This table glows in the dark. And although the final product looks like something you would see in a design showroom, or modern house magazine, it is actually something that came from a DIY project — one that you could even do yourself.

Artist/inventor Mike Warren created this table using photoluminescent (glow) powder and clear resin, to fill the cracks of a naturally porous piece of wood. The result is a table that will charge in sunlight and glow blue, only in the cracks and spaces filled with the glow resin.

Check out the video below to see how it works and how it was made. If you want to attempt this yourself, follow the instructions on Instructables and be sure to send us a photo of the result!




Via Colossal

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Posted in Cool Design of the Week, Inspirational Design of the Week by Brittany on October 15th, 2014

We know that children grow up quickly, and this means that the products designed for babies are not the same as those designed for toddlers, or kindergarteners. But what if they were?

Design company Dot and Cross has created a line of products that change, to adapt to the different stages of growing up. From a crib that transforms into a bed, to an art easel that transforms into a desk, these products are designed to last.

The products are all built to work together, from the moment you are designing a baby’s room to the moment you are redesigning for those teenage years. The simple design and neutral, solid colors make it easy to work with this furniture for years.






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Via Fast Company

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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography by Brittany on September 18th, 2014


We’ve featured close-up photographs of diatoms before, and as explained these images are microscopic photographs of algae. The patterns and colors created from the smallest organisms on earth are astounding.

But saying that they are microscopic photographs doesn’t really explain — how did the scientists and artists capture these amazing images?

Klaus Kemp is here to explain it for us. The video below gives us some insight into his studies and artwork, as diatoms have been his professional and artistic focus for many years.

The Diatomist from Matthew Killip on Vimeo.




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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Brittany on September 10th, 2014


This clock helps you to see the passage of time in a different way than most: it tracks the passing of a year, rather than hour by hour.

The usual numbers on the face of the clock are replaced by living vegetation — cedar leaves — that will die over time, and turn from green to brown to help you follow the changing seasons. The concept came from the Japanese art of sake making, in which the changing cedar leaves are used to track the year of the fermentation process.

Though the idea of watching the leaves turn brown doesn’t seem like a happy one, transitioning from watching the seconds count down to watching time gradually and naturally pass by would certainly lower your stress levels!

Check out the company behind the clock, Bril, and see more of their unique clock below:




Via FastCo Design

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Posted in Contest, DNA Art by Brittany on August 26th, 2014

Win $100 blog

Decorating your room for the new school  year? We could help you out!

Enter now to win a $100 voucher for any DNA 11 Product! To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! If you share the contest on social media, you will also be awarded bonus entries when your friends enter!

Contest closes September 2, 2014 at 11:59 PT. Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only. 

Good luck!

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Photography by Brittany on August 14th, 2014


Photographer Martin Kimbell has found a way to freshen up the classic photography experiment called light painting – and it doesn’t involve any high-tech gadgets or tools.

These light tornadoes are created by attaching LED’s to a hoop and throwing it into the air. As the hoop spins and descends, Kimbell takes a long-exposure photograph to capture the pattern the lights make on the way down.

Through a perfect combination of illumination and timing, Kimbell is able to create beautiful and diverse tornado-like “structures” in the images.





Via Lost At E Minor

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Posted in DNA Art, new product by Brittany on August 7th, 2014

New Colour Heeader

They’re here! The colors that you voted on are now available for purchase at!

In the end, we added 5 new colors to choose from! They are available for any portrait size that you choose — and you get to choose your colors after ordering so you’ll be able to look at the swatch and decide at home!

To learn more about creating art from your DNA, check out our site!

Take a look at the 5 new options – as chosen by you!






Stormy Skies

Stormy Skies





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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 30th, 2014

At first glance you would think that these spiders have been turned into a walking art project, but in fact they are naturally decorated with the sequin-esque reflective pieces on their backs.

These spiders are appropriately called mirrored, or sequined spiders and they can actually change the size of the reflective patches, depending on if they are on the move or at rest, threatened or relaxed.

Venture over to photographer Nicky Bay’s website to see some more (and less pretty) macro shots of spiders.






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Posted in Uncategorized by Brittany on July 23rd, 2014

At DNA 11 we are no strangers to the fact that art and science can be combined, or even the result of one another. Over at Princeton University they share the same feelings, so they put on an art exhibit — featuring images from the science department.

There were more than 250 submissions for the exhibit, and over 4o photos in the final show. Take a look at a few of them below!


Fruit Fly Factory – The cross-section of ovarioles from fruit flies


Fungus Among Us – A network of strands of fungal spores


Living Architecture — Army ants creating a bridge to protect their queen


Watermarks – Patterns on New Jersey’s coast


Now That I Have Your Attention  — High voltage being applied to a Tesla coil


A Cave of Crystals – A protein from cow’s blood turns into a crystal shell as it evaporates

Head over to NBC News to see some more! Or get started on your own scientific art, at


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Posted in Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 16th, 2014

Microscopic Paintings

These images look like fine art paintings – but they’re not. They’re actually made from layers of microscopic images.

Artist Rebecca Clews takes hundreds of microscopic images, and combines them until they create a final work she is happy with. Many of the color and texture combinations look like abstract landscapes that reflect her growing up in rural New Mexico. The microscopes became a fixture in her work through school, and her parents background as scientists.

Take a look at some of the amazing work she has created, piece by piece.

Microscopic Paintings

Microscopic Paintings

Microscopic Paintings

Microscopic Paintings

Microscopic Paintings

Via My Modern Met

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