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Clocks Don’t Get More Bonkers — Or Beautiful — Than the Bad Dog Designs Nixie Tube Clocks

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 06:00 AM PST

[caption id="attachment_53223" align="alignnone" width="800"] Excalibur[/caption] If you could turn back time, you may just elect to revisit the mid-fifties. Along with all that is cool about mid-century modern design, it was also the decade that invented the Nixie tube. Trademarked by the Burroughs Corporation, NIX I (an abbreviation for Numeric Indicator Experimental Number 1) tubes were the earliest form of digital display, showing numerals — and sometimes letters — with an orange glow inside a glass tube. Read more…

Formerly Abandoned, This Incredible London Mansion is a Treasure Trove of Historic Objects

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 02:00 PM PST

100 years is an awful long time for a house to be abandoned. You might imagine that after so long, its interiors would be unsalvageable, damaged by vandals, Mother Nature and the ever-ticking hand of the clock. Yet somehow, the historic Malpaquet House on London's Mile End Road survived such a fate, enabling a stunning restoration that highlights all of its beautiful original features. Read more…

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