Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi Who knew there are so many different kinds of mushrooms? Retiree Steve Axford, who lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia, uses his camera to capture the startling visual diversity of fungi and other living things. As his photographs reveal, there are far more types of fungi than the pale, umbrella-shaped variety that most of us are used to seeing. Many of the rare specimens that Axford documents look absolutely out of this world. He photographs fungi of all different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors, from glowing fungi to fuzzy fungi to tiny, transparent fungi.
Simple Ear Cuff Tutorial What you've all be waiting for... an ear cuff tutorial! I've been making ear cuffs for over a year, but unfortunately haven't had the time to make some of the insanely complicated designs I've dreamed up. This, however, is a very simple ear cuff that takes only a few minutes to master! Ear cuffs (also known as ear clips, cartiliage cuffs, ear vines, and more) are fabulous for people who don't have pierced ears-- or pair them with other earrings for a "double piercing" look.
Why I love ugly cities: Santa Marta Day 187: Santa Marta, Colombia Taganga was hot, humid and full of people that wanted to rob me so I had to get out. I hadn’t heard many good things about Santa Marta. It was only 15 minutes away but everyone said it was basically a dump and the only reason to visit was as a jumping off point elsewhere.
Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni Pin drawing pens, and his innate gift for drawing, the artist is able to transport viewers to a world where tiny, cartoonish creatures explode with gusto to make up larger entities. Each of the illustrator's complex and crowded sketches are filled with minute details that allow the eye to wander and discover new characters and designs at every turn. The portraits are immediately mesmerizing, but even more spectacular when looked upon closely. Rosanes says that he's on a bit of an illustration high from merging animals with his "crazy doodle monsters" but admits, "I’m liking the results of every fusion."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images into the Public Domain Kinder in einem Feriendorf / Martin Munkacsi / 1929 Daughters of Jerusalem / Julia Margaret Camero / 1865 Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern / Robert Howlett / 1857 A Study, No. 1 / Rudolph Eickemeyer / 1901 Excerpts from Wednesday May 30, 2012 Listen Download E-mail Share Experiment with Nature Definition: Refraction : re·frac·tion – [ri-frak-shuhn] The change of direction of a ray of light in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different Markus Reugels of Deutschland uses the properties of refraction to create beautiful miniature worlds inside drops of water.
tree tents by luminair nov 26, 2012 tree tents by luminair ‘tree tents’ by luminairall images courtesy of luminair the culmination of three years worth of research, these ‘tree tents’ by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural.
Brian Dettmer Book Carvings Brian Dettmer, also known as “The Book Surgeon” uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve old dictionaries and encyclopedias into incredible works of art. Born in 1974, in Chicago, Brian Dettmer studied art at Colombia College, where he focused mainly on painting. During his time working in a signage store, the artist started exploring the relationship between codes, text, language and art. He began producing paintings based on sign language, Braille and Morse Code, then moved on to layered works that involved pasting newspaper and book pages to a canvas, and it was just a matter of time before he would discover the talent he is now renowned for – expert book carving. The Book Surgeon takes outdated books, dictionaries and encyclopedias that would otherwise end up at a landfill somewhere, and gives them new meaning and the chance at a second life, by carving them into intricate artworks. Photos via My Modern Met
32 Beautiful Tiny Villages Around The World Here’s a whole bunch of gorgeous photographs documenting tiny (but visually stunning) villages around the world. Whether it’s skyscrapers or suburbia that you’re used to, there’s something so magnetic about the simple life on display here. Riomaggiore, Italy. Super mario world map by erndub Tags super mario world, map, snes, nintendo, mario, luigi, koopa, bowser, meme, console, entertainment, cute, cool, vector, comic, humor, geek, graphic, humour animal, character, erndub, insanedesign Register your email address to be first in line desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait phone-landscape phone-portrait
Is this Atlantis?: Photographer creates magnificent underwater world for exhibition that can only be viewed 145 feet under the sea By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 00:04 GMT, 1 August 2012 | Updated: 00:57 GMT, 1 August 2012 Greek philosopher Plato wrote of the legendary city of Atlantis, that sunk to the bottom of the ocean.