Lovely Winter Scenes (15 photos)

Over a year ago, I wrote about Barcelona, Spain-based Lara Alegre’s wonderfully sweet photography. Since then, a lot has changed. Though Alegre’s still capturing beautiful and emotive moments, her focus has slightly changed. “I recently spent a year in Norway, and this changed me in several ways. I started a new kind of photography, focused on nature, which I find incredible and surprising. In this new stage I try to show in my pictures the relationship between nature and humans: the immensity and the concrete, the seen and the unseen, the whole and the void.”





Lara Alegre



January 18, 2017

Mom and Son Create Public Pantry to Share Groceries With Neighbors in Need

For years now, free little libraries have been popping up on front lawns across the country, promoting literacy and bringing communities together through a unique book sharing system. One Wichita woman, Maggie Ballard, has taken the colorful concept a step further by replacing the books with things like food, toiletries, and other necessities. Referred to as a Blessings Box, the pop-up repository invites members of the community to “take a blessing when you need one, leave [a] blessing when you can.

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January 18, 2017

31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment and use paper art as the centerpiece of their work. Depending on technique, paper can look wildly different.

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