pure & easy

I carry treasure in my mouth,

As an elephant his ivory.

At the price of flowing words,

Purple death!…I buy my glory.

-- Apollinaire
pure & easy
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amnhnyc:

Mediterranean Scallop
    This image from Giuseppe Poli’s Testacea utriusque Siciliae…(1791-1827) depicts the internal and external structures of a Mediterranean scallop (Pecten jacobaeus), with a degree of detail that had not previously been seen in a published work.
This illustration is on view now at the Museum in the exhibition, Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.
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"The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive."
Carlos Castenada (via escapologie)
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falecido:

 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series 1
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ohsresearchlibrary:

Violet Ray Lamp, McEwen Manufacturing Company - October 3, 1941.Delano Collection, Org Lot 980, DE# 4053.
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caraandlouie:

Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouLouie Van PattenOil Stick on Panel24x19in
Original and prints on Etsy.
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yama-bato:

Victor Vasarely
Painting Zirza A Tapestry Designed By Victor Vasarely For Tabard Aubusson
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wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
wanderworn:

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a photo assignment in the west of Ireland. These are just a few from today. 
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ce-sac-contient:

Rhinocéros, XIXe siècle
composé de coquilles et coquillages, morceaux de corail ; reposant sur une base rectangulaire à bordure en passementerie supportée par des peids rocailles (54 x 52 x 22 cm)
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amnhnyc:

Considered the most social of cats, lions live in prides that consist of one or more males, several females, and cubs. While a male lion consumes an average of 5,500 pounds of meat a year—mostly wildebeest, zebra, and antelopes—females do most of the actual hunting.
African lions breed at 3½ years old, and the cubs are born spotted at birth. Male lions weigh about 375 pounds while females average 265 pounds. In captivity, lions have lived up to 25 years, but in the wild they usually survive only half as long.
Find this diorama in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.