These are the first images ever taken of the acropinna microstoma or “Barrel Eye” fish.  It's head is transparent so it can look up see through it's "dome."

These are the first images ever taken of the acropinna microstoma or “Barrel Eye” fish. It's head is transparent so it can look up see through it's "dome."

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Bird feeder

Bird feeder

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Designers Niels Van Eijk & Miriam Van der Lubbe have created these fun flower vases. They have a resevoir in which to hold the water and various holes so you can design your 'boy' or 'girl' in infinite floral dress.

Designers Niels Van Eijk & Miriam Van der Lubbe have created these fun flower vases. They have a resevoir in which to hold the water and various holes so you can design your 'boy' or 'girl' in infinite floral dress.

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Hilary Berseth creates sculptural honeycomb bee hives... and the bees do the work! "He constructs basic frameworks of wire and wax, then lets teams of tiny yellow-and-black art fabricators finish the job." See the slideshow!

Hilary Berseth creates sculptural honeycomb bee hives... and the bees do the work! "He constructs basic frameworks of wire and wax, then lets teams of tiny yellow-and-black art fabricators finish the job." See the slideshow!

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For the SF kids ~ also exciting, Nightlife events at the California Academy of Sciences! "Every Thursday night, the Academy will be transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling, and cocktails, for visitors 21 and older."

For the SF kids ~ also exciting, Nightlife events at the California Academy of Sciences! "Every Thursday night, the Academy will be transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling, and cocktails, for visitors 21 and older."

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Another way to bring the great Canadian outdoor, inside your house is with those cool wood magnets by TaKtik designers from Montreal...

Another way to bring the great Canadian outdoor, inside your house is with those cool wood magnets by TaKtik designers from Montreal...

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COW PR UK website - What a place. Would'nt we all love to dissapear into that field. Lovely 3D and illustration combine to make a memoreable browsing experience.

COW PR UK website - What a place. Would'nt we all love to dissapear into that field. Lovely 3D and illustration combine to make a memoreable browsing experience.

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Landscape architect Anouk Vogel and architect Johan Selbing have won a competition to design new lighting and furniture for the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Landscape architect Anouk Vogel and architect Johan Selbing have won a competition to design new lighting and furniture for the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Coe and Waito hand sculpted porcelaine  jelly fishes.

Coe and Waito hand sculpted porcelaine jelly fishes.

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Unique amazing "Happy-Roses"!!!
A Netherlands Company, has perfected a unique technique for changing each petal of a single rose.
They have been dubbed "Happy-Roses". Each stem is being sold for $6.

Unique amazing "Happy-Roses"!!!
A Netherlands Company, has perfected a unique technique for changing each petal of a single rose.
They have been dubbed "Happy-Roses". Each stem is being sold for $6.

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Paula Hayes' Living Necklaces

Paula Hayes' Living Necklaces

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Houndstooth is for dogs! A modular, biodegradable plastic tent for canine campers that collapses easily for packing and pieces together over a bamboo A-frame.

Houndstooth is for dogs! A modular, biodegradable plastic tent for canine campers that collapses easily for packing and pieces together over a bamboo A-frame.

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Happy Darwin Day!

Happy Darwin Day!

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MoMA is doing Destination Seoul ~ here are the Fairytale Bookmark Set - Jin Sun Suh, Zoo No O, 2008

MoMA is doing Destination Seoul ~ here are the Fairytale Bookmark Set - Jin Sun Suh, Zoo No O, 2008

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Howdy the Bouncy Cow ~ especially awesome in the black and white...

Howdy the Bouncy Cow ~ especially awesome in the black and white...

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Ooooh animal covered carafe ~ Designed by Marco Susani and Elizabeth Vidal this charming water set features domestic farm and wild animals that have been screen printed onto the surface of the glass in pure silver.

Ooooh animal covered carafe ~ Designed by Marco Susani and Elizabeth Vidal this charming water set features domestic farm and wild animals that have been screen printed onto the surface of the glass in pure silver.

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LA recently received a gorgeous green roof and urban garden designed by SCI-arc professor and architect Alexis Rochas

LA recently received a gorgeous green roof and urban garden designed by SCI-arc professor and architect Alexis Rochas

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Just like Noah saved the animal species in his ark, this project will try to rescue the ones surrounding us today, through the most important designers, illustrators and contemporary designers.

Just like Noah saved the animal species in his ark, this project will try to rescue the ones surrounding us today, through the most important designers, illustrators and contemporary designers.

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Art Rotterdam's intimate, convivial 10th edition drew good crowds and lots of collectors with recession-friendly prices. Here are some of the works.

Art Rotterdam's intimate, convivial 10th edition drew good crowds and lots of collectors with recession-friendly prices. Here are some of the works.

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Check the posters for WWF Earth Hour 09 campaign made by Shepard Fairey.

Check the posters for WWF Earth Hour 09 campaign made by Shepard Fairey.

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Los Angeles Natural History Museum stays open late on First Fridays ~ and offers patrons a dose of discussion, live music/djs, food/wine, and a chance to explore after hours! Amazing lighting, surreal experience... The Bird and The Bees rocked!

FEATUREDLos Angeles Natural History Museum stays open late on First Fridays ~ and offers patrons a dose of discussion, live music/djs, food/wine, and a chance to explore after hours! Amazing lighting, surreal experience... The Bird and The Bees rocked!

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Trove - Azha and Indi - Mastering the art of trompe d'oeil, these magical wall coverings are haunting. Some are cast in ashen colors and, like Azha and Indi, teem with wildlife.

Trove - Azha and Indi - Mastering the art of trompe d'oeil, these magical wall coverings are haunting. Some are cast in ashen colors and, like Azha and Indi, teem with wildlife.

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Bring the Great Canadian outdoor inside your house with this giant metal deer by TAKTIK designers

Bring the Great Canadian outdoor inside your house with this giant metal deer by TAKTIK designers

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New work from ceramic artist, Jenny Hager.  Her work is functional with inspiration drawn from nature.

New work from ceramic artist, Jenny Hager. Her work is functional with inspiration drawn from nature.

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"Coexistence" by Mineo Mizuno ~ incredible installation integrating moss, ceramics and more!

"Coexistence" by Mineo Mizuno ~ incredible installation integrating moss, ceramics and more!

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This giant sculpture of a polar bear stranded on a block of ice floated 7.5 miles from Greenwich towards London to highlight the melting ice caps. The bear is promoting the launch of a new television channel dedicated to natural history.

This giant sculpture of a polar bear stranded on a block of ice floated 7.5 miles from Greenwich towards London to highlight the melting ice caps. The bear is promoting the launch of a new television channel dedicated to natural history.

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“Our Life at the Cost of Theirs?”

“Our Life at the Cost of Theirs?”

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Josef Blersch and Mander Liefting are the Eindhoven-based design bureau Snodevormgevers, whose bent steel Tree Trunk series was at the Stuffed exhibition during Dutch Design Week.

Josef Blersch and Mander Liefting are the Eindhoven-based design bureau Snodevormgevers, whose bent steel Tree Trunk series was at the Stuffed exhibition during Dutch Design Week.

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Marc Fischer's Alphabet Animals series.  Made from vintage Letraset type on paper.

Marc Fischer's Alphabet Animals series. Made from vintage Letraset type on paper.

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Photography by Iain Chatburn. Projected, macro and natural/crafted landscapes

Photography by Iain Chatburn. Projected, macro and natural/crafted landscapes

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro's plans to renovate New York's Governor's Island into an incredible eco park interlaced with waterways, aquariums, and paths for complimentary bikes.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's plans to renovate New York's Governor's Island into an incredible eco park interlaced with waterways, aquariums, and paths for complimentary bikes.

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New print on Modern Wallz from artist Ben Grace

New print on Modern Wallz from artist Ben Grace

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The world's largest hanging basket created to launch new boutique hotel Hotel Indigo in London Paddington

VIDEOThe world's largest hanging basket created to launch new boutique hotel Hotel Indigo in London Paddington

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The Metabolic Media designed by Loop.Ph. Woven and modular architectural structure used as a lightweight solution for growing food plants in small spaces without soil.

The Metabolic Media designed by Loop.Ph. Woven and modular architectural structure used as a lightweight solution for growing food plants in small spaces without soil.

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Zuny, which means 'funny zoo' is a fun and creative animal style of leather-made home accessories by Bonanza Design.

Zuny, which means 'funny zoo' is a fun and creative animal style of leather-made home accessories by Bonanza Design.

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Cute raccoon puppet that pops out of a trashcan that has "please recycle" on its exterior

Cute raccoon puppet that pops out of a trashcan that has "please recycle" on its exterior

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John Beck Steel Fire Cube ~ Beautiful indoor or outdoor fire for these cold times

John Beck Steel Fire Cube ~ Beautiful indoor or outdoor fire for these cold times

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Modern Design six perch finch feeder.
Removable copper roof. Reinforced redwood.

Modern Design six perch finch feeder.
Removable copper roof. Reinforced redwood.

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The Angela Adams collection has gorgeous rich-looking rugs that bring outside, in.

The Angela Adams collection has gorgeous rich-looking rugs that bring outside, in.

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A series of photographs capturing the art of the "splash" and the surprising things you will find in the momentary splash of water...

A series of photographs capturing the art of the "splash" and the surprising things you will find in the momentary splash of water...

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A blog dedicated to all things Squid. Equal parts educational, humorous, and bizarre.

A blog dedicated to all things Squid. Equal parts educational, humorous, and bizarre.

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Mochibana is a traditional New Years decoration in Japan made of colored mochi on a willow branch to simulate plums blossoms. Traditionally food was a central design element of decorations.

Mochibana is a traditional New Years decoration in Japan made of colored mochi on a willow branch to simulate plums blossoms. Traditionally food was a central design element of decorations.

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Swiss magic book: paper cuttings are coming out of the pages of this book.. real time. Using augmented reality without tags!

Swiss magic book: paper cuttings are coming out of the pages of this book.. real time. Using augmented reality without tags!

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SPLATTER CHATTER
splendid little things mingle among the ink

SPLATTER CHATTER
splendid little things mingle among the ink

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Rob Holman, an oceanographer at Oregon State University has a rather impressive collection of sand.  This NYtimes feature captures the diversity, grain by grain.

Rob Holman, an oceanographer at Oregon State University has a rather impressive collection of sand. This NYtimes feature captures the diversity, grain by grain.

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