Travel: Magnificent Ryoan-ji temple and gardens, Kyoto

Ryōan-ji (meaning the Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in Kyoto, Japan. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered one of the finest surviving examples of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles arranged in immaculate linear patterns, designed to facilitateContinue reading “Travel: Magnificent Ryoan-ji temple and gardens, Kyoto”

The Transformative Powers of Herbal Tea

Herbal tea has always been lauded as possessing many medicinal qualities that help with everything, from fighting off a virus to stopping nausea and vomiting. What to Look For In Herbal Tea Some fruit teas contain synthetic ingredients. These synthetic ingredients don’t taste as good as the real thing, and they have no real therapeuticContinue reading “The Transformative Powers of Herbal Tea”

Every Picture Tells A Story: The Dopest Nuns in the World

Californian Nuns, Sister Kate and Sister Darcy grow, cultivate and harvest medicinal marijuana. This heavenly dope strain is called ‘The Sisters of the Valley’. The Sisters prepare their remedies observing the cycles of the moon and in a spiritual environment. You can find them here. Courtesy of Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois

Travel: The Enchanting Ogród Botaniczny of Kraków

The Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University (or as they are known in Polish: Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego) is a botanical garden that was founded in 1783 in Kraków. The ogród covers a lush expanse of 9.6 hectares, featuring lush landscaped gardens, several glasshouses and conservatories and exotic plant collections like orchids and even different typesContinue reading “Travel: The Enchanting Ogród Botaniczny of Kraków”

Hypothetical Banks Notes from Hungary Feature Woodland Animals

Hungarian artist Barbara Bernát has created a wonderfully poetic illustrations of woodland creatures native to her country.   The hypothetical currency was created as an MA project and sees the Euro featuring pretty European animals on one side while the other shows a related botanical wonder. To add a dramatic, true-to-life  feeling she has based theContinue reading “Hypothetical Banks Notes from Hungary Feature Woodland Animals”

The Secret World of Bees

Bees see the world in an entirely different way. Their unique perceptual abilities can help us to perceive the world is a much richer way. Bees are benevolent little workers who pollinate and beautify the blooms of the world. An integral part of the landscape, they burrow their furry yellow and black backs into theContinue reading “The Secret World of Bees”

How to Liven Up a Tired Old Rental Flat (Part 1)

Here are a couple of cheap and easy ways to bring the funky into a rented flat (a.k.a apartment. Flat is what we call it in New Zealand). These simple tips will allow you to create a bright, funky and comfortable living space while also being able to get your bond back. Ideal for Uni studentsContinue reading “How to Liven Up a Tired Old Rental Flat (Part 1)”