Based in Sydney, Australia, Paula le dieu can sometimes be found writing here but can more often be found at

mechanical building

facade outside Originally uploaded by moniker. facadeinside Originally uploaded by moniker.

This is straight out of a China Mieville story. My friend Mel was recently in Paris and told me about the Arab World Institute. She has put up a couple of images of this amazing building that is covered in iris lens. Apparently the iris open and close in response to the sun.

open source biology

At Speakers' Corner