This Sculptural Shelter Is A Place To Enjoy Quiet And Restful Contemplation

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The London-based design studio of Giles Miller, focuses on innovative surfaces, material and sculptural works, and their latest design is named ‘Perspectives’, their first permanent sculptural architecture installation that’s an organic pavilion covered with Cedar shingles. Commission by Surrey Hills Arts and the Mittal Foundation, the installation is located along a scenic route on the Hills of Surrey, south of London. The installation was created as a place to enjoy quiet and restful contemplation, with the shingles providing shelter from the elements, and inside there are benches to enjoy the view. Continue reading »

This Writer’s Shed Was Designed To Be A Quiet Haven In The Big City

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WSD Architecture were commissioned by their client, an author and illustrator, to design and build a backyard shed where they could work, at the end of their property in the London Borough of Hackney. Continue reading »

Quiet at the Back: Classrooms Around the World

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Teacher Archana Shori poses for a picture with 7th-grade level students inside their classroom at Rukmini Devi Public school in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2015. Nearly three years after Taliban gunmen shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist last week urged world leaders gathered in New York to help millions more children go to school. World Teachers’ Day falls on 5 October, a Unesco initiative highlighting the work of educators struggling to teach children amid intimidation in Pakistan, conflict in Syria or poverty in Vietnam. Even so, there have been some improvements: the number of children not attending primary school has plummeted to an estimated 57 million worldwide in 2015, the U.N. says, down from 100 million 15 years ago. Reuters photographers have documented learning around the world, from well-resourced schools to pupils crammed into corridors in the Philippines, on boats in Brazil or in crowded classrooms in Burundi. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
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Photo Series Captures the Quiet Dignity of Search and Rescue Dogs that Served During 9/11

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Abigail. Ojai, CA. (Photo by Charlotte Dumas)

We all know that hundreds of firefighters, police officers and ambulance crews helped out on 9/11 to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center, but rarely do we hear about the heroic rescue dogs of that fateful day. With the help of FEMA, photographer Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs who worked to find survivors in the rubble of the twin towers, and fittingly named her photo series Retrieved. Continue reading »

Nature’s Quiet Assassin: Astonishing Pictures Capture Moment Jaguar has Caiman for Lunch

The jaguar is well-known to biologists working near the Cuiaba river in the Pantanal Wetlands of western Brazil. They’ve nicknamed him Mick. Mick stealthily creeps up on his unsuspecting prey (Picture: Justin Black/Barcroft Media). Continue reading »

Say Goodbye to Quiet Life


I don’t know what to say. :-(
Image courtesy – Richard D’Abreu.