A four-metre-long woven textile made from the silk of more than a million female Golden Orb spiders collected from the highlands of Madagascar is on display at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London. The hand-woven brocaded textile, which is on display at the museum till June 5, 2012, is naturally golden in colour and took over four years to create.
It will be shown together with a new golden cape, currently being woven and embroidered in Madagascar, which will go on public display for the very first time at the V&A. The clothes have reportedly been made by Englishman Simon Peers, who lives in Madagascar, and American Nicholas Godley, and are the only large textiles in the world to have been made from spider silk.
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Yellow woven spider silk cape.
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We’re in the mid of the week, still some working hours ahead of us … let’s relax a bit with our new set of creative inspirations. Mix of energy and inspiration … is always welcome, right?! :) Again, there are some nice photos to start with. Do not miss the girl by Sasha Kirievskaya, horse photo by an unknown artist as well as the black beauty photo called Gold by Lagel Cyril. When checking our illustrations for today I have to say my fav got to be the photo realistic artwork of a young lady called 2011/11/11 by LINRAN. Actually the last one, which is sort of a futuristic fantasy is quite nice as well … check Nautili by Julie Dillon. As I move lower down, I hit an original painting called I Miss You by Felicia Atanasiu. Love the style. Guys, not sure if you’re a Hawaii 5-0 fan or not, but … I am sure you gonna love the ad by Bleublancrouge called SERIES+: Hawaii Five-O, Wetsuit. Enj
Finally it’s here again .. another showcase of cool National Geographic photos of the day. As you’re already used to, we’ll be presenting quality and quality only … pure medicine for your eyes .). I have to say this collection is amazing, full of cool animal photos, different people from all around the World, untouched nature, urban photos etc. I doubt we’ll find someone among us who didn’t go through at least one NG magazine or spent few minutes in front of the TV. So we know what to expect … no need to explain .). Enjoy this collection … and look forward the next one!
Narciso by Giorgia Zanellato on thisispaper.com
Narciso is a project which started with the intention of designing some vases, focusing on the functionality of the vase as an object. But what is the function of a vase? They are used to display flowers…
No doubt guys there is plenty of cool stuff prepared in Tuesday’s collection of creative inspirations. So let’s take a closer look what we got here. There is a nice mushroom photo for the start … for your inspiration only; not sure if these are edible without side effects :). The second photo I like is the forest one at the bottom called Mist of Life by Nara Simhan. It’s hard to decide what’s hot in the illustrations section … my pick though would be the PG16 illustration called Deadberry by Cornacchia. Look at the detail … how amazing is that?! Art / Digi art section didn’t disappoint neither. You gotta love the floral Fade Away artwork by Leslie Ann O’Dell. I do not mention too often works from our typography section, but this time I got to make an exception and name several of them. The first one called Cape Horn by Jon Contino is amazing, but so is the last one called Coca Cola by Marta Cerda Alimbau. I have to say there is much more stuff in here, but can’t spend days naming every single one I like … you better check it yourself. Won’t regret it for sure. Enjoy!
A six-week-old baby marmoset who was abandoned by its mother has been adopted by animal handlers at Wild Animal Encounters located in Western Sydney. The baby has also been recruited into a wildlife education program as an ambassador where she will visit schools and shopping centers in Australia to teach children about animals and nature. via Hungeree.
In the last few years, 2012 has created a huge buzz in our culture. Theories, prophesies, and predictions are all pointing to the world ending on December 21, 2012. You may recall that originally the world was going to end in 2000, remember? Either way, the single idea of the world ending has created a highly profitable revenue stream. New movies and shows are stating to focus on what living in a post-apocalypse would be like.
Many people do not believe in 2012 and they usually laugh at the possibility of the end of the world. That being said however, there are also a few people who have such an extreme belief of the 2012 doomsday that they are actively preparing for it. Check out this new tv series by the National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers. This new show explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties.
Bottom line is, we all hope that the world will not end in our lifetime. We collected some interesting images from famous movie, and explain why fiction can become reality. We hope you will enjoy this article and spread the word!
10. Independence Day
Independence Day was a great film and this terrifying image above is definitely an Image that sticks with most people. The White House consider to be the symbol for one of the most powerful Men and Countries in the World disintegrated in a matter of seconds really does get people thinking what would happen to the Human race if we weren’t the only species in the Universe. Is it most likely to become a reality? I doubt it, and even if it did not for a long while, there have been stories, mock cover ups but I firmly believe that we are the only race in our area of the Universe…. For now!
9. Planet of the Apes
Not the newest one for obvious reasons but the classic is a great film that makes it to the number 9 spot in the list. One of their first to use the broken Statue of a Liberty in an Iconic picture, like the white house from above, the statue of liberty in this state does seem to represent chaos, disorder and the end of the world. So why is at Number 9? Well the fact that evolution goes backwards in this film does strike people as Odd and even though the newer goes onto say that we ourselves caused the up rise I think the world would have enough firepower to fight these well educated gorillas off.
The Film 2012 was an iconic film of erm… 2011 but it portrayed the devastation that our world could tear itself apart. The Image that I believe it one that is most shocking is the one above. Considering the Mountain range is where Everest lies, to imagine the ocean becoming such a big power is astonishing. We have seen the devastation that Japan suffered when the tsunami hit last year, and know all to well the power of the Ocean. Will it turn into a reality? Not this year and that’s why I have put it at 10. The signs are there that this apocalyptic situation could bring an end to life on Earth but I highly doubt it will be this year.