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Nursery nerds

For all your physics babies, and parents. Tiffany Ard is the artist behind the self-described “artwork and nursery decor for serious science nerds.” A graphic designer by training, according to her website she now spends her days illustrating pictures of the laws of physics. Can’t get much better than that.

My personal favorites are the elephant pushing the rock demonstrating Newton’s law of motion, and her “ceci n’est pas une turtle,” but only because I had a tortoise as a kid and got really peeved when people called it a turtle. The only one I don’t get is her Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, but maybe that’s just because I’m not familiar with the original.

She also has other artwork on the site that is worth perusing, but her science baby stuff is the best, in my humble opinion. I mean, c’mon, “X is for Xylem“? How can that not win any nerdy parent’s heart?! These would also make a great poster in any science class.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.