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March 8, 2022

Contemporary Getaway Inspired the Humble Beauty of the Farmhouse Barn

A family commissioned their barn-inspired dream home for weekend retreats with their horses in Pullenvale, Australia. Designed by Paul Uhlmann Architect, The Barn is a 412 square meter, or 4,400 square feet, estate defined by beautiful interiors and high ceilings. Though the architecture is contemporary, it's inspired by buildings found in rural settings. Structural timber is used to support the tall ceiling and to frame views of the land.

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March 8, 2022

Ethereal Illumination Brings Three-Dimensional Cut-Paper Worlds to Life

While some paper artists challenge themselves to create work from one sheet of paper, others employ many pieces to make their art. Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata explores the capabilities of this two-dimensional medium by layering numerous pieces of paper cutouts together to create vibrant three-dimensional environments. She then brings these carefully sheared worlds to life by casting an ethereal light over the rows of white paper.

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March 7, 2022

Longstanding Mystery Surrounding the Origins of a 30,000-Year-Old Figurine Is Solved

New information is shedding light on the origins of a 30,000-year-old sculpture. The Venus of Willendorf, a 4.4-inch-tall carving crafted between 30,000 and 25,000 BCE, is named for its discovery in Willendorf, Austria. However, the stone it is made from could not be found anywhere in the area—a fact that shrouded the object in mystery for years. Now, researchers believe they have an answer to the statue's history, pinpointing the unique rock to northern Italy.

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March 7, 2022

The Sounds These Bear Cubs Make While Eating Apples Is Ridiculously Adorable

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. As it turns out, a truckload of them also makes a delicious snack for a group of hungry bear cubs. That’s why when writer, producer, and animal lover John Fusco dropped off a batch of apples for the black bear cubs at Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire to enjoy, the furry little tykes could hardly contain their excitement.

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