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May 13, 2021

New York City Ballet 2021 Spring Gala

YouTube caption:

We welcome you to our Lincoln Center home for an encore presentation of the 2021 Spring Gala.

This very special program, introduced by Principal Dancer Maria Kowroski, Executive Director Katherine Brown, Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, and Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, features a new film directed by Sofia Coppola.

Available to view until 7:59 PM EDT on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Free, the way we like it. 

Back New York Times story here.

May 13, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pop-top geometry for the 2020s


[The stay-tab opening mechanism characteristic of most drinking cans since the mid-1980s. The "wide-mouth" version, seen above, was introduced in the late 1990s.]

The other day I noticed that the shape of the tab atop a can of 7-UP (L, below)


was different from how they usually are: kind of squared off at the top rather than round like it's been "since the mid-1980s."

Sure enough, Canada Dry Ginger Ale (R, above) sports the style pictured up top.

Changes like this don't go unremarked here.

Nothing is too small to merit our attention.

We — Gray Cat & I — do this so you can focus on the big picture.

May 13, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

1950s Japanese Typewriter

It types in Japanese, Chinese, and English.

Made by Toshiba; Model BW-2112.

This is serial no. 7227442.

May 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Left Wing of a Blue Roller' — Albrecht Dürer

Screen Shot 2021-05-10 at 7.26.15 AM

Watercolor, circa 1500.

In the collection of the Albertina Museum in Vienna.

May 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Levitating Moon Lamp

Screen Shot 2021-05-06 at 8.08.57 AM

The best look you'll ever get at the dark side.

From the website:

The Moon Lamp is able to float using maglev technology.

It hovers an inch above the magnetic base which transfers energy.

As long as the Moon Lamp is suspended in the magnetic connection, the lamp will be lit.

The lack of friction means that one spin can last for hours.

If you prefer the lamp to be still, then simply put your hand on the moon for a moment.

Features and Details:

• Lamp on/off touch sensor in base

• 3D printed with real crater depth

• Mapped using NASA imagery

• No batteries needed

• 7"Ø


[via swissmiss]

May 13, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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