For some, winter represents cold and death. But the season can be as beautiful as it is frigid – the snow and ice that covers much of the hemisphere in the winter is a transformative force like no other. So we invite you to cuddle up with a cup of tea and your warmest blanket and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights of winter. Here’s to making the most of a cold and unforgiving but enchantingly beautiful season!
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Miles, a five-year-old boy in San Francisco who has been fighting leukemia since he was one year old, was given the opportunity to star in a cute and heart-warming city-wide drama as Batman, the caped crusader. In the city-wide event, which featured civilians, police and a full-fledged social media campaign, Miles, dressed as Batkid, got to join Batman in a black Lamborghini as they drove around the city to save people in danger and stop infamous criminals. This beautiful testament to human love and compassion was made possible by 11,000 Make-A-Wish volunteers and the city of San Francisco.
While many photographers are in the race for the latest gear, 16-year-old Spanish photographer Cristina Otero uses her cheap Canon 1000D and 50mm f1.8 lens to create the most incredible self-portraits. In her series called “Tutti Frutti”, Otero cleverly combines various fruits with bold makeup colors creating some of the most powerful portraits I’ve ever seen. Interestingly, she doesn’t even use any studio lights. All Otero needs is a natural light coming from the window.
This unique washbasin by HighTech Design was inspired by the spiral shape of ammonite shell. In case you didn’t know, Ammonites are an extinct species of free-swimming molluscs who lived in the ancient oceans around the same time that the dinosaurs walked the Earth and disappeared during the same extinction event. Our panda fans from Facebook loved it, but Andre and Darik pointed out that it must be “a pain in the ass to clean”.
People often ask, who is the most beautiful spider in the world?
You are lucky, because I know the answer – it’s the Jumping Spider! (a.k.a Salticidae) I have to admit, I’m being a bit subjective here, because there haven’t been any spider beauty contests yet.
This little spider disprove the stereotype about spiders being ugly and scary (anyone with arachnophobia here?)