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Vintage Flower Light Bulbs

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Aerolux Light Corporation was a prolific manufacturer of figural neon glow lights containing  flowers between the late 1930s and into the mid 1970s. Aerolux gas discharge light bulbs contained low pressure gas, either neon or argon, or a mixture of the two. Also within the bulb were metal sculptures coated with phosphors. These phosphors fluoresced when excited by glow discharge. Nowadays vintage Aerolux flower light bulbs can be found on sites like eBay and Etsy.
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Modern Libraries

Stuttgart City Library

The Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects. Built out of pale grey concrete and frosted glass bricks it’s  façade resembles a shell. The building takes the form of cube with an edge length of 45 meters. The gallery hall is a five-story space, in a form of a square and surrounded by shelves of books.

a-modern-library-StuttgartPhoto: Axel Brunst

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Window that morphs into a balcony at the touch of a button

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Bloomframe® is an innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at the touch of a button. The first models are destined for an apartment building in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The product’s creators, the Amsterdam-based architecture firm HofmanDujardin explain the Bloomframe® window could soon become a familiar element of the modern cityscape as more architects, developers and builders realize its considerable functional and aesthetic benefits.

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