Posts by Emma Taggart

February 14, 2020

Finland Solves Its Homelessness by Providing Apartments for Anyone Who Needs One

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.

Read Article

February 12, 2020

Sculptor Turns Discarded Trash Into Vibrant Ecosystems Bursting With Life

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.

Read Article

February 11, 2020

Photographer Captures His Grandmother’s Sweet Nature in Heartwarming Portraits

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.

Read Article