Baby Eagle Update: 1 Born, 2 to Go!

Man, I have been seriously watching this livesteam like a damn soap opera!  1 baby eagle was born this morning and is just about the cutest thing ever..  2 more to go today or tomorrow!

Here are some screen captures I took when Mama eagle was letting the little one stretch:

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Iowa Baby Eagles About to Hatch!

Awwwwwww.

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.

I am absolutely glued to this video!!

(thanks to my sis-in-law for the heads up)

Cue the Pink Floyd, Here Comes a Nature Light Show!

Terje Sorgjerd spent a week capturing one of the biggest (and most beautiful) aurora borealis shows in years.  Shot in Pas National Park bordering Russia, while tepratures around -20° F.

 

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Satellite Images of Japan Disaster

It is unbelievably sad about Japan.  These before & after satellite photos break my heart.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there.

Also, my sister-in-law posted this terrifying, 1st person video of the Tsunami hitting.  It starts off slow, but will shortly make the hair on your neck stand up..

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The Big Snow, 1967

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:

all images from Chicago Tribune

Style Icon: BIRD by Andrew Zuckerman

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, Bird by Andrew Zuckerman.  When I started matching up birds to specific pieces, I couldn’t seem to stop!  Hence, the lack of editing.

images via Style and Andrew Zuckerman

Greenhouse Cabinet

I absolutely adore this greenhouse cabinet by Marije van der Park, which is filled with homegrown edible plants.

“The cabinet is made out of scrap steel from industry, old greenhouse glass and used oak. The plants are locally gathered from people who home grow edible plants in the garden or allotment.”

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A Wild Friday Night in Brooklyn

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.

Age & Beauty

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.”


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Cat House

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.

Glacier Graffiti

This is most likely Photoshopped, but still kind of  interesting.

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Talking Tree

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!

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Brooklyn Tornado Loves Knocking Sh*t Over

Whoa.  A little twister blew through here yesterday and boy, did it have fun!  The aftermath:

the first 30 seconds of this one are really amazing:

images via The Gothamist

Style Icon: Twin Peaks Backdrop

I have to start by saying that love Rodarte’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.

images via style & In Twin Peaks

Love the tools, not the garden

I wish that sad excuse for a garden on my roof was worthy enough to have these tools by Itay Laniado.  But the sad reality is that our dead plants get turned into ashtrays at get togethers and BBQs.

via dezeen
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