~ Tuesday, October 1 ~


The Most Intense Color of Any Living Thing on Earth

Also known as the marble berry, Pollia condensata is a wild plant that grows in the forests of several African countries. The berries are not edible, but they have an extremely rare property. They produce the most intense color of any living thing on Earth. Even after the berries have been picked from the plant, they stay the same shiny, vibrant, metallic blue color for many decades.

The vast majority of colors in the biological world are produced by pigments—compounds produced by a living organism that selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light, so that they appear to be the color of whichever wavelengths they reflect.

However, the marble berry’s skin has no pigment. The berries produce their vibrant blue color through nanoscale-sized cellulose strands that scatter light as they interact with one another. Thus the fruit’s color is even visible at the cellular level as pictured above.

(Source: odditiesoflife)

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~ Wednesday, September 11 ~


A Walk Through Art History

I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.

Conveniently, I was able to use these designs as the concentration section of my AP Studio Art portfolio and received a score of a 5! 

 I possess full federal copyright of these designs. 

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~ Thursday, August 8 ~
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~ Sunday, July 28 ~
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~ Wednesday, July 24 ~




Wire Bonsai by Ken To

Bonsai is a reflective art, but you could almost see yourself in the delicately wrapped copper wire that Ken uses to construct his miniature bonsai sculptures, which are available to purchase at his rondei.

Artist: ebay / DeviantArt

oh wow

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~ Thursday, July 18 ~


Mario Klingemann - Typographical Gears (2011) - Cardboard

"Round and round and round it goes and where she stops, nobody knows."

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~ Monday, May 13 ~


Man Spends 7 Years Drawing Incredibly Intricate Maze

Almost 30 years ago a Japanese custodian sat in front of a large A1 size sheet of white paper, whipped out a pen and started drawing the beginnings of diabolically complex maze, each twist and turn springing spontaneously from his brain onto the paper without aid of a computer. The hobby would consume him as he drew in his spare time until its completion nearly 7 years later when the final labyrinth was rolled up and almost forgotten. Twitter user@Kya7y was recently going through some of her father’s old things (he’s still a custodian at a public university) when she happened upon the maze and snapped a few photos to share on Twitter. She was quickly inundated by requests from friends and eventually strangers who had endless questions, the most obvious being: are you making prints!? I’m not sure if prints will be made (I’ll definitely let you know if I hear anything), but it still boggles the mind simply looking at these few snapshots. (via spoon and tamago)

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~ Monday, April 29 ~


World population by longitude and latitude (via World Population By Latitude, Longitude | Geekosystem)

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~ Saturday, April 20 ~


“Last week in Egypt, a group of Russian photographers apparently climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza—hiding from guards for four hours after closing time before beginning the ascent. Climbing the pyramid, one of the photographers claims, carries a punishment of one to three years. But it was worth it. “I was speechless,” one wrote. “I felt a chilling delight, absolute happiness.”  via Gawker

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~ Friday, April 19 ~



Of course, the existence of Muslims that are literally Caucasian is going to be quite a journey of discovery for people.

Literally Caucasians

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