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Trouble boy has problems again (: 

"i feel small; but so are stars from a distance."

- ten word poem (via stability)

(Source: somniloquencee, via weight13ss)


Revisiting Juan Fontanive's mechanical, looping flip book art: Vivarium. From the artist’s bio: 

Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his ‘animations’. His interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement… Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no ‘screen’ as such.

We’ve enjoyed Fontanive’s kinetic sculptures before… remember these?

Also in the archives: videos with more birds, more butterflies, more kinetic sculptures, and more flip books, one of our favorite DIY activities. Make your own!

via Colossal.

'The heavens as they were on April 25, 1384' by the Persian polymath Mahmud ibn Yahya ibn al-Hasan al-Kashi (completed between 1410 - 11)


Just before nightfall I decided to take a walk outside. The sky was low, enveloping any object in its reach. It formed a dull, purplish haze - like nothing I’d seen before. The streets were empty. Not a single soul was out. It was oddly peaceful - imagining I was the only one left.

(via hiswordssplashedmewithstars)



 Jason deCaires Taylor underwater sculptures


(via artistjournals)


Four new species of carnivorous sponge!

All discovered by MBARI in mean-spirited, deep sea sites like hydrothermal vents, lava flows, cold seeps and atop dead volcanoes.

Most sponges eat bacteria they filter from the water, but these sickos are covered in microscopic hooks that cling onto any crustacean who gets too close.

Cells then migrate to the trapped prey, engulf it and digest it where it stands.

You know what it’s like when you see a thing with a backbone getting eaten by a thing without a backbone? Like a spider eating a bird or a mantis eating a frog. Well, this is the shrimp’s equivalent!

Video: MBARI


Vincent van Gogh, Detail of eye from Self Portrait (1889).