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I would like a Smithsonian rock collection

October 19, 2009

I would like a Smithsonian rock collection

I was in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History this past week. My childhood fetish for rock-collecting came back in a rush, and the Minerals and Fossils sections filled me with a deep hankering to build my own rock display.

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Stalactite ceilings: the 60s, the 12th century

July 19, 2009

Stalactite ceilings: the 60s, the 12th century

While looking for photos of 60s/70s stalactite and fantasy cave ceilings, I unexpectedly discovered that sculptural geometric and prism ceilings first appeared in the 12th century in Persia – probably due to increased skill with locally available gypsum plaster – and spread throughout the Islamic world and then beyond.

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