Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

These might look like ordinary clothes on hangers, but they’re actually marble statues chiseled by Edinburgh-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series known as The Identity Collection. Continue reading »

Amazing Obsidian Carved Crystal Tyrannosaurus Skull


This is a Black Obsidian Tyrannosaurus/dinosaur skull. The skull is 6.4 inches long, from front to back.

Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. Continue reading »

Wadi Rum Resort: A Hotel Carved in Rock

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Taking a page from the houses of Cappadocia in Turkey and, much closer to home, the fabled city of Petra, an architectural firm designed an eco resort built into the sandstone cliffs of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert. Chad Oppenheimer designed 47 desert lodges carved directly into the cliffs for the Wadi Rum Resort, set to open in 2014. Continue reading »