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Researchers just found termite mounds the size of the UK in Brazil — Quartz

Researchers have recently uncovered evidence of a 4,000-year-old construction site in northeastern Brazil. Stretching over an area the size of Britain is a cluster of 200 million mounds, some as high as 10 feet tall, that were painstakingly raised over … Continue reading

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Video Editing Tools Digitally Alter Everyday Urban Infrastructure – Colossal

Russian motion designer Vladimir Tomin (previously) manipulates the world around him by overlaying video editing tools onto streets, construction sites, and even his apartment building windows. A pixelated cursor peels back a white strip of paint from the road, while another “pastes” … Continue reading

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The secret chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy – Vox

Hint: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” uses it. For more about the secret chord, read more from Adam Ragusea here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/mu…

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Making the Thinnest Sheet of Paper in the World

Great Big Story Published on 14 Nov 2018 In Japan, one company is taking paper thinner than it’s ever been before. Hidaka Washi Ltd. creates paper as thin as human skin, using methods that date back a thousand years. The … Continue reading

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Ceramist Anna Whitehouse Created 100 Unique Clay Vessels in 100 Days

U.K.-based ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse set a goal on January 1, 2018 to create a new bottle each day for 100 days. By limiting herself to a single form, Whitehouse was able to stretch her  creativity to formulate new designs previously unexplored … Continue reading

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Handmade Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura Spring, Fold, and Jump into Action

Japanese paper engineer Haruki Nakamura (previously) continues to design delightful toys using simple materials. A friendly armadillo curls into a self-protective ball at the touch of a finger, and a sleepy boy emerges, ready to sleepwalk, in “Astral Projection.” Nakamura … Continue reading

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Solstice: A Wooden Kinetic Clock Expands and Contracts with the Passing Hours

Solstice is a shape-shifting wooden clock designed by Matt Gilbert of the London-based studio Animaro. The new interior design object presents different configurations throughout the day, expanding to its widest form at noon when the sun is at its highest point, … Continue reading

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A Sharp Look at the Surprisingly Complex Process of Pencil Manufacturing by Photographer Christopher Payne

Photographer Christopher Payne (previously) spent several years building a relationship with the owners of General Pencil Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of the last remaining pencil factories in the United States. His dedication to working with the factory paid … Continue reading

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Mimi Von Snatch Published on 11 Feb 2018 [from the description] Hey dolls! Here is an easy DIY Carnival Feather Collar tutorial. This carnival feather collar/carnival costume is very popular in Trinidad carnival, Brazil carnival, Miami carnival, Toronto carnival etc … Continue reading

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The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles – My Modern Met

How much do you know about the gargoyles of Notre-Dame Cathedral? Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for … Continue reading

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