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A Bonsai Tree in Space - Azuma Makoto

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai into space. The artist also arranged a stunning bouquet with about 30 varieties of flowers from around the world and launched them into space as well. The project, entitled Exobiotanica, occurred on 15 July

To accomplish the feat Makoto collaborated with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace, a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit. The team used helium balloons to launch the plants and the bonsai reached a height of 91,800 ft (27.98 km), while the bouquet topped out at 87,000 ft (26.51 km).

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Stunning Steampunk Leather Bags And Books 

These bags and books are the work of Russian leatherworker and throat singer Serguei Kooc. He’s created incredibly detailed Steampunk bags and books with lots of brass accents. 

Product Page (Prices Vary Diane Duane via Boing Boing)

The one that looks like a log makes me think of a steampunk that’s Romance-inspired. Heck, the 1860s-1870s are part of the steampunk era, aren’t they?

(Source: fashionablygeek.com)

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