The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999.
It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
THE MERMAID AND THE SAILOR is a story told in verse about a cruel pirate who seeks redemption after being cursed by the witch of the sea.
written in 2013, it’s been given a big facelift and compiled into a PDF. it’s 96 illustrated pages, pay-what-you-want (aka FREE!!) and available on gumroad right now. please read, share and enjoy!! <3
Natalie Dormer as Cressida in Mockingjay - Part I [x]
The finished “Fall Flower Fairy” dress and crown. I like how this dress turned out, I think it’s really cute and it makes me happy! Hopefully i’ll be able to get proper photos of in a pumpkin patch or someplace autumny.
The whole thing was made in a week from chiffon, organza, tulle, and sixty dollars worth of fake flowers. It was really easy and fun to work on.
I have three blog posts that about the process of making this, they can be viewed here. I also have three videos about it posted here!
wow this is so gorgeous
Daniel Radcliffe photographed by Dale May for Mental Floss Magazine (2014)
In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights
Is that… is that even healthy?
There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.
In which case
(I like glowy things)