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Ancient Heritage Dairy: A father-and-son team produces award-winning cheeses in Portland’s first urban creamery

Ancient Heritage Dairy

With all the international attention Portland, Oregon has garnered in recent years, it seems to be changing even more each year. That is to say, it’s becoming even more Portland-y. Southeast Portland is rapidly becoming populated with artisanal food……

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Link About It: A Photographic Journey of Ancient Arbor

A Photographic Journey of Ancient Arbor


For 14 years, photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to some of those most secluded landscapes to capture photographs of the world’s oldest trees. Whether they’re a few hundred or even a few thousand years old, the trees featured in Moon’s new book……

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Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain: Salvaging precious shards of history to bring a taste of tradition to contemporary design

Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain


Since the beginning of last century, when the Qing dynasty was in its final years, China had a tradition of recovering old fragments of precious ceramic. In 1902, in the bustling commercial area south of Beijing’s Forbidden City, several workshops were already…

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The best 10 fonts to create ancient looking designs

If you want to give your website an ancient look and feel then below mentioned 10 fonts will definitely help you to create ancient looking designs. Have a look at it! 1. 1651 Alchemy 1651 Alchemy is a font family compilation created from a Garamond set in use in Paris circa 1651. Each alphabet of […]

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The Handpoker by Death at Sea: The Brooklyn studio’s 3D-printed design adds a modern touch to the ancient art of tattooing

The Handpoker by Death at Sea


Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created…

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Saigon Socialite Shoes: Elaborately crafted soles reincarnating Vietnam’s artisanal villages through the ancient art of pagoda-carving

Saigon Socialite Shoes


by Natasha Tauber The elaborately carved soles of Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. A corporate finance veteran, in 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the…

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Kathrin Von Rechenberg’s Tea Silk: The Beijing-based designer looks to an ancient textile technique to create sleekly contemporary attire

Kathrin Von Rechenberg's Tea Silk


Tea silk considered one of the most well-preserved gems in Chinese silk craftsmanship. Originating from the Ming Dynasty, this fabric was once considered the most luxurious silk. The ’30s became the gilded age for xiangyunsha (the Chinese name for tea silk, also called…

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Ancient Reddit prank Cat Facts is now a real app to troll your friends

Two and a half years ago, a Reddit user named frackyou decided to pull a prank on her teenage cousin, who had posted on Facebook that “he was bored” while offering up his phone number as a plea for entertainment. What proceeded is the stuff of internet trolling legend, with a series of texts purporting to be from an SMS service called “Cat Facts” that would deliver “fun daily facts about CATS!” every hour. Of course frackyou’s cousin never signed up for such a thing; each text was being drummed up by frackyou, and the reactions and attempts to unsubscribe made for cringe-inducing entertainment.

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Studio Visit: Two Hills Jewelry, Melbourne: Rhiannon Smith handmakes delicate treasures inspired by ancient symbols, native flora and the women in her life

Studio Visit: Two Hills Jewelry, Melbourne


On the seventh floor of the historical Nicholas Building in Melbourne you’ll find the Two Hills studio, where Rhiannon Smith creates delicate jewelry entirely by hand. Inspired by everything from…

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Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

Sharks are often seen as “living fossils,” examples of evolutionary excellence that have not altered their design significantly since they came into existence. Evolutionary biologists have theorized specifically that the creatures’ respiratory systems, fed by efficient gills, were present in the species since they first diverged on Earth more than 400 million years ago. But researchers have recently discovered a fossil record that appears to refute that theory.

A study of the 325 million year old “shark-like” creature, published in scientific journal Nature, suggests that ancient sharks might have developed their gills after bony fish did. The authors of the study say the fossil, which represents the earliest identified cartilaginous…

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