Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Link Round-Up: February 8, 2017

The Force Awakens Posters by Aix-en-Provence, France-based Ladislas Chachignot

15+ of the Coolest Bookstores to Visit Around the World

As stated in the most recent Full Frontal Nerdity strip, the trench on the Death Star may not be where you think it is, and you can be excused for having been misled.

Have you been reading our new Heirloom Tech series? Well you should. This week’s article is on the interesting acoustics of the Music Hall of the Ali Qapu, a famous palace of the Persian Empire’s Safavid Era. Besides being stunning, the cut outs in the decorative muqarnas (read this Heirloom Tech article to get more info on muqarnas) diffuse sound in the room while preventing echos.

Turn an IKEA Lamp into an Exploding Death Star from an IKEA pendant lamp with this Instructables tutorials from MariaK64.

We have a list of the greatest Spirographs in the world, which is a handy primer for Inspirograph, an online Spirograph toy! I may have to stick a few images from that on a virtual refrigerator somewhere.

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