LA-based Binishells is reinventing the construction business. The balloon-shaped structures are formed using low air pressure to create a reinforced concrete shells. Using less labor and materials, the company can cut costs in half and build three times faster than traditional methods, while using less waste. They currently offer six systems that can be used for anything from homes and resorts to schools and public housing.
Good lighting is always important in film and photography. United Visual Artists think it's equally as important on the stage. While showcasing their work with the British band Massive Attack, the London-based art and design group explore not just the visual aspects of stage lighting, but also the emotional and physical effect it can have on an audience.
Ebru is a form of art that uses ink or paint suspended on the surface of water to create an effect similar to marble stone. Practiced for centuries in Turkey, Asia, and India, it became popular in the West for book covers and stationary. Artist Garip Ay was commissioned to create ebru works of the Netflix series The Crown, Narcos, and Stranger Things. Instead of setting the work on paper, Garip uses video to capture his manipulations of the piece, creating beautiful pieces that only exist for minutes.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and even his own residence in Santa Monica — all considered to be some of the most important works of architecture in the modern era, and all designed by master architect Frank Gehry. The Masterclass series of lectures now brings the legendary designer and artist to the masses, with his own run of talks. You can learn more about the 15 lessons at the Masterclass website.
When we think of CGI, Michael Bay explosions and giant monsters are what come to mind. It often comes off as fake and over the top. But sometimes VFX can be much more subtle. Roy Peker shows us just how digital compositing works, popping up in the least suspecting places.
It's February, and February means Valentine's Day. Significant others the world over begin a mad scramble for flowers, chocolate, and all the things that supposedly say "I love you". Brad Hall was out of ideas and nearly came home to his sweetheart empty-handed, when he got a great idea: giving his wife his brand-new pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Breds. Nothing says love like sneakers that won't even fit.
You eat right. You exercise. You care about your health. Yet none of that can help stop the natural decline of NAD+, a molecule essential to hundreds of biological processes. Elysium's daily supplement — Basis — can. Using a proprietary mix of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, it's clinically proven to raise levels of NAD+, keeping your cells healthier, longer.
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The PBS carpentry classic This Old House and Nick Offerman go together like two sides of a dovetail joint. So it's only fitting that host Kevin O'Connor made the trip out to Los Angeles to visit Nick in his monument to woodworking. Nick takes Kevin on a tour of the grounds, and peppers the conversation with enough kiln-dried carpenter humor to fill an HBO special.
With the rise of Instagram, at-home photography is more important then ever, and the only way to get professional looking photos is with a studio. The real equipment can set you way back, or you can create your own for a fraction of the cost. In this DIY tutorial, you'll learn all of the lighting and background tips and tricks to getting great looking pictures.
George Rocha is an artist — but don't think about hanging his work on a wall. George is the creator of Iris Skateboards, crafting decks and other functional art from old skateboards. Taking a lot of good wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill, George gives it a new life as tap handles, furniture, and screen print squeegees.
Charlie and Dawn Trevor are the owners and operators of Equus Leather in County Durham, United Kingdom. Charlie has been producing leather products for over 22 years, inspired by a leather suitcase that his grandmother used to travel around the world. The Lloyd coat wallet is based on a 1950s wallet carried by Charlie's grandfather, updated for modern life with things like slots for credit cards. As with all of Equus Leather's products, the construction of the Lloyd wallet shows the painstaking handmade process and fine materials that are the company's hallmark.
Massive 30-foot waves aren't limited to just the Atlantic or Pacific. Big waves can be found in the most unsuspecting places — like the Great Lakes. Enduring icy waters and frigid winds, professional photographer Dave Sandford has made it his mission to capture the colossal swells of Lake Erie.
You love it or you hate it — and you probably hate it. Designer Vincent Connare created the ubiquitous font that came packaged with Microsoft Word, and became the bane of PowerPoint presentations, signage, and break room flyers everywhere. Vincent's quest for something different begat Comic Sans — and turned everyone into a typeface critic.
Agent X and Agent Full Stop are on a mission: to rid Quito, Ecuador of grammatically incorrect graffiti. As founding members of Quito's Grammatical Action, these vigilantes are on the lookout for misspellings, illegible work, and grammatical errors. Their plans are much bigger than just their hometown of Quito — Agents X and Full Stop want to make the world better, "one punctuation mark at a time."
Staring at a young age, artist Alan Williams had an affection for fantasy and the unknown. A long-time fan of H.R. Giger, the Academy Award-winning designer of the Alien films, his same biomechanical surrealism can be seen throughout Williams' pieces. In this biopic, he describes how childhood rejection and his love for strange nautical creatures fueled his passion for creating his dark works of art.
In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers became NBA champions for the first time. And with a championship, comes a ring. The designers and crafters at Baron Rings reveal the process behind creating the 6.5 carat stunner that slyly captures the team's historic 3-1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors.
Even if you live in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, you've never seen them like this before. Using experiments and chemical reactions, this video depicts flowers blooming, leaves falling, waves crashing, and snow falling in microscopic form.
In Hong Kong, the neon sign industry is going dark. Crafting a neon sign takes a good eye, steady hands, money, and time — something in short supply. This short documentary looks at the last of a dying breed, as LEDs and machines take over the storefronts and streets of Hong Kong.
To perform at their best, athletes have to consume the right diet. Photography is no different, except capturing the perfect photograph doesn't require a well-balanced meal. Photographer Craig Semetko breaks down the photographer's DIET, while describing the key elements to taking a great picture.
Paris in three words: Art, fashion, architecture. Parisian artist Charles Derenne focuses on the last of these in his latest video, soundtracked by his music project Derenne: 1982. With a twist, the Parisian buildings and monuments that immediately come to mind are conspicuously absent — the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe — with Derenne instead capturing the more familiar concrete jungle of his youth.
From the jookin' dance style of Memphis, Tennessee, to the halls of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, dancer Lil Buck has come a long way. Lil Buck takes his blend of street and classical dance on a tour through the halls of classical modern art, in a building that's a work of art itself — design by architect Frank O. Gehry.
Street artist Banksy has built his reputation on politically and socially conscious work and legendary secrecy. Over the last 20 years, none of that has changed at all. This interview with Banksy from 1995 shows us how the artist has remained uncomprimising and true to his vision.
The subjects and the photographer are unknown, but the photo is one of the most iconic of all time. With Central Park in the background, 11 men casually have lunch 800 feet above Manhattan. In this short piece by Time Magazine, archivist Christine Rouselle explores the story behind this historic image.
There's a lot of old sneakers in the world. Artist Gary Lockwood is putting them to good use. Gary makes masks — stormtroopers, gas masks, and other fanciful creations — from old shoes, and gives a new meaning to the word sneakerhead in the process.
It's the pinnacle of evolution — the human hand. It can feel, manipulate, express, and even speak. In a very real sense, hands are what make us human. This short film by Gioacchino Petronicce is an homage to the humble hand, and the inspiration it brings us.
Being blind doesn't mean you can't see. When the eyes fail, the fingers take their place, recording vivid descriptions of physical forms. Sculptor Pamela Mummy sat down with blind people to create sculptures of those close to them, solely from the description of touch.
Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights has become one of the most indecipherable and studied paintings in history. Dating from between 1490 to 1510, scholars have tried to interpret the panels, but have largely failed to form a consensus. Studio Smack was chosen to reinterpret the painting, and did so with a stunning animation that puts a modern twist on the classic image.
When hordes of walkers start roaming the planet looking for fresh brains, you're going to need a fortress for the end of the world. Security is key when keeping out zombies and bat-wielding tyrants, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a cushy pad. From remote islands and underground bunkers to marble bathrooms and simulated daylight, these eight homes are prime places to ride out the apocalypse.
Point and shoot. Point and shoot. Selfies. Your photography is boring. But today is your lucky day — Cooperative of Photography has eight wash to freshen up your shots. An important note: you'll have to put the phone down and use a real instant camera. You know, the kind that uses actual film.