huddlebee

art, insects, gardens,
public libraries, and history;
but mostly glass
My garden, keeping me extra busy these days.

My garden, keeping me extra busy these days.

lucienballard:

Spring flowers reveal their true selves in extreme close-up.

Flowers are one of the great joys of spring, but viewing them under a scanning electron microscope uncovers a surreal, alien beauty.

These images were created by the award-winning German microscopy team Eye of Science, comprising photographer Oliver Meckes and biologist Nicole Ottawa.

  • A Primula petal
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • The stamens of a Hibiscus flower
  • Four Lilac pollen grains
  • A Valerian flower
  • The stigma of an Arnica flower
  • The anther of a small-leaved Lime flower
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • Pollen grains (grey) on the stigma (yellow) of an Arnica flower
  • The floret of a Chamomile flower

via   The Guardian.

(via hymnoptera)

diamondinthesnuff:

A pattern I did a pretty long time ago and just realized I never posted. Beetles. The little skull one was based on the beetle described in the short story ‘The Gold Bug’.

diamondinthesnuff:

A pattern I did a pretty long time ago and just realized I never posted. Beetles. The little skull one was based on the beetle described in the short story ‘The Gold Bug’.

(via atelierentomologica)

itscolossal:

Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) is a Japanese method for repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind the technique is to recognize the history of the object and to visibly incorporate the repair into the new piece instead of disguising it. The process usually results in something more beautiful than the original.

(Source: kottke.org)

artnouveaustyle:

Postal Savings Bank in Budapest, Hungary. Designed by Ödön Lechner.

"Ödön Lechner (August 27, 1845 – June 10, 1914) was a Hungarian architect, nicknamed the "Hungarian Gaudí”. Lechner was one of the early representatives of the Hungarian Secession movement, called szecesszió in Hungarian, which was related to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil in the rest of Europe. He decorated his buildings with Zsolnay tile patterns inspired by old Magyar and Turkic folk art. The Magyar were a people that came from the east, which explains the eastern-like appearance of Lechner’s buildings.” -Wikipedia