Monday, February 25, 2013

paid maternity leave

50 years of growth

early morning laughs

background: 2 years ago alisha bought casey 600 thread count sheets. a year ago, he receives a set of 200 thread count sheets as a gift. i suggest exchanging them for a higher thread count and he claims he's not worried about it, he'll sleep on them anyways.

casey: i switched sheets last night. you're right the lower thread count feels like straw
casey: now i know what jesus felt like in the barn
alisha: bahahahahahaha

Sunday, February 24, 2013

starfish anatomy


humming bird

united states of awesome (or not so awesome)

birdie tattoo

sea creature art

Illustrations done in collaboration with Amsterdam Worldwide for Scalpel, a Pernod Ricard publication.


Genus Gerrothorax
(meaning wicker chest)
Gerrothorax was a genus of temnospondyl amphibians from Triassic Europe with fossils being found in Greenland and Germany. This genus is compromised of only one species G.pulcherrimus although some other species have been proposed. This animal was fairly large for an amphibian growing up to 3ft long, it also had a very flat body, presumably for helping it hide in mud, and a football shaped skull similar to the one of Diplocaulus. Fossil evidence shows that gerrothorax retained its larval gills through adulthood, similar to modern amphibians like the olm and axolotl. This animal also had a unique method of opening its mouth. rather than dropping its jaw to open its mouth it lifted its head up (like a toilet seat) to catch prey.

fetus fabric by sufficiency

cotopaxi eruption

Cotopaxi in eruption in 1743.
From Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator, by Edward Whymper, New York, 1892.


flying squid

Pacific flying squid (Todarodes pacificus) leap out of the water and take flight in the northwest Pacific Ocean, 600 km east of Tokyo. The mollusc propels itself out of the ocean by shooting a jet of water at high pressure, before opening its fins to glide at up to 11.2 metres per second, and then fly more than 30 m (100 feet)…

Karl Mårtens

Illustrations by Karl Mårtens

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Cephalaspis (“Head Shield”) was a genus of armored goldfish-sized to trout-sized detritivorous fish that lived in freshwater streams and estuaries of early Devonian Western Europe. It is a member of the Osteostraci, one of many groups of Palaeozoic armoured jawless fish


Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus of paenungulate mammal related to elephants, sirenians, hyraxes and the extinct desmostylians, as well as to other extinct embrithopods. These species were rhinoceros-like herbivores that lived during the late Eocene and the early Oligocene of northern Africa from 36 to 30 million years ago, in areas of tropical rainforest and at the margin of mangrove swamps.” Wikipedia

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

minimum wage per state

colorful nautilus

classic anchor

europe's shale gas

US accents

coal mine locations

it snowed today


was a genus of large ichthyosaurs that lived in the late Triassic. This genus was one of the largest of the ichthyosaurs with species measuring up to 50 feet long. Shonisaurus had a long snout and longer and narrower flippers than other ichthyosaurs, these features suggest that the shonisaurs may be an offshoot of the ichthyosaur line.

Thursday, February 14, 2013