i got carried away with this hahah~~~ ‘s cute tho T W T
Be glad tumblr isn’t scratch & sniff (yet?)—one of our Amorphophallus titanum specimens (aka corpse flower, stinky plant, titan arum) is getting ready to bloom! We’ll be posting daily pics on our instagram and website, sending out updates via twitter, and rounding out the fun with some goodies here on tumblr. Best guess right now is that it’ll bloom sometime this coming week. It’s on view in the Conservatory now through the big stink.
caption: Image from volume 117 (January 1891) of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, in The Huntington’s holdings. GIFed by The Huntington.
Drew some armor with my KCAI buddy Zoe Van Djik, and then I ran some errands. I got called a chink while crossing the street near Washington Square Park, and then 30 minutes later I got interviewed by a guy from WNYC about what I thought about how Ebola was being covered in the media.
All Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone traced to a healer
AFP: Doctors in Sierra Leone have tracked all 365 of the country’s Ebola deaths back to a single healer, who claimed to have special powers to heal the disease. As the sick traveled across borders to visit her, she died and the disease spread
Photo: (AFP/AFP/File) - Local residents are seen at a market in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014
We’re all waiting for the Apple iWatch to come out, and there have been very weird rumor pictures of how it might look, though this is my favorite.
Is it going to come out? YES. How do we know? We have more than enough perfect proof that starts months ago:
1) A few months ago, Nike laid off it’s whole group that worked on Nike Fuelband. The product was discontinued, just like that. But Nike had a reason behind it. They’re known to be close partners with Apple. And if Nike quit Fuelband, it means that something else will come up, a partnership between Nike and Apple that will drown Fuelband, and take over. That’s iWatch. That’s the only logical reason that Fuelband was discontinued.
2) Then, a very recent news arrived. Apple just hired a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be (obviously) to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn. Tag Heuer, part of luxury goods group LVMH, said on Friday its vice president for sales, Patrick Pruniaux, who had been with the brand for seven years, was leaving on Monday to join Apple. Of course, why would Apple hire a swiss luxury watch salesmen? iWatch.
Doorway to type nirvana?
I love this close up of a mural by Colossal Media, in Williamsburg, New York. The sign painters are well-known for their enormous outdoor murals, art projects and advertising images. Always hand-painted and often hundreds of feet off of the ground.
“Greg’s technique of hand-cutting found letters was a perfect compliment to the precision-based, hand-paint production method. This piece speaks greatly to the evolution of this community, the art world, and the hand-paint story.”