Homelessness is a problem all over the world, but Finland is leading the way with an initiative that could provide a long-term solution. In 2008, the Northern European nation introduced the “Housing First” policy. The concept is simple: everyone is entitled to a small apartment, even those with mental health and financial issues. Since then, the number of homeless people has fallen drastically, and continues to decline.
Posts by Emma Taggart
From stained-glass windows to traditional tableware, glass has played an integral role in decorative arts for hundreds of years.
If you’re fascinated by celestial events, this calendar by Celestron will help you keep track of moon phases, meteor showers,...
Inspired by our planet’s biodiversity, artist Stephanie Kilgast creates sculptures that reflect the relationship between man and nature. For her ongoing Discarded Objects series, she transforms human-made objects (such as old food cans and plastic bottles) into tiny ecosystems, where colorful bursts of life have claimed trash as their new homes.
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While most superhero toys depict characters from movies and comic books, Funko has collaborated with PopCultcha to release a new,...
If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend time with your grandma—past or present—you would probably agree that they’re pretty special. Most grandmothers are full of love, kindness, wisdom, and plenty of fun! Japanese photographer YASUTO shows his admiration for his grandma by capturing her sweet and playful personality in a series of heartwarming photographs. YASUTO shared the beautiful series on Twitter, where he explains his reason for the project.
If you love Japanese art, this recent book release from Taschen is sure to pique your interest.
Having always experimented with artistic materials since he was a child, Istanbul-based artist Ayhan Karadağ has finally found his calling—tattooing.
Though many elderly people may avoid advanced technology and complex devices, an 88-year-old Spanish woman named Concha García Zaera has embraced her computer as an artistic tool. She creates elaborate digital paintings using Microsoft Paint—a program that even the most tech-savvy of us have struggled to create anything significant with.
From fuzzy forest animals to needle-felted food, we’ve seen many textile artists transform wool into all sorts of cute creations.
From their over-sized ears to their short stature, there’s a lot to love about corgis.