nature http://design.org/tags/nature en Same Hill, Different Day by Paul Octavious http://design.org/blog/same-hill-different-day-paul-octavious <p>Chicago-based photographer and designer <a href="http://pauloctavious.com/" target="Paul Octavious">Paul Octavious</a>'s portfolio is as varied as it is impressive. With projects ranging from gorgeous <a href="http://design.org/inspiration/beatles-paul-octavious" target="Record Stills">Record Stills</a> to smoke bomb documentation and aerial stills, he made it difficult to decide on something to share. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="414" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_16.jpg?1329892241" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_01.jpg?1329892414" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_02.jpg?1329892414" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_03.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_04.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_05.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_06.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_07.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_08.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_09.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_10.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_13.jpg?1329892416" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_12.jpg?1329892415" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_18.jpg?1329892445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_11.jpg?1329892416" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_17.jpg?1329892416" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_15.jpg?1329892416" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, pauloctavious, photography" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/21/pauloctavious_19.jpg?1329892445" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/same-hill-different-day-paul-octavious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/same-hill-different-day-paul-octavious#comments chicago design documentary nature photography series Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:37:51 +0000 jessicapatterson 4114 at http://design.org Brinicles are Cool: Timelapse Footage of the Finger of Death http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death <p>"Brinicles are cool" is exactly what one of my Facebook friend's statuses announced, and, after watching this video, I'd have to agree. Like so many natural phenomena, Brinicles look absolutely supernatural. </p> <p>This <a href="http://design.org/video" target="video">video</a> footage from <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017" target="BBC: Frozen Planet">BBC: Frozen Planet</a> shows a time-lapse of Brinicle formation and its path of destruction. Also called the "finger of death," it is essentially and underwater icicle that forms under extreme temperatures in calm waters.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="385" title="Design, Brinicle, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/26/brincle_01.png?1322376578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="216" title="Design, Brinicle, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/26/brincle_02.png?1322376513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death#comments animal design documentary nature photography timelapse video Sun, 27 Nov 2011 06:54:19 +0000 jessicapatterson 3869 at http://design.org Meticulous Gem Paintings by Carly Waito http://design.org/blog/meticulous-gem-paintings-carly-waito <p>When I first saw the work of <a href="http://www.carlywaito.com/blog/" target="Carly Waito">Carly Waito</a>, I thought I was looking at meticulously lit and photographed gems. The colors and reflections are beautiful, and the whole piece works to highlight the unique characteristics of each specimen. Needless to say, when I learned her mineral portraits were actually oil paintings, I was blown away. </p> <p>These are absolutely stunning. Take a look!</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="758" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_05.jpg?1322204528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="600" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_01.jpg?1322204675" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="508" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_02.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="588" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_03.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="600" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_04.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="775" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_06.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="508" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_08.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_07.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_09.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="600" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_10.jpg?1322204676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="600" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_11.jpg?1322204677" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="558" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_12.jpg?1322204677" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="600" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_13.jpg?1322204677" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="568" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_14.jpg?1322204677" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="564" title="Design, CarlyWaito, gem" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/25/carlywaito_15.jpg?1322204696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/meticulous-gem-paintings-carly-waito" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/meticulous-gem-paintings-carly-waito#comments art design nature paint portrait Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:09:20 +0000 jessicapatterson 3867 at http://design.org Nature-Inspired Jewelry from Nervous System http://design.org/blog/nature-inspired-jewelry-nervous-system <p><a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/nervoussystem?page=2#" target="Nervous System">Nervous System</a> designs jewelry and objects at "the intersection of science, art, and technology." They use computer simulations of natural forms, cells and processes to develop patterns and forms that they translate into physical objects. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/13/nervoussystem_12.jpg" alt="Design, jewelry, nervous" title="Design, jewelry, nervous" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, jewelry, nervous" alt="Design, jewelry, nervous" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/13/nervoussystem_12.jpg?1300065212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/nature-inspired-jewelry-nervous-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/nature-inspired-jewelry-nervous-system#comments Accessories design fashion Jewelry nature Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:44:27 +0000 jessicapatterson 2711 at http://design.org