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National Geographic has a great look at cactuses in bloom. These spiky plants don’t flower as often as others do, but their blooms are pretty remarkable.
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Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom from EchinopsisFreak on Vimeo.

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Steve Frykholm is Herman Miller’s VP of Creative Design, and a personal friend. He is famous for a myriad of designs for Herman Miller, but hugely for his Summer Picnic series, which permanently hang in the MOMA in New York.

Here’s a short look of the history behind the posters.


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When they’re not resupplying the International Space Station or planning much bigger adventures, SpaceX apparently has a fun and whimsical team that can draw. These inspiring retro-futuristic tourism posters show people vacationing on Olympus Mons (the highest peak in the solar system), see Mars’ moons, Phobos and Deimos, and more. Perhaps inspired by NASA’s own exoplanet tourism posters, it’s fun to see serious companies showing an artistic and exploratory side.
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At a media event to discuss the Solar System and the search for signs of alien life, NASA has some real confidence that we will discover signs of life within our lifetime.

 “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.”  – NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan

They also shared a really fascinating and detailed infographic. Click on the graphic to see it full size. Via NASA:


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In a very funny series called Foodnited States of America, a father and his son have created a witty food pun map. Not always relating to the state in question but always clever, the series isn’t quite finished, we’ll post an update when the other states are fully baked. Via Distractify:
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The New York Times has a great series of images on their blog The Upshot called What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like? In it they have a collection of meals that all equal around 2,000 calories, which is the general recommended daily caloric intake. It’s a colorful journey, and the story culminates with the well-known fact that cooking at home is generally much healthier, and your plate can be a lot fuller.

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Now, I rarely use the term “foodscape” in a sentence, but if I did, these particular foodscapes would still be notable. Created by artist Carl Warner, these surreal scenes are made entirely from food, and they’re so convincing that I don’t know whether to dive into the salmon sea or chomp on a celery tree. Via TwistedSifter:

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A very charismatic “A” by Lobulo Design.


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Both movie nerds and architecture nerds should like this one. In a series beautifully executed and called Archilife, Federico Bambina’s illustrations are both clever and iconic. Hepburn & Eames? Hitchcock & Le Corbusier? Maybe we’ll have to wait to see Gere & Gehry. Via MyModernMet:



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Painstakingly researched and delivered in adorable fashion, Lili Chin has created an impressive series called Dogs of the World. Broken down by their country of origin, here is Part One of the Dogs of the World poster series. Never has learning about new breeds been so cute. Stay tuned for Part Two!
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