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Indoor Waterfalls: The Perfect Peaceful Complement to Your Design Aquarium

Posted by on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Indoor Waterfall

An indoor waterfall is a guaranteed source of both peace and conversation.
Image from trendir.com

When you think about having water-based art and architecture in your homes, chances are you think of aquariums- or, if you are thinking a little outside the box, you might lean toward a koi pond. So now you have that. You’ve gotten your fish or more exotic non-fish sea creatures, gotten an expert to help design it and set it up, and then: you’ve got it. The perfect house, a melting pot of man and nature. Or so you think. There is a lot more you can do with a house to complement your aquarium or pond, and one exciting new development is the indoor waterfall.

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Getting Colorful with Aquascaping: Frozen Pink Waterfall Delights Residents in Uptown NYC

Posted by on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Pink Waterfall in NYC

A pink waterfall in NYC was a pleasant surprise for passers-by.
Image source: Inhabitat.com

What would somebody think if he were walking along a secluded forest path and stumbled upon a frozen waterfall with pink and blue icicles? Well, you might think you’d discovered some divine miracle, or that you’d accidentally located the handiwork of a magical woodland fairy. Or perhaps you would more likely assume that it was a clever advertising stunt or the work of an enterprising artist. Continue reading…

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Amazing Aquatic Architecture: How to Build a Waterfall in the Middle of the Desert

Posted by on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Desert Cascades

Image source: Inhabitat.com

Earlier this week, we took a look at Ap Verheggen’s incredibly unorthodox plan to build ice sculptures in the middle of the Sahara Desert (it isn’t nearly as crazy as it sounds). Well, Verheggen is at it again! Continue reading…

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Finding Beauty in Simplicity with the Rock Garden of Chandigarh

Posted by on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Nek Chand Waterfall

Image source: Flickr.com

Nek Chand Saini of India is not a classically trained artist. He didn’t go to art schools and he didn’t travel the world to visit famous art galleries. What he did have, though, was a passion for the world of art. So, lacking a conventional outlet for his creativity, Chand turned to his surroundings for inspiration. Continue reading…

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3 Aquariums with Bizarre Underwater Water Optical Illusions

Posted by on Friday, February 8th, 2013

Underwater Waterfall

Image source: Aquaton.blogspot.com

For fish, I suspect that a professionally designed custom aquarium is the equivalent of a $10 million luxury mansion. Your fish have a beautiful home that’s constantly maintained and carefully manicured. To top it all off they’ve got you to wait on them hand and food, feeding them tiny little morsels of gourmet fish cuisine whenever they get hungry. Talk about a luxury life. And as we all know, every swanky modern mansion needs a swimming pool. It’s too bad that you can’t install a swimming pool in your home aquarium… or can you? Continue reading…

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Cascata delle Marmore: The Most Beautiful Manmade Waterfall on Earth

Posted by on Friday, September 14th, 2012

Cascata delle Marmore Waterfall

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Behold the lovely Cascata delle Marmore (“Marmore’s Falls”) in Central Italy. This lovely waterfall is divided into three distinct falls with a combined height of 541 feet. Continue reading…