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Wood Tables and Wall Art Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

Wood Tables and Wall Art Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

May 11, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

Inspired by his daily experience of life in the Pacific Northwest, artist and designer Greg Klassen (previously) fabricates one-of-a-kind tables featuring blue glass rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. The topographical studies mimic bodies of water seen from an aerial view, but the twisting blue pathways are often defined by the wood pieces he selects. More



Photography Science

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

Jan.10.17

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Christopher

This weekend, word spread via Facebook that a large circle of ice was spinning in small river just outside of Seattle. After seeing a quick video of it in her feed, photographer Kaylyn Messer jumped in her car and was fortunate to witness the incredible sight of this gargantuan ice disc as it spun in the current of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. More



Photography

A Trip by Air and Kayak Through Tham Khoun Xe, One of the Largest Active River Caves on Earth

A Trip by Air and Kayak Through Tham Khoun Xe, One of the Largest Active River Caves on Earth

Feb.10.16

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Christopher

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt (previously) recently returned from a trip to Laos where he spent two days exploring Tham Khoun Xe, one of the largest active rivers caves in the world. Stretching nearly 4.5 miles (7km) underground, the cave system is extraordinarily remote and Deboodt was permitted to photograph and film beyond where tourists are normally allowed to visit. The immensity of the subterranean space is staggering, with an average ceiling of almost 200 feet (60m) and width of 250 feet (76m) it’s hardly imaginable a space like this could exist underground. More



Design History Science

Art Meets Cartography: The 15,000-Year History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data

Art Meets Cartography: The 15,000-Year History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data

Nov.25.15

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Christopher

When considering the historical path of a river, it’s easy to imagine a torrential flood that causes a stream to overflow its banks, or a drought that brings a body of water to a trickle. The reality of a river’s history is vastly more complex, as the artery of water gradually changes directions over thousands of years, shifting its boundaries imperceptibly inch by inch.
Geologists and cartographers have grappled with helpful ways to visually depict a river’s flow over time. More



Design

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

Jul.1.14

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Christopher

Furniture maker Greg Klassen builds intricately designed tables and other objects embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Inspired by his surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Klassen works with edge pieces from discarded trees (often acquired from construction sites, or from dying trees that have begun to rot) which he aligns to mimic the jagged shores of various bodies of water. The pieces are completed with the addition of hand-cut glass pieces that appear to meander through the middle of each table. More



Art

Nature Imitates Andy Goldsworthy: Rare Ice Disk Forms in North Dakota River

Nature Imitates Andy Goldsworthy: Rare Ice Disk Forms in North Dakota River

Nov.27.13

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Christopher

When I first saw this giant rotating ice disk spotted in North Dakota this week, I assumed it had to be some kind of human-created object, perhaps a new piece by famed land artist Andy Goldsworthy. The video above was shot by retired engineer George Loegering while hiking along the Sheyenne River. He estimates the rotating disk was some 55 feet in diameter and must have been forming for some time. The St. More



Photography

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

Jul.29.13

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Christopher

It seems improbable, but these photographs by Anatoly Beloshchin tell the story of a hidden underwater river in in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called Cenote Angelita or “Little Angel”. While it appears as though the divers are hovering in the air above a small creek, the photos were shot entirely in a submerged cave formed from collapsed limestone bedrock called a cenote.
The river itself is actually a sort of illusion due to a phenomenon called a halocline, where waters with different levels of salinity form into layers because of a variation in density. More

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