Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cup with ‘maze’ saucer

Cup with ‘maze’ saucer

Oluk is a coffee cup, of which saucer is designed in the form of a maze to enable user navigate and play when coffee drips on it. Aim of the project is to reuse these drops and make the office hours and breakfasts more enjoyable. Project was exhibited in 2010 imm Cologne Fair, Germany. Link(…)

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Lost collection of Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million.

Lost collection of Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million.

From CNN: Los Angeles, California (CNN) — Rick Norsigian’s hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter. Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 — negotiated down from $70 — are now estimated to be worth at(…)

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MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

From Nat Geo: A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times—possibly opening the door to “resurrecting” ancient texts that are no longer understood, scientists announced last week. Created by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the program automatically translates written Ugaritic, which consists of dots and(…)

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TypAchive — Wonderful image library primarily focused on hand painted signage

TypAchive — Wonderful image library primarily focused on hand painted signage

TypArchive is an image library primarily focused on hand painted signage. The objective is to amass a comprehensive global collection of a high-quality images and produce hard-copy volumes. Amidst a landscape of vapid strip malls and sterile signage, hand-painted lettering retains a soulful aesthetic to be treasured. Like other crafts dissolving in the digital age,(…)

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