Category Archives: Beautiful

Sky Magic

  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Derya Aksoy

You’ll have to wait a few weeks for one of these stunning butterfly-inspired pieces, because Aksoy has become too popular. See more on Etsy. Via My Modern Met.

Timelapse of New Zealand Glowworm Cave


Cranberries in New England

Hand-stamped Textiles

  Another fine video sent from my sister, Ivy.

Making a Crystal Chandelier

Though I could do without the narration, some of this is really cool. Via Colossal.

How to Tie a 200-Pound Turban

Baba Avtar Singh shows off his enormous…turban. This is pretty cool. You can tell he just does it for exhibition purposes though. Otherwise he’d have no neck.

Engraved Windows at St. Nicholas’ Church

Grand Prismatic Spring

  I may have subscribed to the Smithsonian channel.


Rangoli are patterned art laid on the doorstep, floor, or courtyard during Indian festivals, like Diwali. They go by a host of names in different regions, like Kolam in southern India. They are made from colored cornstarch (Gulam, the same powder used during Holi), colored rice, or even flowers.  You can make your own Gulam: Here’s a slightly different recipe,… (more…)