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In the terrifying wake of 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals become a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber affairs punctuated with black and white with any deviation considered taboo or inappropriate. Reflecting on the enormity of recent events, funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry.
Purple lilac symbolizes "first emotions of love" in the language of flowers. The language of flowers , sometimes called floriography , was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through tussie-mussies (small flower bouquets), an art which has a following today. [ citation needed ] The nuances of the language are now mostly forgotten [ clarification needed ] , but red roses still imply passionate, romantic love and pink roses a lesser affection; white roses suggest virtue and chastity and yellow roses still stand for friendship or devotion. Also commonly known meanings are sunflowers , which can indicate either haughtiness or respect [ where? ] – they were the favorite flower of St.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 Home » Design » Photography » Nature Fine Art X-Ray Flower Photography Nature Fine Art X-Ray Flower Photography Stargazer lilies
As perhaps a companion piece to last week’s skull nickels , here’s yet another thing I had no idea existed. Apparently in several wooded areas around the UK, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion , and I didn’t find a single example of a tree like this located outside the UK. According to this recent article by the BBC, the practice might date back to the early 1700s in Scotland where ill people stuck florins into trees with the idea that the tree would take away their sickness. The practice seems akin to love padlocks or Americans collaborative effort of sticking their nasty ass gum all over everything . (photos courtesy shaun whiteman , drew , ken werwerka , rachel bibby , paul morriss , ministry , donald mcdougal , heartbeeps , via lustik and hrtbps )
Description: Rose flower photography artwork by award winning New England and Boston based floral fine art photographer Juergen Roth. On the Verge was captured in one of my favorite flower photography locations in Brookline, the Minot Rose Garden.
In May, Saguaro Cacti form crowns of flower buds on the ends of arms and the main stem. The crown is actually a spiral of more mature buds on the outside, and smaller ones closer to the apical growth spot. The flowers open up a few at a time, so the bloom can go on for several weeks. Any individual flower opens during the night and rarely lasts longer than until noon of the next day.
You could easily argue that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. Leaves turn to yellow, orange, and bright shades of crimson. They fall like a shower from the trees, giving us a way to watch the wind dance.
Time After Time & Blow Up  The large-scale photographs entitled Blow Up depict elaborate floral arrangements, based upon a 19th Century still-life painting by Henri Fantin-Latour, captured in the moment of exploding. Gersht´s compositions are literally frozen in motion, a process dependent on the ability of the advanced technology of photography to freeze-frame action. This visual occurrence, that is too fast for the human eye to process and can only be perceived with the aid of photography, is what Walter Benjamin called the ‘optical unconsciousness’ in his seminal essay ‘A Short History of Photography’. Flowers, which often symbolise peace, become victims of brutal terror, revealing an uneasy beauty in destruction. This tension that exists between violence and beauty, destruction and creation is enhanced by the fruitful collision of the age-old need to capture “reality” and the potential of photography to question what that actually means.
Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/years_5cropped.jpg?w=580&h=344" alt="" title="years_5cropped" width="580" height="344" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-172419" /> What would the trunk of a tree sound like if a cross section of it were played like an LP? With his creation Years , Bartholomäus Traubeck attempts to answer that question by using a turntable, PlayStation Eye Camera, a stepper motor to control the arm, and computer running Ableton Live . As you’ll hear in the video above, the rings of the tree trunk, as interpreted by this piece, create an eerie and ominous piano track that sounds like it was taken from psychological horror film. Who knew trees were so emo?
Mangroves live life on the edge. With one foot on land and one in the sea, these botanical amphibians occupy a zone of desiccating heat, choking mud, and salt levels that would kill an ordinary plant within hours. Yet the forests mangroves form are among the most productive and biologically complex ecosystems on Earth.