Gigantic Inflatable Structure is a Maze Filled with Color

Designed to immerse its visitors with light and color, Luminaria is a gigantic inflatable sculpture designed by Architects of Air. Since 1992, over two million visitors in 38 countries have experienced a luminarium, or what is described as a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes. The domes can reach up to 30 feet high and are the focal points of the structure. The tunnels connect the domes and pods, which are alcoves where people can sit and gather.

Here’s how visitors described their experience, "One of the most remarkable experiences of my life. I was blissfully a child,” "Somewhere between a womb and a cathedral,” and "Transformative. People seemed to be taken…brought back to a place of tranquility and joy.”

Sounds like a wonderful place to get lost.









Architects of Air’s website



January 18, 2017

Animal-Friendly Vegan Tattoos Celebrate Nature with Delicately Inked Illustrations

Body art professionals, like Anna Sica, are turning to animal-free inks to create beautiful vegan tattoos. If you’re vegan, you know that when it comes to animal-friendliness, not all commodities are created equally. While assuring the absence of animal products in things like food, cosmetics, and clothing is standard practice for seasoned vegans, many are unaware that body art requires research, too. To make pigments pop, many tattoo inks include bone char, gelatin, and shellac, each of which is derived from various animals.

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January 17, 2017

Zebra Shark Living in Isolation for 4 Years Gives Birth Without a Male Partner

It started like a typical love story. Two zebra sharks, living happily together for 12 years and producing 24 pups. Then, circumstance ripped them apart, leaving the female in her own, isolated tank. But here’s where the story takes a twist. After living alone since 2012, Leonie the female zebra shark give birth to three pups in early 2016. Just how was this possible?

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