Knitting Glass Sculptures With Artist Carol Milne

While most people are content to knit sweaters and cozy hats, artist Carol Milne uses her needles to craft incredible glass sculptures in a complex and lengthy process that she invented in 2006. Milne’s unique glass knitting has been exhibited all over the world, drawing considerable praise and prompting a lot of people to ask, “How did you do that?”

Carol Milne Knitting Glass

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Intricate Feather Art Shadowboxes By Chris Maynard

Using feathers as his medium of choice, Chris Maynard has joined the ranks of artists like Tanaka Tatsuya and Seon Ghi Bahk, who are known for creating art from unique materials and methods. Under the careful hands of Maynard, ordinary feathers are sliced and trimmed until they create miniature scenes dotted with birds in flight and on perches. In fact, each feather shadowbox is its own masterpiece, giving viewers a glimpse at the actual bird from which the feather originated.

Feather Shadowbox

Source: Featherfolio

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10 Amazing And Important UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In the midst of destruction, the United Nations saw potential for innovation and created the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a fractured, post-World War II landscape. Made to build lasting peace and form bonds between people, UNESCO’s first directive was to rebuild schools, museums, libraries and other important cultural and intellectual sites after the war. Since its inception in 1945, UNESCO has positively impacted the world in a number of ways.

UNESCO Building

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José Mujica, Uruguay’s Anti-Politician

Jose Mujica Rundown Farm

Source: The Guardian

The five-year administration of the “world’s humblest president” is about to come to an end. José Mujica took office as President of Uruguay in March 2010, but never moved into the Presidential Palace in Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo. Instead, he lived on his wife’s farm surrounded by the family dogs.

In addition to “humblest,” Mujica has been called the “world’s poorest president,” the “most radical politician,” the “anti-politician,” “the last hero of politics,” and “a modern day Don Quixote.” Perhaps the most profound accolade he has received, though, has been from his neighbor, who told The Guardian that Mujica “is an ordinary man.”

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