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June 28, 1931: According to its handwritten caption by Frank Hurley of Hobart, Tasmania, the crew of the Discovery, a British-Australian-New Zealand vessel on its way to Antarctica, enjoyed a midnight sunset in the rigging. From aboard the ship, earlier in the expedition, Sir Douglas Mawson wrote proudly for The Times, “Very notable additions were made to geographical knowledge.” Photo: Wide World Photos


Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) is a Japanese method for repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind the technique is to recognize the history of the object and to visibly incorporate the repair into the new piece instead of disguising it. The process usually results in something more beautiful than the original.

(Source: kottke.org)