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Entries from the Design Blog in the nature category.

  • Chicago-based photographer and designer Paul Octavious's portfolio is as varied as it is impressive. With projects ranging from gorgeous Record Stills to smoke bomb documentation and aerial stills, he made it difficult to decide on something to share.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 21, 2012
  • "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.

    This video footage from BBC: Frozen Planet 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.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 26, 2011
  • When I first saw the work of Carly Waito, 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.

    These are absolutely stunning. Take a look!

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 25, 2011
  • Design, jewelry, nervous

    Nervous System 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.

    Design, jewelry, nervous

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    by Jessica Patterson
    March 13, 2011
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