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Flowery Bits

NOTHING SAYS TECHNOLOGY LIKE FLOWERS The flower business might seem old-fashioned, but 1-800-FLOWERS is anything but behind the times. In the 1980s, it was one of the first businesses to operate a 1-800 number, taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in 1991, during the Gulf War, the company made the risky [...]

Lace Spider Webs

Shane Waltener creates elaborate installations around his lace doilies, such as this one entitled Auntie Peggy Has Departed. To him, doilies represent dreamcatchers that make a moment in the past accessible for the present. Another rather striking work that I found at his website is a doily spider web meant to be viewed in front of [...]

The Art of Science, the Science of Art

“QUANTUM SHOT” #600Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Mixing the staggering beauty of pure art with a precision and dedication of great science. It reads contradictory and conflicted: the art of science/science of art – the mixture of the logical and methodical with the imaginative and emotional. But science and art – or, if you’d [...]

Glasswork of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly makes some fascinating sculptures out of glass, as well as employing other odd methods, like painting with a common broom. He’s truly a talented artist, and worth a look-see. Link (Also, today’s his birthday!)