UPTURNED TREES

engineeringhistory:

Lise Meitner, 1906. Meitner was the second woman to earn a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna and was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission in 1939.

engineeringhistory:

Lise Meitner, 1906. Meitner was the second woman to earn a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna and was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission in 1939.

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Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.

Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.

Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.

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curiouscuriosities:

At the store today washing windows, cleaning up broken glass, pigeon shit, etc.. Stop by if you wanna see the place in it’s “before” state 👍 (at Superior Merchandise Co.)

curiouscuriosities:

At the store today washing windows, cleaning up broken glass, pigeon shit, etc.. Stop by if you wanna see the place in it’s “before” state 👍 (at Superior Merchandise Co.)

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Step Inside London’s Felt Cornershop

To view more photos and videos from Lucy’s Cornershop, explore the The Cornershop location page, browse the #thecornershop hashtag and follow @sewyoursoul on Instagram.

Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you’ll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened in a derelict store in Bethnal Green by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation which consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt! From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble.

“I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy, whose first job was in her local corner shop. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31.

The attention to detail in this installation is *amazing*! -Emily