Category Archives: Photography

A few design links: curvilinear copper bird feeder, spiny vodka, and type hunting

This gorgeous copper birdfeeder, which is hands-down the most elegant bird feeder I’ve ever seen, was designed “by a Swiss-trained metal craftsman. Together with his wife, he developed the piece‚Äôs unique curvilinear form by using cardboard paper.” (seen at Better … Continue reading

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Conservation photography as social change

A few days ago, Sheril told me that I had to watch an amazing short film by Neil Ever Osborne. The video is ~20 minutes long, so I wasn’t able to find time until this morning, but I highly encourage … Continue reading

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Pretty bones; hollow phrase

LIFE magazine may be no more, but the LIFE website still has lovely archival eye candy including these b/w photos, circa 1950, of skeletons and bones. Says the website, Seen in a certain light, and photographed for LIFE by the … Continue reading

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“Where I live, everything is so small!”

APOD’s photo of the day is, in the words of my boyfriend, “very The Little Prince.” How wonderfully whimsical.

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Winter Wonderland in the District

Lampposts along the Taft Bridge Colin Winterbottom DC is unseasonably snow-free this year, but Colin Winterbottom (perfect name!) has some lovely back-and-white, ageless photos of a white capital at his website. The uplit snowfall outside the Supreme Court is especially … Continue reading

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The Mona Lisa, Genes, and Money

One of the questions an artist hates most is what is your artwork worth? Price is a subjective, unsatisfactory proxy for emotional angst, frustration, eyestrain, and time. Sometimes I find that NO (reasonable) value can compensate for the emotional investment … Continue reading

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Empty houses, blind eyes

Photo by Eugene Richards From “North Dakota, The Emptied Prairie” National Geographic Magazine These photos bear an eerie, graceful, painful resemblance to the country where I grew up. The year I finished high school, my parents left “town” (7,000 people) … Continue reading

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The Brainbow Mouse

Livet et al. 2007. Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system. Nature. No, that’s not a winter scarf knitted from rainbow yarn. It’s a glowing mouse brain – the Brainbow paper is finally out! I … Continue reading

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It’s all fun and games until. . .

This unbelievable X-ray from Surfactant comes to us via Street Anatomy. Whoa. Save this and show it to your kids next 4th of July, ok? (the culprit was a “homemade explosive device”).

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Fever dreams

The Sower Robert Parkeharrison Have you ever encountered an artist whose work seems so familiar, you feel as if he or she has ensnared your memories? I had that feeling when I first saw Robert Parkeharrison’s

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