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Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the center to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolizing a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed ‘Floating Garden’ and ‘Labyrinth’  within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called ‘Univers’ Sel,’ on display through the end of November.

Source: Univers-Sel: Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle | Urbanist

The Biggest Driver of Design Innovation

The call to incorporate accessible design into a website can sometimes be met with resistance: it’s seen as an impediment to full functionality. That’s the wrong attitude — Designing for people with disabilities has in fact unlocked some of the world’s major innovations.

Source: The Biggest Driver of Innovation You’ve Never Heard Of | PwC

Leicester City – A Diverse Home of Champions

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How Leicester City is the first city in the United Kingdom with less than 50 percent of the population identifying as “white British,” which some people see as the inevitable destiny of an island nation that tried to conquer the world, while others see it as a sign of the apocalypse. People here of different faiths and races seem to get along; Narborough Road, one of the main avenues into the city, was named the most diverse street in Britain by researchers. Shopkeepers and small business owners from 23 nations work there.

Source: We’ve Come To Win the League | ESPN

Abundant Thinking is Remarkable

When you devote time and energy to noticing, new doors open. Serendipity accelerates. You feel like the universe is conspiring to support you. But really, you’re just not limiting yourself.

Source: The Remarkable Advantage of Abundant Thinking | First Round Review