Music From The Fibonacci Sequence by David Macdonald (aSongScout)

The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones.

The sequence appears in many settings in mathematics and in other sciences. In particular, the shape of many naturally occurring biological organisms is governed by the Fibonacci sequence and its close relative, the golden ratio.

David Macdonald, aka aSongScout, decided to see what it would sound like as music.
To create the melody David has assigned the numbers to the E major scale and… well, watch his video:

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Spectacular Space Birthday Cake

“I wanted to make a galaxy/space cake that was space-y on the outside, but also space-y on the inside”
Naushee, aka Pedagiggle, created a multi-layered spectacular space birthday cake for her 4-year-old son, Ilyas.
This amazing cake in the outside features hand-painted planets and stars, and once you cut into it, it revels the swirls of the Milky Way and our solar system (including Earth, Mars and the Sun).



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Diamond Art Magic by Angie Crabtree

These modern and beautiful paintings are by Angie Crabtree.

Angie fell in love with diamonds after painting her first, at 60 inches tall, for an exhibition about “Luxury” in San Francisco in 2013. She fell in love with gems and their geometric patterns, and quit her job as a high school art teacher in 2015 to paint diamond portraits full-time.

“First, I study the diamond and create a small scale drawing to map out the facets.” The artist said to Gem Hunt  “Once I have a clear vision, I redraw it on the canvas and begin painting each facet from left to right in monochromatic tones.

All of my pieces are painted large and intricately, with much attention to the faceting, reflections and colors that make diamonds so mesmerizing. When I paint them, my fascination with geometry, kaleidoscopes, mandalas and mudras is brought to the surface. I lose myself in the repetition and patterns, and use both symmetry and asymmetry to maintain the balance.

Each layer takes 1-2 weeks to dry, so Angie rotates between 10-15 pieces at a time. Painted in oil on canvas, Angie uses a classical glazing technique to create a stained-glass effect, reminiscent of 17th century royalty portraiture.

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Mental Illnesses Architecturally Interpreted by Federico Babina

In this new series by Italian illustrator Federico Babina, the artist explores some of the more common mental illness through a visual representation in 16 drawings.

Archiatric gives an architectural and artistic voice to psychological disorders like depression, paranoia, anxiety, and alzhimer, demonstrate a deep empathy.

“It is quite true that architecture and the spaces that we live in influence our behavior and psychopathology,” Babina explains,who plans spaces plans attitudes, behaviors and emotional experiences”.

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Arco Magno

Arco Magno is a famous beach located between the border north of San Nicola Arcella, Tyrrhenian Coast near Scalea in the province of Cosenza, Italy, and the area south of Praia a Mare.

With its unique position in a rocky cove and surrounded on all sides by spectacular cliffs, Arco Magno is well known for its extraordinary natural arch that was created in the rock carved probably by sea, making its way toward a small beach. To reach this spectacular beach you must scale a staircase and venture over the rocky headland, along a path carved into the rock wall immediately behind the beach, from here you can enjoy an extraordinary viewpoint.

“Continuing a little ‘down the path, you come right over the Arco Magno, go further it is to open the eyes and the soul of the sensations even more amazing, the view opens up as image heavenly, unspoilt coastline of a natural beauty, made of sea, a sea bathed by the rays of the sun with its incessant sway sinuous shape of the beaches and enchanting, enriched by huge rock masses among them are obtained details and sensitive areas where you can sunbathe in peace accompanied by a sweet melody that comes from the spray foamy waters wind their way through the rocks.” beachoo

A huge rock wall with a single front opening whose size allow small boats to get to the beach and on its side the cave Arco Magno, within which there is a fresh water spring.

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Folklore, Occult and Contemporary Design in TrueBlack Tarot by Arthur Wang

TrueBlack Tarot is a gorgeous, luxe tarot deck by Arthur Wang.

Illustrated in a style that refuses to be placed in any specific era or time, each card emerges from the darkness a story in itself, embodied in a painting that is both ancient and contemporary.

Core to the concept of TrueBlack is the interconnectedness of all, embodied in the stars and skies shared by humanity through all lands and epochs. Each box, booklet, and card back is adorned with maps of the heavens.

Every card back features a gloss-on-matte starmap, and every card title is detailed in a glossy finish.

All 22 Major Arcana cards feature an individual and distinctive additional gloss design, specifically illustrated to complement the card.

TrueBlack is the brainchild of Arthur Wang, designer and illustrator. Growing up in NYC’s myriad mix of cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs, it was easy for him to become fascinated with the occult from a young age.
Books of anthropological folklore, paranormal studies, and witchcraft throughout all ages and geographical locations filled his shelves, and from there, the marriage of the occult studies with his design background was an easy connection to make. He has since been working full-time in product design while creating True Black.

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Cyberpunk and Neon-Noir Streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo by Photographer Zaki Abdelmounim

These photography series by Moroccan photographer Zaki Abdelmounim, are an all-out assault on your senses.

Offering a strong immersive cyberpunk experience, in his photographs of Hong Kong and Tokyo Abdelmounim plays with various styles of color grading techniques, that shifted from cyberpunk/vaporwave like colors, to dark-noir and cinematic tones, in order to communicate different moods of these scenes.

The projects came from a fascination with fictional cyberpunk and neon-noir worlds, and a feeling of urgency to live and conjure images of these vibes from our real world,” Abdelmounim tells My Modern Met.It’s the juxtaposition of a different era and the present we live in, of the real and fiction, what makes it a worthwhile experience.”

For his ongoing project, on the Abdelmounim’s wishlist there are Shanghai, Seoul, Chicago, and New York.

If you are interested in prints, they are available via Curioos.

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Sagyeong: Korean Traditional Illuminated Sutra

The term Sagyeong originates from two words- “Samadhi” and “Art”, where “Samadhi” refers to a meditative state of consciousness.

This 1700-year old Korean tradition of sutra transcription and illumination by hand, was introduced in the early 4th century to spread the teachings of Buddha.
Sagyeong requires concentration and self-discipline and it’is a help to silence a chaotic mind and to relieve the stresses of modern life.

During the 12th and 13th centuries, the production of Sagyeong reached its pinnacle. The Buddhist scriptures, Tripitaka Koreana (or Palman Daejanggyeong), were carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks from 1236 to 1251. Later, during the rule of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897)- this tradition was almost destroyed with anti-Buddhist policy.

At present, Haeinsa, a South Korean Buddhist temple preserves the collection of these scriptures and it is regarded as a world heritage today. 
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The Plan to Remove All Plastic From Oceans by 2050

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In 2015 Boyan Slat was only 20 years old when designed a device that promised to rid the world’s oceans of plastic by prompting it to clean itself.

Now Slat’s invention is ready to clean up the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of floating trash in the North Pacific Ocean.
Slat’s foundation The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

Once plastic enters the marine food web, there is a possibility that it will contaminate the human food chain as well,” The Ocean Cleanup explains, “efforts to clean and eradicate ocean plastic have also caused significant financial burdens”.

– By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time. –

We have successfully initiated our 120-meter tow test unit towards its designated test pattern approximately 50 nautical miles outside of San Francisco’s Golden Gate. This is an important test before we deploy our complete system into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch later this summer.
Read more about it here

The Ocean Cleanup

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Dreamlike and Surreal Creatures by Miranda Zimmerman (Faunwood)

Miranda Zimmerman a.k.a. Faunwood is a freelance artist who uses inspiration from transformations of nature and her background in science to create dreamlike and surreal creatures with multiple limbs, third eyes, and the ability to split into astral forms.

Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  

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