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January 4, 2010

'The Lost World of Old Europe: the Danube Valley, 5000–3500 B.C.'

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Above, the title of a show which opened last month at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University which includes the objects above and below among its more than 250 artifacts from museums in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania, on display for the first time in the U.S.

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Wrote John Noble Wilford in a December 1, 2009 New York Times Science section front page story about the show, quoting David W. Anthony, the exhibition's guest curator, "Old Europe was among the most sophisticated and technologically advanced places in the world" at its peak around 4500 B.C, yet it remains little known in the West.

The Times article was accompanied by a slide show, including these two pieces,

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the "Thinker" and a female figurine from Cernavoda, made of fired clay and dated 5000–4600 B.C.

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The show runs through April 25, 2010.

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Reviews of the show herehere

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and here.

January 4, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Chair Socks

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Argyle or stripes?

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What 

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type 

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are 

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you?

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Per pair:  €15.

January 4, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The ghost of AOL

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Joe Peach sent me the great photo up top, accompanied by his reminiscences about the days of the ubiquitous "AOL FREE" discs that were everywhere. 

His favorite line of all time: "UNLIMITED AOL FREE (for 45 days)."

January 4, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Google Earth 'You Are Here' Umbrella

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Cabracega Studios.

[via Likecool and Xerxy]

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Five centuries of board games

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From BibliOdyssey.

January 4, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Evercalendar

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"There's one big problem with the Evercalendar.... That problem? Well, obviously, you'll have to remember to change it every day — or you'll have to look up the date elsewhere."

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If you're up to it, then this is the calendar for you.

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Solid walnut base and 1/16" white acrylic month/day/date tabs — comes complete with a full set of months, days and dates in Helvetica.

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9" x 2.5" x 1.5".

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$48.

[via mappeal and Switched On Set]

January 4, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Worldwide driving orientation by country — Red is for right

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165 countries and territories drive on the right, 75 on the left.

[via ChartsBin]

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Sports Illustrated on a tablet computer

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Limited-Edition SpongeBob Helmet

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Production 

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limited to

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200 numbered copies.

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$1200.

[via Bem Legaus!]

January 4, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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