Butterscotch Fractal Art Glass Marble by Mark Black SOLD This piece went to a private collector in Florianopolis, Brazil Designed and crafted in the U.S.A. by California glass artist Mark Black This one-of-a-kind borosilicate glass marble measures 31mm in diameter (1.2"). Made with durable PYREX for years of enjoyment. Kiln-fired & annealed for structural integrity. Internal features: shimmering dichroic floats above creamy butterscotch colors, encased within a magnifying window. Surface work: the reverse is adorned with delightful swirls of color including purples, blues, and greens. Discreetly signed with my initials and the year the piece was made: MB 08, using an indelible titanium scribe. Thank you for supporting a small business owned & operated by independent glassblowers. FREE SHIPPING worldwide via: 1st class USPS or International Air Letter Post (no extra charge for additional marbles). Mark Black SRA #B128 Artist-Direct Custom Blown Glass | 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed | Worldwide Shipping
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Two Accessible Mysteries That Evade Scientific Validation Chi and DMT: Two Accessible Mysteries That Evade Scientific Validation byDylan Charles, “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” There are some mysteries in life so common that nearly anyone can experience them, even though no one can fully explain them. Our society, primarily organized around labor, consumption, and the ethics of profiteering and exploitation, renders the spirit and our sense of natural wonder nonessential, for the most part. Yet whatever toils we may face, we all do so together under the splendor of the cosmos, as individual sparks of consciousness amongst a shimmering collective, and we can choose to make ourselves available to mystery, wonder and curiosity, as not all of the riddles of this life have been solved. Chi – The Life-Force of Chinese Medicine DMT – The Spirit Molecule Conclusion About the Author Sources: And see
20 Methods for Upping Your Current Web Design Skills Design All great designers are constantly improving their skills. There has never been a successful designer, or anyone of another profession for that matter, that has stopped at a certain point and said, "Good enough". In this post we're looking into 20 different ways a web designer can improve their skills at any time. 20 Great Improvement Methods 1. Check out websites like UI-Patterns.com to explore the best user interface patterns for the web. User Interface Pattern Websites: 2. Look at the detail in everyday objects, and actively look at detail in other web designs. 3. Many clients love a designer that offers SEO services. 4. Trends are never something a web designer should solely rely on, but learning new trends is a great way to keep up with technology, and to keep you as a designer out of a rut. Do yourself a favor by keeping your designs modern, and by keeping your skills sharp by studying trending techniques. 5. 6. Image credit: Dey 7. 8. 9. Image credit: Jakob Montrasio 10. 11.
LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks 15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. Today we’ll examine the techniques of a company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple. Below you’ll find 15 practical ways to follow Apple’s example in creating beautiful interfaces. #1: Keep it Simple Take a look at Apple’s homepage and don’t think about what you see, but what you don’t see. Apple’s homepage simply shows off their most recent work and provides you with a few easily understood categories to help you get to the information you want to see. Imagine you’re driving up to an airport. Apple takes the same approach to interface design. #2: Use Amazing Product Shots One of Apple’s principle reasons for cutting back on superfluous graphics on their site is to really showcase what’s important: their products. There are several things that make these products look so incredible. #3: Contrast is Key
Straw Weaving Bracelets Tape the straws together at one end. Cut 3 lengths of yarn approx 15” [38 cm] long. Thread one length of yarn through each straw. Leaving approx 4” [10 cm] yarn tails, tie yarn together near tapedend of straws. Secure yarn ends to flat surface. Push straws close to knot. Tie yarn to left straw just below tape, leaving a short yarn tail. Start to weave by wrapping the yarn over the left straw, under the middle straw and over the right straw. Repeat this over and under pattern until your Bracelet measures 4” [10 cm] or desired length, making sure to wrap over the yarn tail so it is hidden. When weaving is complete, tie yarn to the right or left straw, leaving approx 6” [15 cm] yarn tail. Remove tape from straws. Carefully pull one straw at a time from the Bracelet. Tie ends of yarn near bottom of weaving, taking the yarn tail from the weaving into the knot.
50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and For Advertisement Although CSS is generally considered a simple and straightforward language, sometimes it requires creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. The good news is that designers and developers worldwide often face similar problems and choose to share their insights and workarounds with the wider community. This is where we come in. You may want to look at similar CSS-related posts that we published last months: CSS Layouts: Techniques And Workarounds Facebook Style Footer Admin Panel4Learn how to re-create the Facebook footer admin panel with CSS and jQuery. Adaptable View: How Do They Do It? Easy Display Switch with CSS and jQuery9A quick and simple way to enable users to switch page layouts using CSS and jQuery. Quick Tip – Resizing Images Based On Browser Window Size11In fluid layouts, formatting text to adjust smoothly to window size is easy, but images are not as fluid-friendly. CSS3 Drop-Down Menu19A clean, simple a nice navigation menu, designed by Nick La.
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Antique Paper Recipe This project is great for aging school projects, invitations or other paper craft projects. Learn to create that antique look! What you need Tea bags Coffee Sponge brush Instructions Make a cup of tea with a tea bag and let the bag sit in the tea for five to ten minutes. Let it cool down and remove the bag. Gently squeeze the tea bag to get rid of any excess water. Alternatively make a cup of strong instant coffee and let it cool down. Depending on how strong your coffee is will depend on how deep of a stain you achieve.