Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou


October 18, 2018

The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for centuries, inspiring awe with its sky-high spires, ethereal stained glass windows, and spell-binding sculptures. Among carved depictions of holy figures like saints and prophets, the cathedral’s exterior also features a menagerie of grotesques, stone creatures intended to protect the church from malevolent spirits.

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October 16, 2018

Repairman-Turned-Artist Crafts an Eye-Catching Dome Using Recycled Bicycle Wheels

In 1994, Vancouver-born bicycle repairman Philippe LeBlond relocated to Yukon, a Canadian territory known for its beautiful scenery. While he made this move to set up shop and enjoy nature, he wound up discovering—and eventually joining—a thriving arts community in the small town of Whitehorse. Merging his mechanical interests with his newfound creativity, LeBlond began crafting sculptures out of old bicycle parts, including a recent dome made out of recycled rims.

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October 12, 2018

Inspiring Campaign Gives 320,00 NYC Students Reusable Water Bottles for Free

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by S’well (@swellbottle) on Sep 24, 2018 at 8:34am PDT Today, environmentalists from all walks of life are looking for new ways to tackle the world’s ongoing plastic waste problem. From crowdfunding campaigns to country-wide bans, this issue continues to inspire a range of projects, including BRING IT, a new program that pledges to provide New York City’s public school students with reusable water bottles.

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October 10, 2018

Austin Passes Law Requiring Restaurants to Donate or Compost Uneaten Food

Over the last few years, food waste laws have been popping up all over the globe. In 2015, France passed a proposal that requires grocery stores to donate or compost unsold food. In 2016, Italy and Denmark followed suit, implementing their own food-focused initiatives. And now, the United States is hopping on board, as Austin has banned restaurants from throwing away anything that can be composted.

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