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I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well. 

"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle.  As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located.  Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."

As fast as I burn thru candles——I need this!

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This bowl was meant to be part of this set, but the glue line on the foot didn’t match.

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Brass hex Weight by Iacoli & McAllister



Photo #1

  • Attributed to Jean Berain I (1640 - 1711)
  • Dated: circa 1670 - 1680
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold and velvet, etched, chiselled and gilded
  • Measurements: blade length: 53.2 cm, straps length: 7.3 cm. Weight: 1.92 kg
  • Inscription: ‘NEC PLVRIBVS IM·PAR’

Photo #2

  • Dated: 1719
  • Culture: Polish
  • Medium: steel, oak, copper alloy, gold, velvet and silk, stippled and gilded
  • Measurements: overall length (including socket): 62.2 cm, straps length: 45.7 cm. Weight: 2.69 kg

Photo #3

  • Dated: 1714
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, silver and pine, damascened and engraved
  • Measurements: overall length: 184 cm. Head length: 32 cm. Weight: 1.3 kg

Photo #4

  • Dated: 1620
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold, copper alloy, silk, velvet and cotton, blued and damascened
  • Measurements: overall length: 222 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 3.104 kg
  • Inscription: ‘L’ With collars of the Orders of St Michel and the Saint-Esprit

Photo #5

  • Designer: probably Georges Berain
  • Dated: 1662 - 1715
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: steel, gold, silk, wood, silver, copper alloy and velvet, chiselled, blued and damascened
  • Measurements: overall length: 240 cm. Head length: 53.3 cm. Weight: 2.91 kg
  • Inscription: ‘NEC PLURIBUS IMPAR’ ‘Equal to anything’

Photo #6

  • Dated: 1640
  • Culture: German
  • Medium: steel, copper alloy, gold and oak, etched and gilded
  • Measurements: hear length: 61 cm (including socket). Straps length: 47.6 cm. Weight: 3.48 kg
  • Heraldry: 3 lances, the banner charges with crosses patty; supported by cranes holding also the mitre, sword and episcopal staff
  • Inscription: ‘IN · HOC · SIGNO’
  • Decoration: Arms (three keys, 2 and 1; supporters; two cranes, each holding a key)
  • Inscription: ‘·POUR · BIEN ·’d

Source: Copyright © 2013 The Wallace Collection


The Battle of Helm’s Deep already has its own official LEGO version, but the licensed set has nothing on this mind blowing set built by Lord of the Rings fans Rich-K and Big J.

As where the official LEGO version features 1,368 pieces, this custom job utilizes over 150,000 LEGO building blocks to recreate the classic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic film. In addition to the staggering number of bricks used for the installation, Helm’s Deep also includes 1,700 minifgures.

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7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries

With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;

  1. Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
  2. University Club Library – New York City
  3. Admont Abbey Library – Austria
  4. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
  5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
  6. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  7. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa

Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.

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Handmade Swords - “St. Petersburg” Rapier

  • Maker & Copyright: Mezhov
  • Materials: steel, damascus, silver, sapphires
  • Technics: forging, tapping, welding, soldering, fretwork, casting, etching, jewel fastener, greening, blue-ing, nickel-plating

The rapier reproduces the military beginning  and embodies the synthesis of the culture, art, and history of the city’s name it carries. The handle consists of a cup hilt made in form of Peter and Paul’s Fortress - starting point of city history - with Saint Andrew’s Cross inside.

The crosspiece is a cannon - symbol of military power; bail - none other than lyre - muse of city’s art while the classic column symbolize the architectural beginnings. The mosaic Damascus screw crowns the sword’s hilt. On the sheath’s orifice stays is a lion with a ring in his mouth - symbol of guard.

Source: Copyright © Mezhov



Alizarin crimson, Amaranth, Angry, Antares, Auburn, Beet red, Blood, Bloodshot, Burgundy, Candy apple red, Cardinal, Carmine, Carnation, Carnelian, Cayenne, Cerise, Cherry, Chestnut, Chianti, Cinnabar, Claret, Coccineous, Coquelicot, Cordovan, Cramoisy, Cranberry, Crimson, Cudbear, Damask, Eosin, Erubescent, Erythro-, Falu red, Fire brick, Fire engine red, Flame, Florid, Folly, Garnet, Geranium, Germander, Grenadine, Gules, Haematic, Haemoglobin, Hibiscus, Incarnadine, Indian red, Kermes, Lateritious, Lava, Lobster, Lurid, Lust, Madder, Maroon, Miniaceous, Minium, Nacarat, Oxblood, Persian red, Pink, Poinsettia, Pomegranate, Ponceau, Poppy, Puccoon, Puniceous, Pyrrhous, Radish, Raspberry, Red alert, Redwood, Rose, Rhodopsin, Rhubarb, Rojo, Roon, Rosewood, Rosso corsa, Rouge, Rubicund, Rubigenous, Ruby, Ruddy, Rufous, Rust, Rutilant, Sangria, Sanguine, Sard, Scarlet, Solferino, Stammel, Strawberry, Sunburnt, Terracotta, Turkey red, Tuscan red, Upsdell red, Venetian red, Vermeil, Vermilion, Vinaceous, Vinous, Watermelon, Wine.

[Alberto Seveso]


Book braiding installation for my first critique tonight. 

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Nobody Beats The Drum - Natural Thing by johan rijpma

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New Prime Number Discovered!

Dr. Curtis Cooper of the University of Central Missouri has found the new largest prime number, which has 17,425,170 digits. This is the third record-breaking prime number Dr. Cooper has discovered through software provided by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search project, which was established in 1996 to find new numbers that can only be divided by 1 and itself. The mathematician will receive a grant of $3000 for his latest discovery.

Poem of the Day

Dubbed the “BEST CAT POEM EVER,” Spencer Madsen’s poem about his sad cat has been getting a lot of love on Tumblr and Twitter.