From 1985 to 2000, photographer Doug Menuez had unparalleled access to the private daily lives of Steve Jobs and other brilliant innovators during the rise and fall of Silicon Valley's golden age. Newly returned to San Francisco after covering the horrific famine and conflict in Ethiopia, Menuez turned to the Valley for a more positive…

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Recently, art director Hedvig Astrom Kushner embarked on a deliciously colorful project. "I make a lot of smoothies and discovered it works like mixing paint," she told us in an email. Playing with this idea of smoothies as paint, Kushner found that adding a strawberry would yield a bright pink hue, while blending in some…

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Industrial designer Sha Yao created the inspiring Eatwell tableware line to help those who are coping with Alzheimer's disease. "When my grandmother was first diagnosed with the disease, I began volunteering at senior care centers to learn more about the condition," the…

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The residents of Alentego, Portugal have created an enchanting world that's filled to the brim with paper flowers. For four months, the townspeople dedicated their time to dressing Alentego's streets in these delicate paper creations for The Flowers' Festival. Rather than…

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After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe,…

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Over three years ago, Kilo the pit bull was about to reach the end of his life at a local animal shelter. He had previously been rescued from horrible living conditions and still had the emotional scars to show for it. Volunteer Candice Miller tried hard to improve his nervous disposition, but he was still overlooked by potential adopters. After a couple of months with no forever…

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Since 2012, UK-based initiative Café Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London, gave them…

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Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba transforms elegant oyster pearls into intricately carved anatomical forms. His wearable sculptures come in many different shapes and sizes, but the jeweler's most unique pieces are carved into the shape of human and animal skulls. These newly formed pearls are turned intriguing rings, distinctive necklaces,…

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School librarian Alicia Tapia understands the crucial role that books can play in promoting a love of learning and literacy. In order to spread that positive influence, in May 2013 she started Bibliobicicleta, a donation-based pop-up library to cart around the city of San Francisco on the bike of a bicycle.

With the…

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