fibers into masculine portraits has a therapeutic effect. The Iranian artist, whose impasto paintings we’ve written about previously on Colossal, says his Wool on Foam series is born out of recent trauma and...

Once Complete, Magic Puzzles Reveal an Optical Illusion and Secret Narrative

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When Max Temkin was considering his latest project, Magic Puzzles, he wanted to ensure that the most exciting moment wasn’t inserting the last piece. The Chicago-based designer, who’s behind games like Cards Against Humanity, worked with artists Boya Sun, Felicia Chiao, Sarah Becan to...

What Are the Best Famous Artist-Designed Album Covers?

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The Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground & Nico (1969) The Velvet Underground, the debut album of the dusky American anti-hippies, did not achieve commercial success, which did not prevent it from taking an honorable place...

Elegant Blooms Float Amid Botanical Watercolor Paintings by Artist Denise Ramsay

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Based in France, botanical artist Denise Ramsay renders fleshy petals and pollen-heavy stamen in an exquisite series of watercolor paintings. She focuses on the capitulum, or the head of the flower, to give each lavender lady...

An Unnerving New Film by Paul Trillo Imagines Earth Moments Before It’s Sucked into...

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A new film by New York-based director Paul Trillo lingers for just a moment on a serene body of water before plunging into a dizzying series of landscape transformations. “Until There Was Nothing” considers how Earth’s...

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