May 30th, 2014

It’s the last Friday in May, which means I guess Summer can finally begin (in my hemisphere.)

And now… your Friday Links!

» TwinKind

“Hello future. Have you ever imagined a true-to-life miniature version of yourself?
We’ve made it possible through state-of-the art 3D scanning and color printing technology. The result is stunningly detailed figurines that you can hold in your hands and observe from any angle.”
Kind of an interesting idea.
The process definitely takes time to look the best. But I kind of like it.

» Flocabulary

“Flocabulary presents academic content in a highly-engaging, contemporary format. Let the topic speak for itself, providing students with both visual and aural exposure.”
Academic content presented via hip-hop. This is a fascinating idea.
Extra points for one of the best domain names I’ve heard of in years. (Which also should be a hip-hop artist’s name.)

» 50 Ways To Get A Job

Speaking as someone who recently found one, after a lengthy search, I do recommend this website. It’s fascinating how it breaks things down. It may not help you actually find that job, but it will inform the way you search. I like.

» One Button Bob

The button does a different thing in each level. It starts off easy enough…

Bonus Link!

» Rick Ashley: Prom Couples

“The high school prom is a social ritual unique to North America, and as with any good ritual photography is an integral part. From an early age we are coached on how to present ourselves to the camera, yet we still look to the photographer for direction and validation.”
Sweet and awkward and sincere. Some great work here. Timely, too.

Happy Friday! See you next week.


May 23rd, 2014

Friiiiiday at last. It’s still May! It’s still Spring. I hope it feels like all of those things wherever you read this.

To the links!

» Charlie Layton – Freezer Friday

These are amazing!
Sent along by Cassie P.
Also: This is my kind of guy. Friday!

» Priceonomics: How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company

“Over thirty years, Vinton had built his firm, Vinton Studios, into a $28-million-a-year enterprise.

And now he was in the board room, tracing over the language that seized his kingdom. Hours earlier, he’d handed over his company and all of its trademarks to Nike co-founder Phil Knight.”
A bit of a heartbreaking story, but a good read. Also some great videos included.

» Spurious Correlations

“The server attempts to generate a new correlation every 60 seconds.”
There are definitely some bizarre ones here. It isn’t clear how this all came about.
My (uhhhm) favorite (?) at the moment: Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming-pool correlates with Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in.

» Scary Maze Game 5

This is a particularly challenging game. I did not play it with a traditional mouse (I used a trackpad) and it is tougher than it looks. Well done!

Bonus Link!

» Vanguard Isaiah All-Terrain Fat Bike


And now to the rest of your Friday.

See you next week!


May 16th, 2014

Welcome back to Friday!

And hopefully: A long weekend!

Let’s roll…

» Davide Luciano: Gourmet Mousetraps

Whimsical. Kind of delicious looking. Those poor mice…


‘”What if you were only known for the worst thing you’ve ever done?”
Stories of ex-convicts who changed the hustle’
A poignant gallery of ex-con entrepreneurs. Fascinating.

» Dangerdust on Behance

“Despite our overwhelming workload at Columbus College of Art & Design we bring it upon ourselves to create a chalkboard every week. We have taken over the chalkboard on the third floor of Crane and every Monday a new board appears.”
These are amazing.
Also see this link for more detailed views.

» Tank Travel

A pretty fun, challenging little tank game.

Bonus Link!

» Agency Survival Kits

“What a beautiful surprise! The project you’ve been working on for the past 3 months is due tomorrow morning and the client just asked for 500 last minute changes… Don’t panic, we’ve come up with a simple way to make your upcoming extra hours easier: the Overtime Survival Kit. In it you will find everything you need to overcome the task at hand.”
A) A neat little package.
B) A great web design and interface.
C) Why only for agency types?

Happy Friday everybody!


May 9th, 2014

Ohhhh lookit! FRIDAY!

And where I am, it is FINALLY warm outside! (Rainy, but warm.)

To the links!

» The Nicest Place on the Internet

Need a hug? This video has potentially limitless amounts of them.

» Jim Golden: Relics Of Technology

Portland, Oregon based photographer Jim Golden iconically photographs several items that are now out of date, but makes them look pretty cool.
Suggested by Kate S.

» Picassohead

Create your own Picasso-like portrait.
A little basic of course, but still fun.
Suggested by Elizabeth B.

» Sneeze

A very, very addictive game. You have one sneeze. The goal is to infect as many people as possible, with the percentage goal rising with each level. Well done.

Bonus Link!

» Delightful 3D Illusion Sand Drawings

“New Zealand-based art group 3D Sand Drawing creates delightful 3D illusion sand drawings that appear to pop out of the beach.”
There is a Facebook group you can join as well. Amazing.

Have a happy, happy Friday.


May 2nd, 2014

Welcome back to Friday. And holy cow: It’s May!

Here we go…

» Noisli

“Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing.”
Sent in by many subscribers, but kind of cool. Soooothing…

» Collector’s Weekly: My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection

“When Sarah O’Holla started her blog “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection,” its title was a playful nod to the 1,500-album elephant in the room, poking fun at the snobbish seriousness of collectors like her partner, Alex Goldman. Despite packing and unpacking Goldman’s vinyl collection for five different moves over the course of their nine-year relationship, O’Holla had only listened to a small sliver of his music. So in a recent moment of inspiration, O’Holla set out to conquer the entire collection, writing a review for every album from A to Z.”
First off: her blog is fantastic, but this interview is also a great encapsulation of the whole process.

» CleverPet: A Console that Teaches and Feeds Your Dog All Day

“A smart WiFi-connected device your pet can use. Automatically entertain and educate your dog, even when they’re home alone.”
This is a kickstarter for a network-connected device that trains and entertains your dog.
I have a feeling my cat would actually also enjoy this. Interesting!

» Run

A fun little running game. It’s imaginative. Only issue I have: the music is repetitive. Still: fun.

Bonus Link!

» Someone Ate This

A tumblr blog of the grossest, most unappetizing photographs of, um, “food”. Caution: gross.

Happy Friday. And maybe now could we finally have some good weather?

See you next week.