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chess sets

Strange how things stick in your head and don’t let go and you return to them again and again.

“re-animated, re-configured and re-claimed object a Readymake

It is still the Knight that enthrals me. I would happily have a whole game set just with these pieces. Truth be told whilst there are hundreds of great chess piece designs, I have never found a whole set where I am 100% delighted with all of the pieces.

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Man Ray bishop

The best option might be a set of disparate but complementer pieces? Getting the weight, material, colour/tone of all the pieces to ‘match’ would be a very interesting occupation/hobby. Sounds like a new pastime/meme to me.

brainstorm palimpsest scrapbook

something with a Chinese puzzle ball base

eggshaped-weighted-base non-topple Castle in the Pyrenes Magritte rook
Duchamp knight
Man Ray bishop
a queen with a slowmotion splash crown
Calvert-esque stupa king sans cross
Elongated neck Cluedo-gamepiece-like Staunton pawn

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Estudio Extramuros

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calc

Of course loving everything mechanical I find this absolutely fascinating.

here

A brilliant, simple concept. Here. Richard McGuire. The story of the corner of a room.

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secret agent

Shame I didn’t pay full attention when the xmas puzzles by GCHQ were put out, as right up my street.

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new tiling

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A 15th pentagonal tiling has been found!

neologism

I only got 70% but apparently that makes we ‘well read’?

Your score: 7/10  You are extremely well read!

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Jacek Yerka

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tower of subconsiousness

 

sudokarrow

I found a new puzzle today. Based on ‘traditional’ or maybe I should say the ‘regular’ Sudoku puzzle. The little extra twist is interesting, but what I most like is the strong design graphic it presents.

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VR the return

I saw an ad in the paper the other day with the title, “Is 2015 the year of Virtual Reality?”, and an illustration of a man wearing what looks like a diving mask. Reminded me of the early 90s TV show with Craig Charles, and how we all thought it was so cool. Despite big promises [just like personal jet packs/helicopters/moon cities promised in the 70s] nothing has materialised yet.

I haven’t watched TV for several years now, but it seems the 90s were a golden era for everything tech and interactive? From the Crystal Maze to Gamesmaster to Robot Wars to …

But then I haven’t been a gamer since the days of Tomb Raider, Oddworld Abe’s Odyssey, Resident Evil, etc. Was that really already the late 90s early oos.

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