Friday, February 3, 2012

Trend Alert; A Bugs Life

I've been obsessing over bugs for a few weeks now and then I started seeing them every where! I love, love, love Alicia's necklace (below) and I saw that Zara also incorporated bugs into their new collection. I started planting them around in my house (see kitchen towel and pillow case). A little while ago I went to the Tropen Museum where I learned that about 90% of all animals in the Amazon are insects, very fascinating some more insect facts;
  • Whereas all of Europe has some 321 butterfly species, the Manu National Park in Peru (4000 hectare-survey) has 1300 species, while Tambopata National Park (5500 hectare-survey) has at least 1231 species 
  • Around 25% of the world's 2 million described animals species are beetles (Coleoptera).
  • The Longhorn Beetle (Titanus giganteus) can have a body length (not including antennae) of over 6.5 inches (16 cm),
  • A single square mile of rainforest often houses more than 50,000 insect species
  • Some scientists estimate that 30% of the animal biomass of the Amazon Basin is made up of ants

Zara New Collection ("here")
This insect tea towel by Studio Job is woven in the Textile Museum in Holland. Available "here"
Available at H&M Home


  1. Thanks for the shout-out - that Zara blouse is fun!

  2. Yeah, I don't know what I think about it. Though that necklace is really beautiful.


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