Passions and hobbies come in all shapes and sizes, including toilet seats. Barney Smith decorated and customized toilet seats for over 50 years, passing away at 98 years old in 2019. His life’s work is currently on display at the Truck Yard beer garden in Houston, Texas, carefully relocated from his garage in San Antonio, Texas.
When searching the centuries for suitable examples, Alice Liddell is perhaps not the most likely of literary muses. Few children are. But it was her natural charm and, most significantly, her wondrous sense of curiosity that endeared her to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll. In fact, little Alice proved to be such an inspiration to the budding English writer and mathematician, that had the two not been introduced during the mid-1800s, the world of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” might never have come to be.
In addition to its devastating health effects, COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in domestic violence cases. It is a horrendous story that is, sadly, only part of an ever-growing realization—a “shadow pandemic,” as the United Nations has claimed. A veritable scourge against women around the world. Along with the help of some friends (new and old) from Mexico and the U.S., one woman has channeled her frustration regarding this alarming trend into a unique therapeutic artform. The results have resonated far and wide.
The dusty drive from Dallas, Texas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, will run you upwards of about 10 hours and 700 miles. However, luckily for you and your fellow road trippers, there is no shortage of fascinating hotspots to visit along the way. This wayward drive not only promises travelers a scenic tour through America’s exhilarating southwest but a lifetime of memories. Tip your hat and set off into the sunset with this trusty list of must-see spots.
Amy Jandrisevits makes dolls. And not just any dolls—handmade craftworks that are exact look-alikes for children who are physically different. Like other innovators before her, she came up with the idea for her unique side business after noticing a lack of diversity among similar products on the market—stuffed figurines with vacant, lifeless plastic eyes peering out from toy store shelves. She took it upon herself to change all that.
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra began with a revelation that any inanimate object makes a suitable musical instrument. Taking the world (and YouTube) by storm, this charmingly funny, yet sarcastically serious group of musical typists is ready for anything. Ditching traditional instruments in favor of typewriters from yesteryear, The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is finding well-deserved success as fans everywhere marvel at their talent.
If you’re looking for things to do in Seattle during COVID-19, whether you’re a Seattle resident or planning a trip there, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy exploring the 580-acre Lake Union area from the comfort of your own hot tub boat.
Are you planning to explore the charisma of nature while savoring an opulent stay in India? Some hand-picked luxury campsites of the country are mentioned here for that exotic experience.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mybushotel was founded by a group of friends who renovated an old school bus in preparation for a road trip through South America. Today, the company has three school buses – or “skoolies,” as they’re affectionately known – available to rent or buy, and they’re currently working on a fourth. If you’re looking to renovate your own hotel on wheels, but you don’t know where to start, the team at Mybushotel is also happy to renovate a bus to your specifications.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1983, Lauren Rinaldi stands in a class of her own among contemporary, empowered female artists. Representative – an exclusive exhibition hosted by Paradigm Gallery + Studio® in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – personifies Rinaldi’s figurative style and the sociopolitical tumult of 21st-century America.