Dominoes are small, wooden pieces that can be used to play several different games. They can also be arranged in many interesting ways and come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors.

There are thousands of different domino designs, but they all have a similar structure. They usually have two square ends, called “pips,” and a line in the middle that divides them into two squares. Some are blank and some are engraved with a number or symbol.

They can be stacked to form pictures or other structures. They can be made from different kinds of materials and have a variety of shapes, including circles and triangles.

When you stack them together, a domino can look like a piece of art. Some designers create complex, 3-D arrangements. Others use straight and curved lines.

The best domino artists are skilled at figuring out how to arrange the pieces so that they will fall in a logical sequence. These artists can make the whole installation look incredibly beautiful and enticing.

Lily Hevesh began collecting dominoes at age 9 and has been building elaborate installations since she was 10. Her work has been featured in movies, TV shows and events, and she’s a YouTube star with more than 2 million subscribers.

She takes her work seriously, making sure that each domino in an intricate installation has its place and works with the rest of the pieces to produce the effect she wants. To do this, she makes test versions of every section of her creation and films them to see how they look in slow motion before putting them all together.

Once she’s satisfied with her design, Hevesh then starts assembling the dominoes. She sets up the largest 3-D sections first, then she adds flat arrangements and finally the lines of dominoes that connect them all together.

When she’s done, she tests the whole thing for several nail-biting minutes to ensure that it all falls just right. Then she puts it up for an audience to admire and enjoy.

This is a common theme among her installations, and it is an effective way for Hevesh to get feedback from her viewers. She also uses the feedback to adjust her designs in the future, so that her installations can keep up with her fans’ growing interest in them.

One of the most surprising aspects of dominoes is their ability to store potential energy before they fall. This stored energy is released when a domino is knocked over. It can be very powerful, releasing as much as 2 billion times its weight in energy before falling.

It’s also a great metaphor for how new behaviors can cascade across our lives. It’s the same concept behind The Domino Effect.

The idea is to focus on small, manageable habits that lead to bigger and bigger results. Then, as those habits become automatic and habitual, they begin to cascade into other areas of your life.