Monthly Archives: August 2013

Marta Klonowska and Her Amazing Glass Animal Sculptures

I don’t know how exactly one becomes inspired to recreate animals from 17th and 18th century paintings – using broken pieces of glass – but Marta Klonowska did just that. The detail, shape, and volume with which her animals stand are spectacular, and really make me wish I could see them in person rather than on a screen.

The Polish artist at work, creating her glass sculptures on metal frameworks. Image from the Jean-Claude Chapelotte Gallery in Luxemborg.

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

The Magical Banded Piglet Squid

So yeah, this is a real thing.

From SeaThos.org

From SeaThos.org

It lives about 300 feet below sea level and is full of awesome. Read more about it at the Sea Thos Foundation, an organization dedicated to┬ápromoting education and awareness of the human impact on the world’s oceans.

This Corn Will Blow Your Mind

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you here: I thought this picture was 100% Photoshopped.

Greg Schoen, Mother Earth News

Greg Schoen, Mother Earth News

Turns out, it’s not. Turns out, it’s really a rare, heritage corn, carefully propagated by a man whose family survived the Dust Bowl without moving. ┬áTurns out that it has one seriously beautiful and amazing story, going back to the roots of our country, where indigenous America met European America. Check it out at Mother Earth News or click the photo!