This pleasingly placid behemoth is the Hope Hippo, a delightful depiction of a serenely wallowing hippo that’s made of mud and displayed with a live person sitting atop it reading a newspaper. The installation was created in 2005 by Allora & Calzadilla, a collaborative duo of visual artists based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Some of the most beautiful private libraries in the world
After my previous post of some of the world’s most amazing public libraries, I got curious about some of the best libraries in private homes. Some of these are equally amazing. I’d always known that my dream library would have multiple levels and one of those cool library staircases (I mean that’s standard, right?) but now I know it should have a stunning view too. These are just incredible.