These are a few of my favorite things
Hi ya all, so here is this week's three things. Last week, I was eating chocolate and drinking wine on Easter weekend, so we skipped one. :).
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1. 3D Modelling saves world heritage sites destroyed by ISIS
Cultural organizations have been working to create precise three-dimensional digital models of the threatened heritage monuments in Palmyra, Syria, in case the originals are damaged beyond repair. Near the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy, robots, like the one in the video above, are using the models to carve a 20-foot-high scale reproduction of one of Palmyra’s most famous ancient monuments: a Roman triumphal arch that Islamic State militants razed last year.
“This is the moment we have been waiting for,” said Roger L. Michel Jr., the founder and executive director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology Mr. Michel said it was important to send a “powerful message” to those intent on destroying world heritage sites. “Every time we resurrect from the rubble one of these monuments, it undercuts the message of fear and ignorance that these people are trying to spread,” he said. “If they knock it down, we will rebuild it. If they knock it down again, we will rebuild it again.”
2. Heidi Fourie
One of my favourite South African artists at the moment. I don't own on of her works, yet... I love the way her works invite you into the seemingly chaotic canvas and how you all of sudden 'discover' the image. Remarkable. See more of her work on her blog
3. Baik Bicycle
I have a liking for all things minimal, even though my life and our home is anything but (there might be a connection here). Minimalism is quite a trend in Design at the moment, here is a beautiful bicycle to feast your eyes on. The Baik Bicycle is a minimalist bike, by Spanish designer Ion Lucin, whom wanted a bike with as little elements and lines as possible. Viewed from the side the sleek bicycle is just matt black, and only from an angle view, can you see the color scheme in yellow and orange.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here