Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Only in Japan are covers for sewage designed so beautifully that they now make manhole cover trading cards! John Daub from ONLY in Japan visited the Nagashima Imono Casting Factory to see how the manhole covers are designed and built.
|“The Silver Dog With the Golden Tail,” 1896. Map, 20×26 cm. |
P. J. Mode Collection, Cornell University Library.
“Persuasive cartography" is a term for maps (like the one above) intended to influence opinions or beliefs rather than to communicate geographic information. More than 500 maps have just been added to the P. J. Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography at the Cornell University Library.
Via The Map Room
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A few years ago I bought reusable fabric wraps infused with beeswax and jojoba oil to use instead of cling wrap or foil. They eventually lost their waxiness because I used them so often. They were very affordable and I was impressed with Abeego, the Canadian company who makes them, so I would probably order from them again.
But, if you are a DIY type, this post at Apartment Therapy gives easy instructions on how to make your own.