Apr. 25th, 2014

Well hello there, Friday Fans. Let’s get to some Friday Links!

» Piotr Bockenheim: Eggs

These intricately carved egg shells created by Polish artist Piotr Bockenheim are stunningly beautiful.

» Public Domain Review: Space Colony Art from the 1970s

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These are fantastic.

» Vintage Everyday: The 1900 Paris World’s Fair In Color Photos

I love early color photographs. These are amazing. They are not “true” color photographs but are hand-tinted, but they still look great.

» Super Planet Crash

“To beat Super Planet Crash, create a planetary system that can survive for 500 years.”
This is definitely addictive, and simply designed.

Bonus Link!

» NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

Created by Nathan W. Pyle
These are great (and not necessarily applicable only to New York.)

Happy Friday! And have a lovely weekend.

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Apr. 18th, 2014

Ahhhh Friday… At last!

And hey sure some links too. 🙂

» A Restaurant Made Entirely Out Of Cardboard in Taiwan

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“Plates, cups, tables, chairs, light fixtures, and even the walls are made entirely out of recyclable material in Carton King Creativity Park restaurant in Taichung City, Taiwan. This quirky concept was conceived by a former paper salesman Huang Fang-liang who wanted to make an environmental statement through his creative business.”
Bonus: The food looks delicious.
Sent in by Lizzy K.

» Coloring Book Corruptions

Artists take existing coloring book illustrations and… take liberties… with them.
Some of these are definitely NSFW, but they are hilarious.

» Minimally Minimal: Sony Walkman TPS-L2

This 36-year-old device was extremely innovative for its time.
Lots of articles out there for this item lately, but this was my favorite because of its focus on the product design and the supporting advertising.

» Accurate Slapshot

Since the hockey playoffs have begun and all…
This is a challenging little game. I like.
Sent in by Alison L.

Bonus Link!

» The Balancing Barn by MVRDV

“MVRDV created a Balancing Barn on a beautiful lake in the English countryside near Thorington in Suffolk. It is both a relaxing and exciting holiday home, engaging its inhabitants with a new way to experience the countryside.”
I can’t get my head around it, but it looks remarkable.

Happy Friday!

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Apr. 11th, 2014

It! Is finally Friday!

And here! Are some Friday Links!

» World Food Clock

This site shows you how much food has been produced, consumed and (ulp!) wasted for every passing second.
If you dig deeper it also shows breakdowns of agriculture, land usage, greenhouse gases produced, etc.

» Tiii.me

“Calculate your total time spent watching TV shows”
Enter the title of a TV show (e.g. Game of Thrones) and the number of seasons you have watched, and this site will calculate how many days / hours / minutes of your life you have spent watching TV shows.
Makes me wonder if Netflix has some kind of lifetime tally for subscribers too…

» The Guardian: Classic album covers in Google Street View

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Great idea.
Suggested by Matt G. and Daniel B.

» Please Remain Calm

A challenging little platform game. Lots of shooting and jumping, but then there are also some pressing deadlines. 🙂
Addictive.
Sent along by Ashy T.

Bonus Link!

» Unexpected Portraits Capture Teen Girls When They Aren’t Looking

Photographer Julia Peirone‘s series entitled “More than Violet” captures teenage girls in the awkward pauses they experience mid-sentence.
It’s an odd little set but interesting.

Have a lovely Friday and a warm, wonderful weekend.

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Apr. 4th, 2014

April Friday!

And where I am, it’s a gloomy, rainy day. But it’s not snowing! (Yet!)

Let’s get to it!

» Warner Bros. logo design evolution

“During 90 years the Warner Bros. shield has undergone a series of refinements.”
No kidding. I like this.

» The Epic Austin Music History Chronicles

Photographed and written by Scott Newton, chronicling some 1970’s Austin music history.
Some great stories in here.

» Japan Photographs

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“Lee Chapman – Long-term Tokyo resident. Leica shooter. Lover of older, less sanitised Japan.”
Many of these are strikingly beautiful.

» 45 Guys 1 Brain

“You will have to lead the clones to the exit located at the bottom right of each level.”
Try it. You’ll see what they mean. And good luck.

Bonus Link!

» Gold – Visualized in Bullion Bars

This is a really cleverly drawn, somewhat overwhelming visualization of all of the gold in the world, ranked in numerous ways.

See? Nice!

Happy Friday everybody!

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