Dinosaurs in a Bottle

Dinosaurs in a Bottle sculpture miniature dinosaurs

Dinosaurs in a Bottle sculpture miniature dinosaurs

Dinosaurs in a Bottle sculpture miniature dinosaurs

Akinobu makes architectural models for a living in Tokyo, but in his spare time he creates all matter of small objects in bottles. These pinky sized dinosaur skeletons are especially awesome. (via bb)

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou retro paper electronics color

Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann are the wunderkind designers behind the contemporary design studio Zim and Zou based in Nancy, France. The duo explores a myriad of mediums including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration, and web design for their clients, landing their work in numerous print publications including Papercraft 2. This latest collection of work entitled Back to Basics is almost a year in the making (and apparently still in progress). Each colorful device is cut meticulously by hand utilizing sustainable paper, and even the smallest “waste” scraps are re-used to form some of the smallest detailed components. These are only a handful of the photos, see many more detailed shots here. Also check out their paper Gameboy from a while back. Sweet!

Eyes That Tell Stories

Eyes That Tell Stories studio eyes anatomy

Eyes That Tell Stories studio eyes anatomy

Eyes That Tell Stories studio eyes anatomy

Eyes That Tell Stories studio eyes anatomy

Eyes That Tell Stories studio eyes anatomy

The Singapore Eye Research Institute commissioned Jorg Sundermann to capture these abstracted photos of eyes to help raise awareness for eye research. See the entire series over on Behance.

A World I Never Made

A World I Never Made video art stop motion books animation

A World I Never Made video art stop motion books animation

A lovely animated short by Rachel Kwak for an experimental animation class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her craftmanship is impressive including a number of techniques including cut-outs, hand-drawn stills, stop motion and replacement animation. (via kuriositas)

How Chicago Cancels Fireworks

This year due to budgetary restraints Chicago cancelled it’s annual 4th of July fireworks show. This 2-minute timelapse, shot on Western avenue facing the Lake Michigan shoreline, shows how many of us feel about that. Fireworks are of course banned within city limits. (via gaper’s)

LEGO Cassette Tape

LEGO Cassette Tape toys Lego cassettes

A realistic looking black cassette tape constructed entirely from LEGO by Nathan Proudlove. Amazing. (via lego diem)

The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding

The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding youth street art skateboarding painting machines

The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding youth street art skateboarding painting machines

The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding youth street art skateboarding painting machines

Based on some of the comments I saw on Twitter and Facebook it seems a few were a bit upset by this morning’s post about Dtagno’s train graffiti device. To swing the vandalism/art pendulum back in the other direction check out D*Face’s Ridiculous Pool Paint Attack where a couple of skateboarders use remote controlled spraypaint cans mounted to the base of their decks to create an enormous spirograph in an empty swimming pool. (via neatorama)

An Abrupt End: Explosive High-Speed Photos by James Huse

An Abrupt End: Explosive High Speed Photos by James Huse studio high speed black and white balloons

An Abrupt End: Explosive High Speed Photos by James Huse studio high speed black and white balloons

An Abrupt End: Explosive High Speed Photos by James Huse studio high speed black and white balloons

An Abrupt End: Explosive High Speed Photos by James Huse studio high speed black and white balloons

Over the past few months I’ve encountered a fair share of high-speed exploding balloon photos, some of which have found their way onto Colossal including the work of Edward Horsford and recently Ryan Taylor. However these magnificent captures by designer James Huse are something wholly different. The surface of these inverted balloon photos flare and whorl like solar flares on the Sun, and yet simultaneously appear cold and frozen, perhaps the result of Huse’s decision to use milk-filled balloons. The project, entitled An Abrupt End was completed as part of his final year at Kingston Upon Thames where he’s studying graphic design and photography. The rest of his work is also impeccable and snagged him a Best New Blood award at the 2011 D&AD Awards. Somebody should hire this guy and pay him lots and lots of money. (via creative review)

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