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How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library’s cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet tall and reaches over seven feet wide when open. For over three centuries … Continue reading

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An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands | Colossal

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new … Continue reading

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Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

Source: Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

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How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

On World Architecture Day, we take a look at some of the brick-and-mortar icons of the the UK’s co-operative movement Source: How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

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Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Enchanting fairy sculptures made from stainless steel wire by UK-based artist Robin Wight. The idea to do these types of sculptures came to him while mending a fence in early 2010 and was inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter. … Continue reading

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Separated by a Common Language: optional commas

I was tweet-talking with Lane Greene this morning about whether Americans’ love for/Britons’ indifference to optional commas can be quantified. And so I did a little experiment. And so I’m going to tell you about it. For this I’m comparing … Continue reading

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Design Manchester launches DM17 Festival programme | Creative Boom

Hold on to your creative hats. DM17, Manchester’s city-wide festival of creativity and design is returning for its fifth annual series, and this year you can expect over 50 events. Running from 11-22 October, there’ll be talks, exhibitions, workshops, films, … Continue reading

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Anthony Watt (@agogo2) • Instagram photos and videos

486 Followers, 930 Following, 267 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Anthony Watt (@agogo2) Source: Anthony Watt (@agogo2) • Instagram photos and videos Wed: http://www.sambaman.org.uk/

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How stone poses became a surreal project – BBC News

What started as a whim seven years ago has become a major project for a London-based photographer. Source: How stone poses became a surreal project – BBC News

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Origami Animals Bound Across Walls in Murals by ‘Annatomix’ | Colossal

Annatomix, a self-taught painter from Birmingham UK, creates geometric, origami-inspired animals on everyday materials of all sizes. Bumblebees and rabbits take shape on small surfaces like discarded paper bags and wood scraps, while foxes and peregrine falcons scale the sides … Continue reading

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