A striking pendant in sterling silver. And suddenly it reminds me very much of a cookie press insert. But spacey.
Archives for October 2009
You DO realize the chubby, impossibly-pointy rocketship is going to be a… THING… here, from now on, don’t you?
A print I found on Etsy. I like the color scheme, but especially I like the texture of the piece — everything seems painted on rough wood, riveted or stamped, scarred and blackened with use. I like it.
Yesterday’s APOD just goes to show that black and white photography NEVER goes out of style. Gorgeous detail in this image!
In cosmic brush strokes of glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful skyscape unfolds across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy and the center of the northern constellation Cygnus the Swan. Recorded from a premier remote observatory site (ROSA) in southern France, the image spans about 6 degrees. Bright supergiant star Gamma Cygni near image center lies in the foreground of the complex gas and dust clouds and crowded star fields. Left of Gamma Cygni, shaped like two luminous wings divided by a long dark dust lane is IC 1318, whose popular name is understandably the Butterfly Nebula. The more compact, bright nebula at the lower right is NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. Some distance estimates for Gamma Cygni place it at around 750 light-years while estimates for IC 1318 and NGC 6888 range from 2,000 to 5,000 light-years.
I spotted this necklace in a small mention of a new exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago, The Nature of Diamonds. “Milky Way” and “necklace” were all I needed to read before I scurried off to the Vast and Wonderous Intarwebs to find a larger picture, and luckily, a description!
“Milky Way” Necklace: This voluminous necklace, designed by Dieter Huebner, sponsored by Brinkhaus Jewelers, is adorned with 2,000 luminous diamonds.
The “Milky Way” necklace was designed in 2000 as a celebration and ode to the millennium.
Judging from the descriptive term “voluminous”, and taking into account the 2,000 diamonds, I can safely say this bauble is out of the realm of possible purchases, for, well, ANYBODY. All the same, I’d love to see it around a neck, for scale if nothing else.
I know I say I want every personalized notecard I feature here… but seriously. Do you know how much cooler these notecards would look if they said “Danielle”? MUCH, MUCH COOLER. For seriously!
I’ve only been to Disneyland once — I was six, and it was Disneyland’s 25th anniversary that year. With a modicum of research, now you know how old I am. Sigh. I honestly don’t remember much anymore, but this photo is all the proof I need that indeed, Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth.