Runes Rings

Supposed magic and divinatory power of runes lead many people on their way, from simple superstition to making important decisions. It probably does help designers that most runes have shapes that can be easily translated into jewelry, with some creativity in the mix. Joanna Szkiela‘s collection of rings delves into Norse mythology to bring out some symbols and runes into stylish rings.

The Moon and the USA Compared

Given the span of continental USA and the diameter of the moon, this could be easily deduced, yet somehow I could never imagine this by myself. Well of course this representation isn’t entirely accurate when you consider the curvature of the moon and the area involved, but it still is pretty much amazing.

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Hot Tug Hot Tub Boat

Hot Tug hot tub boat lets you unwind with utter relaxation. And by utter relaxation we mean it lets you sail in water and enjoy a hot bath at the same time. Capable of accommodating six to eight people and 2000 liters of water, the boat makes use of a wood stove to heat the water. It does take a while for the water to heat up, but that probably is an acceptable cost to pay, apart from the pocket crunching $24500 that the boat wants.

Cupcakes for Dexter Season Premiere

The new season of Dexter came out recently, and apparently Showtime hired Redditor pommedauphine (Magnolia Bakery, NYC) to make cupcakes to go with the Dexter theme. The cupcake is red Velvet with whipped vanilla icing, shards of sugar glass and red simple syrup splatter. Another Redditor LunaMcLovin also took a shot at Dexter cupcakes that you can see in the image after the jump.

Professor Takes a Good, Close Look at Nature

Artist, photographer and professor Rob Kesseler used the prowess of a scanning electron microscope to capture detailed view of various flora in a set initially inspired by medieval stylistic illustrations and Dutch flower paintings. The micrographs are stunning, vibrant and lovely, to say the least, with the items under the lens giving up their secrets with ease for the camera to see.