Lewis Miller is a professional floral designer by day, and The Banksy of Flower Design by night. He’s created a project called Flower Flash whereby he and his team install large flower displays on city streets under the cover of night. They are put together in less than twenty minutes, and usually vanish within a […]
Let us gather in the darkness, today we get the most! (painting by Igor Medvedev)
Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Let the sunshine in!
According to a new study recently published in Scientific Reports, MBARI researchers Séverine Martini and Steve Haddock have found that three-quarters of the animals in Monterey Bay waters between the surface and 4,000 meters deep can produce their own light. This is particularly exciting because the study is the first-ever quantitative analysis of bioluminescent organisms. Very few cameras are […]
This little beauty was found 2.3 miles below the ocean’s surface, deep into the Mariana Trench last week, by researchers on a NOAA expedition aboard the Okeanos Explorer. Via Scientific American: Scientists believe this animal belongs to the genus Crossota, a group of jellies that does not have a sessile polyp stage; all phases of their lives […]
(via National Geographic) This beautiful biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle was spotted by scientists off the coast of the Solomon Islands in late July 2015. This dive marked the first time that biofluorescence had been observed in marine reptiles. I hope these luminous little buddies stick around long enough for us to learn more about them, as they are critically endangered, due […]
Via Colossal: “To celebrate spring, London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law has placed 30,000 live flowers in the atrium of German shopping and recreation center Bikini Berlin, suspending a colorful garden above the heads of the store’s visitors with copper wire. The deconstructed floral arrangement was…designed to be an installation that would dry over the time of its […]
In May 2015, a diver filmed what he saw while snorkeling in Jellyfish Lake, a small body of water in Palau that is home to about 13 million golden jellyfish. Every morning the entire jellyfish population migrates from the east side of the lake to the west side, and then back again in the afternoon. Unlike most jellyfish, […]
Bioluminescence is an oft-mentioned topic here at Solid Glow HQ, but glow-worms have yet to make such a prominent appearance. Maybe this resonates so deeply with me because I loved the heck out of my Glow-Worm doll when I was a lil’ one, or maybe it’s simply because THIS WORLD IS MAGIC and these naturally illuminating […]
Photographer Taylor Allen does some pretty gorgeous work with silhouettes. The universe is within you, donchaknow….
That’ll do, internet…
I went to The Commons last week to hear a lecture entitled “Lessons from Cuba: Mastering Sustainability” by permaculture pioneer Roberto Perez Rivero. By the end of it, I wanted to hop a plane to Cuba, or at least convert my roof to a garden. Roberto has been an integral part of the Cuban Permaculture Movement […]
My family visited the Portland Japanese Garden recently, on the heels of a trip through the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden (for short), on the first of our multi-day Drink In Our Natural Splendor! tour of Portland, Oregon. Here are a few photo highlights: (Candy Cane roses, a personal fave) (Jizo, the Smiling Buddha)
If you have the chance, bask in the loving rays of Mother Sun. Today she gives the most! (photo by Boguslaw Strempel)
(Photo by Marcel Ranier) So we’ve reached August, and must come to terms with the fact that summer will not last forever. The sunny season is still ours for now though, so let’s make the most of it! Here are 10 humble suggestions from Solid Glow HQ. 1) Go berry-picking: (Photo by Oka-Tai Lee) 2) […]
I’d like to make a bold, strong return, but it’s natural to be tentative when your family lost a tentpole. After the services, I dismantled the floral arrangements, potted each plant, and gave them away to our family and friends. 36 in all. I think he would have liked this. Everything is temporary. Little is […]