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Vases — Genevieve Chevallier

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A brief history of computer icons

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From design.tutsplus:

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Windows95

As with great works of art, you must look into the past to appreciate the future.

Apple_system_7

With roots as far back as the 1970′s, the humble icon has come a long way.

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[Here] is a collection of icons though history.

Osx

Although there have been many other operating systems in the time between 1981 and 2010, I’ve handpicked the ones of the most significance to modern icon design.

Windows_7

These designs show just a small fraction of the icons in the many and varied User Interfaces throughout the years.

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To learn more about the history of User Interface Design you can find a comprehensive article on the subject on Wikipedia.

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Infinite Galaxy Puzzle

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From the website:

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Usually, puzzles have a beginning (the sea of pieces), a middle (the sorting, the filled and gapped sections), and an end (the utterly satisfying snap of the final piece in place).
 
But what if you upended everything?
 
Nervous System has done exactly that with their unique Infinite Galaxy Puzzle.
 
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With no fixed shape, no starting point, and no edges, it can be assembled in, well, an infinite number of ways. 

Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable.
 
What this means is that it tiles with a flip.
 
Pieces from the right side attach to the left side but only after flipping over.
 
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Just like the Klein bottle's surface has no inside or outside, the puzzle has no up or down side.
 
You can start the puzzle anywhere on any side, making it extra challenging.
 
This puzzle is adorned with a photograph of the galactic center of the Milky Way. The image is continuous from one side of the surface to the other, so one cannot see the entire photo at once.
 
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Features and Details:

• 133 pieces

• Laser-cut birch plywood

• Comes in an attractive black gift-ready storage box

• Dimensions: variable, 8" x 8" inches at smallest configuration

• Milky Way galaxy image credit: NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC, and STScI

• Includes 3 special whimsy pieces: astronaut, space shuttle, and satellite

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$120.

November 27, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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