November 27th, 2015

Well will ya look at that! Friday!

And look: some links!

Here we go…

Google Street View: Jordan Highlights

Google gives ancient Jordan historical sites a thorough Street View treatment. This could eat up several hours of your day.

1850s and 1860s Hotel Menus

From the University of Houston comes this compendium of very old hotel restaurant menus.

Roast mutton, anybody…?

The Telharmonium

Atlas Obscura with an interesting entry about a 1906 invention that was (sort of) the “Spotify” of its day.

xkcd: Hoverboard

A pretty challenging little game to celebrate the new xkcd book “Thing Explainer” which came out this week. (And is most likely worth a read.)

Bonus Link!

Emirates Air-Line “New Perspective” campaign

This is a series of intricately detailed photomosaics of 38 iconic locations around the world, created for the Emirates airline.


Some reads!

Steve Albini: Why I Haven’t Had A Conventional Christmas in 20 Years. A heartbreaking, inspiring read by one of our generation’s finest recording engineers.

Some more Holiday suggestions:

Here’s a great gift guide for designers. I like. A lot.

Also, how about the “Ring” connected doorbell. It sounds pretty awesome. ($199USD) I say this as a person who has not had a functioning doorbell in over 12 years. BoingBoing has a comprehensive (positive) review of this device.

And finally: maybe consider using to send your Xmas cards this year. You choose the card designs (and they’re excellent,) you customize the messaging, choose the font style (which emulates handwriting) and they all get put in envelopes and sent to the appropriate recipients. This is a great idea. Very modern.

Have a great weekend everybody.