April 2019

New Zealand Ban on Assault Rifles

After the terrible mass shooting in New Zeland that left 50 people dead, the country says enough is enough, passing a ban on military-style semiautomatic guns and assault rifles immediately following the atrocity. Citizens willingly came forward, handing in their guns, and Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has received international praise for standing up against violence so quickly and unflinchingly. 

Plate Jewelry

Have you ever thought of transforming antique ceramic dinnerware into something entirely new, wearable and artful? Artist Gesine Hackenberg did and the results are incredible! From necklaces to earrings and more, the Amsterdam-based artist creates all kinds of pieces from old plates.

The Key to the Greatest Garden

Different gardeners swear by different tips, tricks and methods, and often something that worked for one person just won't for another. Then again, there are often tried-and-true tips that work for most people, so you never know what to expect. I recently read about an expert saying that patience is really key to getting the best garden results and I'd have to agree.

Dining Underwater

The word amazing is overused so often that I loathe to use it, but in this case I think it's completely necessary. Have you ever heard of eating underwater? Under is a new European restaurant that allows you to go five meters under the sea and dine while you watch real marine life swim by! This Norwegian restaurant is a bucket list item for sure. 

Presents for Stress Relief

We often find ourselves shopping for the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift, but what about presents for stress relief? Who do you know, after all, who isn't suffering from some sort of stress, anxiety or even depression? Our current political climate is thought to be to blame by many people for so much widespread stress, but our modern lifestyles are also to blame. Our nutrition, sleep, exercise and basic needs often are neglected, and for what? A fast-paced age of tech where every notification seems so important?

Curious Cats From The Other Side

Can we all just agree that the best part of the Internet is free access to unlimited cat photos and videos? I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at cats (or bunnies or llamas, for that matter. Or baby goats or...), and this collection of cats perched on glass surfaces is unique because you get to see the felines from the opposite side we usually catch them from!