Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Real Rock of a Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction

A 1,109-carat uncut diamond offered in an unusual public auction is still waiting for a buyer.

Offered for sale at a public auction on Wednesday evening at Sotheby's in London, the stone — believed to be the largest still-uncut diamond in the world — failed to sell when it did not meet the minimum reserve, a price that was not specified.


Children’s Drawings Turned into Finely Crafted Jewelry

Tasarım Takarım (I Wear Design) is a Turkish jewelry company that converts children's illustrations into finely crafted silver and gold jewelry. The project was first started two years ago by artists Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu and Özgür Karavit, who saw the opportunity to turn a simple doodle into timeless decorative object, not unlike bronzing a child's baby shoes or capturing their handprints in clay. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and often requires special tools or means of production to faithfully replicate the intricacies of a child's scribbles. You can follow their work on Instagram and Etsy. (via HuffPo)


Pokemon Go boosts attendance, doubles membership at Phoenix Zoo

Of all of the businesses and organizations that have suddenly overflowed with Pokemon Go players flocking to their locations' virtual Pokestops and gyms in the past three weeks, it's possible the Phoenix Zoo has embraced the game the most.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Why comic books are so popular today

The comic book industry just had its best-selling month in nearly two decades.

According to The Comichron, a blog that covers comic book sales figures, June 2016 was the best-selling month for the industry since December of 1997. These figures aren't perfect, since the only way to track sales is to record the number of orders retailers are making rather than individual purchases, but they paint a pretty good picture. Retailers ordered about 8.53 million copies of the top 300 comics last month.


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