Schiaparelli compact case.
Did you never think, even once, that I loved lipstick and rouge for more than their color alone? I am a student of their lore, and it is arcane and hermetic beyond the dreams of alchemists. …Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight?
- Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via kawahineaihonua)
by Keith Haring
Highland Red-belly Swallowtail - Atrophaneura horishana
This amazing butterfly, also commonly known as Aurora Swallowtail, belongs to the species Atrophaneura horishana (Papilionidae), a large-sized swallowtail with 12-18 cm of wingspan. It is endemic to Taiwan where it is protected.
This species is still fairly common in some areas, but may be threatened by commercial collecting and also by rapid destruction of habitats by overuse of herbicides and road construction in highland of Taiwan.
Photo credit: ©Jeff Lin | Locality: Taiwan (2011)
Yue Minjun and his artwork