This Is What 17 Different Foods Look like Growing in Their Natural Habitats

Before our favorite fruits, nuts, spices, and veggies are harvested and distributed around the world for our culinary enjoyment, they often look astonishingly different from what we’re used to seeing. Seeds, stalks, roots, filaments–do you know what forms your snacks took in their natural habitats? Inspired by a list put together by Bright Side, we’ve compiled some common foods in their raw, untouched states. What you see may surprise you!

PineapplePhoto: jje

Banana Photo: asergeev

Cacao Photo: Luisovalles

Almond Photo: AJACS

Broccoli Photo: Ting Chen

Mustard Photo: Andreas Trepte

Mango Photo: Josch13

Peanut Photo: Joseph Hill

Kiwi Photo: Viaouest

Coffee Photo: Kathy & sam

Sesame Photo: Anna Frodesiak

Black pepper Photo: K Hari Krishnan

Pistachio Photo: Daniel Dennis

Saffron Photo: Emma Cooper

Vanilla Photo: Kevin Harber

Cashew Photo: Abhishek Jacob

Walnut Photo: marionberaudias

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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