Aardvarks


Nature is the Best Designer
10 July 2008, 4:24 pm
Filed under: The Beginning, The Natural World | Tags: ,

Check out these photos of banded icebergs that have formed over thousands of years. Some of the stripes were created by layers of the iceberg melting and refreezing, while others were formed from the dust and soil picked up from the original ice sheet when it was sliding down the Antarctic hillside. It’s amazing how these two processes can form such distinctive patterns. These photographs were taken by Norwegian sailor, Oyvind Tangen.

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I was walking in the park one day…
7 July 2008, 12:15 pm
Filed under: photography, The Natural World, Things We Like, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

It was a beautiful day in Madison Square Park, so I decided to take a stroll and photograph what I saw. Check out the modernist painted sculptures and flowers; they definitely enhance the experience of taking that midday break to hang out or eat.



Zombie children
3 March 2008, 1:11 pm
Filed under: The Natural World, Uncategorized

This blog is about things you should look at and get excited about. But this post is about something you shouldn’t look at! Especially if you are a child!

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This weekend I read a surprising article (well, surprising to me). According to the American Academy of Pediatrics children under 2 should not watch any TV at all. Children over the age of 2 should watch only 1-2 hours a day. Watching TV has been proven to slow cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.  Later on that day, I was flipping through a friends copy of adbusters and found haunting images of zombie children watching TV.



Cold? stay in and knit a chair.
11 February 2008, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Design, The Natural World

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This chair is from Branch, a site that sells products that are both sustainable and well designed. 



Green Greetings
20 December 2007, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Design, The Natural World, Things We Like | Tags: , ,

cooper.jpg“THIS CARD IS EMBEDDED WITH WILDFLOWER SEEDS. MOISTEN IT THOROUGHLY, PLANT IT IN SOIL, WATER DAILY AND WATCH IT GROW.” How cool is that?



ohh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun!
13 December 2007, 10:56 am
Filed under: Design, The Natural World, Things We Covet, Things We Like | Tags: ,

sunjar.jpg        sold on solar. 



Artifacts from a Weekend in Rural Connecticut
13 November 2007, 8:20 pm
Filed under: The Natural World

I spent the weekend in a cabin in the woods in Cornwall Connecticut. Here are a few things I brought back.

Turkey tail fungus on a piece of bark…

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Some giant pine cones…

Giant pinecones

A twisty twig…

Twig

An apple from a wild tree…

Wild Apple

The last of the season’s tomatoes.

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