My name is Kristine.
During the day I work on completing my bachelor's degree in social work, hopefully to be a children's counselor when I'm done. At night I am a manager at a fast food restaurant. If you guys ever need someone to talk to I'm a pretty good listener. Some of the more predominant things that appear on my blog are: Anchorman, Spongebob, the Goo Goo Dolls and other great 90's music, rubber ducks, science and The Office.
An emotion is the body’s reaction to your mind.
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Usually plastic and the environment do not go hand in hand, but artist Aki Inomata uses plastic to create an environment for her little pet hermit crabs in “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?” (2009, 2010-2013).
With the help of CT scanning to render a three-dimensional model of an empty shell, Inomata creates her base and then builds houses atop these shell renderings. These architectural wonders mimic the style of popular dwellings, from Tokyo house-style to Paris apartments.
With these plastic hermit crab habitats, Inomata wanted to explore not only the hermit crab’s adaptability to new surroundings, but how we adapt as well. Immigration, relocation, even acquiring a new identity or nationality is more or less the human version of growing out of a shell, and finding a new one to call ‘home’.
Not only is this series an amazing symbolic representation of our will to adapt, but also a fun way to learn more about the life and physiology of the hermit crab, as the dwellings are completely see-through. Have you ever wondered what a hermit crab’s body looks like inside its shell?
A video of both the hermit crabs in action and how the artist came about designing the shells can be found here.
Poisonous Garden at Alwinck Castle in the county of Northumberland. The Alnwick Poison Garden boasts some of the world’s most dangerous plants. Behind big black gates, the carefully curated garden contains about 100 varieties of illegal narcotics including poppies, belladonna, Strychnos nux-vomica, Coca, hemlock, cannabis and more.
why the fuck does everyone in the purge movies want to kill people if crime was legal i’d find a way to erase my student debt and also probably steal a bunch of new clothes
The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.