Silk Skines

“A special edition of moleskine successfully presented by Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum during Spring 2002, in occasion of the great exhibition in the artist’s honour (700,000 visitors). Six brilliant material colours in silk shantung, inspired by Van Gogh’s chromatisms. On... Read More

10/05/2004

Big (Polyphemus) Moths

Polyphemus 1 “I found this 12 cm (7 1/4 in) Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) on the surface of a convenience store parking lot yesterday at I-35 and Hwy 53 in Oklahoma. Its abdomen was incredibly fat! I scrambled to find... Read More

10/05/2004

The Silk Road

“The Silk Road is often talked of as a single route stretching east to west – from China to the Mediterranean. In fact the Silk Road is a simple name for a complex network. In its heyday, towns along it... Read More

10/05/2004

Insect Aerodynamics

An animated (if your browser supports it) excerpt from two-dimensional computer simulation of a hovering dragonfly’s wing reveals the vortices of swirling air that keep the insect aloft. The figure-8 motion of the wing (shown in white, with the leading... Read More

10/05/2004