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Flower Power: Azuma Makoto's Botanical Sculptures

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Japanese florist creates mindblowing plant art

At age 21, aspiring musician Azuma Makato made the unlikely leap from punk rock to petunias, leaving his guitar behind to explore the creative possibilities of flower arrangement. Fast-forward fifteen-odd years, and Azuma is not only a world-renowned florist and owner of Tokyo flower shop Jardins des Fleurs, but a globe-trotting artist whose medium is plantlife. "I......read more

Spring Sets Off Tulip Spectacle in Holland

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Tourists flock to technicolor landscape.

Once a year, more than 10,000 hectares of farmland in northwestern Netherlands burst into a patchwork of colors. Like psychedelic Mondrians, these aerial photos capture the tulip farms at the peak of their technicolor glory. The short-lived Dutch Tulip season attracts tens of thousands of flower-gazers, who set up shop along the fields to take in the show.  (via Daily Mail)...read more

An inflatable flower installation grows in Jerusalem's Vallero Square by HQ architects. They are calling it Warde. The flowers fill with air when pedestrians pass by and deflates when they walk away. All four flowers also open when the tram arrives to provide cover for the pedestrians as they step off the tram. The nine by nine meter installation was part of an effort by the......read more

Wisteria Madness at Kawachi Fuji Garden

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Purple haze! Crazy Japanese flower park features tunnel of hanging wisteria

You're probably familiar with sakura matsuri, the cherry blossom festival that takes over Japan every spring. But did you know about fuji matsuri, its wisteria counterpart that happens around the same time? Well, we didn't, but now that we do, we're much happier thank you very much.  These photos were shot at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, about a four hour drive from Tokyo, which......read more

Mesmerizing Photos of Frozen Flowers by Mo Devlin

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Stunning images of roses, posies and daffodils suspended in ice

Mo Devlin began his career in 1973 as a photojournalist for the U.S. Army. But his creative experiments of today have little in common with the gritty documentary photography of his old job. These bewitching images of flowers frozen in ice are show just how far he has come. The frozen flowers series features up-close shots of roses, posies and daffodils suspended in blocks of ice, with......read more

Petal by Pedal Delivers Locally-Sourced Flowers by Bike

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An NYC startup looks to shake up the flower industry

Thanks to the the sustainable food movement, foodie buzzwords like "local," "organic" and "seasonal" have taken root in our collective consiousness, and consumer awareness about where and how food is produced has never been higher. Now a New York City startup is looking to apply the same concept to flowers. The brainchild of Long Island native Kate Gilman, Petal by Pedal aims to......read more

Good Badlands: Photos by Guy Tal

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Ephemeral explosions of color in the Utah desert

The badlands of the American West is a harsh, unforgiving landscape, characterized by sunbaked clay and jagged rock formations. With minimal precipitation, the arid terrain usually features very little in the way of vegetation. In the spring, however, under certain conditions, a tiny bit of moisture can give birth to an explosion of colorful flowers, like these purple and yellow ones caught in......read more

Why 2014 Is a Big Deal

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Thomas Friedman on what plummeting oil prices mean for the climate fight

Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times: I WAS just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That’s thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: São Paulo, Brazil, went dry; China and the......read more

Good News, Bad News from the Gulf

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Scientists discover giant plumes of crude underwater, as BP engineers successfully divert gushing oil away from well.

In Louisiana, mixed news from the frontline of the catastophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine scientists have found a giant plumes of oil coagulating deep under the surface of the water, raising concerns that the spill might be a lot larger than originally estimated. There are three or four plumes, including one reported by the New York Times to be "as large as 10 miles long, 3......read more

Handmade Jewelry Containing Bits Of Nature

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From Sarah Smith, AKA Modern Flower Child

Coos Bay, Oregon-based artist Sarah Smith (aka ModernFlowerChild) hand-crafts each of these beautiful botanical jewelry pieces. She produces collections with fragments of nature embedded within transparent resin, allowing you to carry a bit of natural beauty with you at all times. Each ornament is entirely individual and the artist has a range of earrings, pendants, and bangles......read more

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