Monday, 20 April 2015

4 stories: The secret lives of animals

In this podcast, we take a look at the much-maligned earwig, the koala's cooling techniques, the tragedy of the Tenius Adronicus, and one insect's painful sexual rituals. 

Read more about the stories mentioned:

How I learned to love the evil-looking earwig

The koala's secret to staying cool: Hugging

Presenting Tenuis Andronicus: A parasite and moose tragedy, in six acts

Inside nature's most painfully bizarre sexual ritual

Listen to more of The Week's podcasts:

4 stories: Secrets of Hollywood

4 stories: The curious origins of our most familiar and beloved things

4 stories: On love and family in the modern world

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Ceramic Cephalopod and Jellyfish Air Plant Holders by Cindy and James Searles





California-based artists Cindy and James Searles make call kinds of handmade ceramic air plant holders in the form of jellyfish, squid, octopi, and other underwater creatures. They come in shapes in size way too numerous to show here, you can see more in their shop. If you liked this, also check out Cathy Van Hoang’s urchin shell air planters.

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Meticulously Handcrafted Paper Objects by Zim & Zou


Master paper crafting duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim & Zou (previously) continue to create some of the most eye-catching paper illustrations around. The two French designers focus mostly on handcrafted objects made from materials like paper, thread, wood, and leather for one-of-a-kind window displays, editorial illustrations, and posters. Some of their most recent projects include a lovely poster commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to encourage childhood vaccinations as well as work for the SXSW Film Festival and Hermès Maison Shanghai. See more on Behance.










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