Each year, during the La Scala Flower Festival, about 2,000 potted plants and flowers of different shades and colors are arranged on the historic Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte to create one grand design.
Grand Design Grand vision #lasflores
You may have heard that Alice Munro couldn’t make it to Sweden to accept this year’s Nobel prize. Instead, she made a video, which you can watch in full on the Nobel Prize committee’s website. (You could also read Ben Dolnick’s beginner’s guide to her work, or else read my essay on the meaning of her win.) (h/t The Paris Review)
|—||Ralph Waldo Emerson (via quotedojo)|
We hear from readers all the time who say they’d love to grow some of their own food, but they don’t have a big yard to work with. Fear not, readers! You can grow some of your own food on a patio, balcony, fire escape or in pots on your rooftop. The trick is to plan well, using the proper plants and tools for the job. Here are a few of my favorite tips for the small-space gardener……. [Find out how!]
1. After the Chaos by Bob Verschueren
2. Lives of Grass by Mathilde Roussel
3. Listen… by Olga Ziemska
4. Equilibri by Michael Grab
See the full list on My Modern Met.
Huascaran National Park, Peru
⤻ Near Reykjavik, Iceland: the Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow Yoko Ono, who plans to have the tower lit annually from 9 October (Lennon's birthday) to 8 December (the day he was shot). It is powered by geo-thermal energy.