photos by matt smith from the Illawarra coast in new south wales of bluebottles, violet snails and blue dragons. 

despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival. 

the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.

for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.

notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”

this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.

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Cassie Steele: “Dreams”. 

Some kind of wonderful. 


City night sidewalk shoes lights late night


City night sidewalk shoes lights late night

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: “Just Like You” (from ‘Gone Girl’). 

Brilliant. Just like the movie. 

My Musical Mind (01/10/14)

feat. music from Prince, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jessie Ware, Tinashe, Trent Reznor, Stars, Cibo Matto, Tegan & Sara, Tove Lo and loads more.

Welcome to my musical mind. Where fifties swing meets noughties electronica. Where blues, rock, latin, funk, hip-hop, pop, country, jazz and southern fried soul will all be given a workout. Eclectic is the watch word. Embrace the chaos kids.

Ambrosia Parsley & The Elegant Too - Rubble
BANKS - Beggin’ For Thread (Bag Raiders Remix)
Beatrice Ali - Moment of Clarity
Cibo Matto - Déjà Vu
Drake - Worst Behavior (Saint Pepsi Remix)
Elliphant feat. MØ - One More
Holly Johnson - In and Out Of Love (Douze Remix)
Jessie Ware feat. Miguel - Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe
Kendrick Lamar - i
Les Sins feat. Nate Salman - Why
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat (from ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)
Night Terrors of 1927 feat. Tegan & Sara - When You Were Mine
The Preatures - Somebody’s Talking
Prince - Funknroll
Stars - No One Is Lost
Tinashe feat. Dev Hynes - Bet
Tove Lo - Thousand Miles
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - Just Like You (‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack)
The Weeknd - Often (White Sea Remix)
Zara Larsson - Rooftop

Other songs I blogged in the last two weeks

Annie - Anthonio [Berlin Breakdown Version] (from ‘The Guest’)
Octave Minds feat. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment - Tap Dance
Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd - Love Me Harder
Jhené Aiko - Eternal Sunshine
Jessie Ware - Want Your Feeling (Live at the Barbican)
Fiona Apple - Paper Bag


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Haven’t been on a computer since Monday, so only just watched this, but PTA’s ‘Inherent Vice’ looks wonderful. 


Fiona Apple - Paper Bag

Unapologetic songwriting



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Jessie Ware: “Want Your Feeling” (Live at the Barbican). 

Love. Bodes extremely well for the new album.