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Angling in Troubled Waters by Frederick Rose in 1899. "The political turmoil of Europe as the twentieth century approaches is shown in this classic caricature map. Each country is portrayed as a fisherman with their lines an allegory for their interference elsewhere with the more successful with their catch in bags." A detailed "Reference" key on the map provides humorous commentary on the situation of each country. Some details might resonate today: John Bull having caught the crocodile of…

The boring benches installed in urban areas around the world are purely functional: you take a seat for a little while, and then you leave. But why shouldn’t public furniture be visually interesting, comfortable and even interactive as well? These 14 chairs, benches, loungers, tables and more often double as art objects, with designs that consider a wide range of needs.

I have been literally thinking a bit "outside the box" this weekend as I design and make a full enclosure for my 3D printer. Wood rods that mate into custom designed and printed bulkheads make up the perimeters and acrylic panels close off all sides to keep the heat and noise inside. A few fans will be added in strategic places if I need them along with a hinged access door secured by hidden magnets. LED light mounts will also be added in to give the whole presentation a cool "glow" for…