Biome Terrain Mod
is a modification for Minecraft that allows tweaking the world generation parameters for the regions in the game. The Minecraft Forums are running a contest
to find cool generation settings. Some of the results are quite striking.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Dec 17, 2010 -
Surreal photographic Foodscapes by photographer Carl Warner.
Strawberry hot air balloons, towers of cheese, potato boulders, green pea boats on seas of salmon, spice roads, and sugar beaches populate these intricate and luscious scenes. More dishy foodscapes (the plate rainbow = ♥!)
and other wonderful visual tricks at his Flash site
in the "Fotographics" section (look for the fabulous forest of boots and the white cotton winter wonderland!). [more inside]
posted by taz
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Revolution: by Ben Whitehouse.
Revolution is a series of 24 hour high definition digital art works that record every movement, change of light, weather and mood that takes place at the chosen composition in a 24 hour period - one revolution of the planet. Artist Ben Whitehouse
took digital videos of various landscapes that are 24 hours long and are viewed in real time. On this site are 3 minute edited clips created to show some of the transitions that take place within them. Included, among others, are North Bar Lake
, Central Park
and Lake Michigan
posted by psmealey
on Mar 27, 2007 -
Bali is an island in Indonesia that attracted Walter Spies
, a Russian born, German artist who settled in the colonial Dutch East Indies from 1923 on. Adored by the Balinese, Spies was the co-founder of the Pita Maha
artists' cooperative, he shaped the development of contemporary Balinese art and established the West's image of Bali that still exists today. [more images and background inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Jul 29, 2006 -
The Great Mirror.
"A collection of about five thousand photographs taken over the last 30 years by Bret Wallach, a geography professor at the University of Oklahoma. With few exceptions, the photos show cultural rather than physical landscapes and are intended to illuminate the people who have shaped these landscapes and are reflected in it." [Via wood s lot.]
posted by homunculus
on Apr 11, 2004 -
an exquisite gallery of photos by three friends on the road, including shots of Bryce
, and The Wave
. The web has done wonderful things to that old phenomenon of vacation photos.
posted by alms
on May 7, 2003 -
Wild West Yorkshire Nature Diary.
'My diary describes a year in the life of woodland, field, marsh, river, canal . . . and a fairly wild back garden . . . in the Calder valley in coal measures country near Wakefield.'
Richard Bell's nature diary has been online since 1998.
The site's links
leads to more nature diaries and related resources : Ackworth School's natural history diary
, Roseberry Topping
, an environmentally friendly slug trap
, Yorkshire dialect verse
, Notes from Pure Land Mountain
(a journal from countryside
Japan), and more.
Although it's not linked,
An English Country Garden
, chronicling a garden in a small village in Dorset, would not be out of place here; neither would Blackberry Creek Journal
, 'a country newsletter about the seasons, animals, gardens and people of a small Michigan farm'. There is a huge collection of gardening journals and homepages here.
posted by plep
on Mar 20, 2003 -