Monday, February 13, 2012

Tricky Compositions

Is it a mama between 2 babies, or a baby between 2 mamas? Visual tricks always fascinate me...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tibetan Tiger Rugs

Great new rugs by Elizabeth led me to this fascinating back story.

"Tiger skins have always figured prominently in Buddhist paintings and sculpture. It is said that the tiger skin brings luxuries suitable for a king, creates anger, and keeps the aspirant away from snakes, scorpions and other insects. It protects the Yogin from obstacles and environmental disasters. Only those in power and authority own and use tiger rugs, i.e. those who make laws, sit in judgment and mete out punishment. It was probably not until the 19th Century when tiger pelts imported from India became scarce and extremely expensive that the rug became a reasonable long-lasting substitute. They are very rare – less than 200 of the authentic pieces have survived."

The text and photographs below is from this set on Flickr.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How tall am I?

Look at the adorable little guy who came to our office to be measured today!
The new wall graphics are now available on our site.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Does seaweed retain it's color when dry?

Yes, yes it does. This Sunday we picked up some of this gorgeous colored seaweed on the beach, and I wondered whether the pinks and creams would stay that way or turn brown, or fade. Here's the answer. Can't beat nature's design.

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