In an effort to cut down on ocean plastic, the European Union voted to ban single-use plastic items throughout the EU by 2021. This includes plastic straws, which take up around 4% of the world’s plastic pollution. However, this doesn’t mean you have to go without the drink-sipping tools. People around the world are using alternatives to plastic such as bamboo, glass, and, in Italy, they’re drinking from pasta straws!
LEGO fans have reason to get excited thanks to the toy company’s latest announcement.
The traditional paisley pattern is of Persian and Indian origin, but you’ve probably seen versions of the ornate teardrop-shaped motifs...
Husband and wife duo Alexander Clinthorne and Kimberlie Wong (of Two Hold Studios) craft ceramic planters that are sure to make you smile. Ideal for housing succulents and other small leafy friends, each handmade “Pondering Planter” and “Sleeping Cutie” is shaped like adorable characters that will feel right at home perched on your desk. Now based in Oahu, Hawaii, Clinthorne and Wong first met in 2011 while both studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
From landscape paintings to coral reef-inspired textiles, nature is a constant source of inspiration for many contemporary artists.
Iranian cartoonist Alireza Karimi Moghaddam shares his admiration for Vincent van Gogh in an ongoing comic series starring the Post-Impressionist...
Whether it’s your birthday or your wedding day, a beautiful (and tasty) cake is a must for celebrating the occasion. Malaysian baker Shaun Teo creates custom cakes featuring pop culture characters, sculpted from buttercream and fondant. From a Lion King-themed birthday cake to a buttercreamy Batman dessert, each playful, culinary creation showcases this artisanal baker’s incredible talent and imagination.
Ukrainian illustrator Tonia Tkach paints storybook illustrations inspired by the world around her.
Halloween is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to get creative.
Most dance routines are practiced countless times before they’re performed, but the legendary Nicholas Brothers could dazzle audiences on the first take. A clip from the movie Stormy Weather (1943)—featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing Jumpin Jive—captures Fayard (1914–2006) and Harold (1921–2000) Nicholas jumping into tap-dancing action to perform an incredible routine that was completely unrehearsed and recorded in one take.
If you’ve ever stood close enough to the speakers at a loud concert, you know that you can actually feel...
Philippines-based artist Ruby Thursday (of Thursday CraftLove)