The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once suffering a fate that so many creatures face—the loss of its habitat in San Francisco was causing their population to decline. But thanks to one man’s DIY efforts, the iridescent blue-winged insect is flourishing again. California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist…

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At the heart of the Fagaras Mountains in Romania, you'll find The Valley of the Fairies. This could not be a more perfect place for Romania's newest eco-friendly castle, which fits right in with its whimsical design and fantastical charm. The castle is the brainchild of Razran and Gabriela Vasile, singers by profession, who moved from their urban home in Bucharest to make their dream…

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Artist Michelle Dickson has transcended the boundaries of what a self-portrait can be. In her current surrealist sculpture series, Neither Mine Nor Yours, Dickson merges a plaster cast of her own face with driftwood she's collected on hikes in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The mix of plaster, oil paint,…

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Last month, after a long life through the Great Depression, World War II, and 72 years working as a nurse, Alice Graber retired her title as oldest nurse in the state of South Dakota. At 93 years old, Graber proves that it's never too late to start a new chapter in one's life. Reflecting on her past life as a nurse, Graber told …

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Floral crowns may be a staple for festivals and whimsical parties, but Chelsea Shiels is taking the world by storm with her mermaid-inspired, seashell-encrusted headdresses. The glittering designs are loaded with small conch shells, crystals, and gold accents that will make anyone wearing them feel like Princess…

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The hull of an old, abandoned ship was recently given new life as a spectacular pavilion for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Located in Seoul, the Temp’L features the rusted steel vessel turned upside down and uses its hollowed insides as the setting for vibrant greenery and relaxing…

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Artist Mathieu Tremblin recently took to the streets of Rennes, France with a bit of an odd mission: to make the graffiti scribbles a little more legible. His educational background in graffiti culture and fine arts, along with his past work with site specific urban interventions and branding, provided Tremblin with the…

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Over the past several months, we’ve been enamored with jewelry that encapsulates nature inside of crystal-clear resin. These pieces often showcase small blooms with their colorful petals preserved in exquisite vintage-style pendants. Online shop Is This Handmade? follows this same idea but puts a unique spin on the…

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