Golden cape made with silk from a million spidersSource: The Guardian, see the full story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/24/spider-silk-cape-show Photo gallery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/jan/23/golden-silk-cape-spiders-in-pictures?intcmp=239Golden cape made with silk from a million spiders2 years ago in Personal More Like This
STORY BY: Maev Kennedy PHOTOGRAPHY: David Levene
It has taken eight years and more than a million Madagascar Golden Orb spiders to create a work of art "with the quality of a fairy story".
Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley, a textile artist and a designer-entrepreneur respectively, have created a shimmering golden cape from spider silk, a fabric not woven in more than a century.
They stress that the spiders, big enough to cover the palm of a hand, were only "borrowed" from the forest, and returned there after a day. Peers says the spiders are "only mildly venomous", but Godley has an impressive scar on his neck. "They do have quite a strong bite," Peers admitted, "enough that you would feel like shaking them off quite quickly."
Peers learned about
Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
September Feature - part I We Are Fragile by wchild Twilight Blue by Ian-Plant Don't look back in anger - Short-eared owl by Jamie-MacArthur twins dead head tattoo flash by MWeiss-Art :thumb324874885: Whiskey and Wine by stengchen Eternal Ride by danverkys dunnotar castle II by pulsiv To fade with the dusk by JPtHart escalier10 by kankrelax Berserker by bakarov Overgrown Window by dementeddiva23 the groundskeeper by Phixotography None by amiliay Before the apocalyps by To-SiLand :thumb325494939: The fallen by iNeedChemicalX gnome by Gai-Gaal :thumb318718443: Morning by acukur Happy Valentine's Day by ZoranPhoto my first name is Angelene. by slavic-frost Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by RobertoBertero NKP 765 Steam Illinois Terminal 1072 Wabash 1070 by EternalFlame1891 Mr big Ears by bluediabolo Structure Goes Mad by FramedByNature Chateau de Noisy 01 by Bestarns ...budapest V... by roblfc1892 l- - -l by gradation-of-despair :thumb324260236: I see you by guidoneko Rats and tea 03 by Villainess-Vi War is Over! by KeldBach Distance by MikkoLagerstedt Shadows of Dusk -The Reaper II by MD-Arts Skoven III by Mar-jus Spring by liutawras Villa Albanaise 01 by Bestarns .718. by Nigrita The Sleeping Beauty by TaNgeriNegreeN1986 :thumb188550317: Wyvern by Trefle-Rouge letting darkness grow by NuSunt Surrounded by the light by landscapes-flake the towers by kriegsmaschineSeptember Feature - part I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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NS Heritage Units!!For all my fellow railfans...NS Heritage Units!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Northfolk Southern just announced that it will be bringing out 18 heritage units.10 will be SD70ACes, and the others will be ES44ACs
The EMDs will be painted in the factory, while Altoona will paint 5 ES44s, and the remaining 3 will be painted at Chattanooga
The 18 predecessor railroads selected for heritage paint are:
Central of Georgia
Lehigh Valley (red)
New Haven (not definite yet)
New York Central
Nickel Plate Road
Norfolk & Western (blue)
Pennsylvania (Tuscan Red)
Pittsburgh & West Virginia
Savannah & Atlanta
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers:iconchampagneplz:I wish all my friends and watchers a wonderful 2013, full of inspiration and creative vibes!:iconchampagneplz:News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to :icontatasz: who suggested it and :iconSaTaNiA: who approved it, I got my 5th DD today for "Winter Glow" This is a wonderful surprise and a super motivation to start the new dA year! Thank you so much for this great honor
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Thoses who loved :iconf--l--a--r--k:s Apophysis Challenge and are sad that it has come to an end, will be glad to hear that :iconFractalDesire: has started the new group "ApoContest" :iconapocontest: for new challenges. Go and check it out
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A Long Winter's Sleep + FeaturesA Long Winter's Sleep + Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gun control and Sandy HookIve stayed quiet about this long enough. Does anyone else not see this as an excuse to get draconian laws passed limiting guns...gee...just like what happened after 911 and the patriot act? In politics, you never let a tragedy go for use in your own agenda.Gun control and Sandy Hook2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so they want to have stronger background checks and limit magazine sizes. How precisely does that stop someone bent on mass killing? The shooter at Sandy Hook was denied a gun so he took his mothers guns. The system worked but yet he still got hold of 5 guns. 4 handguns, used in the school, and one AR15 that was inside the vehicle he drove to the school.
Did you read that correctly? The AR15 was NEVER used. The 4 shotguns probably had 10 clip magazines, maybe less, maybe 6. Why is this important? Because it is all the rage to get this "military style assault rifle" off the street. This coming from the same organization that gave guns to the Mexican drug cartel under "Fast and Furious". These same guns where used to kill border
Farewell to The CountJerry Nelson, best known as the voice and pupeteer of Sesame Street's numerically-obsessed vampire, The Count, has died:Farewell to The Count3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He did a great deal of work with Jim Henson and company, so, anyone who A) was a child, and/or B) ever watched TV, will most likely have seen or heard him at some point.
Due to the fact I suck at math, The Count obviously failed me on that front, but damn did I get some good tips on maniacal laughter.
"AAAH AAAAH AAAAH AAAAH................twelve."
New Premium Membership Feature: 10% off!You may have already heard, but we just launched a new feature as part of the Premium Membership package... Premium Members now receive an ongoing 10% discount on Prints and deviantWEAR purchases! That means they'll be saving 10% on all Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints, Wrapped Canvases, Art Gifts, T-shirts, Backpacks, Hoodies, and the rest of our devious gear. If that wasn't a sweet-enough deal, we've made it so that this discount stacks with most other sales that happen in our shop. For example, if we're running a 15% discount on Fine Art Prints, Premium Members will get a total of 25% off because of their additional 10% discount.New Premium Membership Feature: 10% off!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why are we doing this?
Why not?! We wanted to add this discount as a small token of our appreciation for all the support Premium Members provide us. While we have many more upgrades in the works for the Premium Membership package, I'm excited that we were able to get this to you all in time for the holiday season.
How's it work?
Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day!As some of you may know, deviantART will be celebrating our 12th birthday on August 7, 2012 — a mere two weeks away! While we're busily building surprises and creating community-centered activities, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak into what we’ve got planned for the big day. First and foremost...Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We’re bringing back Free Premium Membership Day!
Our first ever Free Premium Membership Day last January was a huge success, and to this day, we’ve heard pleas to have this event happen once again. Prepare to have your dreams come true!
On August 7, 2012, all members of deviantART will have access to Premium Membership features.
For an entire 24 hours, starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you’ll be able to enjoy the perks of a Premium
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Orcs of MaineEveryone's used to politicians badmouthing each other and highlighting flaws in their opponents to try and belittle them in front of the eyes of the public.Orcs of Maine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my little corner of the world, things like fraud and corruption regularly bubble to the surface, usually by way of the media. The police investigate and the offending politician is, more often than not, destroyed. Possibly literally, as they're not usually heard from again, but more likely because the parties distance themselves from the offending moron, who was stupid enough to misbehave while the public gaze was upon them.
The parties use incidents like that to discredit their rivals and question their abilities to govern.
Occasionally an irrelevant element of a politician's personal life will crop up as the focus of a jibe, but it's never seen as anything more than that. Using, say, a harmless hobby to try and smear someone in Parliament would be seen as monumentally petty.
"Petty" is not a word American politicians seem to h
Corporate DesperationM$ hasn't so much shot themselves in the foot with the XBotch as they have blown their entire f**king leg off; this we all know.Corporate Desperation8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Were they sane they might just keep quiet until they actually have some games to push, but their advertising suggests they're taking aim at the remaining limb.
"Check this out; Xbox, snap TV....it does two things at once, so I can play games while I watch my favourite show at the same time."
People knew this was impractical/useless when we were first presented with the concept.....in 1989, when we watched Back to the Future 2.
Who the f**k is running this marketing campaign??!!
Artist's Corner!Sorry i haven't done this in like forever! :^^': hehe. So this is only like 50 deviations, and a lot of them are from the same people. But don't worry, i have like a bunch more to do!! XD haha. I love my watchers and i hardly say thanks to you guys so thanks! :3 hehe. And yeah, some bad news :/ my camera broke soooo i have to get another one :/ it really sucks. BUT enjoy this, alrighty?! haha You guys are amazing! ~Artist's Corner!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb291895398: :thumb291543043: :thumb292092330: music is love.. by Litratobyberneserose :thumb291793217:
:thumb292968059: Jack Sparrow by H3cT0r-Dibujos The Last Blossom of Spring by polarpoisson Spotted ....... by billndrsn Long Way From Home by Delfinatorx671
Yellow Roses by kernelcat PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC TOMKILBANE! by AudraMBlackburnsArt :thumb292941394: :thumb294239904: no 2 by m1ri1
:thumb293566632: Delicate flower... by Erylum Yellow flowers by Erylum Sunset IV... by Erylum LE TOUR EIFFEL by H3cT0r-Dibujos
:thumb294559809: white flower by shan1234 :thumb29499
VACATION IS OVERHELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS,VACATION IS OVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW ARE YOU,
I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OKAY FOR ALL YOU,
VACATION IS OVER AND I AM BACK,
I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING,
FOR FRIENDSHIP,SUPPORTS,VISIT MY PAGE,FAVES AND COMMENTS
YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME ALWAYS,
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAYS
EDIRNE by MustafaSEZER
SELIMIYE MOSQUE by MustafaSEZER
OLD BAZAAR by MustafaSEZER
Chasing a Rainbow IChasing a Rainbow I3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed.
- Marty Rubin -
Home on banks of picturesque river by dSavin Always Nowhere... by Samantha-meglioli
On the water. by PlastikStars My cage must be yours by Metide Dejeuner sur l'herbe by lejaaaaaaaa
Lone sailor by DianaCretu Feeling Of Soft by ninazdesign velvet by yv
Thank you for the support - feature #05/2012Thank you for the support - feature #05/20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Redscale Haze: Fake Africa by Helkathon Shades of Morning by Toni-R
Fortress by HerrPunkTV thistle by Jaresah
Autumn Lake by HikarinoChou On The Shore by jkstrlphinaestrd1780
C a r p by Jeon-Harlow Future Starts Slow by IsleOfHer
sidekick by inner-light La vita comincia al mattino by HOMER65
run to the hills. by Jambalayaaa My Neice's Horse by Hannah-na-tana One Summer's Morning by JinetJade
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. by Aivaseda Fire 2 by hayface under the bridge by HeretyczkaA
Gate to... by Ishi-Kanekami town centre by jana1117 :thumb298696329:
Wakacje by izuuuuuu Tunnel view by JD-deviant
:thumb296449719: Prescott 2. Arizona. USA by jennystokes
autumn thoughts. by half-ralf :thumb297420881:
Sunset by honeychon :thumb298866497:
Strawberry fields forever by jennieD path to Heaven by she-is-so-fly
La Seine by jewelleen Sunbatheing by i-am-tsukiko
:thumb259288184: Pink and white flowers by jericoblackstone
:.Dancing on fire.: by Iglaris Deep Red by JayLPhotography
Surreal stream by harrietsfriend airport by jjeanique
SPECTRE returns.Holy f**k! I didn’t see this one coming! The next James Bond film is called “Spectre”.SPECTRE returns.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For those not in the know; SPECTRE was the villainous organisation that was constantly trying to trigger World War 3 in the early Bond movies and pretty much every super-villain that 007 was sent out to stop was a member of the SPECTER hierarchy. At the top of this criminal network was the shadowy figure known only as “Number One”, who, after a multi-film build-up, personally introduced himself to Bond (and the audience) during You Only Live Twice as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Now, the last anyone saw of Blofeld was when Roger Moore dropped him down a chimney, and SPECTRE was never mentioned again because of an ongoing squabble over ownership of the name. During Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, an underworld organisation identical to SPECTRE was hinted at but, disappointingly, named “Quantum”. More disappointingly, despite being really rather goo
Inspiring GamesI’ve been asked to list which video/computer games I like. I actually compiled a list a while back, with the intention of writing something slightly lengthier than a journal update.Inspiring Games9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The list is not so much what I think are good games – games age and some of them now play like a dog – but they are titles that most inspired me. They either introduced me to new concepts or changed how I saw things.
I won’t go into detail on why each was important to me (that’ll take too long to write!) but if you’re familiar with both my work and these titles, you’ll probably spot where I picked up certain things from.
(Listed in the order of which I first played them)
Cops and Robbers (C64)
The Last Ninja (C64)
Spy vs Spy 2 (C64)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Sim City (Mac)
Prince of Persia (Mac)
Diggers (Amiga CD32)
Monkey Island 2 (Mac)
TIE Fighter (PC)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
Ultima Underworld (PC)
Look Up at the Sky! –Issue No. 7Look Up at the Sky! Issue No. 7Look Up at the Sky! –Issue No. 73 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you all like it! And if you do,
29 univeral truths-too good not to shareI found these on a classic truck forum i frequent and thought them too good not to share with all my friends here29 univeral truths-too good not to share3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these are very accurate
29 UNIVERSAL TRUTHS
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
8. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
9. Bad decisions make good stories.
10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue
The GFA Universe "Updated."As Soundwave said before, A Good Space Scenario Need a Good Deal of Organization. So heres the updated List of Galaxies and Locations in the GFA universe. Note that locations "Planets, Stations, outposts... Etc." will be listed under the Galaxies that they are located in, Or. in the case of some select locations, they will be listed under the void if they are situated between Galaxies.The GFA Universe "Updated."2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE MILKY WAY GALAXY "GFA Powers (Various)"
-Solar system: (GFA Center System)
-Mercury: (Orbital Military zone) "Normania"
-Venus: (Prison/Factory Planet) "Tenebrae"
-Earth's Moon: (Lunar Colony/Transport Hub) "Normania"
-Mars: (Factory planet) "Koressa"
-Titan "Moon": (Colony/Military/Mining outpost) "Tenebrae"
-Eris: (Way-Station/Transport hub/ Aurora cannon/Union Security Planet) "Tenebrae/Union"
-Costellon: (Capital Planet)
-Atlantis: (Capital/Military Planet)
-The Exion System: ( City Planets/Trading/Military Colonies/Way-stations) "Tenebrae Imperium"
Why must people be so fucking stupid.So I was notified of this 'lovely' little incident that occurred 10 miles outside Albuquerque NM: http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/Amtrak-train-hits-kills-teen/-/9153728/18345552/-/14jfctcz/-/index.html?absolute=trueWhy must people be so fucking stupid.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Really. People are you that fucking stupid.. that you will listen to your fucking music so loud, you can't hear a train coming for you?
Amtrak P42's aren't exactly stealthy... they have loud engines, the horn is a major attention-getter.. not to mention the sound of squealing brakes.
So listening to your music at max volume + not looking = you pretty much are the victim of the natural selection avatar that is Amtrak..
Harsh sounding I know but there is so much stupidity I can take in this state.