Save the Bees

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London-based artists Louis Masai and Jim Vision are raising awareness about the decline in wild bee populations and the looming related environmental crisis for agriculture by creating arresting street art around the UK capital.

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They’ve also enlisted stakeholders whose livelihoods depend on healthy bee populations to help spread the message about hive decline.

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The project also includes wildflower seed giveaways, videos and exhibitions to encourage public discussion.

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Rijksmuseum Inspires Us

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Each year Amsterdam’s amazing Rijksmuseum invites everyone to “Make your own Masterpiece” using the institution’s Rijksstudio interactive website. With more than 200,000 images, the site offers the opportunity to download and use the artwork for creative projects.

This year’s award, which comes with prize money ranging from €1,000 to 10,000, was won by Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker for their very cool Rembrandt Book Bracelet inspired by the museum’s collection.

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Hollywood vs Cannes

The other day we had “New York City vs San Francisco”, today it’s the “Academy Awards vs Cannes Film Festival”.

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Sorry, Nothing Funny Today

h/t Matt Blease

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Tree Book Tree

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Buenos Aires-based publisher Pequeños Editor has created a fun and educational book that can be recycled into a tree. The Tree Book Tree children’s book is printed on acid-free paper with environmentally safe ink. The book’s pages are impregnated with jacaranda seeds that will sprout into seedlings when planted. Take a look:

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Big Apple Dreams

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Los Angeles-based street artist Tristan Eaton spent the past week in New York City sprucing up the place. I’m especially taken with his wall called “Big City Dreams” in Soho. Check out his website and maybe buy a print while you’re there.

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Friendship is an island that you retreat to…

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Blank on Blank is a project from Brooklyn-based Quoted Studios, which aims to preserve American interviews through animation. The wonderful video below features a long-lost interview between the iconic author Ray Bradbury and a young journalist named Chad Coates from February 24, 1972.

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NYC vs SF

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East Coast vs West Coast, New York City vs San Francisco, everyone has an opinion on which is better. After moving from NYC to San Francisco, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper noticed some striking differences and turned her perceptions into a series of witty illustrations.

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Onboard with mindfulness

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Last month British Airways launched a wonderful new series of short videos to promote mindfulness mediation practices for air travelers. Created in collaboration with Mark Coleman from the California-based Mindfulness Institute, the on-board videos are designed to help passengers cope with the stress of flying at every stage of the journey—pre-flight, airborne and on arrival.

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Visit Westeros This Summer

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Dedicated Game of Thrones viewers can now find accommodations ranging from castles to desert tents near the filming locations for the HBO TV series. Airbnb’s blog has links to amazing rentals that offer the fervent fans a true immersion in the GoT experience. So far listings focus on northern Iceland near Akureyri, Northern Ireland, Morocco, and Croatia.

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