Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 Animal And Botanical Illustrations Available To Download For Free

Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 Animal And Botanical Illustrations Available To Download For Free

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a veritable storehouse of natural history documentation that provides open access to its digital library, which includes over 150,000 animal and botanical illustrations that can be downloaded for free. The mission of the BHL is to make its gathered documentation openly available to the public as a tool for biodiversity education. Continue reading »

This 20 Foot-Wide Tapestry By The Fiber Artist Vanessa Barragão Recreates The World In Textural Yarn

This 20 Foot-Wide Tapestry By The Fiber Artist Vanessa Barragão Recreates The World In Textural Yarn

In celebration of a partnership between London’s Heathrow Airport and Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, fiber artist Vanessa Barragão was commissioned to create a massive botanical tapestry. Using a range of techniques including latch hooking, felt needling, carving, crochet, Barragão mapped out and built up a textural surface that emulates a map of the world. Continue reading »

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

The Brooklyn-based company that specializes in designy temporary tattoos has teamed up with Jeannerot for the visuals and Agilex Fragrances for the aromas to create the Bouquet Garni Set, a collection of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme scented tattoos that look and smell just like the plants that inspired them. Continue reading »

Superb Minimalist Botanical Embroideries By Adam Pritchett

Superb Minimalist Botanical Embroideries By Adam Pritchett

Adam Pritchett is an embroidery artist based in Lake District, England, a countryside famous for its forests, lakes, and mountains. From these bucolic surroundings he draws inspiration for his minimalist botanical embroideries that usually feature flowers, vines, and tiny insect inhabitants. For a particularly ingenious series, Pritchett stitched a variety of spiders into the canvas, turning gaping holes in the fabric into spider webs. Continue reading »