Citizen, LIGHT is TIME (2014)
"Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for viewers, who are enveloped in a cloud of refracting light, time frozen around them like thousands of golden rain drops." - Jenny Zhang
Inspired by a pursuit of beauty, Riley combines classically thoughtful botanical designs with Parker’s carefully considered film images in an expression of the multifaceted relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes in an attempt to capture both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world.
Natural wonder: an army of weaver ants build a bridge out of their bodies in Matara, Indonesia
Picture: ADHI PRAYOGA/SOLENT
Nepenthes attenboroughii (Caryophyllales - Nepenthaceae) is a pitcher planta restricted to rocky, ultramafic soils that comprise the summit region of Mount Victoria, Municipality of Narra, in the Palawan Island, Philippines.
This species is easily distinguished by its large, campanulate or tubulate pitchers and narrow, upright lid. It is unlikely to be confused with any known species of Nepenthes.
According to the description of the species, the specific epithet, attenboroughii, was chosen after broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, whose outstanding television documentaries have made the world’s natural history accessible and understandable to millions. As a keen enthusiast of the genus and a patron of Philippine conservation efforts, this spectacular new species was dedicated to him on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
dionys moser photographs the alien like landscape of the ethiopian dallol hydrothermal field, a vast area of uplifted thick salt deposits affected by intense fumarolic activity, famous for being the only known volcanic area bellow sea level and for being both the hottest place on the planet, with average annual temperatures well above 30 degrees celsius, and the most colourful, with its pools of a hot sulfuric acid brine and ferrous multicolored salt deposits.