All posts tagged nature

Trove

Sometimes a bunch of unruly odds and ends just need to be put with some friends and given a little purpose and organization. The Materials Acrylic case Decorative paper Bones Teeth Feathers Stones Moth wing Acorn cupule The Process The first step was preparing the acrylic case: making sure it was clean and taking the […]

Gift

Tis the season! If you’re looking for GIFTS with spine, I’ve got a few shop suggestions: The Evolution Store is my latest obsession. I visited the first time during a recent trip to New York City and was nearly left breathless by the shop aesthetic and selection. Their online store is equally impressive. From little […]

Krampusnacht

It’s that time of year again: Krampusnacht! Krampus is a demonic looking beast who punishes naughty children during the Yuletide season. He’s depicted as tall, hairy, horned, and grotesque; equipped with whips, chains, and a sack to steal children away. (via encyclopediapsychotika) (via BromArt) Krampus can be traced back to pre-Christian Germanic traditions. Early Christians […]

Renard, Liberated

Selections from Musée Carnavalet by Karen Knorr. The usual aim of the fable is to teach a lesson by drawing attention to animal behaviour and its relationship to human actions and shortcomings. Animals in fables speak metaphorically of human folly, criticizing human nature. Yet it seems that the nature of Karen Knorr’s work has another […]

To be filled with the gods

Most nature museums–and this goes back to the curiosity cabinets of the Renaissance and early Enlightenment–do not really titillate the appetites, as in the case of consumer manipulation. The feeling of wonder, or the sensation of the marvelous, IS emotional and can intoxicate, but, unlike the appetites, it has no obvious object or specifiable goal. […]

Natron

(credit to Nick Brandt) (via YourDailyMedia) Lake Natron in Tanzania has been so affected by the volcanic ash from the Great Rift Valley that its waters calcify animals–especially birds who are drawn to its reflective surface. The results have been hauntingly captured by photographer Nick Brandt.