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Perhaps you’ve seen various stories around the internet on the architect Zaha Hadid and her brilliant work and untimely passing. Please enjoy this lovely tribute from someone who knew her. There is also this fascinating and lengthy profile of Hadid from 2009: “The Abstractionist”. Or you can view a scroll of her work: Seven of Zaha Hadid’s Most Striking Designs.
Croatian street artist Lonac brings air ducts to life by drawing in a beating heart.
Retail find: Octopus Tentacles Whiskey Glasses by Crawlspace Studios.
SciShow Explains Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist
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The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.