I’ve spent the past few months working on design for the new Atlas Obscura site, to be launched in early December. Though the site is going to be beautiful, a lot of the work I’ve been plugging away at is fairly uexciting, and not really worth sharing here. However, there is one portion that I am very proud of: Curious Facts. A new infographic about one of the Atlas’s curious places will appear on the new site every day. Below is a sneak peak at a few of my favorites.
The Helsinki Univeristy Museum, aka The Arppeanum, has a lot going for it. It’s part medical museum, a pinch of dental museum, a dash of veterinary history, a sprinkle of Finnish history, and a few drops of natural history; but for me, the delicious cream top is the Mineral Cabinet. When we were in Helsinki in September, I honestly think I could have spent 3 days taking pictures of crystals held up by metal tongs. I present to you here a sampling of some of my favorite stunning geological displays.
I wish I knew a bit about metalworking, I would recreate these displays in a heartbeat.
The Arppeanum building itself ain’t too bad neither.