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Erdogan's Istanbul opera house plan sparks excitement, controversy

On the buzzing Taksim Square of Istanbul, the focal point of the modern city, a giant disused building looms over visitors, its glass windows broken and a few tattered advertising banners flapping disconsolately in the breeze. This is...Show More Summary

Shutterbug Special: 1900

Circa 1900. "Detroit Photographic car crossing DL&W bridge over the Passaic at Millington, New Jersey." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

The Perfect Food Delivery Startup? David Chang Thinks He’s Got The Secret Sauce

Summary: Behind two opaque white glass doors on a storefront on Manhattan’s 14th Street, a team of sous chefs is chopping, marinating, and frying food for the Flatiron lunch crowd. A young intern wearing a loose T-shirt and a red baseball cap sits among a collection of stainless steel appliances, a warming cabinet...

Can You Live On Just An iPad?

With the release of the 10.5-inch iPad and the upcoming laptop-friendly features of iOS 11, soon you'll be able to officially replace your laptop with a sheet of futuristic Apple glass. It's been a long time coming, but I thought I'd take it one step further, and see if you can replace your whole phone and laptop set up with an iPad instead. More »      

Ambrosius Bosschaert Flowers in a Glass Vase by...

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Ambrosius Bosschaert Flowers in a Glass Vase by jpbrewer1963 Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (18 January 1573 – 1621) was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age.

Cool Product Alert: The 3D Illusion Creating Ziggi LED Lamp

Could there BE a more cool looking table lamp out there? Check out this wonderful creation by the designers at Studio Cheha: “The “shade” is actually a 2-dimensional plate of acrylic glass, and the instant the warm LED light is turned on, the shade becomes a 3-dimensional design. The result is entirely intriguing to witness, […]

The art of Murano glass

Glassmaking techniques were once a state secret in Venice where, on the island of Murano, generations of glass makers have concocted exquisite works of art from a molten sand mixture. Today, the process may be common knowledge, but the craftsmanship and know-how of this Mecca of glass sets Murano an island apart. Seth Doane reports.

Murano, a Mecca of glass

For centuries glassmakers on the Venetian island have created stunning works of art that are unequaled in their craftsmanship

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (later renamed "Sorcerer's Stone" for the US market) introduced the boy wizard and a magical cast of supporting characters. Show More Summary

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal. The ancient glass quarter...Show More Summary

When a Bit of Zen Becomes Your Whole World

Looking into a mirror and at the same time looking into glass. The post When a Bit of Zen Becomes Your Whole World appeared first on The Good Men Project.

His Own Devices: 1900

Circa 1900. "A.W. McCurdy machine." The inventor Arthur Williams McCurdy (1856-1923), a contemporary of Alexander Graham Bell. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

Latest iPhone 8 dummy images further corroborate glass back, in-screen Touch ID, more

The iPhone 8 leaks continue this weekend with images emerging of yet another dummy unit. Shared on Twitter by leaker Onleaks, the dummy model corroborates much of what we’ve seen many times in the past related to the iPhone 8’s design, including a glass back, vertical dual-camera design, and more… more…

Lorde's Glass Box Makes a Return for Glastonbury Festival Set!

Lorde hits the stage for her performance during day two of the 2017 Glastonbury Festival on Friday (June 23) at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury, England. The 20-year-old entertainer performed a similar set to her Coachella performance a couple months ago, where she had a giant glass box on stage that dancers filled up throughout the [...]

Ready to Roamer: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Roamer roadster." Today's entry on the Shorpy Chart of Chilly Chariots. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

Located in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong (aka “Hundred Dragons”) Elevator is a 1,070 foot-tall glass elevator. While some might question the impact it has on nature, it’s an incredible feat of engineering, and provides astounding views.

The square in perspective.

A doodle under glass. Preserving self. It's raining hard enough to float away. It's 1000% humidity. Bitch alert.

An evaluation of potentiometric pH sensors in coastal monitoring applications

A wealth of historical coastal water pH data has been collected using potentiometric glass electrodes, but the accuracy and stability of these sensors is poorly understood. Here we compared pH measurements from five potentiometric sensors...Show More Summary

Drink This: A dirty martini, but a lot cleaner, at the Albert

The dirty martini has endured in the cocktail canon since at least the 1930s, when hazy olive brine first started to cloud pristine glasses of vermouth-tinged vodka or gin. At the Albert, the newly opened street-level bar at the Hotel EMC2 (get it?), food and beverage director Rebecca Royster cleans...

Review: Oree’s wooden keyboard and trackpad offer a beautiful but mixed experience

Regular readers will know that I’m a sucker for wooden products. I’ll take hardwood flooring over any other surface, a real wood desk over glass, metal or anything else you can offer me. Decking over a lawn. And so on. Over the years,...Show More Summary

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