Posts by Anna Gragert

March 19, 2016

Edible Flower Petals Are Preserved in These Unique Lollipops

Janet Best (of Sugar Bakers Bakery) has perfected the uncommon art of flower lollipops. Using high-quality ingredients and edible flowers, Best jokes, “It looks as though I'll be growing lollipops this year!” She boasts a playful aesthetic by incorporating these natural ingredients into her treats, which include delicate flowers grown indoors (to avoid insecticides and toxins).

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March 17, 2016

Ingenious Lamps Allow Plants to Grow Indoors without Direct Sunlight or Water

Designers Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke (of Studio We Love Eames) developed a lamp that allows plant lovers to grow greenery anywhere. By using LED lights in place of direct sunlight, the Myrdal Plantlamp is able to create its own self-sustaining ecosystem. This allows the product to mimic the process of photosynthesis, so no water or care is required on our end.

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March 16, 2016

Stunning Bridal Shoot Offers Refreshing Perspective of People with Down Syndrome

Eighteen-year-old Madeline Stuart is successfully eliminating the modeling industry's restrictive, unspoken rules. When we last admired her, Madeline was working to change society's view of Down syndrome and, since then, she's made a lot of progress. At Virginia's Rixey Manor, the young woman recently collaborated with photographer Sarah Houston on a bridal shoot, aiming to show the world that all women can be brides if that's what they want.

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March 15, 2016

Relaxing Outdoor Seating Combines a Hammock with a Rocking Chair

Rocking chairs and hammocks are uniquely comfortable on their own, but students Harshita Murudkar, Shivaji Gulati, and Mehak Philip wanted to see what it would be like if you put these two concepts together. For an India-based MIT Institute of Design course challenge, the three students spent two weeks building a hammock-rocking chair hybrid. They first built the metal frame, painted it, and spent time researching different weaving techniques.

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