April 20, 2021

LEGO Unveils Limited Edition Set Paying Tribute To the Legendary Amelia Earhart

To celebrate Women's History Month this year, LEGO released a set featuring the legendary pilot Amelia Earhart. Kids and adults alike are invited to learn about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic as they build a replica of Earhart’s red plane, the Lockheed Vega 5B. If there is anything we can learn from the iconic adventurer, it is her fearlessness.

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April 19, 2021

Free Software Lets You Easily Create Complex Japanese Wood Joinery

Traditional Japanese carpentry employs a variety of ancient techniques that allow wooden structures to be built without the use of any nails, screws, adhesives, or modern power tools. To the Western observer, that may seem far from structurally sound; however, there are many buildings constructed using traditional Japanese wood joinery methods that have stood for hundreds of years.

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April 19, 2021

This Amazing Anime Flipbook Is So Long It Should Should Be Its Own Show

Flipbooks are one of the coolest and simplest ways that anyone can get into animation. While one can be as simple as some stick figure drawings on a few short pages, they can also become pretty complex and detailed. Stop-motion animator and YouTuber Andymation, who has been making flipbooks since he was a kid, tells entertaining stories through his animations. He even pushes the boundaries of the art form by creating interesting challenges for himself.

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April 18, 2021

5 Art Nouveau Buildings That Embody the Elegance of This Architectural Style

The whimsical Art Nouveau, like many international styles, can be found across almost all creative mediums: art, furniture, architecture, and more. Unlike some of these international styles, however, Art Nouveau sought to break down the barriers between these mediums to create a total work in one language. An Art Nouveau interior would have to be carefully considered and the architecture would be designed in conjunction with all paintings, sculpture, furniture, windows, textiles, and ornamentation.

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