Ok, those paper things you see are ouroboroses. An ouroborses is basically a mythical creature (usually a snake) which devours itself. It's supposed to represent the cylical nature of things... oh fine it's supposed to represent more or less everything, The Universe Itself, etc, death, life, rebirth & beyond. You know...
Oh, the ouroboroses are origami. I made 10, and my (self-assigned) task was to make them all from different sheets of paper. (Boring for you, a bit more exciting for me).
The other picture is the view from my bedroom, part of a variation of one of the projects from the 52 Projects book.
Finally, some links:
Just in case you thought I never read or follow news (you're right):
- An article on lesbians in Palestine.
- And an article on the best place to give birth (Sweden) and the worst (Niger), with details of what both are like.