Book of the week: Pheromone by Christopher Marley

Christopher Marley's graceful arrangements of jewel like arthropods and delicate butterflies transform the world of insects into stunning works of art. His keen eye for design combines with his entomological passion to produce mesmerizing kaleidoscopic bug mandalas and striking up-close-and-personal single insect portraits. These photographs present the insects in their natural state, none of the images are digitally enhanced. View Article

Saint Verde Succulent’s Sale

Saint Verde is a beautiful nursery in the Natal Midlands specializing in all types of succulent's and agaves. To make space in their greenhouses before winter, they are having a huge sale on the 27th and 28th April. This is the perfect time to buy plants in bulk to fill spaces in the garden, create living walls and rock gardens or just to add a few new varieties to your potted collection. Don't miss this once off opportunity to find a bargain or even just take a stroll through the garden and enjoy the scenery.

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Colour Festival Durban

This past weekend was the Colour Festival Durban, held at the Gateway Wavehouse. Hundreds of people gathered to listen to DJ's and hurl packets of powdered paint at each other. The event is Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival of colour held in Feb/March each year in India and other countries with large Indic diaspora populations. It looked like serious fun and made for some great pictures (photos by Luca Barausse photography)
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Union of Architects World Congress, Durban 2014

The 25th International Union of Architects World Congress, will be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban in August 2014, it is a unique and highly relevant opportunity for South Africa to showcase the development of its built environment in the twenty years since democracy. In a celebration of Durban, Architecture Otherwhere has produced some great films about the host city... View Article

Book of the week: Harmonia Macrocosmica

I found this giant  book in our library, loved the images but could only fit parts of it in the scanner so here are a few snippets from the Harmonia Macrocosmica- A star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and originally published in 1660. It contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe as well as maps of the classical and Christian constellations. View Article

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