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Charred Cedar House by Terunobu Fujimori

August 30, 2009

Charred Cedar House by Terunobu Fujimori

This house is called the Yakisugi or “charred cedar” house. Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is using a traditional Japanese technique of charring as a way to finish and preserve wood. See another charcoal house by Fujimori here.

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The babies-of-different-races-and-white-soldiers toy genre

February 2, 2009

The babies-of-different-races-and-white-soldiers toy genre

Why does my cringe list contain so many toys or toy-like objects? I like many toys. But not really this one. This toy was in the house for as long as I can remember while my sisters and I were growing up.

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