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The Art of Being Different With Designer Melissa Figueroa

Jewelry making is a combination of material elements coming together to create what the eye sees as art. We sat with Melissa Figueroa, owner of Figgy Creations, an earring business ran by her and her sister Maricarmen Figueroa in Central California. Melissa shares with us the relationship she has with the materials she uses and…

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Connection (Part 2)
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Connection (Part 2), A Sincere Look Into A World of Food, Culture and Connection

We’ve been blessed with Connection (Part 1) and now we have the second installment in the video series by Brynton Martel, titled “Connection.”  This one is a 7-minute audio-visual vlog with beautiful cinematography. The candid video, filmed in the outskirts of Los Angeles, is a refreshing look into many worlds that flow seamlessly together. It…

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15-Minute City ~ Cool Contrast
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The 15-Minute City: An Urban Utopia

Photo by Andreea Ch Leaders in Barcelona, Detroit, London, Melbourne, Milan, and Portland, Ore., are all working toward a particular vision. The 15-minute city. It’s an idea that in 15 minutes of just walking through a city, a person can experience the fullness of that city. This concept was developed mainly to reduce urban carbon…

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The Green Bike - The Hague, Netherlands - by @cyannbloo - 4
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The Green Bike: The Hague, Netherlands

We love photography. More so, we love photography that tells a story. We recently added a new gallery to Cool Contrast Inspiration titled Everyday Creators This is a photo & art gallery dedicated to inspiration and the works of creators from around the world. Behold, “The Green Bike” by @cyannbloo. Taken in The Hague, Netherlands

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An Island in Norway And Their Quest To Be Timeless, Literally
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An Island in Norway And Their Quest To Be Timeless, Literally

The concept of time is one of those things that most of us wouldn’t know how life would be without it. But just imagine – living in a place where time doesn’t exist. Or rather, doesn’t matter. A small Norwegian island is looking to make this happen. Sommarøy, it is located about west of the…

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