Worlds first Rose Museum in Beijing is wrapped in a beautiful perforated facade

July 13, 2016 by  
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? Set on a 100-hectare rose park that exhibited over 2,000 species of roses for the convention, the Beijing Rose Museum was designed to engage and overlook its stunning surrounding views. The museum is a modern take on the historical Chinese courtyard house that embraces and encloses open spaces, as a nod to traditional Chinese architecture. To showcase the history and culture of rose cultivation in China, which dates back to at least the 11th century B.C., NEXT architects wrapped the building in a 300-meter-wide, 17-meter-tall soft, stainless steel facade perforated with rose-shaped patterns. The detached facade creates a series of walled-off courtyards. Related: Bat bridge provides shelter for our winged friends in the Dutch town of Monster “The main challenge with the Rose Museum was to find a modern Chinese identity for a building which significance is so deeply rooted into Chinese culture,” said John van de Water, partner at NEXT Architects. The semi-transparent stainless steel walls blur the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor landscape. At night, the museum lights up from within for a beautiful glowing appearance that can be enjoyed from across a lake. + NEXT Architects Images via NEXT Architects , by Xiao Kaixiong

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DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

February 14, 2016 by  
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Valentine’s Day is generally associated with gift-giving to one’s sweetheart, and after chocolate, roses are the most popular choice of present to show one’s affection. Nothing quite compares to a rose in terms of beauty, grace, scent, and the expression of romantic love , and it’s always sad when these lovely blooms wilt and lose their petals after a few days. There is, however, a gorgeous way to preserve and reuse those petals, and that’s by transforming them into beads, which can then be used in jewelry, keepsakes, sachets, or even just as decorative accents. Read the rest of DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

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100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

February 10, 2016 by  
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Roses may be red, but they’re definitely not green according to research from Scientific American . As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine’s Day , they may want to consider that the traditional flower of love has an environmental impact worse than most other crops. In fact, according to environmental flower site Flowerpetal.com , the 100 million roses grown for a typical Valentine’s Day in the US produce some 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Read the rest of 100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

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DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

February 12, 2014 by  
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Valentine’s Day is generally associated with gift-giving to one’s sweetheart, and after chocolate, roses are the most popular choice of present to show one’s affection. Nothing quite compares to a rose in terms of beauty, grace, scent, and the expression of romantic love , and it’s always sad when these lovely blooms wilt and lose their petals after a few days. There is, however, a gorgeous way to preserve and reuse those petals, and that’s by transforming them into beads, which can then be used in jewelry, keepsakes, sachets, or even just as decorative accents. Read the rest of DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bead making , beads , DIY , how-to , Jewellery , Jewelry , making beads , rosaries , rose , rose beads , rose petal beads , rose petals , roses , Valentine , Valentine’s , valentine’s day        

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U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

February 12, 2014 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock This week the White House announced a new “ National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking ” that includes a near complete ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory . Under the new legislation it will be illegal to import any elephant ivory into the U.S., including antique ivory, while the export and domestic resale of elephant ivory will be prohibited in most circumstances. Read the rest of U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , elephant hunting , Elephant Poaching , elephant tuck , elephants , endangered , ivory , Ivory Trade , preservation , trafficking , Wildlife , wildlife trafficking        

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Ancient City Flooded by the Chinese Government Becomes Major Tourist Attraction

February 12, 2014 by  
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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch

February 12, 2014 by  
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Toyota has issued a recall of 1.9 million Toyota Prius hybrids to reprogram software in the third-generation Prius. The recall is needed to update a hybrid control glitch that can cause the Prius to shutdown and enter a failsafe mode. When this happens, drivers have barely enough power to pull over to the side of the road. Read the rest of Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car recall , electric car , electric motor , green car , green transportation , hybrid car , Prius defects , third generation Prius recall , Toyota , Toyota electric car , toyota prius , Toyota Prius recall , Toyota recall        

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Construction on Calatrava’s Chicago Spire Could Resume Thanks to New Investment

February 12, 2014 by  
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Back in 2008 we wrote about Calatrava’s spiraling Chicago Spire , which was to become America’s tallest structure and the second tallest in the world. Since then, construction on the soaring 2,000-foot-high tower has been stalled due to the financial crisis, leaving a 76ft by 110ft hole in a major waterfront location where a record-breaking building should have been. All that could change, however, if developers come through on their promise to inject new funds into the project. Read the rest of Construction on Calatrava’s Chicago Spire Could Resume Thanks to New Investment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Atlas Apartment Holdings , building developers Chicago , Calatrava Chicago Spire , Chicago tower , financial crisis Chicago , Shelbourne Development Group , spiraling tower chicago , tallest towers , tower bankruptcy , US tallest buildings , world tallest buildings        

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