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"The Japanese parasol."
Image: John Cimon Warburg/SSPL/Getty Images
Born into a wealthy family, John Cimon Warburg's chronic asthma made it difficult for him to work a full-time job. Instead, he chose to devote his time and money entirely to the study and practice of photography.
He was particularly interested in working with Autochrome, one of the earliest color photography processes
Patented by the Lumière brothers in 1903, Autochrome produced a color transparency using a layer of potato starch grains dyed red, green and blue, along with a complex development process.
Autochromes required longer exposure times than traditional black-and-white photos, resulting in images with a hazy, blurred atmosphere filled with pointillist dots of color. Read more...More about History, Lifestyle, Britain, Retronaut, and Autochrome
Saturday, April 16, 2016
About a month after U.S. officials declared hoverboards unsafe, Martha Stewart - long the undisputed queen of American domestic excellence - is delighting as she rides one barefoot through a posh hallway on her way to a celebrity dinner.
The sight is so familiar now that it's almost cliché: a celebrity on a hoverboard, gushing childlike exuberance, as her entourage looks on and waits for the inevitable social media post.
But no matter what you think of Stewart or her (lack of) skill in piloting a "self-balancing electric scooter" (the semi-official name for hoverboards), the scene sends a clear message: Hoverboards are officially over. Read more...More about Uk, Trends, London, Patents, and Segway