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How Ancient Palestinian Soap Is Made

Ahmed Darwish el Fakhouri spends his days surrounded by olive oil soap stacked up high—each precious bar waiting to be wrapped and sold after a drying out period of two to three months. He is the third generation of his … Continue reading

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Magical Butterflies and Insects Stitched in Dense Thread Paintings by Emillie Ferris

Since she first began embroidering in 2013, Emillie Ferris (previously) has stitched a few rows nearly every day. The United Kingdom-based artist creates dense thread paintings of butterflies, bees, and other creatures surrounded by vibrant, scattered florals. Her lengthy stitches form … Continue reading

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A Family of Marionette Makers

Mingzhu Fu was born into art. Growing up watching his grandfather’s marionette performances in Quanzhou, China, Mingzhu picked up a knife to craft his own puppets when he graduated high school in 1980. Forty years later, he continues on with … Continue reading

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10+ Book Nook Inserts That Will Bring Magic to Your Bookshelves

Great books have the power to transport us to different worlds, so why should their bookshelves be any different? A recent decor trend called “book nooks” is changing that. They are crafty creations that live among the novels on your … Continue reading

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Broken No More: a look at Kintsugi in China

Do you know how Chinese professionals repair major damage in time-valued vessels? Kintsugi, also known as Kintsukuroi, has become very popular in Chin in the last few years.

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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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