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Untwisted Ropes Tacked to Gallery Walls Appear to Sprout like Trees | Colossal

<p>Brazil-based artist Janaina Mello Landini creates tree-like installations with untwisted ropes fastened to the walls of galleries. Titled …

Camp in the Air: New Suspended Treehouse Tents and Hammocks Designed by Tentsile | Colossal

<p>Since we last mentioned Tensile tents around this time last year, the company has unveiled several new models of their fantastic suspended tent …

Treehouses

A Library That Plummets into an Abyss by Susanna Hesselberg for Sculpture by the Sea | Colossal

<p>For her entry into the biannual Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark, Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg installed this ominous library that …

How to take and pot up lavender cuttings

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven demonstrates how to propagate lavender<p>1. Pull a non-flowering side stem off a lavender branch, about three to four inches long, with a small heel of bark attached.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>How to sow poppies</b><p>2. Remove a few of the bottom leaves from the stem, which would be below …

Composting

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

Photography

How to Make Your Own Mayo This July 4

Summertime is undoubtedly the season of mayonnaise. Across the nation, mayo plays a subdued yet solid role in so many summer staples: potato salad, …

Beautifully Crafted Super Chunky Hand Knit Blankets, Sweaters and Scarves That Can Be Made to Order

Ukranian yarn artist Anna Mo has knitted a line of beautifully crafted super-chunky blankets, sweaters and scarves that are customizable in any one …

Fermented Foods Including Yogurt And Sauerkraut May Help Calm Social Anxiety

What goes on in the gut, and its connection to the brain, is a mystery we are only starting to unravel. The gut is home to trillions of bacteria, the so-called microbiome. There are complex, back-and-forth hormonal signaling pathways between the gut and your brain that influence feelings and …

Holistic Medicine

Gorgeously Illuminated Cracked Log Lamps

Using only salvaged wood that otherwise would have been burnt, artist Duncan Meerding illuminates the forest with his <i>Cracked Log Lamp</i>. “By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature,” he says.<p>The Tasmania-based artist …

Design

Crossover Booties- Now With Additional Sizes [knitting pattern] - Gina Michele

After posting this super-easy pattern for newborn booties I received a ton of requests for larger sizes. Here it is! The new sizes include 3, 6, and …

Knitting

Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

Slipper-socks are a fabulous way to keep your toes toasty when temperatures dip. This do-it-yourself tutorial will show you how to create your own …

Knit Dishcloths to Clean Up Your Holiday Meal

It may be a little late to knit much for the table for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, but you still have time to whip up a dishcloth or two to help you …

Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

TED Talks

Ibland längtar jag verkligen tills barnen sover och jag ska få sjunka ner i soffan och andas en stund. Detta rejs kan vara väldigt intensivt… Och i princip varje kväll ligger vi där och kollar på bilder och filmklipp på de små korvisarna. Och så längtar man efter dem, fast de bara är några meter bort och fastän man sågs för bara några timmar sedan. Då önskar jag ibland att de ska vakna, så man kan få ha dem där bredvid sig. Dessa små varma gosingar. Fast det är ju rätt skönt när de fortsätter sova också… #sömn#gosefisar#illustration#hejhejvardag

Abandoned Detroit House Gets Adorned with 4000 Flowers

What does it look like when you give florists 48 hours to fill an old, abandoned house with flowers? These photos, taken by photographer Heather Saunders, are from the trail run of <i>Flower House</i>, an exhibition planned in October that will fill 15 rooms of a dilapidated Detroit home with between …

Abandoned Buildings

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Nature Photography

What Does The Coffee You Drink Say About Your Personality?

Drinking coffee is good for you. Not only can a few cups a day lower your risk of a heart attack, even smelling coffee can make you less stressed out. And the type of coffee you drink? Well, that can actually say a lot about you.<p>Thanks to the folks at the Coffee Tasting Club, we have a (somewhat …

Caramelized Sesame Chocolate Bar Recipe

Not long after my second son was born, I received a message from Audrey, a reader I’d been conversing with via emails and comments, who wanted to …

Kale, Potato and Onion Frittata

Heat oven to 400°.<p>In a medium cast-iron skillet coated with cooking spray, cook yellow onion over medium heat, stirring, 5 minutes. Add kale and …

Chelsea Flower Show: garden products of the year - Telegraph

Gardening

Artist's Detailed Sketches Display Memories as Tangible Objects and Intricate Landscapes

Have you ever wondered what your memories would look like if they came alive? Michigan-based artist Pat Perry has the innate ability to portray this occurrence by sketching tangible objects and landscapes within a person's mind. Using yellowed paper, Perry draws fluid imagery swirling around his …

Art

Learn how to join in new yarn when knitting...without becoming unraveled!

Have you ever worked on a project, thinking your skein was enough…only to run out before you finished? Did you tie a knot? Because knots can become …

Knitting

Four Pretty Pigs and a Pug Nestle Cozily Inside a Cart While Their Human Shops for Birthday Supplies

Steve Onotera aka samuraiguitarist, who is a talented musician in his own right, offered a heart-wrenching list of guitarists who have overcome …

Blade Runner 2049

New in the Shop: Clever Pictogram Movie Posters by H-57

We have a new addition to My Modern Shop! H-57 is a creative studio in Milan established by designer Matteo Civaschi. Back in 2011, we first featured their clever pictogram history posters, and then in 2013, their hilarious pictogram movie posters came to light. We're excited to announce that we've …

Posters

Eat the Greek Yogurt (Correctly)

The Greeks have a few different words for what we call “yogurt,” which makes sense, because yogurt is a major part of their diet and over the …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

Build the Ultimate Backyard Garden with a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!<p>According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton:<p>Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with …

Makers and Knitters – Julie Arkell and Stephen West at Loop

Whimsical, thoughtful and charming, Julie Arkell’s work gives us a moment to reflect on the magic of making. After the success of her exhibition …

Life in Mind

Ge dig själv tre minuter att titta på filmen. Det kan göra skillnad om ett barn sätter i halsen.<p>Give yourself three minutes to watch the movie. It …