Kanto Illustrations 001 - 026 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
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"I felt like destroying something beautiful" -Narrator
I repeat, tea doilies. Made of sugar.
One way or the other, I’m gonna be out of your life in few weeks. Maybe you’re dreading that day, maybe you’re counting the seconds. Either way, I am gonna make sure you’re ready when the time comes….I promise.
I love this state. Now I wanna drive up to Eureka and see these!Bahhhhh.
I used to want a Victorian styled home so bad. OMG
I kinda still do, but I want to modernize it just a bit.
Oh, hey, someone is talking about the cold armpit of California, and the topic isn’t stoners.
That said, I’m disappointed at the lack of the Zanone House and the Cottrell House (can’t find a picture of that one that does it justice, unfortunately).
You say cold armpit, I say divinely perfect coastal weather. I lived in Humboldt County for two years & miss the cool rainy climate sooo much! The examples of architecture in both Eureka and Ferndale are Victorian architecture porn at its finest; I especially love the blue one from the corner of 2nd & K Street.
Kanto Illustrations #027 - 049 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
Piper has continued her amazing illustration series catologing the entire Pokedex, starting at the very beginning. You can follow her on Tumblr for all of her excellent artwork; in fact, we highly recommend that you do so right now.
Created by Kimberley Petrie
From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders come these mysterious patterns on the ocean floor off the southern coast of Japan. Japanese scuba diver and photographer Yoji Ookata, who has spent the last 50 years exploring and documenting his underwater discoveries off the coast of Japan, spotted these beautiful and puzzling patterns in the sand, nearly six feet in diameter and 80 feet below sea level, during a dive near Amami Oshima at the southern tip of the country.
So what happened next? Are these rippling geometric patterns the equivalent of crop circles on the seafloor? Not quite, but the answer is still a good one. Colossal explains:
“He soon returned with colleagues and a television crew from the nature program NHK to document the origins what he dubbed the “mystery circle.”
Using underwater cameras the team discovered the artist is a small puffer fish only a few inches in length that swims tirelessly through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures using the gesture of a single fin. Through careful observation the team found the circles serve a variety of crucial ecological functions, the most important of which is to attract mates. Apparently the female fish are attracted to the hills and valleys within the sand and traverse them carefully to discover the male fish where the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents that protect the delicate offspring. Scientists also learned that the more ridges contained within the sculpture resulted in a much greater likelihood of the fish pairing. To learn more about the circles check out the full scoop over on Spoon and Tamago, and you can see two high resolution desktop photos courtesy of NHK here.”
Busy little pufferfish boys wooing potential mates by sculpting the sand with their bodies. As far as we’re concerned, that’s pretty awesome!
Puffers are some of the cutest fish and the fact that they’re also living Spirographs just makes them even cuter
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