Benitoite is a rare barium titanium silicate with the chemical formula BaTiSi3O9. It takes its name from its type locality near the San Benito River headwaters in California, USA. It is in fact California’s state gem. At its type locality, benitoite occurs in natrolite veins within schist and serpentinite.
It is usually blue but more rarely may be colourless, white, pink, or purple. The blue variety fluoresces blue under shortwave UV. Clear to white benitoite fluoresces red under long-wave UV. It has a Mohs hardness of 6-6.5.
I love how so many people have been confused and amused by that guy in the Sochi Olympics who was at the top of the slopestyle track during the men’s competition just casually knitting away
and it turned out to be Finland’s snowboarding coach.
yes okay but THE SNOWBOARDER IS HOLDING THE YARN FOR HIM
"coach, i’m cold"
"what? no coach, that’s not what i meant"
“i will make you this scarf”
Real windows framed as T.V screens (Project), 2014 Ibon Mainar
My piece for the Mondo X Disney SXSW art show.
Officially-licensed, 7-colour screen print. 24x36. Edition of 250.
I’ve recently decided to freeze myself to -273℃. My friends think I’ll die, but I’ll be 0K.
Dollhouses by Georgia Smith, as featured in Frankie magazine.