The Mother Geek

Things Geek Moms Want
creepycrawlieslove:
Yael Cohen’s Insect Definer iPad app., it’s an Hebrew friendly project but well worth taking a look at for the beauty and artistry to this design. Would be great if it could get a translation and become available in English speaking countries as well.

creepycrawlieslove:

Yael Cohen’s Insect Definer iPad app., it’s an Hebrew friendly project but well worth taking a look at for the beauty and artistry to this design. Would be great if it could get a translation and become available in English speaking countries as well.

beyondvictoriana:

art-of-swords:

Indonesian Shortsword

  • Dated: second half of the 19th century
  • Culture: probably Sumatran
  • Measurements: overall length 46.3cm 

Te finely detailed and flaring grip is carved of a single section of horn while the ferrule is elaborately worked in gold filigree. The blade of unusual perak form is continuously broadening to the tip and comes with superbly-modeled ferrule in the form of a lotus and dramatic pierced vine motifs inlaid in silver. It is presents in its black-lacquered wooden scabbard with gold floral embellishments.

Source: Copyright © 2013 Auction Flex

Beautiful and deadly

(via asianhistory)

Medieval and Renaissance Sea Monsters from Maps

A visually stunning new book, Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, covers a topic of history, that until now, has not been published in a comprehensive collection. The book’s author Chet Van Duzer, a Medieval and Renaissance map scholar, joined forces with the British Library, who published the book. The book’s jacket liner bests explains its content:

"The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps are one of the most visually engaging elements, and yet they have never before been carefully studied. The subject is important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the marvelous and of Western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover, the sea monsters depicted on maps can supply important insights into the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them."

Book jacket liner notes 2013 ©The British Library

(Source: bibliodyssey.blogspot.com, via growhousegrow)