Life and Death Meet in a Striking Macro Timelapse of Carnivorous Plants and Their Prey

 Science #insects #plants #timelapse #video November 3, 2021 Grace Ebert  “The Green Reapers” is the latest timelapse from French video artist Thomas Blanchard that captures the cutthroat relationship between insects and carnivorous plants in microscopic detail. Shot in 8K during the course of four months, the experimental project splices short clips of moths cracking through their chrysalises and Venus flytraps seizing slugs and worms, juxtaposing rebirth and death within seconds. Blanchard is known for unveiling the otherwise unseen transformations of the natural world—see his previous video works on…

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An Adorably Eccentric Cast of Googly-Eyed Characters Exude Joy and Whimsy

 Craft Design #animals #fabric #humor #sculpture #toys November 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Lidiya Marinchuk The quirky troupe of characters crafted by Kyiv-based doll designer Lidiya Marinchuk sport a wide range of emotions from surprised three-eyed monsters and gloomy rain clouds to sly foxes in polka-dotted socks. Sometimes leaving them as soft, plush creatures and others painting their bodies to create sculptural forms, Marinchuk instills each with a dose of whimsy and play. You can find more of the wildly emotional cast on Behance, and shop…

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