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Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites
Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie's shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields...
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MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate
Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that "no one needs a watch to tell time." Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and friends) creates as a collaborative process in...
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Stratospheric Visuals from ODESZA
Seattle-based electro outfit ODESZA has captivated critics and fans alike with their unique blend of chillwave synths and textured vocal sampling. Known for creating sonic landscapes with their layered sound, the duo partnered with German "near space...
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Present&Correct’s Star Cards
To sleep under a starry night sky is a tricky dream to fulfill for most who live in cities, though London stationery and design store Present&Correct offers a delightful alternative that’s much more tempting than sticking glow-in-the-dark stars...
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Studio Visit: Shadowplaynyc
A slew of artists and designers often turn to the galaxies as their muse, but Shadowplaynyc's Ali Bennaim and Ximena Chouza expertly bring the celestial bodies down to Earth by digitally printing photos taken by NASA's Hubble telescope—among other...
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1. Massimo Vignelli Remembered The world lost a true visionary this week in Italian designer Massimo Vignelli. Working with his wife Lella, the Modernist creator's formative works will have a lasting legacy across a wide range of design fields...
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World Science Festival 2014
While the younger generation may have had entertaining outlets like "The Magic School Bus" book series or "Bill Nye the Science Guy" to make science relevant and accessible, lucky New Yorkers of all ages—especially adults—have the World Science Festival...
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Sylvan Esso: Coffee In a song centered around dancing, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Randall Meath sweetly croons "Sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change," conceivably creating a beautiful metaphor for relationships and the woes of falling in love...
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1. The Injustice of Food Chains In a new, appropriately titled documentary short, "Food Chains," the hands and hearts of the individuals producing our every day foods are unearthed. With so much interest in food globally—from its source to its...
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TED 2014: Earth and Space
In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week's 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered...
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1. A Too-Soon Farewell to 5Pointz Long Island City's 5Pointz—the factory building whose walls became a museum and mecca for graffiti artists from all over the world for the past decade—was painted white overnight this past week. Jerry Wolkoff, who...
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This is Mars
Eight years ago, the NASA space probe Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was fitted with the largest and most powerful camera (more commonly known as the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE for short) to ever be launched past Earth's orbit...
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Professor Astro Cat
For the last 30 years, if you wanted to know about space, the universe and its many wonders, Professor Stephen Hawking has pretty much been the go-to guy. However that's about to change because there's a new space brainiac with all the answers: Professor...
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Tucheng Store in Beijing
The Chinese propaganda leviathan is still struggling to find a way to make the country look hip and culturally influential worldwide, and in the eyes of a skeptical foreign audience, any effort will be useless until freedom of expression doesn’t...
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1. Todd McLellan's 50 Disassembled Objects Skilled lensman Todd McLellan likes to take things apart. What began as a meticulous photo project dubbed "Disassembly Series" has now expanded into a new book for Thames & Hudson, called "Things Come Apart...
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Collection E from Hærfest
For their latest collection, Hærfest takes inspiration from DeWain Valentine and the Light and Space Art Movement of the 1960s. Marked by geometry, minimalism and the use of materials like glass, neon and fluorescent lights, the movement redefined...
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Cartier Apollo 11
As proper reward for forging new frontiers and landing Apollo 11 on the moon, astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled to Paris where they were presented with a trio of solid gold Lunar Excursion Module replicas created...
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