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Romain Laurant

One Loop Portrait a Week – #32, by Romain Laurant.

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Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven

Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven

A couple of randoms from the girls of Shanghai series, photographed by Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven, aka Synchrodogs.

Via Dazed.

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Modesty Blaise

Modesty Blaise, 1966.

Via KitschMyAss.

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LEGO beach treasure trove

LEGO beach treasure trove

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today.

On 13 February 1997, container ship Tokio Express was hit by a wave described by its captain as a “once in a 100-year phenomenon”, tilting the ship 60 degrees one way, then 40 degrees back.

As a result, 62 containers were lost overboard about 20 miles off Land’s End – and one of them was filled with nearly 4.8m pieces of Lego, bound for New York.

A quirk of fate meant many of the Lego items were nautical-themed, so locals and tourists alike started finding miniature cutlasses, flippers, spear guns, seagrass, scuba gear but according to local Tracey Williams, who runs the Lego Lost At Sea Facebook page…

“the holy grail is an octopus or a dragon. I only know of three octopuses being found, and one was by me, in a cave in Challaborough, Devon. It’s quite competitive. If you heard that your neighbour had found a green dragon, you’d want to go out and find one yourself.”

Via BBC News.

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Mystery sidetable

Love this side table. Does anyone have any info on it…?

Via The Gifts of Life.

UPDATE: Thanks to Simon Wilkinson and everybody else who added a comment with the answer and made me feel like I really should have already known the answer to this..! ;))

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Catherine Deneuve x Helmut Newton

Via Honey Rider.

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Hokusai x Sumida Aquarium

Hokusai x Sumida Aquarium exhibition poster by Masaaki Hiromura, 2013.

Via Gurafiku.

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Vintage Beetle ad

45 years ago: when advertising—and humanity—tried harder.

Via this isn’t happiness.

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Kalmar desk table lamp

Rare Kalmar desk table lamp, 1960s. Aubock Hagenauer Era.

Via Stereometric.

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Wabi-sabi (not to be confused with wasabi)

Via The Gifts of Life.

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