Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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temps-de-flors-eiffel-bridge-side-hanging-plants-urbangardensweb Gustav Eiffel’s Pont de le Peixateries Velles over Onyar river. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as are the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through it. 

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Outdoor Art Installation Doubles as Exercise Equipment at Milan Botanical Garden

July 25, 2016

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During Milan Design Week, visitors to the city’s Botanical Garden, or Orto Botanico, experienced an art installation that doubles as exercise equipment.

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MyEquilibria represents Miami-based Italian “innovation designer” Vito Di Bari’s vision for the “cross-pollination of arts and technology for Read More...

Birdhouses That Offer Air Quality Info and Free WiFi

June 10, 2016

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New smart birdhouses in Amsterdam measure air quality then alert the public with illuminated green LED lights when the air is clean, and when it is, the devices open up a local server to offer free and secure WiFi to Read More...

Science Students Rap About Photosynthesis

June 6, 2016

Talk about making science fun! Want to learn about photosynthesis? A team of four 7th and 8th grade students from the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California rap about photosynthesis in They Grow, a ‘science-ified” version of the popular Drake … Read More...

Gang of Portuguese Grandparent Graffiti Artists

May 16, 2016

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Armed with cans of spray paint, masks and gloves, a gang of septuagenarian graffiti artists are hitting the streets of Lisbon on a mission not just to add color to drab streets, but also to defy ageist stereotypes.

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