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A Week of Links

DRIPEESHA.

Edible whiskey capsules. I’m at a loss for words.

A Porgโ„ข Pie Bird.

Banksy’s new “homewares store.”

Dozens of videos chronicling the lives of chipmunks in the wilderness of Canada. I dare you not to get sucked in.

Stunning hanging planters.

A stationery store straight out of a fairytale.

If the Joker laughed like Pee Wee Herman.

I may need to join the ladies at Cup of Jo in lathering my skin with this nourishing cream for dry weather.

Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden

One of my favorite things to see when traveling are botanical gardens, arboretums, or anything of the variety. They tend to be a quiet and uncrowded and filled with wonderful folia. By far, the best one I’ve been to was just recently at the Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo on the Island of Hawai’i. It was nothing short of spectacular. You’re in a literal rainforest that just happens to be maintained by people. There were hundreds of plant species thriving – so many of which I struggle to keep alive potted in the far-from-tropical Seattle climate. It was humid and a steep incline but entirely worth the time. I’ll be dreaming about it for years to come.

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Paper Fauna

Artist, Tina Kraus (@faltmanufaktur), makes stunning insects and plants from intricately folding delicate crepe paper. She then embellishes them with colorful paints and pastels.

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