Serving Bowl by Sue Tirrell

Rose of Jericho (from Sean Steininger)

A time lapse of a Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla). After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hours.

Music: Alexandre Desplat - Morning tears


"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."

Barry H. Gillespie

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Raw Beet & Carrot Salad with Goat Cheese & Currants

this salad is both beautiful and tasty….

Serves 4

6 small raw beets, different colours

3 raw carrots, different colours

2 oz chèvre, crumbled

fresh currants

olive oil

salt and pepper

  1. Wash the vegetables good with a vegetable brush.
  2. Use a mandolin or a sharp knife and cut the beets and carrots into very thin slices.
  3. Put the slices directly into iced water, that will make them extra crispy.
  4. Divide the vegetables on plates and top with chèvre and currants.
  5. Finish each plate off with some olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper to taste.


A digital art display platform from Japan with motion detection, available in two sizes - kickstarter video embedded below:

FRAMED is an Internet connected display that allows you to showcase artwork in a way that has never been done before. 

Designed to be the world’s first canvas for the art of our generation, allowing you to experience and enjoy beautiful art within a normal, everyday setting. Perfect for creators and fans of visual culture alike, hang it on your wall, choose an artwork, and transform your space into a living, virtual gallery of creative expressions. 

The evolution of technology and accessibility of the internet has brought out an expansive range and depth in digital art, and now, FRAMED can bring digital art into your everyday.

Over the course of a year, we’ve built two sizes (24-inch / 40-inch) with immense care and attention to craftsmanship. Every unit contains a gorgeous full-HD display, graphics processing, integrated inputs, and motion sensors within a mere 18mm (0.7 inches) in depth. We’ve created a minimalist object as the perfect backdrop for showcasing artwork, while maintaining powerful features to allow each frame to be totally unique, and exactly what you, the creator, makes of it.

More can be found at the Kickstarter page here

Some thoughts from Filip Visnjic at Creative Applications can be found here

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A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.

Photograph by Eduardo Lopez Negrete

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You must save what you can of your life; you mustn’t lose it all simply because you’ve lost a part.

― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady. Penguin Classics, 2003

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Album Art

Menahan Street Band - Keep Coming Back

from: The Crossing

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One Too Many Mornings (by antonio•merini)

"I have paid my price to live with myself on terms that I will."

Rudyard Kipling

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The Soul Of The World’s Most Expensive Violin

NPR Staff,

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, on loan for the rest of her life.

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Cape Sounion, Greece and the ancient Temple of Poseidon

A big, bright, beautiful Full Moon will rise at sunset on Sunday. Its exact full phase (June 23, 11:32 UT) will occur shortly before it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon’s orbit, and make it the largest Full Moon of 2013.

APOD: 2013 June 22 - Perigee s Full Moon

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  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  2. Exposure: 1/160th

“Only what touches us closely preoccupies us. We prepare in solitude to face it.”

—Edmond Jabès, from The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion, trans. Rosmarie Waldrop (Stanford University Press, 1996)

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