Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Brittany on September 10th, 2014
 

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This clock helps you to see the passage of time in a different way than most: it tracks the passing of a year, rather than hour by hour.

The usual numbers on the face of the clock are replaced by living vegetation — cedar leaves — that will die over time, and turn from green to brown¬†to help you follow¬†the changing seasons. The concept came from the Japanese art of sake making, in which the changing cedar leaves are used to track the year of the fermentation process.

Though the idea of watching the leaves turn brown doesn’t seem like a happy one, transitioning from watching the seconds count down to watching time gradually and naturally pass by would certainly lower your stress levels!

Check out the company behind the clock, Bril, and see more of their unique clock below:

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Via FastCo Design

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Posted in Contest, DNA Art by Brittany on August 26th, 2014
 

Win $100 blog

Decorating your room for the new school  year? We could help you out!

Enter now to win a $100 voucher for any DNA 11 Product! To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! If you share the contest on social media, you will also be awarded bonus entries when your friends enter!

Contest closes September 2, 2014 at 11:59 PT. Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only. 

Good luck!

 
 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Photography by Brittany on August 14th, 2014
 

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Photographer Martin Kimbell has found a way to freshen up the classic photography experiment called light painting – and it doesn’t involve any high-tech gadgets or tools.

These light tornadoes are created by attaching LED’s to a hoop and throwing it into the air. As the hoop spins and descends, Kimbell takes a long-exposure photograph to capture the pattern the lights make on the way down.

Through a perfect combination of illumination and timing, Kimbell is able to create beautiful and diverse tornado-like “structures” in the images.

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Posted in DNA Art, new product by Brittany on August 7th, 2014
 

New Colour Heeader

They’re here! The colors that you voted on are now available for purchase at DNA11.com!

In the end, we added 5 new colors to choose from! They are available for any portrait size that you choose — and you get to¬†choose your colors after ordering so you’ll be able to look at the swatch and decide at home!

To learn more about creating art from your DNA, check out our site!

Take a look at the 5 new options – as chosen by you!

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Glacier

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Stormy Skies

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Marine

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Head over to DNA11 to get your very own DNA Portrait in one of our awesome new colors!

 
 
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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 30th, 2014
 

At first glance you would think that these spiders have been turned into a walking art project, but in fact they are naturally decorated with the sequin-esque reflective pieces on their backs.

These spiders are appropriately called mirrored, or sequined spiders and they can actually change the size of the reflective patches, depending on if they are on the move or at rest, threatened or relaxed.

Venture over to photographer Nicky Bay’s website to see some more (and less pretty) macro shots of spiders.

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Posted in Uncategorized by Brittany on July 23rd, 2014
 

At DNA 11 we are no strangers to the fact that art and science can be combined, or even the result of one another. Over at Princeton University they share¬†the same feelings, so they put on an art exhibit — featuring images from the science department.

There were more than 250 submissions for the exhibit, and over 4o photos in the final show. Take a look at a few of them below!

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Fruit Fly Factory РThe cross-section of ovarioles from fruit flies

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Fungus Among Us – A network of strands of fungal spores

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Living Architecture — Army ants creating a bridge to protect their queen

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Watermarks¬†– Patterns on New Jersey’s coast

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Now That I Have Your Attention¬† — High voltage being applied to a Tesla coil

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A Cave of Crystals¬†– A protein from cow’s blood turns into a crystal shell as it evaporates

Head over to NBC News to see some more! Or get started on your own scientific art, at DNA11.com

 

 
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Posted in Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 16th, 2014
 

Microscopic Paintings

These images look like fine art paintings – but they’re not. They’re actually made from layers of microscopic images.

Artist Rebecca Clews takes hundreds of microscopic images, and combines them until they create a final work she is happy with. Many of the color and texture combinations look like abstract landscapes that reflect her growing up in rural New Mexico. The microscopes became a fixture in her work through school, and her parents background as scientists.

Take a look at some of the amazing work she has created, piece by piece.

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Via My Modern Met

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Posted in Art in Nature, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 9th, 2014
 

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When you think of bees, you might not immediately think of them as majestic, beautiful or even positive in any way. Photographer and naturalist Clay Bolt has set out to change that.

The photographs were taken for the Beautiful Bees project, and aim to change the way we think about, research and see bees. You can see from the photographs that there are many kinds of this frequently-hated insect, and a closer look reveals colors and features that are often overlooked and endearing.

Seeing the bees this way, Bolt hopes will help people to respect and protect the nature around them. ¬†See more photographs of bees, and other insects, birds and amphibians on Bolt’s website.

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Posted in Art in Nature, Photography by Brittany on June 25th, 2014
 

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Jakob Wagner is a photographer that loves to focus on “scapes” — his website features aerialscapes, nightscapes and winterscapes. His newest series Sandscapes fits that theme, but presents completely unique images.

These images are abstract landcapes, taken along the shores of beaches in the Netherlands. The closeup look at water and sand, combined with the lighting that Wagner captures present a stillness that could only be found in nature.

Get lost in the patterns of these sandscapes, then head to his website to take a look at his other scapes!

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Posted in Color, Contest, DNA Art, new product, Promotions by Brittany on June 3rd, 2014
 

New Colors for DNA 11

It’s been a while since we had some new colors in the DNA Portrait options – we’re about to change that!

We have come up with ten potential color options, and we want your help to choose which ones go on our site. Just vote for your favorite option to help us decide. The winning portraits will appear on the site, ready to be purchased shortly after that!

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Help us out and Vote Now!
Voting will end Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. 

 
 
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