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An insider’s look at how Salvador Dali’s beloved traditional Japanese-style umbrellas are made

Just what is it about Japanese style umbrellas that captured Salvador Dali’s heart? HIYOSHIYA may give you a hint or two.

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Why do I look normal in my home mirror, but hideous when I catch my reflection in a window?

Have you ever had that experience where you’ve left the house in a good mood, convinced that you look great, until you catch a glimpse of yourself in a shop window or a reflective surface and then your whole day is ruined? You were sure when you left the house that morning that your makeup was done to perfection, and you looked healthy and vibrant, but now it’s like you’re looking at a different person, someone who’s about ten years older and hasn’t slept for a week.

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Let there be light! This clever sheet of paper is actually a handy torch

To the untrained eye, this little device created by designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka appears to be a regular piece of paper. Well, almost. When rolled into a cylindrical tube, however, two cleverly hidden switches power up an attached LED and voila, instant illumination.
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