It seems there isn’t a plant or flower that hasn’t been harvested, brewed, and bottled. Amy Stewart’s Drunken Botanist explores the botanical history of some of the world’s greatest spirits. Read an excerpt on the history of cider making and how cider was the first concoction made from apples.
Voted “The Most Brilliant Artist of the Netherlands” in 2009, Dutch artist Diet Wiegman is a master of his craft. But of all the amazing creations he has to his name, his work with light and shadow is most breathtaking. Using garbage, pieces of glass and other rubble, he creates a sculpture that, with the help of a light source, projects a beautiful image onto a wall.
You can stare at the photos for a very long time (trust us, we have) and it still won’t make sense that a carefully arranged pile of recycled items can produce Michelangelo’s David. Or that a pile of broken glass and a few other items can somehow produce a beautiful image of a sunset.