Posts by Emma Taggart

July 19, 2019

LEGO Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Life-Sized Astronaut Model

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission—the first manned lunar landing. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon on July 20, 1969, paving the way for future space exploration. To honor the historical mission, a team of LEGO designers built a life-sized astronaut model built from 30,000 LEGO blocks.

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July 13, 2019

Handcrafted Beach Jewelry Made from Real Sand and Resin

German designer Britta Boeckmann (of BoldB) creates sand and resin jewelry that captures the beauty of Australia’s ocean landscapes. Lovingly handcrafted using real beach sand and blue resin, each piece from the Aqua Collection looks like a tiny, wearable beach that wearers can take with them wherever they go. Boeckmann’s love of creating began as a child, when her father owned a hardware store.

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July 12, 2019

Incredibly Rare Pink Katydid Is Spotted in the Wild

Have you ever seen a pink cricket? There’s only a 1 in 500 chance of finding one, but bug enthusiast Deri Saputa was recently lucky enough to spot one in the wild. This incredibly rare fuchsia-colored katydid is the result of a condition called erythrism—a genetic mutation that allows for abnormal amounts of red pigment in the absence of “normal” green pigment.

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July 11, 2019

Rain-Slicked City Streets Capture “The Upside Down” in Puddle Reflections

Belgian photographer Xavier Portela is known for his electrifying Glow series, where the world’s buzzing city streets are captured in neon hues. Each hyper-saturated image emulates an eerie, cinematic mood and could easily be mistaken for the set of Blade Runner. However, for his latest work, Portela takes inspiration from another, equally dangerous fantasy world—Netflix’s Stranger Things.

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