nprfreshair:

18th century instrument to determine the sky’s ‘blueness’ called a Cyanometer: 

The simple device was invented in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who used the circular array of 53 shaded sections in experiments above the skies over Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc. 

via This is Colossal 

nprfreshair:

18th century instrument to determine the sky’s ‘blueness’ called a Cyanometer: 

The simple device was invented in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who used the circular array of 53 shaded sections in experiments above the skies over Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc. 

via This is Colossal 

mymodernmet:

Belgian photographer Isabelle Menin creates richly gorgeous and expressive portraits of flowers. She calls her work “inland photographs and disordered landscapes” in reference to the parallels between the strange complexity of nature and of humans.

mymodernmet:

British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves, illuminating the hidden spaces to capture the natural beauty and mystery that lay below the surface of the earth.

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cave Light
Photography by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil); Easter Island, Chile

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cave Light

Photography by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil); Easter Island, Chile

nnmprv:

Murmur by Richard Barnes.

mymodernmet:

Photography by Octavio Aburto

Photos of thousands of swimming fish creating huge underwater spirals.

mymodernmet:

Superdesk by Clive Wilkinson Architects

All 125 employees use one continuous “superdesk” that weaves up and around their office in New York.