Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

The World Monuments Fund has completed a four-year conservation project at two historic Mughal gardens in Agra, India, that had been threatened by pollution, traffic congestion and other urban ills. The sites – Mehtab Bagh and the Garden of the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah – along the Yamuna riverfront in Agra, were newly inaugurated by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Archaeological Survey of India in … Continue reading Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

Fabrications: An upcylist and clothesmaker’s dream in Broadway Market

For fashion to be truly unique, it doesn’t get more “fashionable” then making your own clothes. If you live in London and want to take that first step towards manifesting those creations that you’ve devised in your head or sketched on paper, check out Fabrications on Broadway Market – an independent store dedicated to DIY, upcycling, refashioning, thrifting, knitting, sewing, and sustainable ethical crafts. The … Continue reading Fabrications: An upcylist and clothesmaker’s dream in Broadway Market

Daily I Ching for Thursday 17 January 2019: Hsu (Waiting), Hexagram 5

Hsu (Waiting), Hexagram 5 – Hsu (Waiting) emphasises the importance of patience. Now is not the time for taking action other than simply being and allowing nature to take its course. With any period of waiting, patience is always key and it is a requirement that one must learn in life, no matter how challenging it can […] via Daily I Ching for Thursday 17 January … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Thursday 17 January 2019: Hsu (Waiting), Hexagram 5

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 17 January 2019: 4 of Wands

The 4 of Wands card represents a committed relationship – not just the relationship that you have with your significant other, but the relationship that you have with your self. A commitment to being exactly who you were born to be is strengthened today. And if you not in a relationship, the commitment that you […] via Tarot Guidance for Thursday 17 January 2019: 4 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 17 January 2019: 4 of Wands

Nibs Etc.: Fighting food waste and creating healthy foods with juice pulp

The amount of waste from creating healthy, nutritious juices from scratch is huge. And for that reason, food waste champion Chloë Stewart set about finding a simple solution to dealing with the pulp leftover from juicing. Chloë Stewart’s solution came in the form of setting up a new food company, Nibs Etc., which makes granolas, crackers, loaf cakes and brownies handmade with ingredients that would otherwise be … Continue reading Nibs Etc.: Fighting food waste and creating healthy foods with juice pulp

Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, and green and wet expanse. Capturing this beautiful landscape on wood is artist and designer Greg Klassen, who makes one-of-a-kind wooden furniture featuring rivers and lakes made from blue glass. For the Pacific Northwest resident, Greg Klassen, the trees, the rivers and the fields, along with his family, provide a great source of inspiration. He … Continue reading Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

Daily I Ching for Wednesday 16 January 2019: Sui (Following), Hexagram 17

Sui (Following), Hexagram 17 – Sui (Following) brings the lesson that one must lead by example. You must walk your talk in order to both inspire and to be of assistance to others. That means taking the actions that your intuition is guiding you to take. It is in those actions that people really start to […] via Daily I Ching for Wednesday 16 January 2019: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Wednesday 16 January 2019: Sui (Following), Hexagram 17

Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 16 January 2019: 3 of Wands

Last seen on 5 January, the 3 of Wands today comes as acknowledgment of the persistency and consistency of your efforts – you have now reached an important milestone and success is in your sights. If you have been working on a project recently and it has come to a natural halt, assistance may come […] via Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 16 January 2019: 3 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 16 January 2019: 3 of Wands

EnerGaia: Harvesting spirulina across urban rooftops, and empowering women in Bangladesh

EnerGaia has designed a way to farm spirulina – a nutritious, algae “super-food” – on urban rooftops and disused spaces in Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and now Bangladesh. The Thai startup, with its small team of chemists and engineers, has pioneered a unique urban farming model which utilises excess space on rooftops for the cultivation of spirulina. The farming method involves installing edible algae-producing, CO2-eating bioreactors. Spirulina, a … Continue reading EnerGaia: Harvesting spirulina across urban rooftops, and empowering women in Bangladesh

One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

One million trees are to be planted in the North of England to protect against floods and build a carbon sink. Last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose Forest as … Continue reading One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest