Series 3 - Human Nature
Series 3 - Human Nature
Home Sweet Home
Usually plastic and the environment do not go hand in hand, but artist Aki Inomata uses plastic to create an environment for her little pet hermit crabs in “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?” (2009, 2010-2013).
With the help of CT scanning to render a three-dimensional model of an empty shell, Inomata creates her base and then builds houses atop these shell renderings. These architectural wonders mimic the style of popular dwellings, from Tokyo house-style to Paris apartments.
With these plastic hermit crab habitats, Inomata wanted to explore not only the hermit crab’s adaptability to new surroundings, but how we adapt as well. Immigration, relocation, even acquiring a new identity or nationality is more or less the human version of growing out of a shell, and finding a new one to call ‘home’.
Not only is this series an amazing symbolic representation of our will to adapt, but also a fun way to learn more about the life and physiology of the hermit crab, as the dwellings are completely see-through. Have you ever wondered what a hermit crab’s body looks like inside its shell?
A video of both the hermit crabs in action and how the artist came about designing the shells can be found here.
I’m currently on the third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (A Storm of Swords). The only thing I regret is not starting them earlier. I love them so very much. Personally I am a big fan of authors devoting each chapter to a specific character (much like another great book, East by Edith Pattou). Arya is awesome. As well as Brienne of Tarth. And Daenerys. And Tyrion. All of the characters are just so well written, I can’t pick only one favorite. I only wish I knew someone who has read the books as well so I could rant at them when something crazy happens… Alas. I have given my best friend an extra copy I had of the first book (A Game of Thrones), so we’ll see how that plays out. Maybe she’ll become as addicted as I have :) I leave you with a quote that made me laugh, because Sansa is such a fangirl when Loras is leading her to supper.
"I am talking to him, and he’s touching me, he’s holding my arm and touching me."
-Sansa Stark, A Storm of Swords
Biggies Favorite Things Give Away:
Its give away time! This is my 1K follower celebration, but since being a featured blog that number has quickly changed to 1.7K and growing! Thanks everyone!
One winner will be chosen on August 20th at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time via number generator. I will make a post at this time notifying the winner, (who I will also message privately). I will also pay for shipping fees.
RULES OF ENTRY:
-ONE reblog counts as ONE entry (you may reblog as many times as you would like). Likes do not count as an entry you must reblog.
-You must be following (this is a give away for followers, after all).
-The winner will have until 12:00 pm August 21st to message me back. If I do not receive a response by then, I will choose a new winner.
Okay, now to the goodies! These are a few of Biggies most favorite things in the world that YOU could win!
-Two ToyShoppe Playables. These are great because they don’t have any stuffing, which Biggie is prone to ripping out, ingesting, throwing up, and then trying to re-ingest all over again. One is a Fox and the other is a Skunk.
-One orange ToysRUs Pets chicken-flavored chew-toy. Biggie can chew on this for hours (his is a green one) and many of you know how Biggie feels about chicken flavor!
-One bag of Chicken Jerky strips from Milo’s Kitchen. These delicious munchies are great for a special treat. They are also free of any artificial flavoring and coloring!
-Two Blue Buffalo dental chew bones. These are super yummy AND good for puppers teeth!
-One Greenies dental chew bone, also super yummy and good for puppers teeth!
-One $10 gift card to PetSmart which also includes a coupon book inside that reaches a value of $60! The coupons range from bird seed to $2 off Fish and Small Animals!
Good luck everyone!
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like or reblog this post to vote doctor who for best fandom forever!
Isn’t this fantastic? We’ve all been nominated for mtvU’s Best Fandom Forever award alongside some other amazing fandoms like Batman and Lord of the Rings. As mentioned in the post, this is an award for the best fandom, which means that this nomination is about you. From the gif makers to the artists, the text posters to the casual watchers, all of you are the reason why we’ve all been nominated, and why we get to do all of the fun stuff we do every day here on Doctor Who Tumblr. For that, we thank you!
Like or reblog to vote for Doctor Who, and good luck to all of the other nominees.
Hello, Whovians. We’re currently in second place behind Harry Potter and the competition for Best Fandom Forever ends tonight at 9pm EST!
He of all people would know. People at work were talking about Doctor Who, so I had to stop working for a bit to draw the Doctor.
Ninth Doctor + Sass Master
do you ever start a multiple choice question and just when you think you have the answer you see “all the above” or “none of the above” opinion and you start you question your entire life?