June 14th, 2019

Fridayyyyyy!

It’s finally here again!

Awesome. And now: your Friday Links!

Mayank Thammalla: Echoes Of Venice

Mayank Thammalla: Echoes Of Venice

“I have visited Venice multiple times of the last few years and each time the reflections in the canals have inexplicably enticed me.

“Time became a fragment of the imagination and reality began to question itself.

I found a sense of calmness as the reflections assured me that my reality can be what ever I can imagine, that is not consumed by societies conceptions on the world.”

Some really beautiful work here.

Of course he has an instagram account.

Bea Haines Artworks

Bea Haines Artworks

Ms. Haines is making news recently because her medium is human ashes.

A very odd choice but her work is spectacular.

City Extremes

City Extremes

“Use CityExtremes to discover the closest and farthest cities to any city.”

Some sites listing this have said it’s like “drilling through the earth” to see where you come out on the other side.

Several North American cities all end up in the ocean. Oh well.

In theory the farthest city from Toronto is Perth, Australia. I should go!

Extra Defense

Extra Defense

A 2d / top-down arcade shooter with pretty great graphics and “Asteroids”-like controls.

I like it! (I suck at it, but I like it!)

There we go! We did it! See? Easy!!

See you next Friday everybody.

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June 7th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Ahhh June. I like it! (Finally.)

SatMap.space

SatMap.space

View the current position and name of thousands of currently orbiting satellites.

It doesn’t deep link into their function, but it’s pretty cool

ReMake My Day

ReMake My Day

“In recent years, as many as one in 20 of Hollywood’s highest-grossing movies have been revamped versions of an original. While some remakes go on to be critically acclaimed Academy Award winners, others should have probably been left alone. We analysed the ratings and profitability of remade movies vs their originals to find out which versions are more successful.”

I’ll be honest I am definitely not a fan of the interface for this. You hover over a small dot to see the original film and it’s remake’s data, rankings, favorites, etc. But if you move too fast: where was that film?

Still: interesting. Also: could someone please write more original non-remake films? Thanks.

Rock Stars Eating Breakfast

Rock Stars Eating Breakfast

[self explanatory]

On an entire website devoted to breakfast!

Sent in by Alli M.

Handulum

Handulum

Suuuuper addictive game.

Click to span a ball and then click again to put it at the end of a pendulum. Let it swing and release. Repeat until you reach the exit.

Challenging and very zen.

Not available on mobile yet but it sure should be.

Sent along by Traci T..

That, as they say, is that.

Enjoy your Friday! See you next week.

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May 31st, 2019

Happy Friday!

And tomorrow is June already. Fast fast fast fast.

Let’s begin!

zzz.dog

zzz.dog

“Zdog is a 3D JavaScript engine for canvas and SVG. With Zdog, you can design and render simple 3D models on the Web. Zdog is a pseudo-3D engine. Its geometries exist in 3D space, but are rendered as flat shapes. This makes Zdog special.”

This is fantastic!

It reminds me of the mobile game “Monument Valley“.

Kunit92

Kunit92

“Home barista. Japan. I love birds and coffee, thank you for watching latte art”

Incredibly detailed artwork of nearby birds created in the foam of a cafe latte.

The Incredible Ice Formations of Lake Baikal

The Incredible Ice Formations of Lake Baikal

“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…”

Some fantastic shots here. Beautiful.

Mastermind

Mastermind

An online single player version of this classic boardgame.

You can edit it as well.

Kind of challenging!

That is that!

Just in time for June. Get out there and (hopefully) enjoy the (hopefully) nice weather!

See you next week.

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May 24th, 2019

Welcome my Friday tribe…

And happy Memorial Day weekend to my American friends.

Let’s begin…

Apollo 11 CM

Apollo 11 CM

A 3D interactive model of the interior of the Apollo 11 Command Module.

“The Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia,” was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket.”

You can also view the exterior.

Nicely done, by the Smithsonian Institution.

This 3D Printed ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lamp Looks Like A Dragon Breathing Fire

This 3D Printed 'Game Of Thrones' Lamp Looks Like A Dragon Breathing Fire

Created by Kvant3d.com [whose website is down as of this writing.] These are in extremely limited supply. As of right now their Etsy shop is out of stock. Each dragon fire lamp costs $63.59USD plus shipping.

These are obviously very popular. Well done.

Thibaud Poirier – Sacred Spaces: A series on modernist churches

Thibaud Poirier - Sacred Spaces: A series on modernist churches

“The modern church is a delicate institution; under siege from countering theologies, philosophies and the super speed of daily life, it must at once withstand the constant tempest of change while remaining anchored to tradition. The way the most long-standing institutions have done this is by finding a balance: deep roots that touch the core of humanity and yet a flexible reedlike ability to bend and sway with the tensions of modernity.”

There are some really beautiful, thoughtful constructions here.

bloqki

bloqki

A fairly challenging puzzle game.

Click a tile to turn it until the lines match up to form single lines, shapes, etc. Starts off simple…

Flash is required. (In 2019?!)

Bonus Link!

10 Fun Facts about the New TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, Open Today

10 Fun Facts about the New TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, Open Today

“Today” meaning May 15, 2019

Really beautifully decorated and some great retro architecture.

See also “A Look Inside The Fabulously Retro Hotel Rooms At The TWA Hotel“.

There we go.

Have a happy Friday and a great (long?) weekend.

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May 17, 2019

Well Hello there Friday people!

At last: Friday again. And where I live it’s another long weekend. Sweet!

Linkaging time…

GB Studio

GB Studio

“A free and easy to use retro adventure game creator for your favourite handheld video game system”

No coding required. This tool allows you to focus on the story you want to tell, and how you want it to look.

It outputs genuine GameBoy roms which you can play in an emulator.

Pretty incredible

BUGA Wood Pavilion 2019

BUGA Wood Pavilion 2019

“The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. Its segmented wood shell is based on biological principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, which have been studied by the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart for almost a decade.”

These are beautiful, completely new architectural designs.

Much more information here.

Truebird Micro-Cafe

Truebird Micro-Cafe

“The automated micro-cafe we designed for Truebird Coffee. The kiosk brews, pours, and serves delicious cups of coffee, all of which can be ordered from the Truebird app or ordering stand. The kiosk is up and running at NewLab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.”

The demo video of this kiosk is mesmerizing. Really poetically designed. I love it.

Created by Leadoff Studio, who appear to create a lot of interesting packaging and industrial design.

Missile Tunnel

Missile Tunnel

Basically: Try to get all the way through the tunnel.

I found this extremely challenging. But fun!

This concludes the test! Or uh… the links. For Friday. Friday Links!

See you in seven days, Friday People.

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May 10th, 2019

Happy Friday!

Already! Amazing.

Let’s go!

The Coffee Monsters

The Coffee Monsters

“Hello. I’m Stefan Kuhnigk and i create the original coffeemonsters.

Drawings on coffee stains on paper. And this is my very own gallery.”

Mr. Kuhnigk takes coffee splatters and turns them into whimsical cartoon monsters. Really great work.

Instagram of course.

h/t MyModernMet

Two Names KC

Two Names KC

Enter any two names (or really any two words) and this site will create a 3d rotational animation that switches between the two.

Cleverly done!

New Horizon

New Horizon

“In July 2019 Doug Aitken will present NEW HORIZON, a multifaceted art event that challenges the notion of art in the 21st-century. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts, centered around a stunning reflective hot air balloon and gondola.”

US Only from the looks of it. Beautiful. Probably stunning in person.

Sent along by Kate S.

Planet Defense

Planet Defense

A stressful but well animated “asteroids”-style planet defense game.

Behold my current score. It’s challenging!

And there you go. Frriiiiiiday linked.

See you next (long?) weekend!

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May 3rd, 2019

It’s Friday!

Still Spring (and not yet Summer) where I live. But soon… soon…

And now it’s link time!

Marchand Meffre: Theaters (2005-20XX)

Marchand Meffre: Theaters (2005-20XX)

“In the early 20th century, following the development of the entertainment industry, hundreds of theaters were built across North America. Major entertainment firms and movie studios commissioned specialized architects to build grandiose and extravagant auditoriums.”

“Now, many are reused as churches, retail spaces, flea markets, bingo halls, discos, supermarkets or warehouses. Some are waiting for a restoration and some others just sit abandoned.”

Beautifully shot, heartbreakingly modified.

Obvious Plant

Obvious Plant

There are some gems in here. “Funeral Kazoo“?! Hooo boy!

h/t: colossal

CO2.earth

CO2.earth

“Earth’s CO2 Home Page”

This site comprehensively tracks the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere via sensors at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

They also have a Twitter account you can follow.

Sports Car Challenge

Sports Car Challenge

“Sports Car Challenge is a cool racing simulation game in which you can try out a sports car and test its capabilities. You can explore the vast 3D city and drive wherever you wish. “

It feels floaty in a way that reminds me of Grand Theft Auto. It’s pretty fun, and pretty challenging. (And renders in your browser. Crazy)

Bonus Link!

The Camera In The Mirror

The Camera In The Mirror

“Selfies” taken by the Google Streetview camera in a variety of interior locations.

This has been your Friday Links for Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

See you next week everybody!

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April 26th, 2019

Well happy Friday everybody!

And it’s the last on in April 2019. That went by quickly again.

And so here we go!

Flora Borsi: Selfie

Flora Borsi: Selfie

Ms. Borsi recreates historic photographs as if she were in the shot, taking it as a selfie. These are friggin’ brilliant.

Borsi was previously featured on the Friday Links for her “Time Travel” gallery, where she placed herself in historic pictures as a bystander or participant.

A Song Of Ice And Fire Speculative World Map

A Song Of Ice And Fire Speculative World Map

I am quite late to this, as it was first released in Feb. 2012. Holy crap what a comprehensive map for the fictional world of Game of Thrones!

You can browse by chapter, or by region, etc. etc. etc.

Beautifully rendered.

“Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?”

"Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?"

An extremely challenging multiple-choice quiz. Also: some pretty excellent vintage poster art.

shipz.io

shipz.io

“A Multiplayer Battleship game”

Yup. It sure is. Pretty fun, and usually several available players. I like.

And there we go! Friday all linked up!

See you in May everybody!

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April 19th, 2019

It’s Friday again!

And not just any Friday: Good Friday!

Whuhoo! And also it’s Friday Links Time. Win / win.

Photo Mosh

Photo Mosh

Glitchify any photo, or an image you capture with your webcam. Save as a variety of formats.

A fun little tool!

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Lesley A. Jensen (aka Red-Flare) is an artist and hobbyist from the US who has created numerous collections of carefully decorated Easter Eggs. She covers the Marvel Universe, the Walking Dead, and several others. These are terrific!

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

Jada Fitch is an artist and illustrator based in Portland, Maine. She’s also a self-professed ‘birder’ who not only enjoys birdwatching and illustrating them (her bird drawings are wonderful), but also making tiny homes for her winged friends and filling them with delicious treats.”

She creates quite a bit of other content, and has an online shop, but this tickled me.

Play For Good

Play For Good

Instructions are primarily in French but you’ll definitely figure it out.

Press and hold to build up your jump, then release to jump.

Extremely addictive!

And there we go! Alllll Friday’d up!

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody!

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April 12th, 2019

Well hellooooo Friday!

Welcome back everybody.

Finally warming up, where I live.

Let’s get to it!

Colorize Photos

Colorize Photos

“Use Deep Learning to Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos”

A pretty amazing little tool.

Not that everybody has tons of B&W photos but it’s a neat trick in 2019.

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

e.g.: “Mickey Rooney’s Potato Fantasy Family Restaurant” (which only served potatoes. Period.)

I had NO IDEA! This is a fascinating read.

See also (related?) “Mickey Rooney’s amazing sex life“.

Berlin Transit Map

Berlin Transit Map

Given that I live in Toronto and we still have our piddly 2.5 lines of subways, this is magnificent.

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

A first-person shooter populated entirely by eggs. (First-egg shooter?)

Just in time for easter! (I guess)

And that’s that!

Have a fantastic Friday everybody.

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