Potholes are the worst. They damage your car, make people drive like crazy, and are just plain ugly. But its becoming a trend to fill these potholes with something beautiful. I think this is a great idea! Why not make the city a little more colorful and beautiful to look at while drawing attention to the problems in our roads that need to be fixed? Juliana Santacruz Herrera does some amazing stuff with yarn, creating dramatic and colorful pools.
Every year the Japan-America Society of Houston hosts a Japan Festival at Hermann Park in the center of Houston. For two days, the festival grounds are lined with booths of delicious Japanese foods, clothing, swords, trinkets, games, as well as stages with various entertainment and martial arts demonstrations. This was their 18th year and although admission is free, a percentage of the profits made from every booth went towards the Japan Relief Fund. If you would like to make a donation click here to learn more.