Design

April 17, 2021

Floating Cat Shelves Are a Stylish Way To Entertain Your Feline Friends

Most cat lovers know that our feline friends need things like scratching posts, beds, and climbing spots to keep them happy. And although our cats love it, pet furniture is often an eyesore for us humans. That’s why husband and wife team Igor and Maryna of CatsMode decided to design stylish cat furniture that looks like contemporary wall decor.

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April 13, 2021

These 17th-Century Skull Watches Open Up to Reveal Time as It Passes Us By

Here today, gone tomorrow. This sentiment is key to a philosophy known as memento mori, where one embraces rather than fears death. It was a concept explored heavily in the history of art, from 16th-century still-life paintings to Baroque tomb sculptures. Eventually, it even made its way into timepieces as watches were popularized. Skull cases, which open to expose a watch, were particularly popular from the 17th century onward.

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April 8, 2021

This Chart Tracks All of Mister Rogers’ Cardigans Worn From 1969 to 2001

Fred Rogers captured the heart of America’s children for decades on the beloved television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Perhaps one of the most memorable relics of our friendly on-screen neighbor was his affinity for brightly colored cardigan sweaters. He would don one at the beginning of each episode as he welcomed his audience with a chorus of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

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