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Why Is Heinlein's Typewriter So Odd-Looking? 
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Is it known as the "Little Wing?" ;)

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RobertPearson wrote:
Is it known as the "Little Wing?" ;)

Good one! I had heard the song before but didn't remember its title.

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While you're there, the Experience Music Project (with its Jimi Hendrix *wing*) and Space Needle are right next door, so plan for a day in the neighborhood. Also the Children's Museum, in case you have kids with you.


And the Chihuly glass museum. If you can't make it to Tacoma to see them actually making these monstrous blown glass pieces, this is the next best thing.


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And the Chihuly glass museum.

Is that the one where all the swoopy glass walls were made in China because there's no one left in the US who can do it?


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JamesGifford wrote:
PeterScott wrote:
And the Chihuly glass museum.

Is that the one where all the swoopy glass walls were made in China because there's no one left in the US who can do it?


Either this is sarcasm over my head, or, No. You've seen glass blowing shops, right? A yellow-hot glory hole, guys spinning molten globs on poles to make vases? This guy does that with pieces the size of a VW. No kiln can handle that, so he pulls multiple molten chunks together outside the kiln and surrounds it with massive blowtorches to keep it workable. Gorgeous stuff. And it is done in the US, in Tacoma.


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No, I'm serious, but the Tacoma museum doesn't appear to the one. Might be the Corning Museum of Glass in NY. The exterior is a continuous band of swoopy curved glass panes... that had to be made overseas. For a building that celebrates the history of American glassmaking. Talk about fragile irony.


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I love Chihuly's stuff, most of all his Seaforms, which he doesn't seem to do much of anymore. The lobbies of the building where I work in San Jose and the professional complex where I see most of my doctors in Mountain View both have massive Chihuly chandeliers hanging.

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