Collection of “Do Not Disturb” Signs from Hotels around the World

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This collection’s been put together by a collector named Eduardo of Turin, Italy, a retired international civil servant who has traveled a lot. Unlike other items commonly taken, “Do Not Disturb” or “Privacy” signs often go unnoticed even though some are very attractive and original in design.

“I picked up my first “do not disturb” sign while on a business trip to Pakistan nearly 20 years ago. One sign led to another and it soon became an addicting hobby. Each sign could tell a story – they are memories of fascinating travel destinations.”

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The Mini Museum: A Collection of Oddities

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For over three decades designer Hans Fex has been collecting the Earth’s most unusual historical samples such as: coal from the Titanic, a fossil of a palm tree from Antarctica, dinosaur bones, wrap from a mummy and even a piece of the Apollo 11 command module. Working with specialists recommended by museum curators, research scientists and university historians, he has now gathered 33 artifacts that he’s broken down into tiny pieces and inserted into translucent case. He calls it the Mini Museum.

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