Author Archives: Jessica

2000 suspended dandilions

installation by Regine Ramseier

Wunderbar

(via This is Colossal)

baby octopuses

From the awesome Vancouver Aquarium( which also brought us the cute overload of sea otters holding paws), video of six-week old baby octopuses, having a tug of war over their krill meal.

Just in time for Halloween

We picked up many rock treasures at the  gem show a few weekends ago, but perhaps the coolest of all were the phosphorescent minerals we picked up. They glow pretty colours under a black light:

We’ve created a new line of eco resin jewelry inspired by these minerals. Neon with gold flakes during the day, and glowing electric colours under black light!

Time for some glow in the dark bowling!

underwater statues by Jason deCaires Taylor

Have you seen Jason deCaires Taylor‘s underwater sculptures?

http://www.underwatersculpture.com/pages/gallery/latest-works.html

The Silent Evolution

400 life-size figures. Near Cancun / Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I really want this to be my next scuba diving trip!

The statues form an artificial reef, which helps to take pressure off natural reefs, are made from durable, secure and environmentally sensitive materials. They can support an entire ecosystem.

If you think this is getting slightly creepy, just wait til you see what happens at night…. read more »

Gorgeous time lapse video of New Zealand mountainscape

Mt Ruapehu Timelapse from Jared Brandon Productions on Vimeo.

Jared Brandon experimented with time lapse video during the downseasons (he’s a wedding photographer) and amazing results. For you Lord of the Rings fans, this is the real life Mount Doom. I trekked across this area, the Tongariro Crossing, during the day and it is breathtaking (literally!)  read more »

Horses of the Camargue

by Irene Suchocki

I didn’t believe it was true.  read more »

Traditional Beauty: Nymphenburg Manufactory

Clara -Rhinocerous, by Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, approx. 1770

I love to travel, but Europe has never called my name the way more tropical destinations have. I have always loved exploring nature, the waters, the forests and ecosystems far different from the North American temperate zones. When my friends talk about the great travel experiences in Europe, the focus seems to be on its rich history. It wasn’t until I came across this site today that I began to understand….

The Nymphenburg Manufactory in Munich, Germany is the only facility of its kind creating porcelain works in-house from start to finish, entirely by hand. It also has one of the most beautiful and comprehensive websites I’ve ever seen – with detailed photos and lots of videos illustrating every step of the process. Although I know many artists are afraid of giving their secrets away by showing their process, Nymphenburg’s open access only works to create a deeper appreciation and sense of awe.  read more »

We Heart Heather

Heather eco resin ring

our latest Heather ring

We are so in love with heather! This beautiful plant is a Scottish icon, but it grows all over the world. read more »

Vegetabowls

I just love these vegetabowls:

cabbage

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Aurora Borealis from Space

Still haven’t seen the northern lights. Goal for a cross-Canada tour someday.