The Fox’s Den
First of all, this installation is completely(!) made of paper and leather. All of the objects were handmade with orange colored paper, some are enhanced with leather. The whole, incredible installation took 68 tubes of glue and 144 large sheets of paper.
The fox sculpture alone, which was made from Hermès’ leather remnants, took two weeks to make. Each small piece was cut by hand and then glued slowly together so that the fox could look as realistic as possible.
France-based graphic design studio Zim&Zou created this unique artwork on behalf of Hermés for their store window display in Barcelona.
by Michael Keller
Over the last decade, materials scientists have been trying really hard to keep from getting wet. To that end, they’ve made huge strides developing coatings that so thoroughly repel dirt and water, they seem almost magic. Their secret? Recreating the nanoscale structures that some organisms employ to stay clean and dry and to redirect liquid flow.
Among researchers’ muses from the natural world are the stenocara beetle, lotus and nasturtium leaves, and the wings of butterflies. The National Science Foundation has compiled some compelling visual examples of natural and synthesized superhydrophobic surfaces. See the full video below.
Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence.
Let it glow!
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“Cosmicomics is that rarity among progressive texts: its premises are absurd and almost incoherent, yet the plot lines are filled with romance, drama, and conflicts that draw the readers deeper and deeper into the text.”
I really liked this book. It’s fantasy like and you feel transported into the beginnings of everything.
Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.
About 2 Meters in Diameter
Exhibited at ArtRebels Gallery, Copenhagen
The spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus), an amazing creature that walks the ocean floor, is a rare Australian fish from the family Brachionichthyidae. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002. is the first Australian marine species to be threatened with extinction.
The greatest threats to the handfish appear to be siltation and invasive species. The Derwent Estuary where the fish lives is highly urbanised and industrialised, and a range of marine pests have been introduced through shipping. One key pest is the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis), a particularly large and voracious predator that is now abundant in the estuary. Studies by CSIRO show that the seastars eat the stalked ascidians that the handfish use to attach their eggs.
- video CSIROpublishing
Like I always say, a fish with a hand is better than two in the bush