Powerful Portraits of People Revealing Their “Invisible” Illnesses


Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci have started an impactful photo project that helps to give others a voice. As teens, both women were diagnosed with chronic illnesses that are, essentially, invisible. Cashel copes with chronic Lyme disease, while Lupinacci was diagnosed with Lupus during her senior year of high school. Both illnesses don’t show noticeable physical symptoms and are instead characterized by an internal struggle. “I have a few memories of being aware that Allie was sick,” Lupinacci told The Mighty. “She took a leave of absence from school for a while and we visited each other in the hospital a few times, but we never sat down and talked about what we were scared of or what was hard. And I think that’s pretty consistent of young people going through this.” Continue Sailing

Blue Fire Crater: Rivers of Molten Sulphur Flowing Inside an Indonesian Volcano Photographed by Reuben Wu

While on a trip to visit the Ijen and Bromo Tengger Semeru volcanoes in East Java last month, Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu captured the unusual sight of molten sulphur that flows from fumaroles at the base of the Blue Fire Crater at Ijen. The area is usually swarming with tourists, but Wu stayed after sunset until the moon rose to capture these otherworldly images. Continue Sailing

Gran Told Hubby New Dog Was Jack Russell…But He Grew Into One Of The Biggest In UK


A grandma fibbed to her husband that the puppy they had adopted was a Jack Russell only him to grow into one of the biggest dogs in the UK. Grandmother-of-four Sue Markham fell in love with 1lb 15oz puppy Yogi but husband Robert, both 57, had said he didn’t want a ‘big dog’. But the ‘Jack Russell’ didn’t stop growing and turned into a 15-stone monster who chomps his way through £37 worth of food every week. Continue Sailing

4 Reasons Why Czar Might Prove To Be The King Of WordPress Themes


Kickstarter recently has been a really exciting place for WordPress developers and enthusiasts due to the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a WordPress theme called “Czar” – View The Kickstarter Campaign. Czar has some exclusive offerings for the business owners and the developers and these 4 reasons might actually make Czar the King Of WordPress Themes. Continue Sailing

Japanese Artist Places a Modern Spin on Centuries-Old Woodblock Prints Through Animated GIFs

A Japanese artist is placing a modern spin on a centuries-old technique, animating Japanese woodblock prints in the style typically reserved for TV show recaps and continuously looping memes. The artist, who who goes by Segawa thirty-seven, uses Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to alter the static images and inlay elements of sci-fi and modern culture—bringing in Segways and alien spaceships into the fixed landscapes-turned-gifs. Continue Sailing

Scarlett Hooft Graafland Creates Surreal Installations Over The Beautiful Landscapes


Working at the intersection of sculpture, performance and photography, Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland created a series, titled ‘Soft Horizons, Bolivia‘, that explores how sculpture can beautifully intervene in natural landscapes. Continue Sailing

Watch Molten Glass 3D-Printed From a Kiln at 1900 Degrees

In collaboration with the MIT Glass Lab, the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab has produced a way to 3D print glass, creating intricate patterns from molten glass inside a kiln-like printer and giving a completely modern twist to the 4,500 year-old material. The video produced to exhibit the ways in which the technology works displays the process without words, instead focusing on the mesmerizing way the hot glass stacks upon itself in the machine and ultimately cools into the final vase-like forms. Continue Sailing

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born


Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. Continue Sailing