July 3rd, 2015

Welcome back, and welcome to July!

Summer… ahhhhh…

Links time!

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

“315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.”

It’s such a simple display of the historical data, and at the same time it is utterly devastating.

Created by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie.

Pages from Ceefax

“Displays data gathered from the BBC public RSS feeds”
According to its Wikipedia page: “Ceefax was the world’s first teletext information service. It was started by the BBC in 1974.”

I had never heard of this. Kind of fascinating. I also love that retro tech is a thing now (sort of. I don’t need to ever knowingly operate a 1981 computer ever again, thankfully.)

Cruise Ships From Above

[self explanatory]

Shockingly, the photographer Jeffrey Milstein used an actual helicopter to achieve these shots, and not a drone.

Muscle Surprise

Another bizarre creation from Old Spice.

Bonus Link!

Small Space Living: 13 Radical Tiny Cottages

Each designed by a different international architectural firm.

This week’s recommended long read (and ultra-long listen):

Here’s a giant 800-track alt/indie-focused 90’s playlist in chronological order [Medium]

[Self explanatory and… wow.] This list was lovingly curated over months, and is continuing to be revised. Links to the numerous playlists are available for Rdio and Spotify. Pretty amazing.

Sent in by Laura L.

Have a great weekend my Friday people!