Tag: centuries

  • Luddites saw the problem of AI coming from two centuries away

    Luddites saw the problem of AI coming from two centuries away

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    Nobody would fault you for having a dodgy definition of a Luddite. In modern usage, the term is sometimes dropped in cocktail-party chatter, a fancy little thing that arrives wrapped in prosciutto and speared with a twirly toothpick. Ah, yes, he’s such a Luddite, one party passerby might say, plucking a Castelvetrano from a platter.…

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  • The POTR Letterbox Vase Uses a Centuries Old Hack for Flowers

    The POTR Letterbox Vase Uses a Centuries Old Hack for Flowers

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    Have you ever heard of this trick to keep fresh cut flowers alive longer? Just plop a pre-1992 1 or 2 pence coin from The Royal Mint, or a pre-1982 penny from the U.S. Treasury, into a vase of water. The copper is a natural antimicrobial that kills bacteria build-up in the water, allowing flowers…

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  • See this charming update of a centuries old house in Northern California

    See this charming update of a centuries old house in Northern California

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    This centuries-old house was completely reimagined by Polsky Perlstein Architects alongside BK Interior Design, tucked away in a quiet corner of Ross, a small town in Marin County, California. A true collaboration, the project team had a vision of this dwelling that was anything but traditional. They redefined the confined floor plan introducing large openings in…

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