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Putting vegetables to exquisite use…

Long-time readers will know of your correspondent’s affection for Charles and Ray Eames, and especially for their cinematic meditation on scale,  Powers of Ten.  (See, e.g., here and here.)  It is a pleasure to report that there’s now a version available that is suitable for vegetarians…

click the image above, of here, for video

[TotH to Co-Design, where readers will find the backstory.]

As marvel at the menu, we might recall that it was on this date in 1790 that Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin demonstrated his invention, the guillotine, for the first time, in Paris.  An opponent of capital punishment, Guillotin believed his device, at least, the most humane way to dispatch the punished.  Exactly three years later, on this date in 1793, his device removed the head of King Louis the XVI.

The execution of Louis XVI (source)

 

Written by LW

January 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

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