25 Jul 15:00

Restaurant Research Shows That the Customer Isn't Always Right

26 Jul 04:00

July 26, 2014


25 Jul 09:00

New project manager

by sharhalakis

by @leecheve

26 Jul 04:00

July 26, 2014


25 Jul 16:17

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls

by Christopher Jobson

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) building case (studio view), 1980-2000. Material: Gold, pearls, turquoise. Length: 2.5 cm. Photographer: Frédéric Delpech. Image courtesy of the artist and Art:Concept gallery, Paris and MONA Museum of Old and New Art.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold

Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away.

After first learning about caddisflies, self-taught (and self-professed amateur) artist Hubert Duprat had a thought. Had a caddisfly ever naturally encountered a fleck of gold in a river and used it to build a home? And then one step further: what if a caddisfly had only gold and other precious stones or jewels to work with?

Trichoptères, French for the scientific name of the caddisfly, is Duprat’s answer to that question. For years the artist has been collaborating with the tiny insects, providing them small aquariums of gold, turquoise and pearls that the the larvae readily use to construct their temporary homes. Regardless of how creepy crawly you might find the insects, it’s impossible to deny the strange beauty of the final product, tiny gold sculptures held together with silk. Encountering them void of any context, one would assume they were constructed by a jeweler.

Duprat currently has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania which runs through July 28th, and it should be notced thath is work with caddisflies is only one small aspect of his art practice.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera larva with case, 1980-2000. Material: gold and pearls. Dimension: 0.5 x 1.9 cm. Photographer: Frédéric Delpech. Image courtesy of the artist and Art:Concept gallery, Paris and MONA Museum of Old and New Art.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera larva with case, 1980-2000. Material: gold and pearls. Dimension: 0.5 x 1.9 cm. Photographer: Frédéric Delpech. Image courtesy of the artist and Art:Concept gallery, Paris and MONA Museum of Old and New Art.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case on pedestal. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case on pedestal. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold
Trichoptera (caddis larva) case on pedestal. Photographer: Fabrice Gousset.

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold

A huge thank you to the Museum of Old and New Art and photographer Fabrice Gousset for providing the images for this post. If you liked this, don’t miss the work of (via ARTREBELS)

27 Jul 12:52

Photographer Captures Perfect Shadow of Mt. Fuji at Sunrise

by Christopher Jobson

Photographer Captures Perfect Shadow of Mt. Fuji at Sunrise shadows Mt. Fuji mountains Japan

While climbing Mt. Fuji in 2012, photographer Kris J B managed to capture this crystal clear shot of the mountain’s shadow at sunrise. The 12,388 ft. Fuji is notoriously shy and is often obscured by low hanging clouds or fog. This was the photographer’s 4th attempt to climb the mountain, an ascent in 2011 left him with a tantalizing, but ultimately unsatisfactory photograph of the mountain’s perfectly triangular shadow stretching out toward the horizon. In 2012 he arrived prepared and returned with this amazing shot.

After posting it online two years ago, K B’s image spread like wildfire and he quickly lost control of his rights. The photo was used widely without his permission, a story he recently shared with PetaPixel. K B now lives and works in England, and you can follow more of his photography on his website and over on Facebook. Image courtesy the photographer.

26 Jul 15:31

The big question of the Commonwealth Games. [x]



The big question of the Commonwealth Games. [x]

25 Jul 17:16

A Softer World

25 Jul 14:56

Recent Advances in Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Functionalization of Unstrained Carbon–Carbon Bonds

by Feng Chen, Teng Wang and Ning Jiao

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/cr400628s
27 Jul 00:00

07.27.2014

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

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26 Jul 21:42

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26 Jul 16:38

Spaceships by Nivanh Chanthara

by Igor Tkac
New ships from our friend DUSTER132.




Keywords: concept spaceship art by concept artist nivanh chanthara ship hovering in afield with storm pilot wind debris in clouds over atmosphere
26 Jul 13:59

GIF | d79.gif

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25 Jul 14:42

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]





Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

25 Jul 11:48

Programming in a nutshell

27 Jul 04:12

Цитата #429283

Питер, июль, +28, солнечно.
Иду на вступительный экзамен в пиджаке, жарко. Иду и думаю, что прийду сейчас в аудиторию, а я там одна в пиджаке, преподаватели сразу поймут в чем же дело.
Пришла, там все сидят одетые как будто февраль - пиджаки, толстовки....
26 Jul 19:57

Three of four sisters are here and a cousin and it’s hard...



















Three of four sisters are here and a cousin and it’s hard to tell the scribbles apart 

26 Jul 13:55

اومد داشت

by giso shirazi
كتاب خداحافظ گري كوپر يك قهرماني دارد ماندگار در تاريخ ادبيات كه پسرك از تركيب "مغولستان خارجي "مي ترسد، اطلاعات منم درباره مغولستان تا همين حد بوده است،
خب حالا من دارم مي رم مغولستان -البته خارجي نيست همين مغولستان خالي است- و يك ماهي در خدمتتان نيستم،
گمان نمي كنم بتوانم سفرنامه انلاين بنويسم، چون گويا آنجا پريز برق به راحتي پيدا نمي شود چه برسيد به اينترنت
ايپد را مي برم و روزانه سفرنامه مي نويسم و تلاشم را براي آپديت مي كنم يا مي شود يا بعد از يك ماه مي شود
فعلا كوله را بستم و دوربين عكاسي هم جور شده و لنگ كيسه خواب سبك و هندي كم فول اچ دي هستم
25 Jul 15:49

Freak out deluxe.

25 Jul 15:20

Acetic Acid Promoted Metal-Free Aerobic Carbon–Carbon Bond Forming Reactions at α-Position of Tertiary Amines

by Hirofumi Ueda, Kei Yoshida and Hidetoshi Tokuyama

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/ol5018883
25 Jul 13:29

Atentos, padres: esto es una casa del árbol y no ese tablón que cuelga de las ramas del olivo

by La Gusa

Quedaos con el nombre: Jim Martin. Es el sujeto al que más vais a odiar durante el resto de vuestros días por una sencilla razón: es el creador de la impresionante casa del árbol basada en BattleTech que podéis ver en la fotografía. ¿Por qué lo vais a odiar? Porque vuestros hijos también verán esta foto y a partir de entonces no se conformarán con nada ligeramente inferior.

Sirva como ejemplo la cara de los vástagos de Martin. Sobre todo la del niño, que teniendo la impresionante casa que tiene ya está mirando a su padre exigiéndole algo más ("papa, esto no dispara nada, es un asco"). No puedo menos que felicitar a Jim por su creación, pero sobre todo por crear una herramienta que va a proporcionar tantos dolores de cabezas a todos los padres del mundo.

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25 Jul 08:13

When I'm invited to a meeting with the client

28 Jul 04:00

D.B. Cooper

'Why on Earth would someone commit air piracy just to finance a terrible movie decades later?' 'People are very strange these days.'
27 Jul 22:23

Functionalization of Remote CH Bonds: Expanding the Frontier

by Johannes Schranck, Anis Tlili, Matthias Beller
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

Novel tool set: New methodologies for the functionalization of remote C[BOND]H bonds have been developed recently. In diverse approaches high selectivities are achieved for the functionalization of less reactive C(sp2)[BOND]H as well as C(sp3)[BOND]H bonds distal to any substituents.

27 Jul 19:23

Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

by Jon Fingas
The quest to play Doom on just about everything won't be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Software's classic first-person shooter using some of the bank machine's built-in controls. This...