Beau Coffron, better known as Lunchbox Dad, is a dad in the San Francisco Bay area that loves to make delicious and creatively designed lunches for his daughter Abby. Coffron creates bento-style lunches using various reasonably healthy food ingredients cut into all sorts of creative and colorful shapes. Characters from Narnia, Spiderman, Dr. Seuss and other popular children’s books, shows and movies come alive in his bento boxes – only to be eaten by his daughter for lunch.
In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it almost 54 years ago. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water into a 10-gallon glass carboy and inserted a spiderwort sprout using wires. In 1972, he opened the garden again to add a bit of water. With that one exception, the garden has remained totally sealed – all it needs is plenty of sunlight!
Although the sakura, or cherry blossom, tends to be associated with Japanese culture, this delicate pink blossom’s beauty is appreciated in cities around the world. Come springtime, these small trees (which, contrary to their name, do not bear fruit) become an attraction for entire cities full of people ready to experience their springtime beauty.
A glorious eruption of vibrantly-colored flower petals – 8 million of them – has flooded through a small village in Costa Rica. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this advertisement stunt is that these billowing waves of petals are real. It took the creative team behind the endeavor and the inhabitants of the village more than two weeks to collect the 8 million flower petals used, which ended up weighing about 3.5 tons.
Perhaps the only thing cuter than an adorable household pet is an adorable household pet curled up for a nap with their favorite plushie toy. There’s nothing like an animal cuddling with the toys we loved in our early childhoods to get the cuteness juices flowing. As cute as it is, however, the actual reasons for which animals cuddle up with or play with stuffed animals can vary greatly.
We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece of trash to be thrown away. Good design isn’t just about the product – it’s about good packaging as well. These 30 ingenious packaging designs, however, prove that a well-designed package can complement or even enhance the product it was designed to carry.
When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that will make you wonder what’s better – the correct answer or the clever one. Naturally, the best-case scenario would be that one’s students would understand all of the material they’re being tested on and answer the questions correctly. But what about the argument that a strict educational environment can stifle creativity and intellectual development?
The epic and unforgettable cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars left countless fans in its wake who were inspired to interpret that universe in their own way. Zahir Batin, a talented Malaysian photographer, combines his talent for photography with paper art and miniature figures to reinterpret the Star Wars universe in his own way. What’s also great is that Batin shares the behind-the-scenes work that goes into his photos on Facebook.
In one of the most bizarre reprisals we’ve recently seen, Bloodblitz, the comedian behind the Rob’s Rants channel on Youtube, has created a short video showing what Bane, the infamous Batman villain, might have looked like if he was a cat. Sporting the iconic mask and shearling coat, Banecat seeks to eliminate his owner’s control over him by terrible acts of vengeance – of the sort that regular cats seem to engage in every day anyway.
It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions that they elicit from us. But whatever the case may be, one of these 30 happy animal facts is bound to bring a smile to your face. A lot of these facts also underscore the similarities and emotional connections that people can share with animals, which raises a broader and more interesting questions – what is it about animals that we love so much?
Daniel Stoupin, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, has created a stunning must-see video that will open your eyes to just how little most of us understand about the many different forms of life we have here on Earth. His “Slow Life” video combines thousands of close-up photographs of beautiful corals to illustrate their daily movements in a way that makes them seem not of this earth.
Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides.