Vendredi, septembre 12, 2014
magictransistor:

T. Lux Feininger. The House of Construction, Weimar. 1919.

magictransistor:

T. Lux Feininger. The House of Construction, Weimar. 1919.

libutron:

Did you know that all Paper Nautilus shells are from Argonauta argo females?
Commonly referred to as Paper Nautilus, Argonauta argo (Octopoda - Argonautidae) is a species of cephalopod with a very particular sexual dimorphism.
The female is lodged in a boat-shaped, unchambered shell that serves primarily as brood chamber (also called egg case). This thin-walled, transversely-wrinkled shell is secreted by lobular enlargements at the tips of the dorsal arms. Female egg cases tend to be longer than female mantle lengths, so individuals can often recede completely inside the structure 
The male is dwarf, about one twentieth the size of a female; males can only reach a maximum of several centimeters in length while females can be two meters long.
Another distinctive feature of males is that they lack of shell, so all shells of the species are from females. Occasionally whole mature males are found in the shell of the female. 
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Xavi Simona | Locality: unknown (2009)

libutron:

Did you know that all Paper Nautilus shells are from Argonauta argo females?

Commonly referred to as Paper Nautilus, Argonauta argo (Octopoda - Argonautidae) is a species of cephalopod with a very particular sexual dimorphism.

The female is lodged in a boat-shaped, unchambered shell that serves primarily as brood chamber (also called egg case). This thin-walled, transversely-wrinkled shell is secreted by lobular enlargements at the tips of the dorsal arms. Female egg cases tend to be longer than female mantle lengths, so individuals can often recede completely inside the structure 

The male is dwarf, about one twentieth the size of a female; males can only reach a maximum of several centimeters in length while females can be two meters long.

Another distinctive feature of males is that they lack of shell, so all shells of the species are from females. Occasionally whole mature males are found in the shell of the female. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Xavi Simona | Locality: unknown (2009)

word-stuck:

kawa akari  川明かり  (かわあかり)

word-stuck:

kawa akari  川明かり  (かわあかり)

Jeudi, septembre 11, 2014
japaneseaesthetics:

A fine togidashi lacquer box (kobako) By Izuka Toyo II (1766-1844), Edo period (19th century) The rectangular box with a drop front opening to reveal two drawers, all decorated with a variety of feathers finely worked in gold, silver, red, brown and black togidashi on a glossy roironuri ground, several of the feathers embellished with inlaid aogai, the edges of the box fundame decorated with scrolling vines in gold hiramakie, interior of drawers roironuri, silver hardware, signed Toyo and kao.  Bonhams

japaneseaesthetics:

A fine togidashi lacquer box (kobako) By Izuka Toyo II (1766-1844), Edo period (19th century) The rectangular box with a drop front opening to reveal two drawers, all decorated with a variety of feathers finely worked in gold, silver, red, brown and black togidashi on a glossy roironuri ground, several of the feathers embellished with inlaid aogai, the edges of the box fundame decorated with scrolling vines in gold hiramakie, interior of drawers roironuri, silver hardware, signed Toyo and kao.  Bonhams

Mardi, septembre 9, 2014
sasaq:

紀元前のものなのにTLに流れていてもな~んも違和感を感じなかった。 RT @metmuseum This Egyptian otter’s raised paws // http://met.org/1nzfgxr (via Twitter / mgmnom)

sasaq:

紀元前のものなのにTLに流れていてもな~んも違和感を感じなかった。 RT @metmuseum This Egyptian otter’s raised paws // http://met.org/1nzfgxr (via Twitter / mgmnom)

Vendredi, septembre 5, 2014
kafkasapartment:

Page 44, Book II of Edward Hopper’s art ledger. The ledgers were created between 1907 and 1962.

kafkasapartment:

Page 44, Book II of Edward Hopper’s art ledger. The ledgers were created between 1907 and 1962.

Mardi, septembre 2, 2014
supruntu:

Stan Shuttleworth

supruntu:

Stan Shuttleworth

(Source : kulturtava)

alfiusdebux:

Héctor García. Paso a la luz / Towards the Light. Campeche, Mexico, 1963
[via Le Clown Lyrique]

alfiusdebux:

Héctor García. Paso a la luz / Towards the Light. Campeche, Mexico, 1963

[via Le Clown Lyrique]

(Source : liquidnight)