All posts tagged things in jars


I stumbled across this amazing shop during a visit to New York City, quite by accident. I was immediately drawn to the black store front with big glass windows and black banner with a massive and beautifully illustrated human skull: The Evolution Store. I may have gasped when I entered. So many beautifully displayed things! […]

National Museum of Natural History

In a city full of memorable elephants (mostly by party affiliation, though a few real ones, too) this one may be my favorite. Located in the rotunda of The National Museum of Natural History, this male African elephant was killed in 1955 and donated to the museum. The National Museum of Natural History was built […]


NOTCOT–a brilliant blog you should definitely be following–recently posted about the exhibit Brains: The Mind as Matter at the Wellcome Collection. Below are some of my favorite images they posted. Science and aesthetic–celebrating one of the most fascinating parts of the human body, and nature’s most brilliant design.

Three Tiny Terrariums

(via Eight Oaks Terrariums • Moss Bottle Trio) Three lovely little terrariums by a Josh Leo in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’ve always loved terrariums–bringing those things I love from nature inside–and these are done so thoughtfully and artfully. Click through for bigger, and more whimsical, compositions.

Natural Logic

(via Samuel Wood) Hooray to Twitter for introducing me to Samuel Wood’s work. Its foundations are in nature, but it’s also undeniably cerebral. From the “about“: …a sculptural process centered on the theme of discovery and an imaginative journeying through art. …objects gathered in a natural logic by their mineral properties – both wood and […]

Transparent Specimens

(via Transparent Specimens) These artful things-in-jars, created by Shinsekai (Toumei Hyouhon), are made by enzymatically turning the protein transparent, dyeing the bones magenta and dyeing the cartilages blue. It’s a process founded for scientific purposes to study the skeletal systems of organisms but their aesthetic value is equally relevant.