another high school story: one time we stuck a sign that said “I ♥ Yaoi” on the back of our art teacher because he watches anime and accidentally found out what yaoi was/found out a ton of girls in our class were into it and teased them for it
and no one told him it was there all day so it stayed there all day
The Ark by Narein Perera
Perched atop a raised terrain between the end of a rubber plantation and the beginnings of a sprawling jungle.
Seasons by Jean-Marie Massaud
The basin which is watertight, can be used as vase, flower box or aquarium. Also available with a burner.
Ferocious drug jar from Santa Maria Nuova, the first hospital in Florence dedicated to focusing on patient care.
You may be wondering, what kind of hospital doesn’t focus on caring for the sick? Well, Middle Ages Florence fell into the trend of having simple city-limits hospices that acted as a kind of B&B service to weary travelers, instead of full hospitals for the sick.
You go Santa Maria Nuova!
Two-Handled “Oak Leaf” Drug Jar, about 1431, Unknown. Tin-glazed earthenware. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Sound Mirrors | Socks Studio
A sound mirror (or acoustic mirror) is a device employed to reflect and concentrate sound waves. An experimentation on large scale acoustic mirrors has been run after WWI in Great Britain to detect incoming enemy aircrafts taking off on the other side of the English Channel. By enhancing the sound of enemy aircraft’s engines, the mirrors would have enabled the British defense to detect incoming airplanes fifteen minutes before they were visible.
Built between 1927-30, the sound mirrors were part of Britain’s national defense strategy, but they became rapidly obsolete due to the rapid increment in speed of the aircrafts and the invention of radar. The most famous examples of acoustic mirrors are preserved in Denge on the Dungeness peninsula in England. Three different kinds existed: two made of dishes of different proportions and one, a 70 m long curved wall. Headphones were placed at the foci of the reflectors enabling a listener to detect the sound of an aircraft.