April 28th, 2017

Hello Friiiiiday!

At last.

Let’s get to the linkages!

Mini Paper Pavilion Club

Mini Paper Pavilion Club

“The Miniature Paper Pavilion Club met biweekly throughout 2012 – 2015 in Vancouver, Canada, to build tiny commemorative public spaces. We created approximately sixty imaginary landscapes with structures using paper exclusively.”

Carefully constructed. I like. Also: prolific!

TV Food Maps

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If you’re a fan of a TV food show, you can use this site to find the location of several restaurants, diners, etc. featured on any popular TV food show.

You can search by city or geographic location, or you can start from the show you want, and see all the geographic locations they went to.

Comprehensive!

Sent in by Lauren M.

First Drive: 1949 Kurtis Sport Car

First Drive: 1949 Kurtis Sport Car

Now, I’m not generally a “car guy”, but… look at this thing!

It’s super, duper rare (one of only 36 ever made,) and wow it’s a beaut.

Wooden Path

A subtle little puzzler. Like very basic tetris.

Bonus Link!

Reverse OCR

“I am a bot that grabs a random word and draws semi-random lines until the OCRad.js library recognizes it as the word.”

Yes… Yes, you sure are. (What?)

A couple of great little reads this week:

I’m Wes Anderson, And I’m Directing This FBI Investigation Into Russia And The Trump Campaign.

Written by Matthew Disler for McSweeney’s. Just great.

Also: R.I.P. Jonathan Demme, by David Byrne. :'(

And there we go. Friday is all wrapped up.

Enjoy your hopefully seasonably warm weekend everybody.

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April 21st, 2017

We have arrived at the end of your work week.

And as your reward, some links. 🙂

c. 1960s – The lost photos of Barcelona

c. 1960s - The lost photos of Barcelona

“Sponheim spotted a stack of photo negatives on a table, and after checking that they were decently exposed, asked the vendor how much. She asked for $2.50 for an envelope of the shots. He paid her $3.50.

“Upon returning home, Sponheim scanned the negatives and discovered that he had stumbled upon the work of an unknown but immensely talented photographer.”

These are beautiful!

I am developing a thing for found film projects. Ever since “Finding Vivian Maier” I’ve been a little obsessed, and so far there is no shortage of new, interesting finds.

Barbara Custom Motorcycles – Photoshop Preparations

Barbara Custom Motorcycles - Photoshop Preparations

Barbara Custom Motorcycles design (but do not build) some extraordinary 2-wheeled vehicle designs. They can assist with the design of custom parts, which I find interesting.

Definitely check out their Instagram and Facebook page. Just great stuff.

PotusStaff

“In solidarity with others who were courageous enough to create #altgov twitter accounts, pushing back against President Trump’s attempt to silence dissent and inconvenient facts, we are committed to supporting the resistance by revealing the inner chaos and incompetence of President Trump’s White House.”

This is… definitely very interesting.

Run 3

A pretty straightforward run-and-jump game, but it gets challenging pretty fast.

Sent in by Raf M.

Bonus Link!

Flour Crowns: Delicious Food Crowns Self-Portraits by Lauren Hom

Flour Crowns: Delicious Food Crowns Self-Portraits by Lauren Hom

Exactly what it says on the tin.

Meticulously staged. Beautiful. Also probably delicious. 🙂

Sent in by Lauren M.

Also: I dunno if you guys saw but Google Earth overhauled its interface this past week and man… it is excellent.

Google Earth and Google Maps are my two very favorite inventions in the world.

And there we go! Links! Sorted!

I hope your Friday, and your Weekend, are great.

See you in seven days.

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April 14th, 2017

Happy Friday (off?)!

Where I live, it’s a day off. And it’s nice out! And it’s Friday!

And there are these links I found…

North: An Illustrated Travelogue by Christoph Niemann

North: An Illustrated Travelogue by Christoph Niemann

Created by this author, artist and photographer Niemann, this is an insightful, beautiful travelogue to the far North. Lovely.

Self-Reflected

Self-Reflected

“Dr. Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Dr. Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created Self Reflected to elucidate the nature of human consciousness, bridging the connection between the mysterious three pound macroscopic brain and the microscopic behavior of neurons.”

These visualizations and renderings look just beautiful!

A lot of science is behind them too. Come and learn about your brain!

Solar System In A Bottle

(To scale)

“A small bottle attempting to maintain the correct scale between the 8 planets of the solar system at a scale of 1:5,000,000,000.”

I love this. 🙂

Easter Egg Hop!

A frantic, but still very much fun, flash game.

Sent in by Traci T.

Bonus Link!

Katafocus

“Katafotus reflective pins can be easily attached to clothes, bags or rucksacks to dramatically improve safety of night walks and bicycle rides without compromising appearance.”

A great, great idea. For a safer pedestrian.

And there we go!

Happy Easter (if you’re into that kind of thing.)

See you next week!

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April 7th, 2017

And we’re back, and it’s Friday again!

Over to Jerry with your weather… (no? Ohhh…)

To the links!!

FedEx Soundtrack

A music / web installation from FedEx. If you have a tracking number, enter it, and this site will generate graphics and music based on that id.

Strange that FedEx came up with this, or probably their agency of choice. Pretty well executed.

Inside Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

Inside Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

“A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the ‘hotel with the worst view in the world.’ The hotel will open on March 20 with rooms costing $30 (Dh110) a night.”

As with most things Banksy, it’s stunning, and quite a statement.

Levitating Turntable by MAG-LEV Audio

Levitating Turntable by MAG-LEV Audio

Hoooo boy look at that.

I will not be buying this but it looks just lovely. This Kickstarter project was aiming for $300,000 but funded up to $552,178. The final product cost will be around $880. (Not including shipping.)

Nicely done.

Ninjas Vs. Aliens

a.k.a.: Space Invaders, but with Ninja throwing stars.

It’s a challenging little time-waster. I like.

And there are your Friday Links!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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