A Mystifying Sci-Fi-Inspired Terrarium

Ancient Goddess Ruins is an otherworldly terrarium created by artist Tony Larson, aka Megatone230. The organic-seeming diorama is in fact composed of absolutely no living plant life, making it more of an intriguing sculptural piece encased in a large 13-inch glass jar. If you were looking for another chia head, look again because this creation won’t grow greenery, though on the bright side there’s also no maintenance necessary and it has a supernatural appeal.

The Minneapolis-based sculptor handcrafts each piece, combining man and foliage in an organic aesthetic that, as the artist himself says, “makes a great conversation piece!” Ancient Goddess Ruins can be purchased on Larson’s Etsy shop called The Wonder Room for $230, but perhaps taking a look around will spark an interest in some other science fictional and historical pieces featuring Yoda, ewoks, and dinosaurs. Each terrarium comes in its own uniquely-shaped glass container with customized inorganic terrain.

The Wonder Room shop on Etsy

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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