Plant and ornamental applications / By Grasset, Eugene, 1841-1917 Verneuil, MP (Maurice Pillard), 1869-1942 , ill. on Flickr.

Publication info Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, E. Levy, editor … [1896]
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries


Diamonds, 2013.
Beata Chrzanowska


Upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea andromeda)

The Upside-down jellyfish is a type of jellyfish that usually lives in intertidal sand or mud flats, shallow lagoons, and around mangroves. This jellyfish, many times mistaken for a sea anemone, usually has its mouth upward on the bottom. Its bell, which is yellow-brown with streaks and spots that are white or pale, vibrates to make the water flow through its arms for respiration and the obtaining of food. It is carnivorous and eats small animals from the sea or just pieces of them after it paralyzes its prey with its mucous and nematocysts when they are released. This jellyfish also lives in a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic dinoflagellate algae (like seen in the last picture), the Zooxanthellae, and with shrimps. This jellyfish can measure the maximum of 30.0 cm wide. The jelly can sting which makes it important to take precautions when around it. Symptoms include pain, rash, swelling and vomiting.

photo credits: Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons), Nhobgood

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The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.

I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on some of the most famous stories in history.

(Source: behance.net, via typographie)


Dean Ellis

Gooey Eyes by Steven Ketchum

The Temple of Dendera 1841 on Flickr.
by David Roberts

I’ve always just found chickadees to be incredibly adorable.

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso


Miaz Brothers



Mark Williams and Julie Walters behind the scenes of Bill&Fleur’s wedding

This should have just been put in the movie, as mr and mrs weasley probably dance just like this.

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