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Up To 29 Porcelain Layers Molded into Elegant Tableware by Yuting Chang

Chicago-based designer Yuting Chang has found a way to build the traditional blue and white pigments often found on porcelain into the very structure of her ceramics. Through slip casting, a process in which the artist can switch between colors … Continue reading

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1, 2, 3, 4 Stories About Math

From geometry to personal finance, there is one common denominator that links the stories in this reel—they are all about math.

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Live Green Furoshiki Package Wrap Instructions

Furoshiki is a towel that Japanese people use to wrap gifts and transport goods. We think this is a great method to reduce our holiday wrapping paper consumption. The material of Furoshiki is durable, washable and reusable. It is not … Continue reading

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Sake Cups That Reflect the Night Sky by Hiromi Sato – Faith is Torment

These beautiful stainless steel sake cups designed by Niigata-based Hiromi Sato are glazed with lacquer and dusted with gold powder so when clear alcohol is poured, the inside looks like the night sky glimmering with stars. The cups are called … Continue reading

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ITV Meridian News: Gargoyles return to Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral Published on 9 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE 1.4K ITV Meridian’s coverage as the first of eight newly carved stone gargoyles is installed on Canterbury Cathedral as part of its current restoration project, The Canterbury Journey. Read more on our … Continue reading

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In Japan, Repairing Buildings Without a Single Nail

Great Big Story Published on 15 Feb 2019 In the past, making and developing metal was too costly for carpenters in Japan. So instead of using nails, carpenters called “miyadaiku” developed unique methods for interlocking pieces of wood together, similar … Continue reading

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400 years of slipware ceramics at Somerset Museum of Rural Life – Museum Crush

Decorative, functional and beautiful: ceramics from the last 400 years are on display in this celebration of Somerset slipware at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury until November 9 The magic mixture of coloured clay and water, called ‘slip’, has … Continue reading

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The Unsettling Timbre Produced by a 7-Foot-Wide Gong

Paiste Gong Master  Sven Meier demonstrates how to strike and a seven-foot-wide gong for maximum impact in a Youtube video by Wind Chimes Australia. After a few light taps to the middle of the instrument it bellows out with a … Continue reading

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Japan’s City of Gold Protects a Valuable Tradition

Great Big Story Published on 9 Aug 2017 In the Japanese town of Kanazawa, everything glimmers in *gold*. The town is responsible for producing 99 percent of all the gold leaf in the country. The gold foil, known as kinpaku, … Continue reading

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Macro Views of British Beaches Become Abstract Textural Embroideries by Emily Botelho

Although she doesn’t live right by the ocean, artist Emily Botelho channels her passion for marine landscapes with frequent trips to explore where soil and sea meet. On these trips, she photographs the colors and textures that appear on the … Continue reading

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