This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

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Chasing Pop Visions and Cartoon Dreams with @alia_pop

For more whimsical portraits and fantasy stylings, follow @alia_pop on Instagram.

“I want to create a fantastic world of hypnotic color and classic dreaminess,” says LA-based artist, Alia Penner (@alia_pop). “I have painted on people, horses, bouncy castles and even a school bus.”

Bold patterns and colors are everywhere in Alia’s work, which ranges from high-profile fashion shoots to giant, painted Starbucks cups in Hollywood. But her Instagram account feels more like a special curation of the art she makes at home—a bright mishmash of celebrity face collages and quirky magazine cutouts.

“Just for fun, I started coloring in the New York Times every Sunday, using it sort of like a sketchbook. I added color to the iconic black and white images of starlets, then put them on Instagram,” she says. “They really popped.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alia’s daily sources of inspiration are just as eclectic as her art: she lists balloons, polish movie posters, hand-tinted films and unopened paint cans, among others. At the end of the day, though, her job is about having fun.

“My favorite projects are the ones that feel like play from start to finish,” she says. “I’m a child at heart.”

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Alberta, Canada.

Nice shots of my ‘backyard’. I’m guessing the third one is the view from the Glacier Skywalk (the second one), but I’ll never know. You wouldn’t get me out there with a gun to my head.

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Pattern recognition, Ferdy Remijn

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The View from Sulphur Mountain #Banff #AlbertaSummer

Snow Leopard at Calgary Zoo (Panthera Uncia)

#hyperlapse Flying Chairs at #HeritagePark


It’s not every day that you get to see an entire barn constructed in 3 and a half minutes.

Ohio resident Scott Miller shot an incredible timelapse of a group of Amish workers building an enormous barn in a single, 10-hour day.

Watch This: Amish Builders Put up a Barn in a Single Day

via Kottke

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