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A fuurin is a traditional Japanese wind chime, usually bell-shaped with a clapper that allows a paper windcatcher to be attached. The one above is a suzumushi, or singing cricket, but they come in a number of animal shapes, like this goldfish: Peeping frog: Image: YouTube / Earth Sound Channel READ THE REST
Craig Mod is a writer and creative person who's lived in Japan for a long time. I subscribe to his excellent podcasts (On Margins, about making books, and SW945, 15 minutes of binaural audio recorded wherever Craig happens to be at 09:45am) and newsletters (Roden, about writing, photography, books, and travel, and Ridgeline, about walking,… READ THE REST
Japanese sculptor and installation artist Yasuhiro Suzuki created this 9 meter-long "Zip-Fastener Ship" to "unzip" Tokyo's Sumida River. From MyModernMet: Suzuki—who is known for drawing inspiration from everyday objects—first got the idea for the unusual ship design when looking down on Tokyo Bay from an airplane window. He observed ships zipping across the water below,… READ THE REST
It's never been easier for creators to come up with new apps for Apple mobile devices. And, if you never thought you'd hear the words 'Apple' and 'easier for creators' together in the same sentence…well, 2020 has generated its fair share of surprising moments. While Apple has been a longtime staple of proprietary software, as… READ THE REST
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's happening around you, especially if you're shooting video or taking pictures. In fact, it can even get downright dangerous if you aren't… READ THE REST
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking is eternal; so, despite the changes, deals are still flying fast and furious for a full assortment of air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills, all… READ THE REST