Artist Conveys the Charm of European Cities Through His Textured Paintings

Artist Sergiu Ciochină captures the charm of European cities in his textured paintings by focusing on more than just iconic landmarks. Based in Paris, Ciochină finds inspiration in everyday scenes, such as the colors of buildings and the interplay of light and shadows on various ...

“Mad Hatter” Handcrafts Rock-and-Roll Hats With Skulls on Top

If your favorite fashion icon is Slash from Guns N’ Roses and you appreciate quality craftsmanship, you should check out Spanish haberdashery Blade Hats. Marcos Souto, the owner of Blade Hats, is a master craftsman who handcrafts rock-and-roll hats with skulls on top, blending ...

Flower Farm Could Supply Nickel for Electric Vehicle Batteries

The burgeoning demand for nickel, driven by the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), has prompted innovative approaches to resource extraction, with phytomining emerging as a notable solution. Phytomining leverages the natural ability of certain plants to accumulate metals like nickel ...

Wooden Tiny House Tops Compact Interior with Eye-Catching Curving Roof

The Terra m1_Tiny House on Wheels by Portuguese woodworking specialist MadeiGuincho stands out with its unique design and efficient use of space. This compact tiny house measures just 5 meters (16.4 feet) in length and is designed for couples or individuals seeking a short vacation ...

Arizona Iced Tea Founder Says He’ll Never Change the 99¢ Price and Explains Why

Arizona Iced Tea has garnered widespread recognition for its brightly colored cans and steadfast 99¢ price, a hallmark that has remained unchanged since its inception in 1992. Co-founder and chairman Don Vultaggio recently delved into the rationale behind this pricing strategy in ...

This Scenic Town in Sweden is Selling Cheap Land to Get People to Move There: ‘We Can Offer You a High Quality of Life,’ Mayor Says

Götene, a picturesque town in Sweden, is enticing potential residents by offering land at a meager cost of 1 krona per square meter, equivalent to nine US cents per 10 square feet. Located about 200 miles from Stockholm, the initiative aims to revitalize the town by counteracting ...

Early 20th-Century Portraits Preserve the Heritage of Native Americans

Early 20th-century portraits by Edward S. Curtis played a crucial role in preserving the heritage of Native Americans during a period of rapid American expansion and government intervention. Curtis, motivated by a belief that Native American cultures were disappearing, dedicated over ...

Giant Trolls Scattered in a Forest Invite the Public on a Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, artist Thomas Dambo’s latest project, Alexa’s Elixir, invites the public on an enchanting fairy tale scavenger hunt through the forest. This imaginative exhibition, created with the help of over 300 volunteers, features five of Dambo’s ...

$25.00 ‘Bacteria Batteries’ Allow Farmers to Power Sensing Equipment with Soil

A UK ag-tech firm, Bactery, is revolutionizing agricultural technology with their $25.00 bacteria batteries, designed to power sensing equipment directly from the soil. These innovative batteries harness bioelectrochemical processes in soil microbes, capturing electrons through an ...
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