How Urban Planning Can Support Mental Health

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind. TheTokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay founded the Center for Urban Design and Mental Health over a year ago, and it’s grown at a more rapid pace than she expected. “Be careful of finding an unmet need,” she jokes, noting that much of her time is now spent running the center.

An Inspiring Animation of Stephen King Talking About the Power of Dreams | The Creators Project

GIF and screencap via Stephen King’s expertise on fear is nearly unmatched. In a new Blank on Blank, animated by Patrick Smith, the author who made pop-culture weird drops wisdom about fear’s relationship to both childhood and dreams. King says the reason we associate childhood with fear has a lot to do with how we see the world as adults.

Best of 2016: Top 10 Most Spectacular Art Installations

Year after year, we are impressed by the inventive and imaginative art installations that pop up in museums, streets, and natural landscapes around the world. From sculptural works and found objects to light art and projections, installation pieces play with space to challenge our traditional perceptions of art engagement.

Christmas in Salem House Tour – New England Today

Every year, the Christmas in Salem House Tour offers visitors a festive glimpse into some of the city’s most historic private homes. Given that historic Salem, Massachusetts, is the setting for houses spanning four centuries of architecture, touring residences here can be an experience in and of itself.

The Beer Nut awards 2016’s Golden Nutties

OK folks, put down whatever you’re doing and grab a brew, it’s time for the second annual Beer Nut Golden Nutties, a look at the best-of-the best in beer in 2016.This year, with a couple of exceptions, I’m limiting awards to Massachusetts breweries.

Shopping Small in Beverly, Massachusetts – New England Today

The joys of shopping small in downtown Beverly, Massachusetts, including sister-shops Roost & Company and Field House. Small Business Saturday may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t “shop small” for the rest of the season. Have you ever considered a day of holiday browsing in Beverly, Massachusetts?

Painted Planet Perspective: A View from the Creative Atmosphere – Painted Planet Licensing Group

Talented illustrator and surface pattern designer Emily Dumas is the most recent addition to the Painted Planet family, having signed on to the team just last month. Emily’s experience as an…

Club Drosselmeyer [Puzzle Event Review]

Aces! Location: Cambridge, MA Date played: December 11, 2016 Price: $45 – 80 per ticket Story & setting Set in a 1939 nightclub, attendees had the opportunity to explore dance, take in a variety of performing acts, and puzzle through a story of espionage and intrigue. The band was incredible.

Salem’s Lost Gallows – Archaeology Magazine

By SAMIR S. PATEL Monday, December 12, 2016 There are almost 1,000 surviving official documents and several contemporary histories from the Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693. But little of this relates directly to the 19 hangings that punctuated the notorious period of hysteria and paranoia, and none of the documents record where the executions took place.

Artist Benedetto Bufalino Unveils a Disco Ball Cement Truck

Thanks to French artist Benedetto Bufalino, you can now dance the night away at a construction site turned night club with the help of his new Diso Ball Cement Mixer.