The Invisible Tree House Hotel

If you’ve ever wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind and completely disappear into your surroundings, I have a hotel for you. I have only one requirement. You must be ok with climbing a rope ladder to get to your room. A new hotel in Lapland, Sweden is a box made of aluminum and covered in mirrored glass that’s stuck 50ft up a tree. (Ok, second requirement is that you can’t be afraid of heights and third is that you aren’t claustrophobic.) It’ll be unlike any experience you’ve had! Owners Britta and Kent Lindvall wanted to bring guests closer to nature and turn away from the normal concept of luxury hotels. Said one local in Harads, Sweden. “If the guests can actually find it it should be very successful.” Austrian Times



December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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