Charles Catteau, grand vase en faïence, 1937. Art Deco from Belgium.
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Moroccan plates
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New Hampshire-based artist Megan Bogonovich creates whimsical ceramic sculptures filled with fairytale-like delights and peculiarities. Like Alice tumbling headfirst into the rabbit hole to Wonderland, the stars of Bogonovich’s pastel-colored pieces appear to be eagerly embarking on their own fantastical journeys.


Female Figure

Representations of female figures with highly abstracted forms occur throughout most of the Predynastic Period. On statuettes of this period, the legs are usually not articulated and the faces are beaklike. This rare undamaged example, one of the oldest works in the Brooklyn Museum, was found in a burial excavated by the Museum’s first archaeological expedition in Egypt. The symbolism, function, and identity of the figure are not certain. However, similar female figures painted on Predynastic vessels appear to be goddesses, because they are always larger than the male “priests” shown with them.

  • Medium: Terracotta, painted
  • Reportedly From: Ma’mariya, Egypt
  • Dates: ca. 3500-3400 B.C.E.
  • Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
  • Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (29.2 x 14 x 5.7 cm) 

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Embroidered brooches by cOnieco

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leaf morphology

Well…this explains why the plant people say they’ve never heard of some of the plants I try to describe.
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Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov - Sunset (1917)

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Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum
from The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare and beautiful Orchidaceous plants, Vol.9, 1897, by B.S. Williams
illustration by John Nugent Finch

is there anything as monstrous and strange as an orchid?
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N. singalana X ventricosa
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Physalis by naughton321 on Flickr.
Omnom. When I was young (about four or five), my grandparents had these growing on the fence between our property and theirs. My brother and I would walk down the back, he’d pick the ripe ones off, and we’d eat them. I loved them, but haven’t eaten one since.
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Opaque  by  andbamnan