archiemcphee:

Is it too soon to share another awesomely creative piece of furniture? No way! This one-of-a-kind insectoid armoire is called the BUG and it was designed Latvian designer Janis Straupe of True Latvia. Full of customizable shelves, drawers, cubbies and even a few secret compartments, it’s a beautifully functional piece of furniture as well as an amazing work of art.

Click here to learn more about the BUG and its myriad features.

If only Kafka could’ve see this…

[via Yanko Design]

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The astronomical clock at Münster Cathedral.
Photo by Nick Depree.

The astronomical clock at Münster Cathedral.

Photo by Nick Depree.

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jtotheizzoe:

the-science-llama:

Which house do you belong to? (via LISACommunity on Facebook)

Science is coming.

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propagandery:

Planetarium Watch tells the time and shows the movements of the solar system, all for just $245,000.
The Midnight Planétarium is an incredible feat of engineering, design and artistic craftsmanship. Besides showing the time, this watch also accurately displays the movement of 6 planets in our solar system as they orbit the Sun.
The watch took 396 pieces and 3 whole years of work to complete.
(via This Astronomical Watch Accurately Shows The Solar System’s Movements On Your Wrist | Bored Panda)

propagandery:

Planetarium Watch tells the time and shows the movements of the solar system, all for just $245,000.

The Midnight Planétarium is an incredible feat of engineering, design and artistic craftsmanship. Besides showing the time, this watch also accurately displays the movement of 6 planets in our solar system as they orbit the Sun.

The watch took 396 pieces and 3 whole years of work to complete.

(via This Astronomical Watch Accurately Shows The Solar System’s Movements On Your Wrist | Bored Panda)

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ryuukiba:


I animated a little maniraptor based on this adorable cockatoo gif originally posted by Clinically Depressed Pug.
I keep thinking that dinosaurs should be depicted as more than just killing machines with teeth and claws and gore… since birds are dinosaurs, I bet at least the more bird-related ones could’ve been fluffy, cute, and playful bundles of love! Heck even Bald Eagles have their moments of playfulness! Why not dinos?
Drew each frame in SAI and then put the gif together on premiere.
Hey I think it’s the first of my animations on tumblr! yay!

ryuukiba:

I animated a little maniraptor based on this adorable cockatoo gif originally posted by Clinically Depressed Pug.

I keep thinking that dinosaurs should be depicted as more than just killing machines with teeth and claws and gore… since birds are dinosaurs, I bet at least the more bird-related ones could’ve been fluffy, cute, and playful bundles of love! 
Heck even Bald Eagles have their moments of playfulness! Why not dinos?

Drew each frame in SAI and then put the gif together on premiere.

Hey I think it’s the first of my animations on tumblr! yay!

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likeafieldmouse:

Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens (2005-)

Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.

The process strips down each creature to the toughest parts of its remains and Tomita has dyed more than 5,000 dead creatures since 2005, which is amazing, considering each piece takes at least a few weeks to complete, and some up to a year.

"Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens. These specimens which you see here are actually animals that have died for some some reason or whose carcasses were discarded from pet shops or fishermen. I use those animals which passed away and repurpose them."

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Preserved insects + watch parts by Mike Libby. http://insectlabstudio.com

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ucresearch:

Happy Birthday Carl!


He would have been 79 today.

Carl Sagan was one of the first Miller Fellows at UC Berkeley back in 1960.  The program is designed to help young visionaries launch their careers in research. 

The GIFS above are from an animated version of Carl Sagan’s famed ‘Pale Blue Dot’ monologue.

A particularly brilliant and inspiring organized assortment of stardust, he was.

Happy birthday Carl. We miss you, but you live on in your words and our minds.

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