Tokyo-based architect and artist Hajime Narukawa developed a map projection method called AuthaGraph. AuthaGraph not only faithfully represents all oceans and continents, but the map can be tessellated just like an MC Escher painting. Much in the same way that we can traverse the planet without ever coming to an end, “the AuthaGraphic world map provides an advanced precise perspective of our planet.” http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2016/10/28/hajime-narukawa-authagraph/
Japanese portable record players. "Taguchi explains that most people couldn’t afford to collect records based on musical preferences. Instead, they played phonosheets that were produced locally or given away as freebies. They were sometimes not even music at all. But that didn’t matter – it was the commodification of sound and people were simply looking for something to play on their portable record players."