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In 2017 there is Hope and there is the True Nature of Humanity

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Originally posted on Freed from Time:
“2016 was rough but we still have every reason to hope” says Avaaz ⇒.  Avaaz has 43 million members and raise petitions that work on the local, national and international level.  More ↓. Below…

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The Family Business

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Originally posted on My OBT:
Cesare Toffolo Father and son Emanuel and Cesare Toffolo are glass artists trained and working in Murano, Italy. But though their roots are the same, their work is very, very different. Father Cesare makes beautiful, mostly-traditional-looking…

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The Elegant Rebel

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Originally posted on My OBT:
Elina Gleizer Although she’s only 29 years old, Israeli jewelry designer and goldsmith Elina Gleizer has a very mature eye for design. She got her degree in jewelry design from Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design,…

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Anything But Straight Lines

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Originally posted on My OBT:
Straight Line Designs These are the whimsical, magical furniture designs of Vancouver artist Judson Beaumont. His company, Straight Line Designs, produces furniture with more personality-per-square-inch than Kristin Chenoweth*, if you can imagine. *I am powerless to…

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Marvelous Marquetry

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Originally posted on My OBT:
This is the utterly fascinating traditional Japanese art of Hakone-Zaiku marquetry. Different naturally-colored wood pieces are cut and planed, then assembled into precise patterns, glued, shaved into paper thin sheets and applied to decorative boxes, trays, chests…

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Pocket Pals

This gallery contains 22 photos.

Originally posted on My OBT:
Hiroko Kubota Hiroko Kubota was making clothing for her little boy when he asked if she could embroider a cat on his shirt. The young mother, pleased with how it turned out, put a picture…

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For the Good of the Hive

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Originally posted on My OBT:
Matt Willey/The Good of the Hive This is the lovely work of muralist/bee lover Matt Willey, who pledged to personally paint 50,000 endangered honey bees in 50 murals around the world. 50,000 is roughly the number of bees…

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