The need for speedThis article contrasts two very different timeframes in the 'social life' of the plant stimulant miraa--known elsewhere as khat--in Kenya and beyond. One, the heritage and cultural associations around the age of the trees themselves and the other, the impact of the perishability of the product even as demand for it grows on continents halfway around the world, thus the "need for speed". (Previously) (Previously)
posted by infini
on Jun 9, 2012 -
The Leaves Project catalogs sadly too few leaves from trees and personal stories associated with them. Highlight a leaf and click to view the story behind it. From their about page: "The Leaves Project was borne of one simple thought: that every leaf has an inherent beauty and elegance. I have become fascinated with the colors and textures of leaves. This project is an attempt at capturing just a small portion of the wonder to be found in the natural world."
posted by moz
on Jul 2, 2002 -