Tuesday, November 30, 2010

bower birds

a collection of glass
how did he find so many blue straws?
ready to paint!
almost looks like a Tony Cragg

My sister told me about Bower Birds last night and I can't stop looking at these amazing nests they build. The males build a structure and decorate it with brightly colored objects to attract females. The females "visit" the bowers and choose the most attractive mates. Some even paint their bower walls with mashed berries! A scientist noted that the more elaborate nests belonged to the males with the least remarkable plumage. The human and avian world intersect!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pom Poms

My friend Laure (pom poms de violette) has turned me onto pom poms as a material and I have just found some amazing images of Peruvian pom poms. I wish I could go and collect them all and sleep on a bed of pom poms tonight!