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Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people. 

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The shells of marine snails, especially those inhabiting the shallow depths of the tropical oceans, are often extremely colorful and have fascinated researchers for centuries. While warm colors, such as orange or red, are relatively common, intense cool colors, especially violet and blue, are uncommon in marine gastropod shells. Species showing vivid violet hues are rare, and those showing blue even more so. This image shows some of the most spectacular examples of these shells.

Find out more about this burgeoning area of research in the Journal of Molluscan Studies.

Image courtesy of Chong Chen, Department of Zoology, Merton College, University of Oxford. Do not reproduce without permission.


Maurizio Cattelan born in 1960 in Padova, Italy is one of the best known and most respected contemporary artists in the world.

Cattelan as a creator of artistic installations, raises questions about the contemporary understanding of death, sacrifice, forgiveness, the origin of evil in man, national identity and historical memory.

His work was often based on simple puns or subverts clichéd situations by, for example, substituting animals for people in sculptural tableaux. Frequently morbidly fascinating, Cattelan’s dark humour sets his work above the simple pleasures of well-made visual one-liners.



Otto Prutscher, water pitcher, 1920. Mouth blown crystal, facet-cut. J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna. Via Cooper Hewitt.




Pierre Joseph Redouté, varities of pears, Pyrus communis, 1801-19. From: Traité des arbres par Duhamel, France. NYPL. Pear Porn.


Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14

“ The petty ugliness of our problems seems so ridiculous in the face of all this natural beauty. ”

“ Buddha means the awakened one. Until recently most people thought of Buddha as a big fat rococo sitting figure with his belly out, laughing, as represented in millions of tourist trinkets and dime store statuettes here in the western world. People didn’t know that the actual Buddha was a handsome young prince who suddenly began brooding in his father’s palace, at the age of 29, till finally and emphatically he threw up his hands and rode out to the forest on his war horse and cut off his long golden hair with his sword and sat down with the holy men of the India of his day and died at the age of 80 a lean venerable wanderer of ancient roads and elephant woods. This man was no slob-like figure of mirth, but a serious and tragic prophet, the Jesus Christ of India and almost all Asia. ”


Jack Kerouac, Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

Monday First Lines | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week.

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“ No matter how good things are, there will always be solitary nights you spend in your bedroom, in a car, or in a party full of your closest friends when it feels like the walls are caving in. ”

—    Dan Campbell  (via yesdarlingido)

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“ YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure. ”


Samantha Allen’s For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better, in the Daily Dot.

I was talking with someone recently about how much harassment on the internet bothered me: not just the implied violence, but the fact that anyone could think such things, much less feel it was okay to say them, anonymous or not.

The person I was talking to, a guy, shrugged it off: “Teenaged boys just think all kinds of horrible shit. Their brains go to dark places.”

Assuming this is true, my question now is, *why* do they go to dark places? What is going on in our socialization processes that lead to this? It seems we don’t unlink the deep, evolved ties between sex and violence, for a start, but surely there is more here.

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photos: Courtesy, for more runway gifs click HERE

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