These tentacular Octopus and Giant Squid tables are the work of San Francisco-based bronze sculptor Kirk McGuire. The beautiful bronze cephalopods are so lifelike, we wouldn’t be surprised if you felt phantom tentacles tickling your ankles while sitting at either of these tables.
Visit Kirk McGuire’s website to check out his standalone bronze sculptures and more of his awesome undersea animal tables.
The Cassini spacecraft looks down on the north pole of Saturn. The scene is serene only from a distance—raging storms are clearly visible in the atmosphere. In this image you can even make out Saturn’s hexagonal storm. The hexagonal vortex is about 20,000 miles (30,000 km) across and is a jet stream made up of 200 mph winds (322 km/h) surrounding a huge storm, Scientists have not found another weather feature exactly like this anywhere in the solar system.
(Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / processed by Bill Dunford)
The library’s ceiling is an innovative feature that makes good use of local technology. Clay pots, traditionally made by the women of the village, were brought to the site and cut, so as to be open at both the top and bottom. The pots were then cast into the concrete ceiling to create holes for light and ventilation.
Diébédo Francis Kéré was the first son of the headman and thus the only child allowed to attend school. After graduating he received a scholarship for further education as supervisor in the context of development aid in Germany. Following the apprenticeship, Kéré studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin and founded his office Kéré Architecture and the nonprofit association Schulbausteine für Gando .