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The first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands will be paved with light stones that will charge during the day and emit light during the evening. The path will run by the home that Vincent van Gogh lived in from 1883-5.

☽ ⁎ ˚ * ☀ Moonlight garden ✵ ⁎ * ☾

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How to Look Like an Untouchable Empress

Steel yourself against the world with this regal makeup tutorial. By Indigo.

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Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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The Glorious Jewel Scarab and the physics of light

Also known as Glorious beetle and Glorious scarab, Chrysina gloriosa (Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae), is an unmistakable beetle found in the US (western Texas, New Mexico, southeast Arizona), and Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora) [1].

The adults reach 25 to 28 mm long and are bright green with silver stripes on the elytra. However, this beetle (and several other species of beetle in the family Scarabaeidae), actually shine brighter than they appear, the result of a light trick that only a few animals on the planet can accomplish.

The fact is that hidden within the microstructure of the beetle’s exoskeleton there are helical twists and turns that enable certain species of scarabs the rare ability to create and reflect circularly polarized light. While many animals can create and even see linearly polarized light, there are very few examples of the creation of circularly polarized light in nature, and Chrysina gloriosa, a particularly adorable species of scarab, is one of those special few [2]. 

Further readings:

Photo credit: Chrysina gloriosa from Kohl’s Ranch, Tonto National Forest, Gila Co., Arizona, 5320 ft. elev. by ©Carla Kishinami [Top] - [Bottom

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In your mug there is no such history. Are you a cunt-driven near-maniac or a stalwart, driven by principle? The many cannot tell, for you yourself are so fucking confused. But you do make a good appearance.

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Illustrations from the original manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. (via)

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if you ever feel like a failure, just remember that jack crawford and the fbi arrested a vegan as the main suspect on a cannibal case

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I love a beautiful bright hue with deep brown skin.

Sara Batt in Julia Steller

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Pan's Labyrinth Lullaby - Javier Navarrete

April 17th
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Times are Hard for Dreamers (for Gallery1988’s ‘Subtle Art of Pop Culture’ 10 year anniversary exhibition, Los Angeles)

11” x 14” giclée, numbered edition of 20, $30. The show opens this Friday (11th April) with remaining prints for sale online at some point over the weekend.

Update: Print available now!

The idea for this show was for the image to be an art piece first, with the pop culture reference as a secondary concern. This meant that a piece with multiple portraits was pretty much out of the question, as you can normally guess the film immediately once you have two or three characters in there!

Then I remembered how much I love the scene in Amélie where she dissolves, because she can’t sum up the courage to tell Nino how she feels. I mean, I love the film in general, but tackling that moment felt like the perfect thing for me to interpret.

It’s a huge honour to be taking part in this show celebrating a decade of the gallery that pretty much started the whole pop culture alternative poster scene, especially seeing as I’ve only been contributing to these shows since the start of 2012. Thanks for having me guys – have a great one!

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Nanette Lepore S/S 2011

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There’s Always One
Photograph & caption by Yashani Shantha

Elephants at the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle. As of 2003, there were 65 elephants. Since the captive breeding program was launched in 1982, over 20 elephants have been born. The aim of the orphanage is to simulate the natural world. However, there are some exceptions: The elephants are taken to the river twice daily for a bath, and all the babies under three years of age are still bottle fed by the mahouts and volunteers.

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Someone To Trust - Bear McCreary

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Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)

"My intent was to make a film that was very objective. Using the camera in a more voyeuristic way, watching moments and be as honest as possible. But ultimately, a film is about identity. These two guys are seeking their identities on becoming adults. A woman seeking her identity as a liberated woman, in a spiritual way, not in an ideological way. And an observation of a country that, in my opinion, is a teenage country, seeking its identity as a grown-up country.”