Adorable Naptime Adventures of a 3-Year-Old and His French Bulldog

It’s been almost a year since we checked in with this adorable pair – a Japanese boy named Tasuku and his French bulldog named Muu. The Tokyo-based duo gained international fame when photos of their sweet friendship went viral earlier this year. (They now have over 160,000 Facebook fans and over 327,500 Instagram followers.) Tasuku’s mother, Aya Sakai, the one behind the shots, used to work in the fashion industry. As she told CBS News, “I once handled magazine advertising, so perhaps I picked up a sense for visual expression and how to show photos.”

The now full-time mother has a knack for capturing tender moments between the pair, especially when they’re napping. Sakai explains that this is all on purpose because it’s easier to take photos of them when they’re holding still. “Movement doesn’t capture well (on a smartphone) so I try to snap them in repose.”

Recently, Taskuku had two major milestones happen in his life. In November, the little boy turned 3-years-old, and soon after, the family welcomed his baby brother.

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December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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