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artandsciencejournal:

Home Sweet Home

Usually plastic and the environment do not go hand in hand, but artist Aki Inomata uses plastic to create an environment for her little pet hermit crabs in “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?” (2009, 2010-2013).

With the help of CT scanning to render a three-dimensional model of an empty shell, Inomata creates her base and then builds houses atop these shell renderings. These architectural wonders mimic the style of popular dwellings, from Tokyo house-style to Paris apartments. 

With these plastic hermit crab habitats, Inomata wanted to explore not only the hermit crab’s adaptability to new surroundings, but how we adapt as well. Immigration, relocation, even acquiring a new identity or nationality is more or less the human version of growing out of a shell, and finding a new one to call ‘home’.

Not only is this series an amazing symbolic representation of our will to adapt, but also a fun way to learn more about the life and physiology of the hermit crab, as the dwellings are completely see-through. Have you ever wondered what a hermit crab’s body looks like inside its shell?

A video of both the hermit crabs in action and how the artist came about designing the shells can be found here.

-Anna Paluch

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geekygothgirl:

bluedogeyes:

Manatee Avengers by Joel Micah Harris

Ahhhh, this is so cuuuuute!

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antique-royals:

LILY ELSIE by the lost gallery on Flickr.
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doctorscienceknowsfandom:

bi-privilege:

informational diagram on the inner workings of bisexuals

As a scientist, I can testify that this is a very scientific diagram. APPROVED BY SCIENCE!!!!

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wnycradiolab:

Can’t…stop…posting…Steve Axford photos. Want to look at them all?  Want to read our interview with him? Get to it.

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itsmydarkesthour:

hippies-like-us:

kuneria:

Bob Ross soothes and calms and makes me happy like nothing else I’ve ever known.

Fun fact: Bob Ross was a Marine drill sergeant for several years, but quit because he didn’t like yelling at people.

(Source: kunerias-huge-dick, via cielrouge)

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astolat:

mlikemarcel:

Anthony Mackie, by Nicholas Maggio for Rhapsody (April ‘14)

*makes a;akdfj;alkjf noises*

Also those red suit pictures, that is TOTALLY a motel from the Road Trip of Justice. I might have to write that one. :O

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hungrylikethewolfie:

unreconstructedfangirl:

All of these places look like heaven to this duvet princess.

Okay but that first one, I’m not sure y’all understand how deeply-instilled my desire for a cupboard bed has been since the days of David the Gnome.

(Source: where-my-sidewalk-ends, via cimness)

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jtotheizzoe:

staceythinx:

These genetically unusual butterflies have one male and one female wing, proving that something doesn’t have to be symmetrical to be beautiful.

Beautiful bilateral gynandromorphs!!

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)