Photomontages of Trees Appear Like Impressionist Paintings


Pep Ventosa gives our cities’ trees the attention they deserve in this beautiful series he calls In the Round – Trees. Though they first appear like impressionist paintings, you’d be surprised to find out that they’re actually dozens of photographs of the same tree merged into one. Ventosa circles a tree, shooting it multiple times at all different angles. Though he gives each tree center stage, one can make out some faint, ghostly outlines of objects that surround them like cars, other trees and even buildings. As he told Garden Design, “Whatever is around it becomes the spirit of the place, but not the main thing. Somehow it’s like [giving] the tree the leading role in those otherwise very complex environments.”








Pep Ventosa, www.lumas.com





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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