Nature Collides with Gorgeous New York Cityscapes

As New York City recovers from the sweeping winds, massive rainfall, and damaging aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it’s nice to remember the city in some of its finer, more peaceful moments. This series by London-based photographer Matthew Richards is a collection of stunning black and white cityscapes that document the iconic landscape of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Combining the fall season with classic shots around New York, Richards layers the patterns, forms, and geometric structures of the city’s buildings, parks, and streets with the natural lines and textures of fallen leaves. The results are these solitary moments in which a constructed metropolitan interacts with the organic details of small pieces of nature.

Each composition, set against a simple white backdrop, will captivate viewers as they get lost in a swirl of city streets, leafy branches, and the abstractions formed in between the undefined edges. Richards is currently a student at the London College of Communication and he is definitely one to keep an eye on as he continues to make incredibly complex narratives through such simple forms.

Matthew Richards’ website
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December 6, 2016

Artist Creates Beautiful Henna Crowns for Free for Cancer Patients

Like many body art studios, Seattle-based henna company Sarahenna helps people celebrate special occasions. From wedding looks to embellished baby bumps, the talented team—led by founder Sarah Walters—helps clients mark major milestones with their artistic practice. What sets Sarahenna apart from the rest, however, is their dedication to helping others. In particular, they offer “henna crowns” to women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.

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December 5, 2016

Sweden’s Iconic ICEHOTEL Is Now Open 365 Days a Year

Sweden’s iconic ICEHOTEL has recently completed a project that will allow it to remain open year-round. Located 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the ICEHOTEL has been in operation seasonally since 1989. The hotel is created entirely from snow and ice, and includes 20 guest suites, a bar, and art gallery.

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