We’re not sure if it has something to do with it being the dark space between Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, but this week’s round up has a definite post-apocalyptic industrial vibe. Okay, probably just a coincidence. And there is the link to the very chichi periodical New York Cottages & Gardens to balance everything out.

You can ogle the inaugural cover of New York Cottages & Gardens, the newest magazine to emerge from the Cottages & Gardens over at Curbed. Editor Sarah Firshein has the skinny on the latest regional high-end design and lifestyle magazine.

Wired introduces us to Orgami Robots. Powered by nothing more than puffs of air, robots molded from paper and silicone rubber can bend, twist, grip and even lift more than 100 times their weight.

Has the apocalypse arrived? Daniil Korzhonov’s haunting photographs of barren Crimean landscapes will make you wonder. FastCoDesign has the story and photographs.

Have you ever wondered “what if paintings could talk?“, if so, Cracked has some hilarious photoshopped answers for you.

As always, we like to keep abreast of  This Week’s Top 10 Articles on The Dieline. From Chocolates with Attitude to Canteen Tequila, they’ve got the best in package design news.

Inhabitat brings us art from recycled scrap metal in an amazing photo gallery. Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles. Check out his renderings of  dragons, tigers and more.