todayilearned

my musings as inspired by readings and experience. and just stuff I like. some of my tags: #meditation #reflection #journal #darkbeauty
heaveninawildflower:

Butterflies and moths from larva to adult.  From ‘Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände.’ (Stuttgart : Hoffmann, 1833-1841). Author - Lorenz Oken  (1779-1851).     
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery    

heaveninawildflower:

Butterflies and moths from larva to adult.  From ‘Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände.’ (Stuttgart : Hoffmann, 1833-1841). Author - Lorenz Oken  (1779-1851).     

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery    

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rosaluxmemeburg:

It is the year 2100. In a museum, there stand two models, of a man and a woman, beside one another. Around the two models there is a red cord, a fair distance away from them so as to prevent any visitor to the museum from getting too close. Just inside this line of cord stands a sign, emblazoned with large red letters: “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH. The heterosexuality is fragile.”

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asylum-art:

10 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep.

Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.

1) Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera

2) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

3) Octopus Serving Pedestal. Image credits: masonscreations.com

4) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: masonscreations.com

5) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic

6) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo

7) Octopus Table. Image credits: bronze4you

8) Octopus Candelabra. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

9) Octopus Umbrella. Image credits: imgur.com | Buy

10) Octopus Punch Bowl. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com