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The Giant Golden Book of Biology

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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I won this book on eBay tonight – it was published in 1961, and illustrated by Charley Harper. Probably the coolest biology book ever, aesthetically; very excited to get it! It’s in slightly rough shape but considering its age (and the deal I got on it) I’m quite happy. All pages are complete and intact.

Read more about the book here.
First two images courtesy of the above link.

biology = art

Friday, July 17th, 2009

ring

I’m a huge fan of the artists at Nervous System, who use biology-inspired shapes and patterns coupled with high-tech methods to create amazing jewelry. I recently got this ring from them, which is actually 3D printed out of a durable but flexible nylon; how cool is that? I will be collecting more of their stuff in the future, this is so exactly up my alley it’s crazy.