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Earth Art Project - design by nature 

Earth Art Project - design by nature 

Pogo says … we have met the enemy, and he is us.

Pogo says we have met the enemy, and he is us.

Earth Day - celebrate our planet by passing it on 

An Adult Sand Castle 

An Adult Sand Castle 

Waiting Room with Seagulls

Waiting Room with Seagulls

Empowered Women going Bare-breasted in NYC - Jordan Matter 

More of the Mosaic Steps - San Francisco

San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase
If you’ve ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able to see some amazing views of the city, you’ll get to appreciate a beautiful mosaic running up 163 steps. Inspired by the world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher joined forces, working with over 300 community volunteers for over a two and a half year period until they unveiled the project in August 2005.
Source:  My Modern Met

San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase

If you’ve ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able to see some amazing views of the city, you’ll get to appreciate a beautiful mosaic running up 163 steps. Inspired by the world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher joined forces, working with over 300 community volunteers for over a two and a half year period until they unveiled the project in August 2005.

Source:  My Modern Met

Circular Bookshelf

Circular Bookshelf

Architecture takes a back seat to Nature and it works.

With its super minimal (even dark) interior, the Juvet hotel uses modern design elements to bring focus to the natural beauty of the Norwegian fjord landscape in which it is situated. Each of Juvet’s 10 rooms is positioned in the most stunning spots of the topography, and each sports at least 1 glass wall facade with its own unique view of the picturesque landscape. A perfect retreat for nature lovers who believe that less is more.

Hat tip to Welcome Beyond!

Designer: Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor

"It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love." - Love in the Time of Cholera

~~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez passes away at 87
Known to millions simply as “Gabo,” Garcia Marquez was widely seen as the Spanish language’s most popular writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century. His extraordinary literary celebrity spawned comparisons with Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/world/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-passes-away-at-87-1485659.html?utm_source=ref_article

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez passes away at 87

Known to millions simply as “Gabo,” Garcia Marquez was widely seen as the Spanish language’s most popular writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century. His extraordinary literary celebrity spawned comparisons with Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.


Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/world/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-passes-away-at-87-1485659.html?utm_source=ref_article

A Naga sadhu at the Maha Kumbh at Allahabad on 15 February.  AP

In this combination of two photos taken on  13 February Hindu holy man Baba Sanjay poses before, left, and after, right, he had his head and face shaved as part of an initiation ritual where he was to become a Naga Sadhu. AP

The initiation of new Naga Sadhus can only be performed at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, which occurs once every 12 years. AP

Interior design studio Artistic Designs for Living were asked to give the traditional and outdated bungalow in Mill Valley in Marin County, California a more contemporary and spacious look.

Colorful faces at Indian Festival
Disciples of Hindu Lord Shiva. Photo by Sudipto Das

Colorful faces at Indian Festival

Disciples of Hindu Lord Shiva. Photo by Sudipto Das