Beetle & Byte

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Helping Insects Flourish

Dutch design firm, Atelier Boelhouwer, and its principal designer, Matilde Boelhouwer, have set about bringing more blooms to urban spaces with the creation of the series Insectology: Food for Buzz.

The series includes artificial flowers that continuously provide a source of food through a self-sustaining system. These flowers will provide emergency nourishment to bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies, and moths all of whom are pollinators.


Morning Walk

Snail on pavement

While I have time off from work, I’m trying to build better habits, one of which is a morning walk. Yesterday, as the evening’s rain began to burn off, I startled myself by very nearly stepping on this little fellow. When I’d completed my loop, I was happy to see he made it beyond the danger zone of the sidewalk. Hopefully, he too was well on his way to a good day.

A Week of Links

If only we all had such conviction and fortitude. Thank you, Jon Stewart.

I may be late to the party, but it’s never too late to enjoy a stream of bodega cats.

Charming animated film all about the clitoris.

Raw Sauce is the sensory highlight of my morning skin care routine.

Adele rapping Monster by Nicki Minaj never ceases to make me smile. Yes, it’s three years old and I’m still watching it on repeat.

The dreamiest storefront the world has ever known.

The scrummiest of scrummy-looking french toast. Need to devour ASAP!

A rainbow of roosting pigeons.