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Mad Quickies: Dame Hadid, Environmental Art, Avocado Anomaly, Lytro Camera and More!

Surprise, you guys! Quickies have appeared and you now have a justifiable distraction because you’re reading these things for science or art or because you want to buy some excellent whiskey glasses. Onward!

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.

The future called and said it has a gadget that you want: the Lytro Illum Camera. And you can buy it for an affordable price at 70% off at boingboing! Deckard would be jealous.

Photographer Daniel Beltrá captured aerial photos that show our impact on nature.

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:

SciShow Explains Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Found at Laughing Squid.

from the page

The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.


Featured image is from Robin Wood‘s social campaign series Destroying nature is destroying life illustrations provided by Grabarz & Partner.



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