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How wonderful that a Google Doodle is celebrating the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, the self-trained, citizen-scientist fossil hunter who discovered what was, at the time, believed to be the first dinosaur skeleton — the remains of an ichthyosaur, a prehistoric reptile.
Reblogged from Explore
Once I select an item that I would like to recreate in porcelain, I make a plaster mold and begin to slip cast the porcelain reproductions. The pieces then go through their usual firing processes of bisque, glaze, and a third firing for the gold and platinum luster. The painterly side of me then determines the surface treatment of each piece.” — Amy Hamley
18th century instrument to determine the sky’s ‘blueness’ called a Cyanometer:
The simple device was invented in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who used the circular array of 53 shaded sections in experiments above the skies over Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc.
via This is Colossal
Reblogged from NPR Fresh Air
These one-of-a-kind RECLAIMworkshop iPhone wallets are made from recycled baseball gloves.
"We see the handmade movement like the slow food movement: people want things that are made with love, have some life to them, come with a story."