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Magnificent Photographs of Japan’s Summer Firework Festivals | Colossal

Summer in Japan means colorful explosions in the sky, where some 200 firework festivals called “hanabi taikai” are held across the country in July and August, a tradition that dates back to the early 18th century. At many events, pyrotechnicians … Continue reading

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Design Manchester launches DM17 Festival programme | Creative Boom

Hold on to your creative hats. DM17, Manchester’s city-wide festival of creativity and design is returning for its fifth annual series, and this year you can expect over 50 events. Running from 11-22 October, there’ll be talks, exhibitions, workshops, films, … Continue reading

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Crystalline Artworks Grow from Cracks in Urban Walls by Paige Smith | Colossal

Artist Paige Smith A.K.A. A Common Name (previously here and here) has been filling the gaps, cracks, and corners of LA with hand folded paper crystals since 2012. Her Urban Geodes are painted in bright purple, pink, and other jewel … Continue reading

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To metricate or not to … never mind; just do it. — an idea a day

Here’s a short explainer video about why the US still uses Fahrenheit and other non-metric units of measure. The closed-captioning (subtitles) are accurate, if you need them to help your understanding. The video is also a good example of how … Continue reading

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New Edible ‘Amezaiku’ Animal Lollipop Designs by Shinri Tezuka | Colossal

Based out of a Tokyo candy shop called Ameshin, candy artisan Shinri Tezuka (previously) crafts some of the most unusual lollipops you’re ever likely to eat from wiggling goldfish to statuesque lions or prickly hedgehogs. The translucent candy seems to … Continue reading

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MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated | Colossal

MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed paper, plastic, and fabric into representations of swans, helixes, or other 3D figures with minimal human interaction. The project, … Continue reading

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold. Source: Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

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This Street Artist is Painting Fake Shadows and Making People Do Double Takes — TwistedSifter

Artist Damon Belanger was commissioned to inject a little life into the downtown core of Redwood City, California via This Street Artist is Painting Fake Shadows and Making People Do Double Takes — TwistedSifter

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Islands Digitally Composed From Images of Abandoned Sites by Fabio Araujo | Colossal

Brazilian designer Fabio Araujo digitally composes images of abandoned sites to create undesirable islands, small patches of earth ripped up from long neglected corners of civilization. The series, Abandoned Places, exists both as image and video as Araujo animates discrete … Continue reading

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