BOOM CODED LANGUAGE DESTROYED IN FIVE SECONDS
The Disney Channel of my childhood
YO THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP
Real life vs Societal expectations
Truisms (1984) by Jenny Holzer
We’re adults and we get to decide what that means: The Home Depot Edition
A 15th century double-sided portrait painted presumably at the time of the sitters’ marriage. On the front: the couple young and alive, on the back: the couple’s rotting corpses covered in toads and snakes. This front is titled “The Young Couple” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the now unhinged back called “The Dead Lovers” is in Strasbourg. On each side there is an inscription: “We will give ourselves up to worldly joy…We have lost eternal life.”
~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925
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Miranda Bennett spends some serious time with her clothes. Take the fact that dyeing each garment in her easy-chic line takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two days (!!!). But it’s totally worth it. As she says, natural dyeing is “a really intimate process that’s…
These Spiders Look Like They’re Covered In Mirrors
This isn’t a stained-glass sculpture or piece of delicate jewelry – it’s a real live spider. These spiders, called mirror or sequined spiders, are all members of several different species of the thwaitesia genus, which features spiders with reflective silvery patches on their abdomen.
The scales look like solid pieces of mirror glued to the spider’s back, but they can actually change size depending on how threatened the spider feels. The reflective scales are composed of reflective guanine, which these and other spiders use to give themselves color.
Not much information is available about these wonderful spiders, but the dazzling specimens in these photos were photographed primarily in Australia and Singapore.
Image credits: Nicky Bay