i want someone to love me like gatsby loved daisy
using her to climb his way up into the upper crust by making out with her at a party because he is only in love with the idea that she is wealth and his american dream personified even though she is a terrible person
a.k.a. i want to be filthy fucking rich
Making art from stripped-down dead animals
“SOMETIMES I go to pet shops and ask whether I can receive dead creatures.”
And then 29-year-old Iori Tomita, from Yokohama, Japan, does incredible things to them. Taking up to a year, he gently rinses the animals with enzymes that break down soft tissue and protein. What is left is what he calls the transparent specimen: cartilage, which he dyes blue, and bone, dyed purple. “People are attracted by the beauty of creatures,” he says. “Formalin specimens look grotesque.”
Most of the material that Tomita uses in his art comes from fishermen – he used to be one until he was 25 – discarded dead crabs, squid, unsold deep-sea fish, unwanted tiddlers. And then there are the macabre packages from pet shops. Tomita still fishes, but his life changed when he visited an art gallery for the first time two years ago and realised that he could fuse his love of nature with what was regarded as art.
There is a moral dimension to the work, too. He quotes a UN Food and Agriculture Organization report showing that a third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted. “Do you think about how many lives that is?” he asks.
Tomita – who says he has thought about but rejected the idea of making transparent artworks of dead humans – sells prints and, in Japan, bottled specimens of stripped-down animals.
(Images: Iori Tomita/2013 New World Transparent Specimens)
Ah, I love when people merge art and biology!
“The Art Toast Project Presents:” by Ida Skivenes
Neurons growing in a cell culture
These time lapse animations use phase contrast microscopy to show neural stem cells in a nutrient medium for 4 hours. They reveal the dynamic growth and recycling of dendrites and synapses as neurons establish relationships with each other. The social behavior of these cells creates the incredible properties of the mind and brain.
Credit: University of Victoria Medical Sciences
How not to curl your hair.
I can’t stop watching/laughing/crying from all the watching/laughing.
Hat tip to Loret for blessing my life with this video.
Hell yes! It solves all of life’s problems! :)
Avocado Vanilla Cheesecakes (Raw/Vegan)
- 1 large avocado
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 drops vanilla medicine flower essence or seeds of 1/3 vanilla bean
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut butter
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- Few drops stevia, if needed for extra sweetness
Love avocado? You’ll love this recipe blog.
Is this real?! :O my favorite things in one!?