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October 25, 2021

The dark side of the moon from 1 million miles away

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Photograph by NASA.

October 25, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Boat' — Zhu Jinshi


From Colossal:

More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of Zhu Jinshi's suspended "Boat" sculpture.

The renowned artist, currently living and working in his hometown of Beijing, is widely regarded for pioneering Chinese abstract art, and this monumental installation from 2015 is a reflection of his conceptual, meditative practice.


18 meters long and seven meters wide, "Boat" is comprised of wrinkled paper layers draped around bamboo frames.

Countless thin cotton threads hold the individual components in place and intersect the curved, tunnel-like form with straight lines that extend vertically to the ceiling.


Bisected with a central space for viewers to pass through, the metaphorical work considers the passage of time and space.


The artist is exhibiting at West Bund Art and Design 2021 in November and is opening a solo show in Shanghai at the end of the year.

Until then, explore an archive of his works at Pearl Lam Galleries and on Artsy.

October 25, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Fun of Carrying

Leather artisan Tsuchiya Kaban demonstrates the best way to make a customized tool belt for carrying perfect flat stones for skipping on calm water.

October 25, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hala Fruit

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The flavor of fresh hala juice has been likened to "a mixture of sugar cane and mango."

"To eat a fresh hala fruit, use the claw of a hammer to remove a couple of the keys. The rest should pop out easily. Chew on the center of each key to break down the fibers, then suck out the sweet nectar inside."

More here.

October 25, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Reversible Slippers


In Japan they're called house shoes.


Features and Details:

• Unisex


• Fully reversible


• Machine washable


• Made in Japan



October 25, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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