Taking a Reading Vacation in a Book Igloo

Could this be the perfect reading hideaway for all the bookworms out there? Colombian artist Miler Lagos constructed this self-sustained dome made entirely of books, titled Home, for an installation exhibit late last year at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. Remarkably, there is nothing holding the novels together other than the careful alignment of each book closely stacked against one another. Christopher Jobson of Colossal calls the piece a “book igloo” which is an accurate label, given the brick-like pattern the books create on the dome-like structure. Luckily, this igloo won’t melt. I’m also really fond of the artistic choice to place the books in such a way that the multicolored binds are visually trapped within the piece. It’s like a secret treasure within a cave!

Miler Lagos website

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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