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Famous Writers' Writing Shacks

Saturday June 30, 2018

How some of history’s greatest writers found inspiration in a shack out the back.

Beccy Bromilow cobbles together a pretty sweet life handcrafting shoes from roo leather. 

Before it made its way to the moon (and your cool friends’ wedding invitations), the font of our times was almost wiped out by the Nazis.

Flipbook animations, secret musical scores and glowing Northern Lights: these are just some of the things designers have used to spruce up the world’s most experimental passports.

Oh, and scientists have created an edible, biodegradable water bottle.

Usually it’s a bad sign when fungus starts growing inside your house… 

Visiting these Minecraft models of secret underground bunkers designed to protect US and Russian leaders during a nuclear war is fun… and also kind of disturbing.

Forget Google. We’re talking Googie, the space-age architectural style that blazed briefly but brilliantly across the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. 

When there's no time to panic, turn to this minimalist clock containing emergency supplies (including a thermal blanket). Good for surviving an apocalypse. Or even just a cold day. 

If you find mornings heavy-going, this could be your thing. You can program this concrete barista to brew your coffee while you're still in bed.