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Stop-motion animation from laser-engraved woodblocks

Nando Costa's "The New America" is a fantastic animation made from 800+ laser engraved blocks of maple. He had me at the opening shot of an eye in the triangle. Costa is selling the original blocks for $50 each at Etsy.

Dainty, laser-cut glasses-frames

Spotted today at my school-visit in Gutersloh, Germany: these swish laser-cut glasses-frames, all lacy and 21st century. As worn by Frau Corsmeyer, proprietor of the remarkable Buch Handlung Markus, a bookstore in a 17th-century, half-timbered building that dates to the 30 Year War. Don't know the manufacturer -- do you?

Update: They're Lafont Borgias -- thanks, Anonymous!

Laser-cut frames