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How it's made: Felted Wool

How it's made: Felted Wool

Felt is a non-woven textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. We speak to Coyuchi about how their felt is made.

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Meet Warriors on a Mission to Help Lions and Humans Coexist

Meet Warriors on a Mission to Help Lions and Humans Coexist

Jeneria Lekilelei, a warrior from the Samburu tribe of Northern Kenya, has dedicated his life to wildlife conservation.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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All that we share

All that we share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? 'All That We Share' moved us... So we're sharing this with you.

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The Journey of Patchouli

The Journey of Patchouli

With a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent, patchouli has been a popular raw materials for fragrance since the beginning of time. Givaudan, one of the largest fragrance houses in the world, takes us on an olfactory encounter to Asia. Come with us.

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Life of an Artist in Charts

Life of an Artist in Charts

Mindy caught the last day of Andrew Kuo's show last night in the New York art district and was super touched by his work. We found this interview of him with The Fader to share a glimpse of Kuo's work with you. 

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The Land Where Women Rule: Inside China's Last Matriarchy

The Land Where Women Rule: Inside China's Last Matriarchy

In a lush valley known as the “Land Where Women Rule” far far away, women are in charge.

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The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

 shares the stories beyond one of our favorite drinks for the holidays - mulled wine. Inspired to make it at home? Scroll down for great recipes after the history lesson!

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The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women.

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57 Years Apart - A Boy And a Man Talk About Life

57 Years Apart - A Boy And a Man Talk About Life

Act normal, don’t be silly, don’t bully lots of people.

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TIME SHRINES

TIME SHRINES

ONE • ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE IS AN EXHIBITION OF ETHEREAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE DE CARBUCCIA THAT POWERFULLY DEPICT WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE MAY LOSE.

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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

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Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

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Sensploration

Sensploration

People are hungry for experiences that stimulate their senses simultaneously. “The reality is, you cannot consider vision without also considering hearing; tasting without also thinking about smelling.”

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The Bow Tie-Clad 'Poison Squad'

The Bow Tie-Clad 'Poison Squad'

Why the FDA owes its existence to 12 men eating poisoned meals.

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This company is building houses from old plastic

This company is building houses from old plastic

New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose.

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Life of a Kumari Goddess

Life of a Kumari Goddess

Let's travel to Nepal to visit with the young girls whose feet never touch ground.

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Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

John Daub learned about sake on an adventure across Japan.

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Thoughts at 3 A.M.

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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The Art of Quilling

The Art of Quilling

Quilling Card, rooted in Vietnam, has been incredibly fortunate to assemble a team of women who have become passionate about the art of quilling.

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Insect Stings Ranked

Insect Stings Ranked

One passionate entomologist poetically describes and ranks over 70 species' painful stings.

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2,000 Pigeons with LEDs Light Up the New York City Skyline

2,000 Pigeons with LEDs Light Up the New York City Skyline

The artist Duke Riley sets two thousand homing pigeons, outfitted with L.E.D. lights, into motion across the New York City skyline. 

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Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life.

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In a World of Mixed Reality

In a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

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A Closer Look at Oud

A Closer Look at Oud

Oud, Oudh, Aloeswood, Agarwood, Gaharu is known as "Jinko" in Japan, which translates as "sinking incense" or "incense that sinks in water," due to the weight of the resin in the wood.

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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

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A new dawn for ylang ylang

A new dawn for ylang ylang

Rich and buttery like custard, the tropical ylang ylang tree originated in the Philippines, where it was crowned the ‘flower of flowers’. The blooms of this flower are so delicate that they must be picked by hand at dawn, and distilled within two hours.

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The Tranquility of Central Park

The Tranquility of Central Park

Welcome to our home, New York City! Escape the noise and grime of the city as you enter Central Park. Traffic and horns drift away and are slowly replaced by birds, laughter, and the sound of wind in the trees.

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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

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This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American Contemporary Artist. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1966, and raised in the United States. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large scale.

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Wrapped

Wrapped

The clash between civilization and nature, Wrapped is a stunning animated timelapse that depicts powerful plants reclaiming New York.

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How the heart became ♥

How the heart became ♥

We use it to like Instagram photos and Tweets, but where did it come from?

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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Lucky Thirteen: A Dance Film Starring Maddie Ziegler & Narrated by Chloë Sevigny

Lucky Thirteen: A Dance Film Starring Maddie Ziegler & Narrated by Chloë Sevigny

Maddie Ziegler may be no ordinary 12-year-old, having starred in Dance Moms, achieved global fame as the face of Sia’s Chandelier trilogy and amassed an Instagram following of 3.9 million. But like any other 12-year-old, she’s on the cusp of becoming a teenager and that means a whole bunch of growing pains.

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Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication.

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