This week, I found lots of resources to get your mental corn popping.
Zwikar Oli reports for the Plaid Zebra: moss-growing concrete absorbs CO2, insulates, and serves as vertical garden.
Alex Landon considers similar installations in London: artificial trees absorb as much pollution as 275 regular trees. Secret London
Nathan Bahadursingh says that urban farming is the future of architecture. Architizer
Greta and George
Gosia Wozniacka warns about the dark side of compostable take-out containers. Eater
Alex Ross considers the past and future of the world’s oldest trees. The New Yorker
Five things ravens do. The Raven Diaries
Christian Cotroneo tells the tale of the astonished divers who encounter a massive jellyfish off the coast of England. Mother Nature Network
Chelsea Whyte explains how we can tell where a whale has travelled by the themes in its song. New Scientist
True facts about the ostrich. Ze Frank
Eben Disken: wombats are the improbable heroes of the Australian bushfires, hiding other animals in their burrows. Matador Network
Greg Hogben explains how we broke our promise to Harry. My Daughter’s Army
Melissa Pandika: why does my body jerk when I’m falling asleep? Mic
Joseph Stern shares his perspective on dying in the neurosurgical ICU. The New York Times
Kathrin Glösel: Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need. Scoop.Me
Anne Quito reviews a survey of 20,000 creatives that suggests group brainstorming is a giant waste of time. Quartz
John Pavlus: computers are learning to see in higher dimensions. Wired
Kelly Richman-Abdou shares five powerful paintings by underappreciated female artist Artemesia Gentileschi. My Modern Met
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something you can use to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.