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A Staggering Tower of 15,000 Abraham Lincoln Books

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Soon to be on display at the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC, this 34-foot pillar of literature includes over 15,000 unique titles about the United State’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The museum is set to open before President’s Day. (via this isn’t happiness, laura keene, gary erskine, my modern met)…

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Alphabet Shelf by Lincoln Kayiwa

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The Aakkoset shelf (aakkoset = alphabet in Finnish) by Finland-based Lincoln Kayiwa comes in 8 different colors. Though it might be slightly out of reach for the typical IKEA-going crowd at $21,000. (via sub-studio)…

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Emancipation Schematication: Deconstructing Abraham Lincoln

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A wonderful illustration by Mike Mitchell that was submitted as a Threadless shirt design. Prints! Prints!…

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Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy

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Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle. I love how the natural shape of the plastic bottles makes the pooled water look like leaves. See more over on Behance. (via my amp goes to 11)…

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A Modular Typographical Bookcase by Saporiti

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Holy awesome bookcase batman! Designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti have created this beautiful bookcase system that allows you to spell custom words and phrases using modular bookcase letters. If you liked this, see also the Alphabet Bookshelf by Lincoln Kayiwa. (via illusion, fasels Suppe)…

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The Mini Museum: A Desktop Museum with Dinosaur Fragments, Apollo 11 Spacecraft, the Moon, and More

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For the past 35 years designer Hans Fex has been collecting some of the Earth’s most rare historical specimens including a fossil of a palm tree from Antarctica, wrap from a mummy, coal from the Titanic, dinosaur bones, and even a piece of the Apollo 11 command module. Working with specialists recommended by museum curators, research scientists and university historians, he has now amassed some 33 special objects that he’s broken…

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Metropolis II: What to do with 1,200 Hot Wheels

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Metropolis II is a kinetic art installation by Chris Burden featuring 1,200 Hot Wheels. It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs. Burden estimates that every hour about 100,000 cars circulate the system. Soon to be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or as my friend Gregg will refer to it, “Mecca…

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Gum-Sticking Destinations, A Virtual Guide

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After seeing a post on Likecool about gum stuck to the walls of Post Alley, under Pike Place Market in Seattle, I did a little research and found that the human urge to stick absolutely massive quantities of gum to stuff is not unique to Seattle. First stop: Post Alley, Seattle. Next stop: The Gum Tree at Ball State University Next stop: Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, CA Next stop: Penny Tree near the Lincoln Memorial in Wa…

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