This Six-Story Bamboo Village Takes Tree Houses To A Whole New Level

Elora Hardy is a skilled structural designer with a passion for eco-friendly architecture. She grew up in Ubud, Indonesia in the 1980s where she would spend much of her time with the friendly craftsmen of the surrounding villages learning the arts of carving, painting, and batiking. At the age of 14, she went to a…

This Comic Will Forever Change The Way You Look At Privilege

Toby Morris describes himself as “an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don’t Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father.” His recent comic, The Pencilsword’s “On a Plate” illustrates the concept of privilege, and delivers the truth with a punchline that literally hits you in the…

Would You Live On A Cliffside To Save Space On Our Planet?

The “Casa Brutale” is the architectural concept of building a living space directly into a cliff side. From the people at OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), this amazing house design is going to make its debut late 2015 in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. One of the main appeals of this style of home…

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

Image by amoceptum By Bonnie L. Grant Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier…

Aquaponics Workshop at SAIC

On December 11th, Me and my colleague Herman Rhoden attended the Aquaponics Workshop in the Art Galleries of the Sullivan Building here in Chicago. Here we learned a craft that can improve the lives of peoples, from all angles of life itself: How To Build A AQUAPONIC For those who don’t know, Aquaponics is a self-sustaining ecosystem…

The 17 Lesser-Known Cities You Should Visit To See Street Art

London. Berlin. Paris. New York. These are the cities oft ballyhooed for their vibrant walls and eclectic outdoor art. They are the major cultural hubs that attract stars like Banksy and Shepard Fairey and JR, artists who happily spray, paste and paint their ways across the towns. Add in Mexico City, Prague, Montreal and a…

The Oracle of the Maya

Every day in the Mayan calendar is marked by one of the 20 Day Signs. Which one is yours? You will be amazed by the accuracy of the interpretations and the analysis about your personality. With the help of your detailed report, you will deeply understand yourself and your life. Also you will be able…

81-YEAR-OLD NATIVE WOMAN CREATES DICTIONARY OF HER TRIBE’S LANGUAGE

Meet Marie Wilcox, an 81-year-old great-grandmother and the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language. The Wukchumni are believed to have numbered 50,000 before colonizer contact, but there are now only 200 people left living in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Their language has been slowly dying out with the generations, but Marie has taken it…

Here’s the Greatest Map of Religions Ever Made

The Evolutionary Tree of Myth & Religions, v2.0, by Simon Davies, is an awesome look at how human belief has shifted over the course of history. A while back, we posted Simon E. Davies’ original Evolutionary Tree of Religion from his Human Odyssey group (check it out here). Davies wrote to us to say that…