archiemcphee:

Colossal, the Department of Incredible Insects recently encountered more photos of the fascinating work of French artist Hubert Duprat and his industrious Caddisflies (previously featured here).

"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."

Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.

Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.

(via distractedeyes)

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

(via agentoddnumber)

Sirius: *Writing a letter to James*
Sirius: Deer James
Lily: It's Dear
Sirius: No it isn't

anartisticanomaly:

phantomcat94:

meefling:

You Aren’t Boring I Just Suck At Conversations I’m Sorry: a novel by me

I’m Not Ignoring You I Just Don’t Know What To Say: a sequel by me

I Feel Like I have Nothing Interesting To Say So I Don’t Say Anything At All And I’m Really Sorry Don’t Stop Talking To Me: the trilogy.

(via agentoddnumber)

Woman yelling at her daughter: For God's sake, you are 23 and you DO NOT need a Pooh stuffed animal.
Daughter: I want it and I'm buying it.
Woman: This is ridiculous.
Me: If it makes you feel any better, I'm 19 and I just bought a doll for myself.
All the other CMs: Yeah, you're never too old for Disney.
And the random guy in line with an entire Vinylmation box: To be honest, these are for me.

bunan-tsokolatte:

I’M SORRY BUT I SAW THE PREVIEW AT THE END OF TODAY’S “DOCTOR WHO” EPISODE AND I COULDN’T STOP LAUGHING AT THIS SCENE AND THEN I THOUGHT OF THIS PART FROM ONE OF PEWD’S FRIDAY WITH PEWDIEPIE AND I LAUGHED MORE

(via agentoddnumber)

the-finest-connoisseur:

“I look at you with my eyes wide openand all I can see is a piece of art. I don’t want to share with anyone else.”
— holyy-sinner, rj 

the-finest-connoisseur:

I look at you with my eyes wide open
and all I can see is a piece of art. I don’t want to share with anyone else.
— holyy-sinner, rj 

(Source: floriicultura, via coffeewithrhi)

anachronisticfairytales:

Christian Schloe

anachronisticfairytales:

Christian Schloe