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January 25, 2021

Listen To ‘Earthrise’: An Inspiring Poem About Climate Change by Amanda Gorman

Since the 2021 presidential inauguration, inaugural poet Amanda Gorman has garnered a lot of attention for her eloquent recitation of her original poem, The Hill We Climb. In just a day’s time, she gained over 2 million followers on Instagram and her books rose to first and second place on Amazon—they are also available to purchase from independent bookstores here and here.

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January 25, 2021

Silhouetted Paintings Reveal the Lush “Inner Landscapes” of Our Minds

Where do you feel most at home? From forests to seasides, we’re often drawn to certain natural environments that make us feel at ease. South Carolina-based artist Megan Aline’s series of paintings, titled Inner Landscapes, explores the feeling of being at one with nature. Forest scenes are framed within silhouetted subjects, as if each person holds their personal woodland within them.

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January 24, 2021

Sunflower-Inspired House Moves Towards the Sun Just Like Plants Do

The hallmark of modernism in the 20th century was the idea that “form follows function.” Now, architect Koichi Takada is challenging designers to create a new architectural movement focused on environmental responsibility. He believes that in this new style, “form follows nature.” His Sunflower House responds to this call as a single-family home designed to create its own energy.

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