November 15th, 2019

Helloooooo Friday!

Mid-month already. So… so fast! Crazy.

Links time!!

miniatureglass

miniatureglass

A glass artist from Kyiv, Ukraine blows glass to create small glass spiders.

They’re gorgeous!

Threadless: Street Sheets

Street Sheets

Tokyo street designs on t-shirts, leggings, mats, etc. I like it!

An Original Volkswagen Beetle’s Wheel Hubs Are Turned into Fashionable Mini-Scooters

An Original Volkswagen Beetle's Wheel Hubs Are Turned into Fashionable Mini-Scooters

Aka: “VolksPods”

They look a little weird from a seating stance position. You’d have to lean pretty far forward. But still: great design.

Dodge This

Dodge This

You only get a single shot and must carefully align to take out the tiny Ninjas.

Also check out this bombshell report from TheAthletic.com about how the Houston Astros may have stolen the 2017 World Series.

Just a crazy report. Making waves.

And that’s your Friday links!

I guess it’s time to say: Happy Holidays!

See you next week, Friday fans!

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November 8th, 2019

Well hello there Friday folks.

Here we are: November!

And Friday!

Aaaaaand go!

Hunger For Words

Hunger For Words

anyone interested in dogs, speech therapy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), animal psychology, or new ideas. Watch, read, and follow along on this exciting journey of teaching my dog to talk!”

Stella is an 18-month-old “Catahoula / Blue Heeler mix” dog who uses a custom-built soundboard to communicate in English.

This research is fascinating, and ongoing.

There’s a pretty excellent Instagram account as well.

Making the rounds, and rightly so.

The Size Of Space

The Size Of Space

Another virtual display of just how mind-blowingly large some objects in the known universe can be.

Considerable: The Other Side of Sesame Street

Considerable: The Other Side of Sesame Street

Behind the scenes photos and interviews on how they achieved the puppetry for Sesame Street between 1970 and 1971.

It’s a lot more work than you might think. They definitely make it look easy.

Cusors.io

Cusors.io

A weird multiplayer game where you and others work your way through mazes or other simple puzzles using collaboration and wits.

Suggested by Kate S.

And that’s that, people. All out of links.

Have an excellent weekend everybody.

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November 1st, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Happy belated Hallowe’en, and happy November!

Only 27 days until the US Thanksgiving, and only 53 shopping days until Christmas.

But also 22 days until #Wolfenoot!

Let’s begin!

Raw And Rendered

Raw And Rendered

“Raw & Rendered is Joey Camacho – a freelance 3D motion and graphic designer based in Vancouver, Canada. He has created conceptual and creative design work professionally for reputable global brands as well as passionate local companies.”

Beautifully realized.

There is also an online shop.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment

Slave Rebellion Reenactment

“On November 8-9, 2019, hundreds of re-enactors will retrace the path of the largest slave rebellion in United States history, embodying a story of resistance, freedom and revolutionary action.”

This would be the German Coast Uprising of 1811 in Louisiana.

I find this super interesting. It’s a harrowing historical event that doesn’t get much coverage ever. You can join in also!

Places of Residence for Accused Witches With Timeline

Places of Residence for Accused Witches With Timeline

An interactive map of Scotland. Caution: It takes some time to full load.

Interesting! It also lists detention areas and torture methods in certain locations.

If you want to learn about a real “witch hunt”, this is a pretty good start.

Crush To Party

Crush To Party

Weird game name.

Sort of a “Wario Wares” style game where you only have seconds to complete one or another task: either crush every object, or click to make it match other objects.

Stressful! But addictive.

And that’s that! November’s first Friday: Linked!

See you next week everybody.

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October 25th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

There goes October.

And it’s still nice out where I live. Weird.

Here we go!

Here Are 2019’s Most Awful Halloween Costumes

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

The winner is a “Sexy Mr. Rogers”.

Eeeeeeyikes.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Kubrick’s Pioneering Achievement As One of the Most Significant Films Ever Made

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Kubrick’s Pioneering Achievement As One of the Most Significant Films Ever Made

From Cinepheliabeyond.org. That title is a mouthful!

This article has numerous really interesting items in it. Audio interviews, pages from the script, letters, scale models. Lots!

Ikea Tarot Deck

Ikea Tarot Deck

“Ikea is a place of transition, a journey, a source of light and comfort, but also strife. Ikea contains the universe. Harness that power to understand your own life with these cleanly designed Ikea themed tarot cards.”

Note: not “officially” from Ikea. (Just in case.)

This is fantastic. Also: you do not have to assemble it.

Tilt2

Tilt2

A tricky, simple game. Just tilt left or right to avoid objects.

I feel like it’s a zen experiment. Definitely inspires patience… and maybe some rage.

Have a lovely Friday and a lovely weekend everybody.

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October 18th, 2019

Yup. It’s Friday!

Where I live it’s getting seasonably colder. That was fast.

Here we go!!

TokyoBuild

TokyoBuild

“There’s a certain allure to Tokyo’s storefronts – the colors, the textures, the urban decay – that have inspired many artists and designers. For Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin (yes, he was indeed named after the boy in Winnie the Pooh) that inspiration came when he had the opportunity to visit Tokyo for the first time last year. Upon returning, he began a side-project called TokyoBuild.”

A series of mini dioramas of decaying storefronts found throughout Tokyo.

These are quite detailed. I love it.

Yes there is an Instagram account.

Bored Panda: 30 Worst Advertising Slogans And Taglines

Bored Panda: 30 Worst Advertising Slogans And Taglines

Definitely what it says it is. How did any of these get approved?

Let’s Read Yahoo! Internet Life, February 2001!

Let’s Read Yahoo! Internet Life, February 2001!

Holy crap. So much going on in this article. Monica Lewinski as a net entrepreneur. k.d. lang promoting the Rio MP3 player. Radiohead webrings. (Webrings?)

It’s only 18 years ago. So much of that is just… gone.

Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?

Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?

My best score after numerous tries was 93.2%. It’s quite sensitive.

It’s challenging! Mercilessly addictive.

These have been your Friday Links for October 19th, 2019.

Have an incredible (and hopefully warm) weekend everybody.

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October 11th, 2019

Fridaaaaaay!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend.

I have some links. Are you ready? Here we go.

Photos of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

Photos of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

From the Atlantic. Very large image scans from this historic fair.

So crazy.

Gnossiennes No. 1 (infinity)

Gnossiennes No. 1 (infinity)

Originally by Erik Satie. Using generative code (which they also provide for free,) it generates the music forever.

Someone should do that for Eno’s “Music for Airports

What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World

What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World

“…Knolling is a type of flat-lay photography, where different objects are arranged at 90-degree angles from each other, then photographed from above. The look is symmetrical and pleasing to the eye and allows people to see a variety of objects in a single picture; perfect for demonstrating equipment or an inventory, for example.”

Puzzle Platformer Square

Puzzle Platformer Square

A fun, simple little game.

The gravity reverses – as well as the direction controls – resulting in some brain-twisting controller functions.

I really enjoyed this!

And so this concludes our Friday Links for October 11th.

Have a great (long?) weekend!

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October 4th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And welcome to spooky October. Spooooky

Let’s go!

Maurizio Savini: Bubblegum sculptures

Maurizio Savini: Bubblegum sculptures

“Are you thinking, “Hold on – is this BUBBLEGUM?!”… yes, yes it is. These sculptures – from high heels to crocs {the animal, not the shoe} – are the work of Italian artist Maurizio Savini.”

Very detailed.

McSweeney’s: J.D. Salinger’s Spiderman

McSweeney's: J.D. Salinger's Spiderman

Expertly written. Loved it.

How many US cities can you name?

How many US cities can you name?

You keep guessing, and it keeps including statistics. Sadly no timer. (That would be neat. How many can you name in 5 minutes?) The screenshot above is mine at the 4 minute mark. Do your worst!

Spooky-land

Spooky-land

A really fun motorcycle race-and-jump game.

The physics are super fun. Surprisingly challenging!

And there we go. Links: Done!

Have a happy Friday and a lovely weekend.

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September 27th, 2019

Howwwww is it already the last Friday in September? So crazy.

Welcome! To your Friday Links!

Let’s get started…

Design With AI

Design With AI

“AI Driven Logos for your Brand”

They’re pretty pedestrian but once in a while they have some interesting output.

It’s still a work in progress, and it costs money to customizer them, but this is interesting.

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

“What is your ex-wife’s newest last name?”

Electrio

Electrio

“Connect all the electrons in a single chain. Lines must not overlap each other.”

It gets pretty challenging pretty quickly. I like it!

Sent in by Brigit A.

And that’s that! Poof! Done! Links! Friday! Done!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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September 20th, 2019

If you can believe it, it’s Friday!

Here we go!

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

“Sideman James Jamerson, Paul McCartney’s musical hero and a co-author of the Motown sound, is a great illustration of the bass’ importance in pop and R&B history.”

This type of visualization is pretty mesmerizing and educational to watch.

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

Three dimensional dioramas in a space the size of a wristwatch.

Really beautifully done.

Rotary Signal Emitter

Rotary Signal Emitter

“Artwork by Reuben Sutherland for Audiovisual duo Sculpture”

A good little tumblr featuring several custom Zeotropes and other artworks.

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

“A platformer without falling.”

It’s challenging in totally different ways. I like it!

This concludes our weekly link dump.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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September 13th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Friday… THE THIRTEENTH!!

And it’s the second-last Friday in Summer 2019. Wah.

But it’s Friday! And we’re going to get through this!

Let’s go!

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Note: definitely use headphones.

Turns out my hearing is better than I thought! (And I had chronic intermittent hearing loss for the past several years.)

It goes a little fast but it’s a good little tool. And it’s free!

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Specifically his exhibit “SÓLIDOS DEFORMES” project is quite something. They look like rock erosion but they’re made from huge books. Difficult to describe. Really well done.

A Library For Bartenders

A Library For Bartenders

“For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.”

Now you can learn to make a “Punch Royal” the way George Washington would have wanted it.

Crack The Balls

Crack The Balls

Carefully position where you will drop your missile, and it bounces and smashes a series of balls on the way down.

A little addictive. Not bad.

Well there ya go! All Friday’d up in here.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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