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January 22, 2018

The Art of Food

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From Bored Panda:

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Dutch artists Lernert and Sander cut raw food into 98 perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes, creating a tantalizing geometric display.

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The photo up top was commissioned by the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant for their food-themed documentary photography special.

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The two artists started collaborating on art-related projects in 2007.

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There's even a poster (unlabeled).

January 22, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

London Time Machine

Screen Shot 2018-01-20 at 9.12.37 PM

From the website:

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On Sunday the 2nd of September 1666, the Great Fire of London began reducing most of the capital to ashes.

Among the devastation and losses were many maps of the city itself.

The Morgan Map of 1682 was the first to show the whole of the City of London after the fire.

Produced by William Morgan and his dedicated team of surveyors and cartographers, it took six years to produce, and displayed a brighter perspective on city life for a population still morning their loved ones, possessions, and homes.

But how much of this symbolized vision of a hoped-for ideal city remains today?

What now lies on the lush green fields to the south of the river Thames?

And how have the river's banks been eaten into by the insatiable appetite of urban development?

Move the spyglass to find out, and remember to zoom in to fully interrogate finer details.

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Fair warning: there goes the day.

January 22, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Omoshiro Block: A Memo Pad That Excavates Objects as it Gets Used

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From Spoon & Tamago:

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Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as "fun block") utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just a seemingly normal square cube of paper note cards. But as the note cards get used, an object begins to appear. And you'll have to exhaust the entire deck of cards to fully excavate the hidden object.

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It begins as a normal-looking block on memo pads

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but as you use the sheets of paper, an object begins to appear.

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Eventually an entire landscape unfolds.

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Once all the notes are exhausted, you've excavated a miniature intricate landscape (above, Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto).

Produced by the Japanese company Triad, whose main line of business is producing architectural models, the Omoshiro Blocks feature various notable architectural sites in Japan like Tokyo's Asakusa Temple (below),

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and Tokyo Tower (below).

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The blocks are composed of over 100 sheets of paper and each sheet is different from the next in the same way that individual moments stack up together to form a memory.

But despite the declining cost of laser-cutting technology, the Omoshiro Blocks are still quite expensive and range from around 4000 yen to 10,000 yen, depending on their size. Getting your hands on one will also be tricky for the time being as they're currently only available at the Tokyu Hands Osaka location. But you can keep up with updates from the company by following them on Instagram.

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Above and below, Osaka Castle.

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[via Milena]

January 22, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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