Japanese glass artist Satoshi Tomizu sculpts small glass spheres that appear to contain entire solar systems and galaxies. Planets made of opals, flecks of real gold, and trails of colored glass seem to spin and loop like twists in the Milky Way. While photographed here in a macro view, the pieces are actually quite small and include a small glass loop so each piece can be turned into a pendant. Tomizu’s glass work recently won a Atelier Nova Design Award and appeared at the Handmade in Japan Festival. You can explore much more of his work on his website.
One of the venues of winter Olympics, Lillehammer is a ski resort town and although the population of the town is just over 27,000 it draws more than its share of foreign students. It is also a place that has shown a consistent growth in population right since 1970.
The Village Story is a new campaign inviting travel story curators from around the world to explore some of Thailand’s most amazing villages for free – with cash and other prizes worth 10,000 USD going to the winning participants who create the best content. The deadline is on 4 July 2019.
The World Federation of Science Journalists is announcing a two-and-a-half day European Immunization Training Workshop at the Brocher Foundation site on 14-16 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The deadline to apply is 21 June 2019.
As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Tromsø will co-host the fourth Youth Leadership Summit. The summit is an opportunity to inspire, inform, and empower youth participants to build holistic solutions that better balance the needs of society, industry and the ocean environment. The event will take place in Oslo on October 23-24.