This is pretty amazing! Three baby bald eagles in Iowa are about to hatch (due today!), live on the web. The Raptor Resource Project in Iowa has set up two cameras perched 80 feet high in a cottonwood tree where the mother eagle has her nest.
It sounds crazy, but I kind of wish I wasn’t missing out on this giant blizzard that’s sacking my friends and family in Chicago. Minus the complaints about shoveling their driveway, everyone sounds like they’re kind of enjoying it.. drinking coffee, playing scrabble, baking, and sitting by the fire reading a good book all sound like a great way to enjoy a record-making snowstorm like this.
Reminds me of a small booklet my mom once showed me called The Big Snow, which contained all sorts of amazing pictures from the Chicago Blizzard of 1967. Here are some photos I scanned:
As soon as I saw Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2011 Couture line, I immediately thought of the beautiful photographs from one of my favorite books, Birdby Andrew Zuckerman. When I started matching up birds to specific pieces, I couldn’t seem to stop! Hence, the lack of editing.
After back-to-back weeks of going out and feeling much worse the next day, we decided to stay in and watch some movies last night. This just so happened to include at least 45 min of video catnip, aka: Mewvies, a DVD Wes bought our cat Bruce for Christmas.
For all of you crazy cat people out there, buy this for your cats NOW. Bruce had never previously paid any attention to the TV, but this thing contains some sort of black magic.. HE. WENT. CRAZY. I may age myself 10 years just for saying this, but I haven’t laughed this hard on a Friday night in a looong time.
I love this new ad campaign for Luca Larenza, which features older model, Eduardo. Larenza explains that he hopes his age and beauty helps everyone remember that, “elegance is a value handed down from our ancestors.”
Ok, I’m going to get a little crazy-cat-lady here. Despite all of the various toys we buy or clever cat beds we make for our cat, Bruce, he always seems to prefer a crinkly piece of garbage or a simple cardboard box in the end. So when I came across these cute cardboard playhouses (made from 100% recycled cardboard) by Loyal Luxe, I became convinced I found the best of both worlds.
You can choose between a Native American Teepee (comes with 6 interchangeable decorative ornaments) or the Canadian Cabin (which you can place one of their faux bear-skin rugs in!), and they’re both cuter than a UPS box.
The Talking Tree is a project created by the Belgian magazine EOS, which decided to give a digital voice to a single tree. They attached a fine dust meter, ozone meter, light meter, weather station, webcam and microphone to a single, 100-year-old tree located on the outskirts of Brussels.
It is continually monitored across these dimensions and feeds the information to digital tools like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. I don’t really consider myself a treehugger, but I love this tree!
I have to start by saying that loveRodarte’s new S/S 2011 collection. It reminds me of the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, which of course always leads me to think of Twin Peaks (which was filmed in both the PNW and Northern California). So I couldn’t resist pairing up a few pieces from the collection with stills from the show.