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Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!


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Step Inside London’s Felt Cornershop

To view more photos and videos from Lucy’s Cornershop, explore the The Cornershop location page, browse the #thecornershop hashtag and follow @sewyoursoul on Instagram.

Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you’ll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened in a derelict store in Bethnal Green by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation which consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt! From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble.

“I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy, whose first job was in her local corner shop. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31.

The attention to detail in this installation is *amazing*! -Emily

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Best baby ever. #Otis

Best baby ever. #Otis

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Playful urban design. A Baltimore bus stop that doubles as a giant typographic sculpture.

So now we know. The coolest bus stop in the world is in Baltimore. 

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"We need to stop building bad places. We don’t need to build Rome or Paris. We just need to stop building Houston."

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Creating walkable cities is tough when we’ve built an infrastructure that discourages walking. But it’s worth it. 

Our latest post looks at the future of the walkable neighborhood.

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A brilliant metaphor


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"Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones" via Linda Poon

In the dusty savannah, Maasai warriors go about their day dressed in vibrant red and magenta robes, or shukas. Elaborate beaded jewelry dangle from the necks and faces of men and women — members of one of Kenya’s oldest tribes. And some of them can be seen carrying a spear in one hand and, in the other – wait, is that a cellphone?

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Kathleen HannaStStephen’s Church, DC, 1992 (by Pat Graham)

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"Bridged Gardens" in Tianjin, China by Turenscape

Greenspace is the best space.