Invasive Toad Skins ‘Recycled’ Into Fashion Accessories

kobja cane toad skin accessories

Paris-based Polish designer Monika Jarosz has come up with a line of luxury fashion accessories derived from the skin of poisonous cane toads, an invasive species now overrunning the South Sea Islands of Australia. Apparently, the poisonous toad species has destroyed several local species and animal defence associations have recommended its selective elimination. Jarosz managed to find herself a supplier in Australia who would ship frog skins to Paris, where they meticulously undergo a 14 step process to turn into these fashion accessories that can command a good price.

Randommization aStore: Curated Items From Amazon

Take a look at the Randommization aStore. Simply put, it is a collection of a few products selling on Amazon grouped and arranged by us. We have got a nice collection going there, that will of course keep on growing. Take a look at the collection and see if you like something. It is fresh out of the oven and still young, but it does have some very nice things for you to look at.

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Sandals Based on ‘5000 Years of Indian Tradition’

Gurus sandals claim to be re-invented ancient Indian footwear for the modern age. The sandals are sustainably sourced from natural rubber, and are based off Indian footwear that has been traditionally crafted out of wood and is still fairly popular in various parts of India. Creators of the sandals say they designed them to be functional and comfortable without losing touch with the original design.

Dried Human Tears Under a Microscope

dried human tears under a microscope by rose lynn fisher

Topography of Tears by photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher takes a very interesting and remarkable look at dried human tears under a microscope. She started the project about five years ago, when one day she randomly decided to take a look at her tears under a microscope. What she saw in the slide is something she equals to aerial photographs of a landscape, and she probably isn’t too far from the truth.

My Name is Katniss Everdeen. I sighed. Nothing Happened.

hunger games twilight harry potter

The phrases that make the headline happen to be the most used in three popular young-adult series, Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter, in order. An analysis by Ben Blatt of Slate runs through the favorite adjectives, adverbs and the way to start off a sentence for each author. Me on the other hand, being a superficial idiot, find it hilarious to put their sentences together and laugh at the nonsense that ensues. Here’s more: “I don’t know. He sighed. Harry looked around.” and “I shake my head. I shrugged. Harry stared.” 10x points for visualizing the characters saying these lines in a very cheesy setting.

Superhero Underwear Print

superhero underwear print

Superhero undies have a special quality: they’re basically an easy way to identify the characters. It’s like the highlight of their dress. Those who wear a full dress wear their underwear over the dress, and several of them skip much of the gear except the underwear. For what it is worth, no superhero forgets to wear a signature belt with their underwear. So the underwear basically is the most distinguishable part of their persona.

Human Body Organs Made Out of Flowers and Leaves

Camila Sitarama Carlow creates pictures of human body organs from flowers and leaves. It is quite an interesting concept, seeing those well known shapes represented in an unconventional style. They do seem to be anatomically correct in rendering, well about as much as the scope of the material used would allow. Prints available on Carlow’s Etsy shop.