888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate Britain’s Involvement in WWI

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower.

Boring day at the office?

Boring day at the office?

Step by stepMake your own salad dressing

Today I’m (Jess - from CookSmarts) focusing on everyone’s favorite first course, the salad (alright, maybe it’s not your favorite but it sure is healthier than fried calamari!). Even if you’re already eating leafy greens regularly, Jess has got got three ways to make salads an even healthier part of your life.

Check the source for the video or scroll through (where you’ll find a free recipe with this awesome how to make infographic)

By - lifemadesimple

A Year of Parenting

To celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, I drew my most autobiographical comic ever. (by incidentalcomics)

The feeling of being a kid - was short lived.

The feeling of being a kid - was short lived.

The Bucket List

A few weeks ago Jack had the incredible opportunity to tick a couple of things off our bucket list. 

shot glass + wine glass

More perfection at thingsfittingperfectlyintothings

Boyfriend Travels 18 Hours To Give His Girlfriend The Best Birthday Surprise Ever 

There’s a new contender for the best boyfriend ever.

Jack’s girlfriend Ella joked with him on Skype that she wanted him to book a spontaneous flight to go and visit her while she traveled in Australia. She was kidding, but, he did just that.

She’d been traveling for three months, with another three to go.

So, he got on a plane and flew 10 hours from the UK to Hong Kong, where he had an eight-hour layover before continuing on to Sydney.

He did all of this to arrive on the day of her 19th birthday. And, with the help of her parents and friends, he filmed the whole thing.

It took considerable time and expense — but the reaction is so, so worth it. You have never seen two people so happy, and you can’t imagine a girl ever having a better birthday surprise.

A redditor made this to try and raise awareness.

A redditor made this to try and raise awareness.