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Artist Uses Real Pressed Flowers to Create Delicate Animal Illustrations via My Modern Met

June 15th, 2020 Comments off

British artist Helen Ahpornsiri brings whole new meaning to botanical illustration with her incredible artwork made from pressed flowers and leaves. Her delicate compositions depict the diversity of the natural world, from mammals and birds to insects and sea creatures.

 
Using real flowers, petals, stems, and leaves, Ahpornsiri responsibly forages her materials from her own garden and local nature spots. Each botanical component is carefully chosen to celebrate its natural form, and in some works, the artist even uses specific components to correspond with her subject’s natural habitat. In one piece, a seahorse is crafted from tiny pieces of red marine algae, and in another, a majestic blue whale is made entirely from pressed seaweed. “The marine algae I use is foraged from beaches on the south coast of England,” Ahpornsiri reveals. “I search for loose pieces of marine algae along strandlines and in rockpools, especially after stormy seas, to avoid being disruptive to the surrounding ecosystem.”

Home School: Watch all eight episodes of Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design series via Dezeen

May 13th, 2020 Comments off
 

Netflix has made all eight episodes of its documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, which features set designer Es Devlin, architect Bjarke Ingels and interior designer Ilse Crawford, available to watch for free during coronavirus lockdown.

Streaming company Netflix has made season one of its design series available on Youtube as part of an initiative to make its documentaries free to watch during the coronavirus lockdown.

Home School: Access Rare and Beautiful “Manuscripts of the Muslim World” via UPenn’s Digital Library [Art]

May 10th, 2020 Comments off
As organizations are shuttered indefinitely due to ongoing coronavirus embargoes, more and more institutions seem to be taking steps to make their collections accessible and explorable by virtual means. Whether this is due to the altruistic aspect of art that seeks to bring meaning to life during troubled times, or the ways in which the disruption of business-as-usual has enabled many of us to get into the “deep cuts” of our to-do lists, the result is an abundance of truly beautiful online resources to delight and divert us during self-quarantine efforts. Recent among these, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries announced a new addition to “OPenn” — the Manuscripts of the Muslim World project.

Travel To The Beat Of A Diff’rent Drum With These Snare Drum Throw Pillows And More! [For Sale]

May 9th, 2020 Comments off

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May 8th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free via The Verge

April 21st, 2020 Comments off

The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free. The open-access online platform will include 2D and 3D images from its 19 museums, nine research centers, archives, libraries, and the National Zoo, Smithsonian Magazine reports.

“Being a relevant source for people who are learning around the world is key to our mission,” Effie Kapsalis, the Smithsonian’s senior digital program officer, says. “We can’t imagine what people are going to do with the collections. We’re prepared to be surprised.”

Home School: Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use via Kottke

April 16th, 2020 Comments off

Christmas Past – 22 in a series – Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

December 22nd, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 22in a series – Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

Christmas Past - 22in a series - Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

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Ceramic Tile Pattern, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

November 20th, 2019 Comments off

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Ceramic Tile Pattern, Porto, Portugal

Ceramic Tile Pattern, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

Facades like this are one of my most striking memories of Porto. They are everywhere and bind the city together as and architectural whole.

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Tiled Facade of Church, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

November 16th, 2019 Comments off

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Tiled Facade of Church, Porto, Portugal

Tiled Facade of Church, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

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