Ian Lutes

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This sunken swimming pool is like a secret hideaway

Located within the gardens of ‘<i>The Walled Garden</i>‘ vacation property in rural Suffolk, England, lies a swimming pool that’s unlike any other we’ve …

Alton Brown Shows How to Make His Unique Glazed ‘Bonuts’, Donuts Made From a Biscuit Recipe

The wonderfully quirky food expert and self-proclaimed Thyme Lord Alton Brown demonstrated how to prepare his unique recipe for “Bonuts”, yummy …

Ethereal Figures Gracefully Emerge from Distressed Pieces of Hand-Carved Driftwood

Artist Debra Bernier refers to her exquisite figurative artwork as “spirit sculptures” that emerge from chunks of carved driftwood. Working with distressed barks and fragments of trees, she tames the rough materials into pieces that are smooth and graceful with colorful pink and blue accents. …

Dramatic Monochromatic Shots of the Contorted Human Form

Photographer Lovis Ostenrik’s stark, monochromatic shots are made all the more powerful through their crisp minimalism. The talented artist offers a distinct conceptual style, choosing to “work with the whole body, taking an interest in emotion manifested in corporal postures and movement” within …

Existentialism

Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies

You're reading Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Meditation

15 Intimate Photos of Couples That Prove True Love Exists

Talk about #RelationshipGoals.<p>In a world of half-night stands and Netflix and chill, photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona wanted to prove that beautiful love stories still exist. Her ongoing photo series, "Iubiri Urbane" or "Urban Love," features portraits of couples that Mindru never met before …

10 Mantras That Will Get You Immense Peace Of Mind, Spirit and Energy

Mantra is a sound, a word or a phrase that has <b>powerful meaning and significance.</b> This is why the meaning of the words in a mantra are as important as …

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Interview: Powerfully Raw Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries

From sorrow and despair to warmth and dignity, Manchester, England-based photographer Lee Jeffries documents the expressive faces of homeless people in powerfully humanizing portraits. Using only his camera, natural light, and a small handheld reflector, he illuminates incredible details that …

Homelessness

The Mountain View of the Mind: Simone Weil on the Purest and Most Fertile Form of Thought

“Our thought should be empty, waiting, not seeking anything, but ready to receive in its naked truth the object that is to penetrate it.”<p><b>Simone Weil</b> (February 3, 1909–August 24, 1943) is both among the twentieth century’s most magnificent minds and its greatest cultural oddities. Born into a family …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

Grow your own happiness: how meditation physically changes the brain

People can boost their happiness by growing a part of the brain which increases positive thinking, scientists believe<p>Aristotle said that ‘happiness depends upon ourselves’ and a new study suggests it is possible to physically grow a happier brain through practices like meditation.<p>Although …

Happiness

7 Qualities to Cultivate for a Response-Able Mind

Every day, life offers us many opportunities to be adaptable, flexible, curious, and expansive. We can also expect that we will often be challenged by the unexpected. When we set an intention to regularly cultivate our minds, we enhance our ability to respond thoughtfully and not react when …

Meditation

The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?

Siddhartha Gautama -- the Buddha -- had a much grander ambition than simply coaching his followers to avoid mental anguish. He wanted to teach them how to be released from the torturous cycle of rebirth -- the hell of reliving the suffering of aging, sickness and death, over and over again. He …

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Wim Wenders’s Evocative Landscape Photographs Are About People, Not Places

For German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders, a place—be it the site of the Berlin Wall or a small roadside graveyard—carries with it the marks …

Japanese erotic photographer Nobuyoshi Araki reflects on death ahead of Hong Kong show

Since he fought off cancer in 2008, photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has given up many of his vices. He no longer drinks the Bombay Sapphire gin or Wild …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”<p><i>“When you’re an artist,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her magnificent manifesto for the creative life, <i>“nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own</i> …

Creativity

Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe… What we believe determines what we take to be true.”<p>We never see the world exactly as it is — our entire experience of it is filtered through the screen of our longings and our fears, onto which project the …

Meditation

The Force of Nature: A Series of Sculptures That Depict Mother Nature Hurling Planet Earth in Circles | Colossal

<p>After witnessing the destruction brought on by hurricanes in Thailand, the Southern U.S. and around the world, Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn began …

Ferrolic: A Clock with a Liquid Face Powered by Magnetism | Colossal

<p>Way back in 2000 I downloaded a screensaver designed by Yugo Nakamura called DropClock that tied in with your systems’ internal time to create a …

Magnetism

‘Deyðir Varðar’, An Epic Music Video by Faroese Metal Band Hamferð Recorded Live in Front of a Solar Eclipse

Doom metal band Hamferð took advantage of a recent solar eclipse by recording the video to their song “Deyðir Varðar” live with their backs to the …

Handmade Candy: Watch as Giant Blobs of Melted Sugar are Embedded with Tiny Designs | Colossal

<p>This video from La Confiserie CandyLabs in Montreal demonstrates the labor-intensive process of rolling traditional hard candy. Each design starts …