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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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Making Vodka From Sheep

Ryan Hartshorn’s family runs a sheep cheesery in Tasmania. But it wasn’t enough for Ryan to simply make cheese. He aspired to make vodka, too, using the whey leftover from the cheese-making process. Vodka? From sheep’s whey? But how? Never … Continue reading

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How Italian Gorgonzola Cheese Is Made | The Making Of

FOOD INSIDER Published on 4 Apr 2019 The Gorgonzola industry is worth over $800 million. Almost 5 million wheels are produced each year and production is confined to the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. There are only 29 dairies … Continue reading

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Why Is Duct Tape So Strong?

INSIDER Published on 10 Jan 2019 Duct tapes were first invented by a female factory worker during World War II. They were originally called ‘duck’ tape because it was made out of a cotton duck fabric and it repelled water … Continue reading

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