Framing tiny things

Seed Magazine showcases some of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in a long time: Howard Lynk’s collection of Antique Microscope Slides from the Victorian Era c. 1830s – 1890s. In the early 1800s, as optical instruments like the microscope became more refined, there was a corresponding demand for things to look at and a […]

Vegetable Sheep

I’m doing some historical research right now on human-animal relations, especially those among sheep herders, their flocks and their dogs, and I’ve been completely charmed by New Zealand’s vegetable sheep. [photo credit: Roger Makepeace] Not to be confused with the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, vegetable sheep are actual plants of the Raoulia species. This “densely […]