The Absolute Beauty of Solitude in Nature

19-year-old Vancouver-based photographer Elizabeth Gadd whisks us away on a magical journey, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In her series, aptly titled Breath, each of the images feature one individual centered in a picturesque background within nature. All of the shots convey a different emotion dependent upon how the subject responds to the environment. Some look relieved and giddy, while others look contemplative or dejected yet all are beautiful in their own right.

By looking at her portfolio, it’s clear that Gadd is an up-and-coming photographer to keep our eyes on. She has that rare, innate ability to combine the beauty of nature with her excellent portraiture skills, all while capturing raw emotion in every shot.

“I’m 19 years young, I might be kind of a hippie, and I’m in love with nature and creation,” says Gadd, as she describes herself. “I’m a quieter kind of person, not so talkative as most, but I do love to listen. My two dogs are my best friends and I could easily spend the rest of my life hiking and adventuring with my pups and a camera.”

Elizabeth Gadd on Flickr

January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

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