Encryption is the process of encoding a message, and today we have incredibly sophisticated software and algorithms that make our encrypted messages almost impossible to decode. But how does it work? These art projects answer that question by exploring how encryption has become part of daily lives.
If you find yourself wandering around Liverpool in the middle of the night, you might be surprised to happen upon a warehouse with a glowing blue door. Inside, you'll see countless live jellyfish floating peacefully in the unlikely setting. It's not a hallucination. It's art.
You might think it a nuisance when a few packing peanuts spill from a box out onto your living room floor. But when an entire hallway is filled with millions of the white nuggets and blown around in a cyclone of styrofoam, you'll probably react a bit differently.
Tiny homes, classic cars, and mesmerizing cityscapes—those, among other wonders, are the treasures we're working with in this round of the most beautiful items of the week. Check out what we discovered for you below:
From churches-turned-libraries, to new uses for old CDs, we have plenty of lovely and awe-inspiring things for you to peep this time around. Check them out in this edition of the most beautiful items of the week.
Guys, you guys! It's finally spring! Or at least it is, technically speaking. You might still be sitting under a massive crap clump of snow, but there's plenty to ease your mind. A walking city that looks like it came out of the movie Up? Sure. Massive mist cannons in the bowels of NYC keeping the air clean? That…
Perhaps you came here looking for the story of the guy who lived off pizza for an entire year. Or maybe you were more interested in the harrowing tale of the teen who banged a Hot Pocket. If so, you're in the wrong place. You will, however, find some beautiful wonders from the worlds of art, design, and more within.…
If I have to look at one more half-melted slushy snowdrift, I'm going to junkpunch the nearest passerby. Luckily, there are things like amazing honeycomb sculptures and insane light installations to bring everyone off the ledge that winter has put them on. Enjoy a little reprieve in the form of the most beautiful…
Starting about two days ago and lasting until about two weeks from now, it's all Olympics all the time. That's all fine and well, but if you're looking for a reprieve, you've come to the right place. From fungus towers to slinky-like sculptures, here are the most beautiful things we showed you this week.
The Statue of Liberty's arm, building laws that were meant to be broken, and oh hey is there a Super Bowl tie-in in here somewhere? Imagine that. But that's not all we have to feed your eyeballs this week. Check out the most beautiful items of the week or remain in suspense forever.
All you see from your window might be ice, but from this screen you're eyes will catch nothing but beautiful things. From the worlds of art, architecture, and design, here are the most lovely things we found this week. Don't you dare go outside; it's way too dangerous.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in cartoon, consider visiting Limerick, Ireland—where a street artist recently turned a broken down gas station into a full-fledged color party.
It's nearly Christmas so everything is beautiful, from the lights decking every inch of your neighborhood to the fact that you're about to get a little vacation. But we also had plenty of things to show you this week, from our favorite Instagram accounts to a tunnel to the sky in a Manhattan train station, and so much…
It's hard not to marvel at French artist Benedetto Bufalino's recent work "La caravane dans le ciel"—literally, "the caravan in the sky." A small camper sits on top of a hydraulic lift, providing enough room for a person to live in the clouds. It's kind of like The Jetsons, only trashier. [designboom]
A new week brings new questions. Like, how would one recreate the iOS 7 homescreen in Microsoft Word? Or should spires count toward a building's total height? If you've found yourself pondering these things, you can find your answers within the most beautiful items of the week.
How can a thousand photos turn into a single timelapse? And what's it like inside an artificial cave 200 feet below Manhattan? The answer to both of these questions and more lie in the most beautiful items of the week.