Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian’s National Museum’s Warehouse of Natural History

When you think you have seen all display in a museum, you probably don’t know behind a closed door, there is ever larger collection not visible to public. The Museum’s private storage is almost unfathomable in size and scope, containing curiosities that span from birds to bones to butterflies. The artifacts are scrupulously preserved, catalogued, and organized, so that authorized scientific experts can explore for new discoveries. Thanks to photographer Chip Clark and The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C, we have a chance to take a peek at those secluded shelves which are usually off-limits to the public. Get ready to be impressed.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian's National Museum's Warehouse of Natural History
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Pasta Hair: Creative Concept Pasta Packaging Design

Although I am not quite sure how the pasta connected with hair in those packaging designer’s minds, but this set of packaging design is for sure really creative and eye-catching. Published by Maverick Moscow based company Nikita, this playful design concept turns pasta into hair. Or, at least make pasta looks like hair when viewed through transparent plastic cutouts on the box. Quite smart right? And they are definitely outstanding on the shelves!

Pasta Hair: Creative Concept Pasta Packaging Design
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20 Fantastic Recycled and Upcycled Lamps And Chandeliers Ideas

Recycling and upcycling is always one of our favourite topics – creating your own new stuff out of the old stuff is a great way to protect the environment and save your money. After some interesting internet shopping trips, we have collected 20 Fantastic Recycled and Upcycled Lamps And Chandeliers Ideas. Although below projects are not for everyone, which might require various skill, there should be a project right for you. However, we do want to remind you when you want to create something using paper, be really careful so it won’t be any fire threat.

20 Fantastic Recycled and Upcycled Lamps And Chandeliers Ideas
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Greenery in Lamp

Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames designed an interesting lamp Mygdal Plantlamp that allow greenery to grow inside without the use of direct sunlight and water. They worked closely with glass blower to create the ideal shape for the lamp and the end result is two versions – a pendant lamp and a standing lamp. Both lamps have small plants growing inside and LED light is used to replicated sunlight. The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years. Sounds pretty cool. However, I am not sure how the plant can live without water. Anyway, interesting idea but not quite practical for me.

Greenery in Lamp
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