9.21.2010

My Celeb Twin Is...


Ta daaahh! ... Nicole Richie

You're a bit of a party girl/wild child, but you also have a deeper, more serious side, just like Nicole Richie. She traded in all-nighters in the club to all-nighters with her two children. You frequently go back and forth between partying with your girls to reading philosophy (or maybe just watching the History channel, whatever).


Another way you and Richie are alike: you both gravitate toward hippie-ish, comfortable-with-a-dash-of-girly clothing. We're betting you have a closet full of flowy blouses and maxi-dresses -but you still keep some sexy, fitted pieces in there too for nights out.

To channel your inner Richie, obviously break out one of your many long sundresses and go for beachy waves. Keep some of your rocker spirit with a sexy smoky eye.

Weird thing you didn't know about Richie: She loves karaoke. Guess that's what happens when your dad is a famous singer ...

I loovee Nicole Richie!! She is by far my favorite style icon and can do no wrong in my book. Who's your celeb twin?



Colored Skeletons

Japanese scientists at The Tokyo Hands have found a way to render animal skins transparent and inject the skeletal systems with an array of beautiful and bright colors. These preservations have recently found their way into art and design collections and have been linked to the popular Bodies Exhibit






Transparent specimen of a frog

The proteins (fleshy areas) are soaked in a solution that renders it transparent. Then it goes through a dying process which dyes the bones a magenta color, and the cartilage a blue/cyan color. The process can take over year depending on the specimen. ― as explained by PlatypusBob on Core77.

Nice. Check out more at the Japanese blog: Design Blog Bird Yard.

✩ I found the translated English article explaining the whole process.



9.10.2010

Etchings for Poe

These amazing etchings by Simon Prades were used to illustrate five short stories by Edgar Allen Poe.

The Murders of the Rue Morgue
The Mask of the Red Death
The Tell-Tale Heart
Hop-Frog
The Black Cat