November 25th, 2016

Welcome! It is Friday!

And apparently it’s Black Friday. Use caution, everybody (in the US.)

Let’s begin…

Eric Standley

Eric Standley

Eric is a particularly gifted paper artist.

Discovered via the website Strictly Paper. You guys know me. You know I have a thing for intricate paper art. This is one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen. Some of these constructions involve 184 layers of laser-cut paper. Intricate, complex and just lovely.

I’ve featured Mr. Standley here a few years ago, but that link is dead now, and this has much more detail.

ManyMaps

Choose a location. Color / design it however you like. Order a large-size print of it. Hang it on your wall.

This is a great idea!

You Are Listening To Los Angeles

Police scanner + ambient music = induced drama…

(Note: not solely Los Angeles. You can choose from a variety of [American] cities.)

Click

An interesting and eye-opening little site that shows you the things your web browser can “know” about your browsing activities.

It’s also funny. (The sound is worth it.)

Making the rounds, for good reason.

Bonus Link!

Casanova

Click to stretch your galloping giraffe’s neck to plant kisses on approaching giraffes of varying heights.

Just like it sounds! 😉

There we go. You’re all linked up!

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my American friends. I hope your family dinners were delicious and stress-free.

See you next week.

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P.S. Exactly one month until Xmas. So fast!

November 18th, 2016

Welcome.

There are only six more Fridays left in 2016.

Use them wisely!

And now: the links!

The Roaring Twenties

“An interactive exploration of the historical soundscape of New York City” (in the 1920’s)

A cool project to support the book The Soundscape of Modernity.

Suggested by the podcast 99% Invisible.

QuickDraw

QuickDraw

“Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? See how well it does with your drawings and help teach it, just by playing.”

A pretty fun guessing game (for the computer.) Amazing.

Inside AirBNB

A really well-made map-based view into how AirBNB is being used in Los Angeles (only.)

There is a LOT of data here. Well presented. Interesting.

Monster Milktruck!

Drive a milk truck across roads supplied by Google Earth satellite imagery.

The gravity is a little weird so I ended up flying quite a bit. Still fun.

Bonus Link!

Airports Furthest From Their Cities

[self explanatory]

Almost all of them in Europe. (No shout out for Vancouver?)

And so there we go, hey? All done, riiiight?

Thanks for following along at home.

Happy Friday!

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November 11th, 2016

It is Friday.

It is Remembrance Day where I live.

It is Veteran’s Day in the US.

[pause here for moment of silence.]

And on top of that this has been quite the week. But at least we have some links to check out!

Here goes.

NameDat

“Facts and Stats about your Name.”

That tagline does not do justice to this site.

It presents those stats as a cleverly-designed infographic. Nicely done.

Maotik: Flow

Maotik: Flow

“Inspired by the natural phenomenon of the tides, the multimedia environment offers a sensory experience poetic, playful and aesthetic principles of the rise and fall of sea levels.”

This would be pretty amazing to see in person. Beautiful. Nerdy!

Digital Doilies

A quick little in-browser reflective / kaleidoscopic drawing program. Lovely!

Fist Of Awesome

You fight bears with an incredibly powerful punch.

It’s funny, a little irreverent, and definitely addictive.

Bonus Link!

Caleb Charland: Back To Light

“By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side a small electrical current is generated. The utter simplicity of this electrical phenomenon is endlessly fascinating for me.”

Mr. Charland photographs some pretty intricate still lives of plants self-generating their own light.

I mean: Who knew?! Pretty fascinating! And beautifully composed.

These have been your Friday Links!

Shout out to all of our veterans and members of our armed forces around the world. We owe you everything.

See you next week. Thanks for reading, especially this week.

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November 4th, 2016

Hello Friday Fans!

This is the last Friday before the US presidential election.

What will all our future Fridays be like? I guess (if you’re American) that’s up to you now.

I remain optimistic. For example: Congratulations, Chicago Cubs! 🙂

Ok. Here goes! Friday Links Time!

This is How New York City Celebrated Halloween in 1993

[self explanatory]

Not a cellphone in sight! Amazing.

Slightly nsfw in places, but otherwise an outright gas.

A Movie Poster A Day

I’m designing a movie poster every day for 2016.

Created by Pete Majarich who appears to definitely have some design chops.

Sent along by Alfred A.

Jug Cerovic: One Metro World

“Metro maps are much more than mere functional diagrams to me, I consider them works of art that shape our mental image of the city and contribute to an iconic shared identity.

“I have created 40 beautiful and efficient subway maps for 40 metropolises using a common graphic language in order to offer a new perspective as well as a platform for the exploration and enjoyment of the underground world.”

These are beautiful. These were originally a Kickstarter project so it may be super limited edition, but I sure hope not. They’re beautiful.

Paint With Hillary Clinton

Suitably, it resembles a paint program for Windows 95. Nostalgia!

Bonus Link!

Seth Casteel: Pounce

Seth Casteel: Pounce

Seth is a photographer of (primarily) pets in action based out of Venice, CA.

These are great.

Have a happy Friday everyone!

See you all (hopefully) in seven days.

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