Category Archives: SCIENCE

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919) was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and the kingdom Protista. (source)

Space

And on the subject of nature’s beauty:  see space …

Here is a rare original version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” plus a video made for it. The version for the album and the single was apparently recorded after this one … this is actually quite a beautiful and has a very different feel …..

 

Zodiac tales

Adoooorable series from British Vogue interpreting the Zodiac signs. Absolutely lovely! Photography by Tim Gutt, set design by Shona Heath and styling by Kate Phelan. See all the images here.

Via models.com / scanned by Gossiping @ tFS

Cloud Appreciation Society

Ok, this is a very cool little organization. It is the Society of Cloud Aprreciators. They have their own website and has published a little book (in fact more than one), in which they take you through the different kinds of clouds (shapes, colours, origin etc) In this book, there is also a note section, where you can note down your own observations. You can join the organization, simply by declaring (or sharing) your love for clouds, and they will in return send you your own private membership certificate and an honory badge. Here is their manifesto.

Artek vs. Comme des Garçons

Today the 15th October, sees the launch of a new unisex fragrance collaboration; that between Finnish ARTEK and Comme des Garçons. The perfume is called Standard, which derives from “Artek’s standard thinking, based on Alvar Aalto’s original idea of systems and standards in furniture design.”

The brief was to create a fragrance combining synthetic and natural elements, and the scent is a blend of: Finnish Labrador Tea, Twinflower Linnea Borealis, metal and rust in the base notes fennel, ginger, lemon, musk, saffron and cedarwood topnotes.

artekstandard

Source artek.fi

La lune

Ohh the moon … apparently Indian scientists have found small amounts of water on the moon:

“The quantity is tiny but could become a useful resource for astronauts wishing to live on the Moon, scientists say.”

bbcnews.com

moon
Image from: nasa.com