In 2011 Spagnola & Associates faced the challenge of designing their new office space. They created a 20′ wide dimensional wall to stimulate ideas and complete the office. 2,804 pencils were hammered into pre-drilled holes in the panels.
Four recent images from photographer Ryan Taylor out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa who captures these explosively colorful shots with the help of strobe lights, colored water, milk, paint and balloons. See more of his work here.
Designer Joey Roth has constructed a pretty sexy prototype for a felt mouse made of wool felt, teak, and aluminum. The prototype will be on exhibit at the American Design Club’s show “Use Me” from May 13-16. (via coudal)
Wow, 1,000 posts! I’ve never done 1,000 of anything before, and by huge coincidence Colossal will have its 2,000,000th visit today. What! Thanks to everyone for the feedback over the last few months, for all the awesome submissions (keep ‘em coming!), to all the new Twitter and Facebook followers, your support has been above and beyond anything I expected when this site launched last year. If you want to take a deep dive into the site, I recommend heading over to the random 100 page and hitting refresh a couple times. If I’ve done my job right there’s bound to be something buried in the archives that will make your mind explode, at least a little bit. Now enough about the Colossal, go check out these enormous, made-to-order wall tentacles by ArtAkimbo.
Artist Diederick Kraaijeveld constructs these detailed relief sculptures out of reclaimed wood. Via his web site:
Working predominantly from photographs, each piece is hand carved and assembled using reclaimed, genuine coloured wood that Diederick scavenges himself during daytrips around his native Holland and travels around the world. He gets tipped frequently when centuries old floors (his favorite material because of the history and the natural patina of ages) are torn out of buildings all over The Netherlands. Painted wooded planks, flooring from old mansions and rural farmhouses have all found a place in his work. Often the material comes first and then, sometime much later, it’s place in a work.
For her industrial design senior thesis Brooklyn-based designer Steffi Min developed this awesome prototype for a clothespin light socket. Simply squeeze the top, insert the bulb, and when you release the electricity automatically starts flowing. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing in a design sense, but it’s also pretty darn practical. I’ll take two. (via vimeo)
Director Dulcidio Caldeira of ParanoidBR shot this video for MTV Brazil using a continuous row of balloons imprinted with illustrations that are then sequentially popped to create an ingenious flip book effect. Wowowowow. (via creative review)