Monthly Archives: March 2017

Adršpach-Teplice Rock Town

The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks Town is not a town built by people but an unusual set of huge rock formations in northeastern Bohemia, Czech Republic. “The rocks take the shape of pillars, columns and walls and create a fascinating labyrinth to … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Mirror by Sylvia Plath

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. What ever you see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful— The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of … Continue reading

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Clever Handmade Animal Vases by Yoshiko Kozawa

Illinois-based artist and potter Yoshiko Kozawa of Studio Giverny creates these clever and adorable handmade animal vases . “I took my first ceramics class in 2010 as a college student, and I have been a student ever since! I stretch … Continue reading

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Realistically Detailed Animals on Stones by Akie Nakata

Self-described “stone artist” Akie Nakata paints outstanding realistic and detailed animal depictions on the surface of stones. “My stone art is collaborative work with stones, bits of this Earth we live on. I never alter the shape of the stone … Continue reading

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Victor Castanera Designs Balancing Lamp

The Balance lamp was designed by Spanish designer Victor Castanera for young Swedish brand Oblure. It is made up of a number of spherical components, sized to achieve a “perfect balance”. “From the beginning, Balance was a true challenge,” said Castanera. “We … Continue reading

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The Finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

© Michael B. Hardie. All rights reserved. Over the last 13 years, readers have submitted nearly 350,000 images to Smithsonian’s annual photo contest. These photos have transported us to the far corners of Earth, captured spectacular, split-second moments and introduced us to fascinating people … Continue reading

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