LifeStraw® water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water. The easy-to-use filters are a vital tool for some of the 780 million people who don’t have ready access to safe drinking water. This leaves them at risk for diarrheal disease, which kills more than 1.5 million people every year. Continue reading LifeStraw water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water.
A group of friends has created a stunning 7-mile scale model of the solar system on a dry lakebed in Nevada.
〄 3 6 9 – “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” – Nikola Tesla
Have you ever wondered why there are 360 degrees in a circle? This short video distills a lot of information about numbers, geometry and the relationship between them.
Wassily Kandinsky, ‘Yellow, Red, Blue’ (1925)
by Maria Popova
“To harmonize the whole is the task of art.”
“Art is a form of nourishment (of consciousness, the spirit),” 31-year-old Susan Sontag wrote in her diary in 1964. “Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness,” wrote Alain de Botton half a century later in the excellent Art as Therapy. But perhaps the greatest meditation on how art serves the soul came more than a century earlier, in 1910, when legendary Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinskypublished Concerning the Spiritual in Art (free download; public library) — an exploration of the deepest and most authentic motives for making art, the “internal necessity” that impels artists to create as a spiritual impulse and audiences to admire art as a spiritual hunger. Continue reading Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists