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A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities

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In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content daily as a stopgap for this transition.

Curiosities: MOON

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MOON is 1/20 million scale 3D replica four years in the making. It was recently funded on kickstarted and every aspect was thoroughly researched and designed. The globe was created using data from NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter mission, and the setup recreates lunar phases as seen from Earth. You can view the actual lunar phase, manually choose one, or see a complete synodic month in 30 seconds.

Curiosities: Crystallized Works by Tyler Thrasher

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These crystallized curiosities are the work of Tulsa based artist Tyler Thrasher. Growing crystals takes weeks, and over time he has learned to control and manipulate the process. However, the crystals can sometimes grow out of hand and these mistakes, so to speak, often yield some of Thrasher’s favorite pieces (Venison Magazine, Amber Imrie-Situnayake). This combination, creature and crystal, feels like a perfect union. You can view more on hisportfolio, and purchase limited runs from his shop.

Good Goods: Maak Soap

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The product photography from the folks at Maak Lab is really excellent. It is why I’ve chosen to share their work even though I’ve never used it. Their soaps sound alluring, ranging from masculine firs to more feminine rose blossoms. They also have a couple of editions available only at other retailers.

Good Goods: Kat and Roger Ceramics

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During our West Texas trip, we stopped into a place called Garza Marfa. The owners, Jamey and Constance, were very kind. While we didn’t have the budget for one of their beautiful pieces of furniture, we did pick up a hanging planter from their collection of Kat and Roger pieces.

※ photograph by dc