tumblingdoe:

this-is-letter27:

Macro bee portraits by Sam Droege.

Used to distinguish and catalog the thousands of bee species in North America.

via Hoploid

These are the bees’ knees!


typeworship:

The Proper Art of Writing (1655)

I stumbled upon these calligraphy examples on The Public Domain Review. They are taken from a 17th Century German book. Some of the characters are so highly decorated they aren’t even recognisable anymore. 

The volumes’ full title is as extravagant as the examples it shows:  The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. See more here

needledrawing:

embroidery and etching, April 2012

Lyndsey McDougall 

kieran-williams:

Made some progress on amber yesterday, doing the other half next month hopefully

exploderbutton:

Drosera sessilifolia.


darksilenceinsuburbia:

Marcela Cárdena

Arbol de la Vida

2009

My thoughts are well and truly stuck in last nights meanderings,
and I’m not fighting it in the slightest.


humanoidhistory:

Happy birthday to German scientist Petrus Apianus, aka Peter Apian, born in Saxony on April 16, 1495. A mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer, he was a favorite of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1540, Apian created Astronomicum Caesareum and dedicated it to his imperial benefactor. It was a sumptuous Renaissance instructive manual that explained, in part, how to use an astrolabe to calculate the altitude of the stars and planets. (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)