February 22nd, 2019

Welcome back to Friday!

And it’s the last one in Feb. 2019. That was super fast.

And now! Some links.

Nordic Style: These Vintage IKEA Catalog Covers Will Blow You Away

Nordic Style: These Vintage IKEA Catalog Covers Will Blow You Away

Or at the very least, they’re pretty well designed. 🙂

Click-baity headlines = dated! Oh well…

CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Browse the web using an in-browser emulation of the first web browser from 1990.

e.g.: the Friday Links!

It’s a little more complicated than expected. I started browsing using Mosaic in 1994. The web is old!

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

“Between 1931 and 1937 the Graf Zeppelin crossed the South Atlantic 136 times. The trips took about four days in each direction, and a one-way ticket was about $400, which translates to about $7,050 in today’s money.”

I find it interesting that many of the interiors look like mid-60s office meeting rooms.

Also: Smoking rooms. On a zeppelin. Filled with hydrogen gas. Yikes!

UFO Attack 3d

UFO Attack 3d

A really challenging arcade shooter. Nicely designed!

I would play the crap out of this on my PS4. No joke.

There ya go! That was easy right?

Let’s do it again next week!

Have a great weekend.

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February 15th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And welcome to your Friday Links! It’s mid-February, and where I live, we get a long weekend. Huzzah!

For whatever reason, this edition is half Dutch. It just worked out that way. Please know that I really did try for three-quarters.

Experience The Night Watch

Experience The Night Watch

An interactive examination of this seminal Rembrandt work presented by the Rijks Museum.

Really beautifully done.

Maptime Amsterdam #5: Street Patterns

Maptime Amsterdam #5: Street Patterns

“This is a tutorial on using OpenStreetMap road data to make physical visualizations using Fablab equipment.”

Search for a specific intersection or area of a map. Generate data from that map, transform that data into an SVG image (and its data) and 3D print that into a model of that intersection. Or print a t-shirt of it. Or whatever else you want to do with it.

A great, fun little idea.

Candida Höfer – In Mexico

Candida Höfer - In Mexico

“Her archetypal images capture the interiors of grand spaces including libraries, theatres, churches and museums—spaces of public congregation that in her photographs are rendered devoid of people.”

This is making the rounds, and currently installed at Sean Kelly in New York.

These are very large format prints covering nearly 600 years of Mexican architecture.

Really beautiful, striking work.

Mario-Combat

Mario-Combat

[Flash is required, sorry]

Mario Brothers, but Mario fights Bowser.

Challenging. Well made. I thought it would be a Mortal Combat mashup but sadly, no.

Get out there and have an excellent (long?) weekend everybody!

Happy Friday!

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February 8th, 2019

Welcome back to Friday!

I hope it’s warm where you are.

Ready for links? Ready for links!

Celebrities Then And Now (Together)

Celebrities Then And Now (Together)

(German title: “BerĂĽhmtheiten neben ihrem Ich von damals”)

“Ard Gelinck photoshopped several celebrities next to their former selves and it looks pretty good.”

Carefully placing current (ish) and former portraits of musical artists. Some great work here.

Mind Twisting Art: Cartoons Mixed Into Classic Paintings

Mind Twisting Art: Cartoons Mixed Into Classic Paintings

These are extremely good. They’re from 2011 with no credit to the creators at all. So good though.

SarcasticRover: Mars recruitment posters (fixed)

SarcasticRover: Mars recruitment posters (fixed)

“Right there. That’s where I’ll bury your corpse, Gerry.”

These are both hilarious and dire.

Just Another Stacking Game

Just Another Stacking Game

Think “Jenga” but each block gets smaller based on where you placed the previous one.

Quite tricky! I like it.

And that… is that! All linked up.

Thanks for following along at home. See you next week everybody.

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February 1st, 2019

Heyooooo!

It’s Friday. And so, so cold.

And February!

Readyyyyyyyy? Go!

Top Of The Spots

Top Of The Spots

“Which song has been played more on Spotify?”

More challenging (and probably more depressing) than you think.

Kutarq: Sp!n

Kutarq: Sp!n

“The Sp!n spinning top creates an optical illusion of levitation. When spinning the top, an exclamation mark appears. More than a simple toy, Sp!n is a tool that can be used to relieve stress or reduce anxiety.”

It spins for a super long time too. In some cases as long as five minutes. (!)

Unclear where they can ship this but you can buy one here for 972 Yen (~$9 USD.)

Sign-IO

Sign-IO

“A Support Vector Machine Implementation for Sign Language Recognition”

This is an overtly “sciency” page but it’s to present a new invention: gloves that produce speech when the wearer uses sign language.

This is a pretty groundbreaking invention. It appears to be early days for it but still: great, great idea!

Drawer Simulator

Drawer Simulator

This is a weird little game.

You can only use arrow keys to wiggle, push, pull, wiggle (etc) a rickety drawer full of kitchen utensils.

It’s challenging!!

And that’s that! Alllll linked up.

See you next week!

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