Archive for space

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments

Posted in christmas, craft, decoration, space with tags , , , on December 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite decoration I’ve come across this year is this series of Solar System Ornaments.

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From the product description:
Blown glass Christmas ornaments. A Saturn that actually LOOKS like Saturn, with Cassini data used to etch the rings! A Sun with sunspots! Earth and Mars with clouds and polar caps, Jupiter with a red spot, and I include Pluto, just because! Very cool!! And with a loop on the top to hang on your tree. I like to hang these in the window during non-Christmas months. The sunlight coming through them is amazing! I hand blow these ornaments myself. Ornament size is about 2″ for the small ones, up to 4 inches, and Saturn has the rings about 4.5″. With the rings, the ornament is heavier than my others and may be too heavy for little trees. All of the ornaments are thicker than cheap breakable ones, and have been crash tested by my cats to be able to withstand normal handling and last a lifetime as heirloom pieces.

I’d like to try my hand at making a series like this via painting (or even plush). In fact, I’d like to do a whole space themed tree. Unfortunately, the price of these ornaments is too steep for me, but they are awesome pieces.

Solar System Ornaments

Halloween Countdown: Solar Jack O’ Lantern

Posted in halloween, photography, space with tags , , on October 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

On October 8th, the sun had a series of active spots that made it resemble a happy, glowing Jack O’ Lantern. Isn’t it sweet?

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It reminds me of the flaming pumpkin at the end of Disney’s Sleepy Hollow…only in a better mood.
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(Thanks Liz, for being the first to show me this!)
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Starstuff Clothing

Posted in clothing, design, fashion, space, wish list with tags , , , , on May 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I am SUCH a sucker for galaxy print clothing (or galaxy printed ANYTHING I guess). Starstuff Clothing now has a kickstarter campaign to vastly expand their range of items and significantly lower the price.

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The company designs T-Shirts, Dresses, Tank Tops & Socks that feature the natural splendor of the Universe itself. They only use real celestial images, and the result is excellent. Even better, the threads themselves are dyed in their process, so these products don’t contain the characteristic stiffness of some printed shirts (I’ve certainly ordered a few from other companies and been sorely disappointed by that!).

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I really look forward to seeing the ladies’ t-shirts and dresses!

Starstuff Clothing

Wilson Graphics Porthole Wall Decals

Posted in home, products, sea, space with tags , , , on April 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Over at Wilson Graphics, you will find an awesome array of porthole wall decals, featuring space and sea scenery

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I’d love to have one of these (probably a space image) in a quirky home library.

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What other world would YOU like a porthole to show?

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16th Century Comets and Meteors

Posted in antiques, art, astronomy, space with tags , , , on September 6, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Oh how I love the astronomical drawings of centuries past! I’ve amassed a large collection of these over the years, but some recent additions came from a BibliOdyssey post.
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Beautiful comets and meteors…
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See more here.

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Slovak Handmade

Posted in anatomy, craft, science, space with tags , , , on August 19, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Here is a fantastic graphite etching from Slovak Handmade. Look at the depth and detail!

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Personally, I would prefer the image without the quote underneath. In my opinion, no human has the authority to “determine truth” about anything. That is not a religious statement; it is a statement of profound awe and reverence for the universe. However, we may try to stay humble and live the best life possible within our own approximations of truth as we see it thus far.

Watch a time lapse video of the project!

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B-Movie Monsters Carrying Dames

Posted in absurd, film, monsters, robots, sci-fi, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Pinterest can be a source of wonderful image collections. Case in point: B-Movie Monsters Carrying Dames.

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I actually had to stop collecting images with this theme long ago because it is entirely TOO prevalent. In bygone days of cinema, many a women fainted limply in the arms of a fantastical creature.

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See many more here.

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Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, Books, clothing, dolls, fashion, illustration, kitsch, meat, monsters, sci-fi, space, surreal, thrift horror, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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God, is that you?
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No wait, is that you, God?
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Not like this.
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I’m not sure if this gaping chasm counts as a “neckline.”
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The single best, or maybe worst, job in the world.
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Now, this is some food I could eat. Does anyone have a copy of this?
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Keep in mind they use the word “enjoy” in the broadest possible sense.
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This fellow is very open minded…
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And let that be a reminder to stay open-minded about the amorous preferences of others.
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Aaron J. Groen

Posted in decay, photography, space with tags , , on May 5, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Take me to these places…I want to stargaze and be alone with my thoughts…

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Aaron J Groen juxtaposes the gorgeous vastness of the universe with transient human creations, subject to decay in what amounts to less than the proverbial blink of the universal eye.

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The things we construct in this lifetime are of little grand consequence, yet they are everything to us. How can anyone not be awestruck when the makings of human life are set against a backdrop of the cosmos?

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12/21

Posted in absurd, architecture, christmas, comics, decoration, geek, humor, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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