When you first look at the felt work that makes up “The Bourdon Street Chemist” installation, it’s easy to assume that you’re looking at a collection of toys. When you look more closely, though, you’re in for a slightly more adult-themed scene.
The majority of Americans are familiar with Mount Rushmore. What they don’t know is that this almost 80-year-old monument has a very controversial history. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot carvings of four U.S. presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson) into the mountainside of South Dakota’s Black Hills.
While it has proven to be a launchpad for some of the world’s biggest musical careers, Memphis’s legacy doesn’t stop there. Founded in 1819, the city has been at the forefront of history’s most notable events and movements. Here are ten places to visit for a better look at Memphis and its roots.
HOT•BED, a Philadelphia-based gallery and creative lifestyle space founded in 2017, is excited to announce a new solo exhibition from Adam Wallacavage, AFTER FOREVER.
Just over three decades ago, Jim Reinders stood in the middle of a windy, wide-open patch of Nebraska farmland, imagining what could fill its expanse. What he dreamed up has since evolved into one of the Midwest’s most quirky road trip treasures. Reinders, who spent time studying in England, had long been fascinated by the mystery of Stonehenge. Not one to shrink from a challenge, Reinders set out to replicate the famed site—with an American twist.
When you’ve finished drinking tea, do you throw away the teabag? Ruby Silvious doesn’t. Instead, she uses it to create art. Silvious is a Philippines-born, United States-based artist. She uses tea bags as canvases to create gorgeous and intricate watercolor paintings.
In the spring of 2021, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, Kairakuen Garden, will undergo a major transformation. teamLab, which describes itself as a digital art and design collective, recently released a series of images of its new Kairakuen Garden installation.
Nestled along the central Oregon coast, on Nye Beach in the town of Newport, rests a 21-room inn for world-weary travelers and journeymen looking to relax and read. And could there be a greater milieu for curling up with a book than with the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep? While this tranquil setting may sound like an ideal escape from the noisy world—a silent respite, if you will—it is, in fact, almost always accentuated with lively conversation. This is the Sylvia Beach Hotel.
Tucked away in a Norwegian forest, the incredible Woodnest cabins take the term “treehouse” to a new level. These tiny, self-supported cabins are the ultimate private getaway. The two Woodnest cabins are located deep in the forest of Odda, Norway. Each cabin sits in a single tree and is attached to the trunk with a steel collar about 15-20 feet off the ground.
Department store Santas are a staple during the holiday season. Where did this tradition start, though? Who was the first department store Santa?