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Innovative Design: The World’s Smallest Tea Cafe On Back Of A Vespa (Video)

Following his teeny housing concept built on the back of a rickshaw, designer arun prabhu n g returns with what he’s calling the world’s tiniest tea stall ever madeCHAIGAADI measures just 1.5 sqft and it packs all the amenities of a café into a portable box that folds out. the project was created by the BILLBOARDS® collective, the studio founded by arun, for hyderabad-based café chain, CHAI KAHANI.

Perspectives: The World’s Islands In Size Comparison

There are many islands on Earth, this video shows some of them from the smallest (Hub Island) to the largest (Greenland). The measurements may vary depending on the source. The islands are placed over North America to have a better perspective of their size with respect to the different states.

MUSIC: (CC BY) sb_helios by Scott Buckley – http://www.scottbuckley.com.au

Yale Medicine: ‘What Causes Heart Failure?’

The heart is a muscle and it’s main job is to pump blood but certain things can cause that muscle to fail. There are genetic reasons, there are reasons related to valve disease, and there’s a viral infection that affects the heart called myocarditis.

The most common cause of heart failure is a heart attack. Fatty plaque builds up in the blood vessel that supplies the heart itself and unless that blood vessel is opened up immediately that muscle will die. The rest of the muscle that’s not dead anymore has to do extra to keep on pumping the blood and overtime it cannot keep and that’s when heart failure develops.

Walking Tours: ‘Windsor’- Berkshire, England (Video)

Walking in Windsor Town Centre, including Castle Hill, Peascod Street, Bridgewater Way, Windsor and Eton Central Station, Thames Street and Alexandra Park. 📅 Filmed on the 31st October 2020

⏱️ TIMESTAMPS / 🏛️ POINTS OF INTEREST 0:00 – Intro 0:57 – Cobbled streets Side Streets 1:56 – Windsor Castle’s Walls 2:13 – Castle Hill 3:05 – Thames St and Windsor Castle’s Walls 3:25 – Peascod Street 12:25 – Windsor Yards Shopping Centre 14:41 – Windsor and Eton Central Station 18:39 – Thames Street 21:30 – Narrow Passage 21:56 – Diamond Jubilee Monument 22.47 – Alexandra Park

Windsor is a town on the River Thames in southeast England, just west of London. It’s home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family. Built by William The Conqueror in the 11th century, the castle was extensively remodelled by subsequent monarchs. Public tours take in the State Apartments, which contain opulent furnishings, and paintings from the royal art collection.

Art & Jewelry: A Brief History Of The ‘House Of FABERGÉ’ (Sotheby’s Video)

Family firm Fabergé was the most powerful and largest jewelry company of its era. In this video, find out how the brand captured the attention of Royal families in Russia and across Europe, and discover works with true imperial provenance, including the Balletta Vase, which is offered as part of Sotheby’s upcoming sale Fabergé and Vertu: Property from the Brooklyn Museum (2 December | London). Other highlights include Fabergé special singular commissions, including a nephrite and moonstone study of mistletoe, a nephrite and diamond dandelion, and intricately carved agate models of a dog, a billy goat and a diamond-eyed cat.

Art Books: Watercolor – A History (Marie-Pierre Salé)

The most comprehensive and best-illustrated history of watercolor painting ever published.

The term watercolor calls to mind atmosphere, luminosity, and immediacy―qualities that derive directly from the quick-drying, translucent nature of water-based pigments. In Watercolor: A History, Louvre curator Marie-Pierre Salé provides an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of this versatile and widely beloved artistic medium.

Salé’s incisive text traces the development of watercolor from the thirteenth to the twentieth century in Europe and the United States, encompassing every type of work―from plein-air sketches to finished studio pieces―and a wide variety of artists. Here are Dürer’s detailed animal studies, Turner’s landscapes, Cézanne’s tireless explorations, Sargent’s light-dappled sketches, O’Keeffe’s pioneering abstractions.

This handsome volume features more than three hundred full-color illustrations, specially printed on Munken paper to capture the vibrancy and texture of the original works. It is sure to be welcomed by art historians and art lovers alike.

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1960’s New Zealand Homes: ‘I never met a straight line I didn’t like’ (Book review)

During the 1960s, Christchurch, New Zealand exploded with a creative force which developed into a distinct style of architecture that was widely admired and imitated and remains influential today.

This is a book about a modern architectural movement that bubbled up in a small, conservative city at the bottom of the world.

For a decade Christchurch architects worked with a potent energy and urgency, creating hundreds of homes (and many of New Zealand’s best public and commercial buildings) in a regional style that is arguably the closest thing the country has to a modern indigenous style of architecture. 

The 12 homes illustrated in the book are just a small representation of the style and architects of the period. They remain as intact examples of the ideas, materials and optimism of the time.

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