Scientific illustrators aid scientists in their research, and, in doing so, create works of art. This illustration - Annona cherimola (Annonaceae) by Diane Robertson - is part of a database accessible to all. #seriouslyamazing
These Italian Hand-Painted Crystal Tumblers from The Smithsonian Store are so pretty, I'd be almost tempted to use them for flower arrangements instead of drinks! They come in three different styles, two of each, for $160.
This is wonderful - if you don't like responsibility - From the Smithsonian Shop - http://www.smithsonianstore.com/gifts/handcrafted-gifts/murano-glass-aquarium-7147.html?utm_source=Smithsonianstoreedm_medium=email_campaign=P3IE813A_content=artisancrafts=sbv=P3IE813A=_BPiUqlB8h1HhQQ=Nslos4=aquarium $199.95