The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London is a new $78 million scientific research and collections facility that opens to the public on Sept. 15, 2009. In this photo, a projection of butterflies shows on the hand of an employee. Besides the butterfly projection, the museum also houses a collection of 17 million insect and three million plant specimens. Inspired by the butterfly projection, I decided to see what other fluttery creatures the home lepidopterologist might love to add to her house.
For an absolutely magical addition to your garden, consider this Neiman Marcus Butterfly Bench ($2,500). Made of steel with a galvanized zinc and epoxy finish, it will stand up to the elements, as well as any little girls that are eager to climb aboard this fanciful, fluttering bench.
Check out my other favorite butterfly finds below!