Monthly Archives: December 2018

Google Builds a Digital Reproduction of the National Museum of Brazil After its Tragic Destruction

Following a devastating fire this September, Google has released a virtual tour of the National Museum of Brazil, the country’s oldest natural history institution. The digital recreation is presented by Museum View (which uses the same functionality as Google Street View), and … Continue reading

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Kirie Octopus Cut From a Single Piece of Paper by Masayo Fukuda

all photos courtesy Masayo Fukuda Kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’) is the Japanese art of paper-cutting. Variations of kirie can be found in cultures around the world but the Japanese version is said to be derived from religious ceremonies and … Continue reading

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Black and White Photographs Capture the Striking Appearance of Bare Trees Against Snow-Filled Landscapes

Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini is drawn to remote landscapes dotted by tree groves, snow-topped piers, and structures that have fallen into a state of disarray. Long exposure photographs force Pellegrini to sit quietly with these scenes, meditatively taking in the high contrast … Continue reading

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Edited Film Footage from 1890’s Paris Explores Some of the Everyday Thrills of Late 19th-Century Life

Videographer Guy Jones (previously) slows down film from the late 1800s to early 1900s to more accurately match the speed at which modern footage is recorded and played. In addition to editing the pace of the century-old film, Jones also adds in … Continue reading

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The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual — and it includes Nazis and the moon.

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Why monks had that haircut

There was a lot of thought behind the style — and controversy

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Elegant Paper Cranes Composed of Detailed Cuts, Folds, and Flowers

In 2015, paper artist  Cristian Marianciuc (previously) started a 1,000-day goal to create a new paper crane each day. The extravagant designs included layers of multi-color paper, detailed cuts to imitate feathers, and often gilded elements added onto the wings. … Continue reading

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Cheese Tea Is China’s Latest Drink Sensation

Cheese tea is exactly what it sounds like: tea topped with cheese. The good folks at Beijing’s HEYTEA invented the simple, yet revolutionary, beverage to please younger consumers who take their tea with milk and additional flavorings. By the looks … Continue reading

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Jubilee

After a sudden burst of wind in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s hat gets carried away around London. Fortunately, a trustworthy guard and a playful corgi run after it! ******************************************************************** Jubilé Un coup de vent inopiné arrache le chapeau de sa … Continue reading

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3 Arguments Why Marijuana Should Stay Illegal Reviewed

 

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