3D Fractals

Last week I met Tom Beddard, a physicist turned web developer turned artist (and friendly guy). He creates fractals — those recursive shapes that infinitely repeat at every scale. They’re based on simple math, but they can create some amazing images.

Says Beddard: “I don’t seek any new mathematical insight into the resulting structures, it’s a purely aesthetic pursuit to scratch a creative itch. Part of the fascination with fractal exploration is when … amazing and completely unexpected structures can pop out and surprise you.”

Some of the fractals look like Gothic architecture. Some of them look like alien seed pods. All of them are mesmerizing. You can see lots more on Beddard’s flickr page. You can actually fly through the fractals and see them morphing in these videos. And now, thanks to a new app called Frax that Beddard helped develop, you can make fractals of your very own.


Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

Eartha Kitt IS Catwoman

(Source: zavimbi)

It has been decided that Halloween season officially begins on September 1 and lasts until 11:59 p.m., October 31. There is far too much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from to contain within the 31 available days in October.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Evil Supply Company official press release
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2nd annual re-issue: August 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM Central, USA

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3rd annual re-issue: August 31, 2014 at 11:15 AM Central, USA

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Cosigned. Bring me all the cool weather, the turn of the leaves, the perfect slant to the sun that indicates the end (finally) of summer, the campy horror movies, bats, skulls, and pumpkin flavored everything (yes, I know it’s overdone and commercial - I don’t care, I love it). Let football and futbol completely engulf my weekends. Lets make soups and chilli and endless amounts of sweet potato casserole while listening to completely over-the-top music made for haunted houses straight out of Scooby-Doo. I’ll paint my nails black, make a cuppa tea, and hope for it all to stay for as long as possible.


Hypothetically speaking, if I wanted to watch premiere league football, which team should I root for any why? 

I’m probably the worst person to answer this because I’m not really a true fan of any team and I’m new to watching football. But I do like watching the Premiere League, so…

Chelsea looks like they’re going to be good this year. I don’t know if I like them but they certainly are exciting to watch (if you can find yesterday’s match, do - it was fantastic). Liverpool also looks like they could be good - Daniel Sturridge is particularly interesting. I have soft spots for Arsenal & Hull because they are the two teams that I first started watching in the Premiere League (plus Elementary’s Sebastian Moran was/is an Arsenal fan and the Hull fans’ “we’ll die when we want" cheer is pretty awesome), but neither team looks particularly compelling this year although it is early yet. If you like Tim Howard, he plays for Everton - I think they’re better than yesterday’s score indicates but they need to play better defense.

Then there are the Manchester teams; of the two I’d probably pick City rather than United (who look a bit of a hot mess right now). I tend to pull for Stoke on the rare occasions when I actually get to see them play - I’d love to say it was for some deep, meaningful reason but I just like their name and they seem a bit of an underdog.

If bird mascots are your thing there’s Swansea and the Tottenham Hotspurs. I’ve yet to see Swansea play this year but Tottenham looked pretty boring in their game today. The rest of the teams I know even less about, particularly Burnley and Queens Park Rangers.

I’m not sure if this was at all helpful, but take it for whatever it’s worth.








For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.


How To Make Naturally Flavored Water

Supplies needed:

Fruit – Whatever kind you like (except bananas); make sure it’s good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. Use all kinds of citrus and berries. Pineapple and watermelon work well for flavoring water. 

Herbs – These are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference.

Jars or pitchers – Use 2 quart mason jars primarily, but any 2 quart pitcher will do. Fruit infusion pitcher is another option if you think you’ll be making infused waters regulary; a very easy, tidy way to strain fruit from water.

Muddler or wooden spoon for mashing fruit and herbs.


Water – Use filtered or spring water.

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Stephen Blackmoore live tweeting Krull which is going on right now and which I gleefully share with my fellow children of the 1980s.


Pureed with non-fat plain Greek yogurt, this healthy zucchini fennel soup has many layers of flavor that work together harmoniously.

Get the recipe from Kitchen Explorers on PBS Parents.




Scarves by Shovava