Three Things On Thursday #15

Hello, and welcome to the 15th edition of Three Things on Thursday.

This week, our things include: Recreating 16th-century castles in Minecraft, the incredible ice formations of Lake Baikal, and designer Hartmut Esslinger talks to Debbie Millman about his guiding principle that "form follows emotion."

Let’s go check them out!

1. Recreating Kenilworth Castle in Minecraft

As part of English Heritage’s celebration of England’s castles, they teamed up with the experts at Blockworks to recreate Kenilworth Castle as it would have looked in 1575.

Join YouTuber GeminiTay as she explores the exterior and interior of the castle, watch a timelapse of the build, and get some top tips for building a castle of your own in Minecraft.

2. The Incredible Ice Formations of Lake Baikal

[Image Credit: Tilpunov Mikhail / Shutterstock]

Lake Baikal, in the Russian region of Siberia, is a massive body of water—the world’s deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake. Its location and the surrounding geography can lead to fascinating phenomena in the winter, as ferocious winds and cycles of melting and refreezing build and sculpt works of structural beauty—stones supported on wind-worn pedestals, undulating surface ice, encrusted beaches, crazy icicles, frozen methane bubbles, and more.

See the full gallery (33 photos!) on The Atlantic.

3. Design Matters With Debbie Millman: Hartmut Esslinger

Hartmut Esslinger is the founder of frog design, inc., a leading global innovation firm, and one of the most respected designers and business consultants in the world. Esslinger sparked a design revolution when he founded frog design in his native Germany around the guiding principle "form follows emotion." His work has defined the modern consumer aesthetic with such revolutionary products as the Apple Macintosh computer, Sony's Trinitron television, Lufthansa's brand and fleet image, Disney's Cruise Lines and Consumer Electronics, and Louis Vuitton's brand aesthetic. His designs are in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York. He is also Founding Professor of the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany and Professor for Convergent Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change.

Edition #15 done!

See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.

Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things

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