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Steph' Thorpe. Bird Artist and Illustrator | Artwork of bird species from the British Isles and beyond (specialist in UK Rare birds)

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

How Iris Apfel made growing old cool

Putting the max into maximalism, it’s Iris Apfel in a gorgeous photo shoot for the FT’s How To Spend It fashion special (out this weekend). ‘I don’t think old age should dictate what you wear or how you should wear it,’ points out the Gucci-clad, New York nonagenarian in the accompanying video. Truly inspirational. View theRead more

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan 1.80 - 2.80 m. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h (150 - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER's photo on Google+

Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé - Wartski Exhibition Catalogue

A diamond set corsage ornament in the form of Cherry Blossom by Lalique for Vever

Chinese Moon Moth (Actias luna) Luna -- This rare moon moth is half Spanish and half Chinese. Luna Moths are huge moths, with a wingspan of four and a half inches. They have a white body, pinkish legs, and huge pale green wings. The hindwings have eyespots and long tails. They fly, only at night, in Spring and early Summer. Luna Moths were once very common, but are now considered an endangered species in some areas.