Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

i love the octopus vineyard line (as well as everything else) by thomas paul

octopus handbag

octopus pillow

fish pillow

cat pillow

octopus shower curtain

moby dick curtains

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

diy headboard ideas


beautiful colors

one of the better cushion headboards i've seen


wood border around the fabric?

headboard shapes

make your own headboard


Sunday, April 20, 2014

natural history of mammals

ricardo solis's animals

Ricardo Solis, an artist working in Guadalajara, Mexico... says a team of highly intelligent, "mini-me" creatures got itself a roll of black ribbon. Using giant scissors, the mini-me's cut themselves long slivers, which, dropped from a blimp, they pasted on a horse.

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

In a surprising discovery, scientists have found evidence of a tundra landscape in Greenland that's millions of years old. The revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet had survived periods of global warming intact.
"Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander," a news release from the University of Vermont says. "As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock."
That's why researchers from several universities and NASA say they were "greatly surprised" to find signs that an ancient tundra had been preserved beneath 2 miles of ice in Greenland, in a study that was published this week in the journal Science.
"We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ice sheet for 2.7 million years," says University of Vermont geologist and lead author Paul Bierman.  npr

Ana Teresa Barboza (b. 1981, Lima, Peru) - 2006 Transfer and Embroidery on Fabric

Monday, April 7, 2014

blue sheep

Bharal or Blue Sheep - Ovis nahoor [now Pseudois nayaur]
Bharals, also called naur in their native Himalayas, are a large (35-75 kg) sheep, and aside from the dwarf blue sheep (Pseudois schaeferi), which is endangered, are all relatively prevalent in their territory. 
However, similar to the mountain chinchilla, their population is still monitored, because they’re the primary food source for one of the critically-endangered snow leopard populations - any change in their population can lead to snow leopards turning to livestock in the region (leading to poaching) and population decline.
Recherches pour servir a l’histoire naturelle des mammiferes. M. H. Milne Edwards, 1868-1875.

1700's cephalopod

johann zahn

Johann Zahn. Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica Notabilium ac Mirabilium Sciendorum. Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Lochner, 1696.