Woman Quits Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

If you are from the United States or Europe, it’s unlikely your local planning commission would approve of a structure built out of bamboo. Yet, if you are from Eastern Asia, building with bamboo is one of your best options. The wood is stronger than you may think—it actually has the same strength as concrete and the strength-to-weight ratio of steel. Yes, steel.

Intimate Photographs Capture WWII Veterans

As the Silent Generation ages, World War II veterans are passing on, leaving a legacy behind them. But each veteran has his or her own story, and that is what photographer Sasha Maslov is aiming to capture in her photo series honoring WWII survivors from all over the world.  

The Futuristic Mobile Tiny Home That Is Powered by Solar and Wind

The tiny house movement is continuing to gain popularity as an alternative to buying more expensive and larger homes that require more maintenance. One of the latest designs is EcoCapsules, which brings the mobility of a tiny home to a new level. Designed by Nice Architects from Bratislava, Slovakia, the EcoCapsule is a portable unit powered by wind and sun energy.

Italian Man Spends 10 years Illustrating and Handwriting the Bible

Italian retiree Dino Mazzoli had a vision: to create a visually inspiring and heartfelt version of the Bible, as they did long ago. Before the printing press was invented, old manuscripts of the Bible were beautifully handwritten, illustrated, and preserved. But the press allowed the book to be easily replicated, and thus the artistic beauty of the text fell by the wayside. Yet for Mazzoli, the old style held more allure. So he set out on a personal journey to create his own version—word by word.

Babies Discovering a Brand New World Underwater

It’s been almost 25 years since Nirvana released Nevermind, with an iconic album cover of a naked baby underwater. Now, photographer Seth Casteel is recapturing that same vibe with his latest series. Casteel is the man behind the best-selling books Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies, and his new work is focusing on an even cuter underwater subject: babies. 

Colorful and Vibrant Prints of Iconic NYC

When Dutch illustrator and graphic designer Remko Heenskerk moved to New York City, he was inspired by the architecture—as many first-timers are. To pay homage, he created a series of iconic prints, featuring his favorite places. With vibrant colors and strong, clean lines, he captures the dynamism of the city’s many buildings and neighborhoods. Check out more of his portfolio on Behance or buy his prints on Inprint.

5 Tips to Create a Makerspace

Makerspaces help enrich the planet by bringing makers together in a physical space to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Inspired by hackerspaces, makerspaces can range from places as small as a mobile van to warehouses over 100,000 sq. ft. If you’re a maker looking for a community, a makerspace is an awesome way to channel your creativity with like-minded people. 

Artist Uses Scientific Methods to Capture Paint in Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner uses paint to show us the world—in the most unconventional ways. He creates colorful psychadelics pieces using scientific methods in an effort to shed light on the wonderful natural world. Utilizing high-speed photography, Oefner captures vibrant paints as they are distorted by forces of nature, such as wind, sound, magnetism, and centripetal forces.

Famous Paintings Move Out of the Gallery and Into the Streets

Street art is stepping up its game, bringing some of the world’s best paintings out of the gallery and into real life. The Outings Project, started by French artist Julien de Casabianca, encourages street artists to recreate famous portraits in a less-conventional environment, effectively creating urban galleries. “With your phone, photograph the portraits of people on museum walls, print them, and move them to streets walls,” Casabianca says on the project’s site.

Father Creates Touching Photoshopped Images of Son With Down Syndrome

Good fathers want the best for their children, no matter what challenges they may encounter in life. Alan Lawrence is a father of 5 who wants just that for his youngest son, 18-month-old Wil, who has down syndrome. Despite the challenges faced, Lawrence decided to capture Wil’s extraordinary personality through a fun photoshop series called Wil Can Fly. The series, meant to raise awareness for Down Syndrome, features Wil “flying” in his day-to-day life: at home, in the library, in the forest, and, of course, with Dad. Check out their blog to see more of Super Wil.