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Eureka, California-based artist Merry Coor honors the deceased and comforts their loved ones by using cremated ashes to create stunning, heartfelt jewelry. Each memorial ash bead is lovingly crafted by hand. Special, colored glass forms the round bead, while ashes are incorporated into ethereal spiral designs and then sealed in a clear layer of glass. The result is a unique work of art that…

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Meet Chip and Adele, the duo that proves we all need friends, especially when we're going through a rough patch. Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter in Texas, is currently the home to Chip, a five-week-old chihuahua puppy, and Adele, a four-week-old kitten. The two came into the shelter on the same day, March 20, so the shelter's team put the pair together and they've…

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Cleopatra the leopard tortoise was a victim of poor nutrition. When she was rescued by Colorado group Canyon Critters, handlers saw that her shell had developed dramatic peaks, which weaken her structure and leave her susceptible to injury from other tortoises. That’s when a team of design students at Colorado Technical University stepped in to help, employing the…

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This airy pavilion celebrates the power of the printed word by using books as its building blocks. Set to debut at Berkeley’s first Bay Area Book Festival in June, Lacuna is both a large-scale public art installation and a “library” of free books that visitors can take home and keep. Renderings of the unique structure show it’s comprised of 12 pillars made of stacked books.…

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Though The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are over, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating the franchise. And for die-hard fans, there’s always Hobbiton to visit. The former movie set is located in Matamata, a small agricultural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand.

Since filming, it was turned into a spectacular permanent attraction that’s…

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Through her vibrant artwork, Canada-based creative Elspeth McLean aims to connect people to their inner child. One way she does this is through small ocean stones that were found on beaches in New Zealand. They are painted in beautiful, bright colors that feature a series of dots decoratively arranged along the surface. McLean’s designs vary in scheme and pattern,…

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Hokkaidō, Japan's northernmost island, is famous for its winter weather and gorgeous natural scenery, but if you ask us, it should also be known for its population of adorable animals that can't be found anywhere else in the country. In these incredible photos captured by PopShiretoko360, a Twitter user who moved to the…

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With a coffee bar, free WiFi and a distinctively laid-back vibe, the newest luxury bus line to hit San Francisco’s streets offers all the comforts of your favorite café on wheels. The recently launched company Leap lets you travel in style, socialize and get work done all at the same time. An abundance of power outlets plus coffee and juice choices turn your daily commute into a delightful and…

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