Mar. 28th, 2014

Hello again.

Are you ready to say good bye to March 2014? I sure am.

And while we’re at it: some links!

» Michael Paul Smith: Elgin Park

The main link is really just a description of this photographic project. But take a look instead at this story from the UK’s Daily Mail, and then dive into his Flickr Pool. The amount of detail this guy puts into his photographs is inspiring.
Sent along by Cassie P., among many, many others. Thank you.

» If Pixar Ruled The Oscars

A few weeks late but still good. 🙂
Sent in by Bonnie P.

» Where The Streets Have Your Name

Enter your first name. Click the button. See either a Google maps or a Google Earth representation of how many locations in the US have streets with that name.
A great data visualization experiment.

» Home Sheep Home 2: Lost In London

I spent an inordinate amount of time playing this. It’s nicely designed.
Great find, Heather D.!

Bonus Link!

» Movie DNA

“Unique movie memorabilia. Every frame of your favourite movie, stitched into one incredible art print. Find out what your favourite movie’s made of. 130,000 frames compressed into One frame.”
It’s a bit odd, but I like it.

Happy Friday everybody. Stay safe out there.


Mar. 21st, 2014

Welcome to the first Friday of Spring, 2014!

I hope it is lovely outside, wherever you are.

But before you check that… Some links!!

» Interviewly

“Interviews with interesting people, pulled from Reddit, organized, and made prettier.”
It’s a pretty ingenious idea.
My favorite so far (and why wouldn’t it be?) is Dave Grohl.

» Gap Mannequin Project

“I try on clothes and have my photo taken because it’s fun.”
They all look so serious though!

» DVDP (aka: His Visual Chinatown)

A series of somewhat mindbending animated gifs created by Budapest-based artist Davidope.

» Circle Game

“Eat smaller circles. Avoid smaller circles”
It all sounds so simple…
Sent in by Kate S. (who is addicted.)

Bonus Link!

» Your Complete Guide To The Watches Of United States Presidents

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An extremely detailed look at a pretty wide range of watches spanning nearly 240 years.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday. See you next week!


Mar. 14th, 2014

Friday at last. And where I live it’s been a weather roller-coaster.

Time for some links!

» Random Teleporter

Randomly teleport to different locations around the world. View your location via Google Maps Street view or map view.
This could easily eat up hours of your day.

» Stamp Yo Face!

“Turn your face or a loved one’s into a marvelous custom stamp creation.”
Really cool. Also whoever is doing the illustrations for the stamps is extremely gifted.

» Radio Shack Catalog Archive

Now that the storied electronics chain is shutting down 1100 stores across America, it might be a good time to revel in the company’s heyday. (Well… or not. 🙂 )

» Turbo Dismount

A great upgrade to the original “Truck Dismount” from 2004 or so.
The replay value of this is potentially endless.
Sent in by Matt S.

Bonus Link!

» Luca Iaconi-Stewart: World’s Greatest Undiscovered Modelmaker?

This guy is… extremely talented. He (and his team) created a 1:60 scale paper model of a Boeing 747. Complete with seats, landing gear, captain’s chairs, etc. Insane.

Have a lovely Friday and a fantastic weekend.


Mar. 7th, 2014

Ohhhh it’s nearly spring. You can almost feel it.

But today is also Friday! Let’s check out some sites together…

» Jeffrey Stephenson: The DuMont

Jeffrey Stephenson recreates a late-50s console TV set using an iPad mini and Jawbone Jambox bluetooth speaker.
It looks fantastic.

» True Detective Prints by Nigel Evan Dennis

If you’re like me, and are pretty obsessed with this HBO show, you might be interested in some of these iconic, beautiful design prints inspired by that show. They look great. One of them has a map of the entire one-take segment from episode 4. So great.

» Shopped Tattoos

Seattle-based tattoo artist Cheyenne Randall photoshops tattoo art onto vintage celebrity photos. I think the one of Marilyn Monroe is my favorite.

» Dodge Copter

Avoid bombs, collect coins, do it faster.
I find this kind of thing meditative.
Sent in by Sheryl K.

Bonus Link!

» Making Fun: Mission Control Desk

“My older son recently started school and needed his own desk for doing homework. I wanted to make something nicer than a simple tabletop with legs, and realized that I could also build in a bit of fun for when the homework is finished. Both my boys and I still had space travel on our minds from our summer trip to Kennedy Space Center. For this desk project, I decided to go with a NASA theme.”
I have no words. Just an awesome project.

Happy (hopefully warm) Friday everybody.