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Month: April 2009

Brussel’s Floral Carpet

Brussel’s Floral Carpet

This is truly amazing. In Brussel, Belgium they have replicated a medeival carpet using begonias.  It includes close to a a million flowers and spreads out for 300 square meters.  Grass, tree bark, and other materials were added to blend the colors.  1,000 volunteers are needed to put it all together. In 1971, the first Carpet of Flowers was created in Belgium’s capital.  Now, the carpet is recreated every two year.  The next display will be created in 2010. You…

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Art Break: What One Can Do With a Piece of Paper

Art Break: What One Can Do With a Piece of Paper

I was rambling around the web today and came across the website of artist, Peter Callesen.  He creates the most amazing things out of a sheet of white paper.  I’m amazed at such creativity out of a single form. Check out some of his creations: The Peter Callesen Collection

Trapped Quake Victim’s Unusual Way to Survive

Trapped Quake Victim’s Unusual Way to Survive

The earthquake that hit L’Aquila, Italy was devastating.  The number of dead keeps increasing and so does the rubble. A 98 year old woman was trapped within the rubble of her home for 30 hours.  How did she survive the ordeal?  She crocheted!  Maria D’Antuano was rushed to the hospital for further observation. Well, she didn’t have anything better to do with her time!  I can imagine this unflabble attitude in the face of crisis is what has lead her…

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Music Helps former Child Soldier Fight for Peace

Music Helps former Child Soldier Fight for Peace

What do you think your future would hold if your grew up in Southern Sudan?  How about if at the age of 7 you family was torn apart by war?  Now what if you were taken away from the violence to another country only to find yourself forced into fighting someone else’s war?  Do you think if you escaped you could then make something of yourself and help others in the process? That is Emmanuel Jal’s story.   Jal is a…

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