|—||Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)|
Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.
Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.
[via Cedric Laquieze]
Taxidermist accidentally upends box of insect parts, attempts to piece matching parts together, winds up making art.
I could watch this for hours.
Videographer Sean Steininger shot this marvelous timelapse video of a desert plant called the Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) turning from a dried brown ball of leaves into an open green fernlike flower after being exposed to water. These amazing little plants, also known as “resurrection plants” or “resurrection moss,” are able to survive periods of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years.
Just a few hours of exposure to water is enough to wake the plants. Steininger shot a few different plants over a 12-24 hours period to capture the complete cycle.
If you want to experience this natural marvel yourself, the Rose of Jericho is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
|—||Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (via wordsnquotes)|
|—||Salman Rushdie (via observando)|
Annie’s Mailbox, 9 July 2014:Dear Annie: I read your response to “Concerned Old Man in West Hills,” who didn’t understand why his niece was upset when he told her she was fat. You said it was rude to comment on one’s appearance. Why in hell do you think pointing out that someone is fat is so…