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Cut Your Own Vinyl with this DIY Record Engraver and Player Designed by Yuri Suzuki

Making mixtapes and burning CDs might be a forgotten pastime, but the days of simple, homemade vinyl are just arriving thanks to Yuri Suzuki. The London-based designer, who is also a partner at Pentagram, has created the Easy Record Maker, a … Continue reading

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Two – Giant Knitting  | Crimson Kettle

This artwork was made by 10 and 11 year old pupils of the Yallinup Steiner School in South West Australia and won the Happs Winery Emerging Artist award at the Dunsborough Sculpture by the Bay Arts Festival.  It was dyed … Continue reading

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Using Tracing Paper and Rice Water, Designer Pao Hui Kao Creates a Sturdy Furniture Collection

When Eindhoven-based designer Pao Hui Kao realized she was allergic to some of the pigments and coatings used in household furnishings, she decided to construct her own minimalist collection. The result is a line of tables, seats, shelves, and a light … Continue reading

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A Natural-Stone Mosaic Facade Punctuated by Dramatic Opal Windows in a New Building by OMA

In the developing city of Gwanggyo located about 25 kilometers south of Seoul, a high-end Korean department store stands out amongst gray office buildings and other concrete structures. Designed by OMA/Chris van Duijn, the Galleria shopping center features a mosaic facade … Continue reading

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I found the man in the most famous physics picture ever

The most famous image in particle physics is this one of the ATLAS detector at CERN. It shows the huge scale of the machine especially because there’s a person stood there for scale. But my question has always been WHO … Continue reading

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BESSEMER – The Fire Breathing Dragon by Global Grooves (some friends of ours)

THIS EXCITING STREET PERFORMANCE LIGHTS UP THE STREET AND WARMS THE ATMOSPHERE AS HER KEEPERS ‘THE SINISTER DRAGON PLAGUE DOCTORS’, KEEP HER UNDER CONTROL WHILST LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO BE PURIFIED WITH DRAGON FIRE… Gasp and wonder at her fiery … Continue reading

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The story behind that little padlock in your browser

March 24, 2020 by Jon Cartwright Whenever you see a little padlock in the address bar of your internet browser, as well as when you use apps, email and messaging, you’re relying on something called ‘transport layer security’ or TLS. … Continue reading

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Derrick Lin’s Dioramas Contrast the Bustle of Agency Life with Peaceful Office-Supply Scenes

Seattle-based photographer Derrick Lin (previously) constructs miniature worlds that serve as a direct contrast to the stacks of books and other office staples like paperclips and pencils they’re surrounded by. Often showing life’s more relaxing and sublime moments, each scene … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccine development – Oxford Vaccine Group

A vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been identified by researchers from the Oxford Vaccine Group and Oxford’s Jenner Institute. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in the city … Continue reading

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The Solar Do-Nothing Machine – Aeon

  ‘Toys are the prelude to serious ideas’ – the contraption that kicked off the solar age In 1957, Charles and Ray Eames, the legendary husband-and-wife design team, created a solar-powered kinetic sculpture for the Aluminum Company of America ( … Continue reading

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