Have you finished your holiday shopping? Finalized travel arrangements? This can be a very busy time of the year, but we hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy this week’s Monday Madeleines. Happy Holidays!
Lori Nix’s Stunning, Tiny Dioramas Depict an Abandoned World [SLIDESHOW]
Fine-art photographer Lori Nix displays her craft in an exhibition called “The City”, in which “Public spaces devoted to history and science lie deteriorating and neglected while nature slowly takes them back.” They’re real images of tiny 3-D dioramas that Nix designed and built in her living room on nights and weekends with the help of an assistant, with each diorama taking from two to fifteen months to complete. Thanks to @johnvlane for calling our attention to this amazing slideshow.
Midwest snow: Your pictures [PICS]
If you’re waiting for your first snowfall or dreaming of a white Christmas, these photos submitted by BBC News website readers in the US are both beautiful and perhaps, in some ways, a little bit frightening too. This piece brought to our attention by @technicalwriter (Ugur Akinci).
T’was the Night Before Christmas… 2010 by Mandelman
Here’s a new take on Clement Moore’s poem, updated as a review (mostly financial and bit political) of 2010, by Martin Andelman on The Niche Report. Thanks to @TNR01 for this.
Video of the Week
Digital Story of the Nativity
Here’s the story of the nativity recreated using today’s online tools. This is quite remarkable and very creative. It also makes you think a bit about the world we’re living on today. This amazing video brought to us by @BrettGreene.
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