Posts by Emma Taggart

October 9, 2019

Eco-Friendly Bars in Italy Are Using Pasta Straws to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

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!

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October 8, 2019

Charming “Pondering Planters” Make Your House Plants Look Like Fun Hairdos

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.

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October 7, 2019

Baker Creates Colorful Cute Cakes with All the Best Pop Culture Characters

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.

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October 4, 2019

Legendary Nicholas Brothers Dance Routine Was Unrehearsed and Filmed in One Take

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.

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