Endangered Harlem by Gaia, photo by Tara Murray[/caption] This weekend in NYC my friend AQ and I took a slow bus through Harlem. We got to see some of the endangered bird murals sponsored by the Audubon Society. I’d read about the Audubon Mural Project, but it was fun to search for them out the… Continue reading Street Art for a Cause
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
There are so many ways to learn about our world. Take, for instance, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, an awesome children’s book about the galaxy. With writing by quantum computer scientist Dominic Walliman and designed and illustrations by Ben Newman, this is a wonderful way to make discoveries. Science should be a revelation of wonders,… Continue reading Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
The Inner Light of Jellyfish
Last week Oliver Sacks shared these jellyfish on twitter. The underwater photos are taken by Alexander Semenov, a Russian biologist. So beautiful! [via Colossal]
Northern Lights All Night
I’ve never actually seen the Northern Lights so the idea of a glass igloo in Finland seems pretty extraordinary to me. I wonder what kinds of dreams one has in these thermal glass huts at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. [via Home Esthetics]
From Mars by Matthew Rohrer
We have some sad news this morning from Mars the imagination thinks in phrases but the universe is a long sentence according to our instruments the oldest songs are breaking apart like a puzzle in a basement every so often we detect the smell of marshmallows where there are none the end cannot be found… Continue reading From Mars by Matthew Rohrer
On the perilous effects of buried alien spacecraft by peter jay shippy
They told me, fetch the jawbreaker They told me, take down the wash They told me, any day now, any day They told me, one book?—as good as another They told me, ’til someone loses an eye They told me, gravity is deafening Nancy, they told me, Nancy with the laughing face They told me,… Continue reading On the perilous effects of buried alien spacecraft by peter jay shippy
You Can Count On Me
from Susan Connor’s design blog, Hey Susy
Oil Fields and Open Spirals by Mona Marshall
Visions of weathering the Texas gulf coast abound in this artwork, and the encaustic medium adds extra drama. Check out more amazing new work by Mona Marshall here.
Look a Little Closer
incremental infusion Originally uploaded by reneedjohnson As I understand it, most of Renee Johnson's newest gorgeous abstract designs are magnified fingerprints. Pretty cool, yes? You can find out more about her and her work on her blog.
Music Machine, Powered by Rain
The funnel wall at the Kunsthofpassage in Neustadt, Germany, changes rain into symphony. (via Make Magazine)
The Art that Is the Earth
Recently I stumbled upon a NASA sponsored blog called Earth as Art. In it the blogger presents Landsat 7 satellite photos of earth taken from outer space and viewed as art.This photo is Rio Negro, the largest tributary of the Amazon in Brazil. You can view land and water formations using a map. I like… Continue reading The Art that Is the Earth
Strange Bike Collection
If you like unusual bicycles, check out this piece on the Design Boom blog. It’s very fun. These examples are the wobble bike (above) and the treadmill bike (below). [via Design Boom]
Clouds That Wow
Check out the ten clouds with the most wow at Cool Stuff.
Bloxes by aikoto via Flickr From the official Blox website: What are Bloxes? Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight . Check out their website for more information.
New at Rhizome: Rhizome!
Rhizome has rolled out a great redesign of its website. This example of artwork by Nathan Selikoff is derived from mathematical formulas.