Welcome back to Market It Write’s Monday Madeleines, our Monday morning collection of intriguing content we’ve gathered to inform and entertain you before you start the work week.
We hope you’ll find this collection a pleasant diversion before hitting the bricks and getting down to work. And we’d really love to know what you think of this weekly feature, so please leave a comment.
Oleg Dou – Beautiful and Bizarre (PICS)
Visual Arts magazine “musetouch” featured this stunning pictorial of the works of photographer Oleg Dou of Moscow. Thanks to @paul_steele for bringing this to our attention.
10 Inspiring Non-Traditional Workspaces (PICS)
Here’s a slideshow that’s bound to get you thinking outside the box when it comes to having a creative and fun workspace. Thanks to @ByHold for bringing this post on Mashable to our attention.
Latte Art Photos and Videos
Congrats to @ruhanirabin who’s made it into our Madeleines again this week with this remarkable collection of photos of latte art – the art of creating a pattern or design with the steamed milk that’s poured into a latte. Videos also include cappuccino art and the Dutch Latte Art Championships. This one is a perfect accompaniment with one or more madeleines.
Man Builds Cat-Sized Village for Homeless Cats
After Craig Grant’s son’s cat had a litter of 5 kittens, the neighbors started complaining, so Grant started looking for a larger buffer zone from his neighbors than his Jacksonville, Fla., condo had to offer. He ended up buying a 30-acre tree farm and continued adopting strays. Now with 660 cats he has developed 5 acres of his tract into a kitty neighborhood. Thanks to @outspokenmedia for bringing this heartwarming story and funny pics our way.
Video of the Week
World’s First Double Backflip in a Wheelchair
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham landed the world’s first double backflip in a wheelchair on August 26, 2010. Since then, this video has gone viral with more than a half million views.
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