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Precious Collection by Didier Versavel

In collaboration with Jean-Marc Estaque, cabinetmaker and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the designer Didier Versavel imagined the “Precious” collection. Startling small volumes faceted wood and fluorescent PMMA. This surprising combination of materials, solid wood and plexiglass fluorescent echoes Meet the master craftsman and designer, between tradition and modernity. The Precious range comes in many variations, center table, empty pocket, magazine rack, lamp ask or lampshade.

Precious Series, by Jean-Marc Estaque and Meilleur Ouvrier, for Didier Versavel
Photography by Marc Mesplié

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Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten for Kvadrat

Richard Hutten has designed the Layers Cloud Chair made from layers of fabric cut using a CNC machine.

Layers Cloud Chair, by Richard Hutten, for Kvadrat

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A satellite view of the meat industry. These photographs are both beautifully abstract and gag inducing once you realise what you are really looking at.

The story: http://mic.com/articles/95864/striking-satellite-photos-show-what-the-meat-industry-is-really-doing-to-america

sosuperawesome:

Prints, notebooks, cards and postcard sets by Quill and Fox on Etsy

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Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin.
— Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (via darksilenceinsuburbia)

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There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!

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Feeling Squishy
How squishy are your cells? UCLA’s Amy Rowat studies the texture or squishiness of cells. A cell’s texture can actually tell us important information about our health, and even begin to answer long-held questions about diseases like cancer.
The GIF above is a diagram of a microfluidic device (based on a drawing by Amy), which she uses to measure the cell’s softness or malleability.
From the video:The Squishiness of Cancer Cells→

science-junkie:

Feeling Squishy

How squishy are your cells? UCLA’s Amy Rowat studies the texture or squishiness of cells. A cell’s texture can actually tell us important information about our health, and even begin to answer long-held questions about diseases like cancer.

The GIF above is a diagram of a microfluidic device (based on a drawing by Amy), which she uses to measure the cell’s softness or malleability.

From the video:The Squishiness of Cancer Cells

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My own feeling is that science fiction, of all the different forms of literature, is the one that most easily accepts the notion of change. Things are changing very quickly, and any kid who thinks about it knows that the world in which he or she will be a grown-up — which he or she will be helping to run — will be considerably different from this one. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different. Science fiction explores the future world.

I think more and more young people are beginning to feel that science fiction is the kind of literature that a person interested in reality should be reading.

- Isaac Asimov

A while back, I asked why it is that some science fiction is so good at predicting the future. Far and away, the most common answer was because people who read science fiction are then inspired to make that future a reality.

Asimov knew that.

Check out more from his 1983 interview with Dr. Julius Strangepork in Muppets magazine (yes, seriously) at Brain Pickings.

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Adam Lupton

What’s in store for me in the direction i don’t take?

“… the moments when everything is open, when all options are present, and all is undecided – mere destinies unfolding. Our choices shift into one plane of existence, the extension of every path still available, until we pick the red tie instead of the blue; harbor anger instead of compassion; attempt to fix it or break it; and all our possibilities collapse into the singular of what is, rippling outward from the moment of decision to affect our lives in ways unknown… The noise at the back of our mind wondering anxiously, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?”

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The Deacon of Darkriver - An old Icelandic ghost story.

There are too few visual interpretations of Icelandic tales around.
Support this Kickstarter to make this comic book a reality.

The Deacon of Darkriver - An old Icelandic ghost story.

There are too few visual interpretations of Icelandic tales around. Support this Kickstarter to make this comic book a reality.

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A typical family photoshoot :)

Happy holidays!

A typical family photoshoot :)

Happy holidays!

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

Puny humans!

Love this (very serious) pondering by artist Arne Hendriks on how to save the world by shrinking us humans.

Puny humans!

Love this (very serious) pondering by artist Arne Hendriks on how to save the world by shrinking us humans.

A transparent monitor - just what tomorrow’s doctor prescribed!

A transparent monitor - just what tomorrow’s doctor prescribed!

Fine art collaborative FriendsWithYou has some amazing things and a gorgeous website.

Fine art collaborative FriendsWithYou has some amazing things and a gorgeous website.

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