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The Chelsea garden that shows how gardens can heal

A Chelsea show garden will show how gardens can help heal people rescued from modern slavery<p>Follow the Guardian’s RHS Chelsea coverage here<p>My mother was evacuated from London during the war. She boarded a train to Oxford aged two and would never see her own mother again. Her father came to collect …

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These Mini Tree Houses Will Ignite Your Inner Child

They're like intricate little plant accessories.<p>There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!) and these tiny tree houses for plants, …

This is a Real Photo of Food Cut Into Perfect Cubes

This is a real, non-manipulated photo of 98 different foods cut into perfectly little 2.5cm cubes. It was created by Netherlands-based design studio …

Fantastic Cities: An Exquisite Architectural Coloring Book for Creative, Stressed-Out Adults

Canadian artist Steve McDonald is known for creating highly-detailed, bird's-eye view illustrations of cities, villages, and rural areas, which were the inspiration behind his first coloring book. <i>Fantastic Cities</i> is a unique achievement that combines aerial views of real cities and …

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Artist Creates Incredible Watercolor Portraits Using Coffee

Artist Maria Aristidou creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. The United Kingdom-based painter initially stumbled upon the medium as a substitute for traditional water coloring, but now she's developed it into a kind of science. She's experimented with a …

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teamlab immerses visitors in an interactive floating flower garden

<b>teamlab immerses visitors in an interactive floating flower garden</b><br>all images courtesy of teamlab<p><b>visitors to tokyo’s miraikan national museum of</b> …

Design

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

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Stunning Life-Like Animal Sculptures Made with Layers of Galvanized Wire

Artist Kendra Haste uses the ubiquitous galvanized wire and transforms it into life-like sculptures of wild animals. By layering, fraying, and sometimes painting it, she's able to mimic the anatomical appearance of creatures both large and small.<p>Haste masterfully crafts the wire so that even subtle …

Sculpture

Origami blossoms in a light-up robot garden

MIT has built a "garden" consisting of over 100 robots that fold up like origami, glow in changing colours, crawl and swim.<p>As if robots weren't already super-cool, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has built an entire garden out of robots to entice kids to get into programming …

Robotics

MIT's light-up robot garden teaches you how to code

If you're teaching kids how to code, what do you do to show that software makes an impact in the real world? MIT has a clever idea: a robot garden. The project lets you control a grid of Arduino-linked "plants" through programming that makes them blossom and light up in pretty (and occasionally …

Dreamlike Scenes by Conceptual Photographer Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin constructs alternate, dreamlike realities through her conceptual photography. Inspired by films and storytelling, the Montana-based creative takes advantage of her mountainous, serene surroundings to capture elaborate portraits that truly come to life after seamlessly blending …

Photography

Spanish Artist Creates Delicate Pressed Flower Sculptures From The Most Famous European Gardens

Ignacio Canales Aracil is a Spanish sculptor who’s very interested in the possibilities of botanic elements used in artistic creations. These …

These Are Not Photos! Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Finger Drawings To Raise Climate Change Awareness

At first glance, these images look like like photos of glaciers and icebergs afloat on tranquil and frigid seas. The truth is somewhat more …

Beautiful Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

Throughout the years, botanical artist Makoto Azuma has consistently looked for new ways to explore the beauty of plants like flowers and bonsai by placing them in incredibly unique settings. In the past, he has frozen and suspended bonsai trees, submerged them underwater, and even launched bonsai …

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Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

Global Warming

You Can Boost Your Creativity By Looking At Art

Something in our brain responds when we look at a painting.<p>That experience refreshes and changes us. Afterwards we are more creative and open to learning. We are less mentally fatigued.<p>Our brains are primed for enjoying art.<p>For longer than we've had the written word, humans have created and stared …

Mesmerizing Paper Art Made From Strips Of Colored Paper by Yulia Brodskaya

There are a million and one ways to make art of paper (as we proved in our paper art post), but there’s one artist who recently caught our eye …

The Magic Of Fall Captured By Alex Greenshpun

Autumn has always been the most magical time of the year for me. All of nature comes alive with golden hues, gentle breezes and the fresh smell of …

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Incredible Body Paintings By Gesine Marwedel Transform People Into Animals And Organs

Gesine Marwedel is a brilliant body painting artist based in Germany who creates both beautiful and terrifying pieces of art right on the models who …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

In the January 1, 1951 issue of LIFE Magazine, the editors declared the west coast youth culture as: “Brawny and Buoyant, It Is a Bright Asset for the U.S. Future.” See for yourself with color photos by Loomis Dean - http://ti.me/1mAJUZz (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Caffeine High: Photos Show the Universe Bound By Swirling Coffee

For her series <i>Coffee Universe</i>, photographer Flora Borsi creates arresting manipulations from swirls of morning coffee, blanketing the world in a rich …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Roadside Poem by Simon Armitage Devours Pollution from 20 Cars Each Day

Poetry has been used for ages as a tool to critique the social anxieties du jour. Now, for the first time ever, a poem is being used as a physical …