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    Delightful Paper Pop-Ups by Jenny Chen Reel DIY Bike storage by Yeongkeun Jeong and Aareum Jeong. Falling Slinky (the bottom doesn't move at all until the top catches up.) Also on kottke.org: Long-distance family portraits Infographic for Fruits, Veggies and Herbs, when are they in season? (via curiosity counts) It's summer. Time for Cabin Porn. Never Mind Your Abs -- Tone Your Brain (excellent illustration by Wendy MacNaughton) Enjoy the weekend!

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    Democrats & Republicans Disagree on Brands, Too This place has an interesting bed storage solution: Potts Point Apartment (via design milk) The secret meaning of the lines on a Solo cup (which turns out to be completely coincidental) "The most inspiring leaders are those who don’t work at a job but pursue a calling." from the article Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got We Americans spend less on groceries than we did in 1982, and we spend more on processed foods: What America Spends On Groceries For your next move, bookmark UsedCardboardBoxes.com. (via Unconsumption) Nice ...

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    FAUX COVERS. My favorite: Spreadsheet Enthusiast Handmade Type Mister Rogers Remixed (via Fast Company) This looks awesome: STILLA, a gyroscopic camera. (via swissmiss) Scale of the Universe (there's music, fyi) Smart for lofts: An Instant Guest Bedroom, Made from Canvas The $4,000 Bulletproof Polo Shirt And, if you missed it: Have a nice weekend.

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    Folded paper work by Simon Schubert (via Dezeen) 20 min. video (totally worth the time, trust me): Neil Gaiman Commencement Speech (via Do Lectures) Did you know that a Dormouse can hibernate six months or longer in a year? Also, if you need a cute injection: Snoring Dormouse Tattoos and the Stories behind them: Pen & Ink MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing Google World Wonders Project (via bookofjoe) You Won’t Believe How This Cat Walks Down This Fridge Neatorama: Faces on Strainers (via designcrush) Have a lovely weekend, as usual.

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    The Plug Book I'm in love: Camp Treehouse 30 unexpected things you can still put in the compost This may or may not become a post next week: eco-amp (via treehugger) Yarn Bombing Rocky and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Dwell: The Real Cost of Rip-offs (I strongly suggest reading this article, as it makes some excellent points.) Items from Hirotoshi Ito: creepy yet impressive. Bespoke Dazzle Rug from the Rug Company ("...inspired by the Dazzle pattern that was painted onto World War II ships to disguise them from German U boats.") Measuring the Universe ~ 4 min. video (via Neatorama) Have a ...

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    Carved Tires by Wim Delvoye via visualtherapyonline If Maurice Sendak had drawn The Avengers... Second-hand furniture: Furnishlyst How to pronounce Hard-To-Pronounce Brand Names via @bookofjoe A free app for the complete works of Shakespeare by Readdle, also via @bookofjoe I wouldn't recommend doing all of these, but it wouldn't hurt to do a few: Art Assignments from Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment via @pliniswag Square Register Stand via @swissmiss How coworkers kill productivity, and why you should have an Elmo doll on the table: Meet the Meeting Killers Google’s Story Of Send: ...

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    Thanks to Ambience Hardwood Flooring for sponsoring us this week. Forbes: What's the biggest injustice involved in denying same-sex marriage? Taxes. Embroidery Graffiti with Sarah Greaves via @core77 Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate via @designrelated Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel (4.28 min video) Double Garage Converted to Contemporary Home Mm-hmm. If you think a water bag is An Eco Friendly, Safe Way to Repel Flies, read this article from HowStuffWorks. 3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For Letters of Note That is all. Do have a good weekend.

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    Lost Crates, have you heard of it? We're partnering up with them to bring you some of the stuff we post each month. Sign up for the waiting list. Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses: nonprofit partnership will be known as edX Found-on-Twitter Sonnets of Pentametron via @nytimesbits Flap around London with the Pigeon Simulator via @brainpicker T Magazine Video: Doug Aitken’s Acid Modernism co.EXIST: Mapping The Most Crazily Jam-Packed Places On Earth The Higgs Boson, AKA the God Particle, Explained with Animation T Magazine again :Upritchard and Gamper home (color used ...

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    Artist Embarks On Project To Bring Cursive Handwriting Back To Schools How to tell who's tracking you online using Firefox. The School of Life: Michael Atavar on Doing The Opposite TED Ed: Just How Small Is an Atom? (via openculture) Youtube: If Kids Narrated BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’… (via designtaxi) Is it "to tie you over" or "to tide you over"? This week I've heard the incorrect version twice. Here's a nice explanation: worldwidewords Selling 'The Scream'. Estimated sale of $80 million. THOMAS KINKADE, CONCEPTUAL GENIUS. FOR REAL. via @aarieff openculture: Star Wars as Silent Film Artist Baptiste DeBombourg's Tradition of ...

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    Creepy: Too Beautiful To Be True by Meike Harde You might have seen an alternate version of this same trick by a drunk French guy, but here's a closer inspection/tutorial: How to Open a Wine Bottle with Your Shoe This just missed the cut for a post this week: Invisible Money Clip GOOD: Can Carpooling 2.0 Remake American Commutes? Expensive, yet quite wonderful, gift idea: Boxed Self Help Sets by Christopher Baird. Architizer: Late To Class? Take The Slide (fun!) Strix nebulosa body plumage (Great Grey Owl). (via boingboing) How Google Influences Its Employees’ Diets Yikes: Human Castle Building Competition ...

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    Rear Window Timelapse In An Airplane Lavatory, Artist Creates Flemish-Style Self-Portraits Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Most Astounding Fact (autoplays on youtube, fyi) “The Hipster Games” (Parody) NYTimes: A He-Wax for Him ("pejazzling") If you haven't seen it yet: Caine's Arcade Bloodstain Pillow. Scare someone while you nap. A rewarding meditation habit starts with a simple 2 minutes per day. via @the99percent Wonderfully melodramatic flash stunt fun for TNT Belgium launch Have a lovely weekend, as usual.

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    Just snap a picture of any home, nationwide, to identify it and find out what it's worth: HomeSnap (via bookofjoe) Wide Scale photo of a galaxy. Damien Rudd's Objects of Intimacy project . (via swissmiss) Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts Instructables: Disco Ball Helmet (via Design Crush) This looks like a great volunteer opportunity for designers in Atlanta (or you can donate, of course): Project Live Proud Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags Instructive street art: Take The Stairs Fancy a vacation in Yosemite? Stay here: Far Meadow Cabins (especially the A Frame) (via ...

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    Kern Type, the kerning game Bertjan Pot's masks tumblr (via It's Nice That) “Misunderstanding Focus”, a series of photo collages by Nerhol, a collaboration between Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka. Downloadable Paper Models of Polyhedra. via @presentcorrect Lorenzo Duran's leaf art Napoleonic era propaganda poster for pedaling loyalists: "VIVE LE VÉLOS!", $38.00 Botanical photography (if you haven't seen the post already): whatiseewhenirun Artist Eddy Sykes takes old bowling balls and turns them into book sculptures: yakuzalou (via inhabitat) Two Turntables Are A Drawing Machine Do you want to kickstart a cardboard boombox? Have an utterly fascinating or relaxing weekend. Take ...

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    Hmm... what do you think about this? The Curator’s Code Architizer: ‘Street Furniture’ Reclaims Hamburg’s Streets for the Public (via mollyblock.tumblr.com) I had no idea there was a market for this: Couture Piano Cover What the... Euthanasia Coaster (via todayandtomorrow) Scientific American: You should rub honey on your everywhere via @brainpicker Here's a couple of modern (yet expensive, $320!) birdhouses: IMAKE STUDIO Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object (20 min TED video) The Worst Album Covers Ever Created? via @JarredMcGinnis It's the weekend. Have a nice one.

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    Wired: Watch a Live Feed of Tonight’s Northern Lights PaperKarma allows you to take photos of the junk mail you wish to stop. Sounds very promising, doesn't it?(via Unconsumption) Dwell: LEGO® Modern Home Design Competition There's some lovely wood items/furniture at this shop: woodindesign.com After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses via @Pogue When this cradle is no longer needed it can be sawn in half to create a pair of rocking chairs: Martin Price's baby's rocking cradle Infographic: Women in Architecture And, finally, an owl attacks security cam in super slo-mo HD: (via bookofjoe) Enjoy ...

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    Could you live in 160 Square Feet? Whaaa?! Aktiv: the first in a new line of houses designed by ideabox and appointed by IKEA. (via designtaxi) Pen Cap Smoking Jacket from Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn/Winter 2009 Evolution of Type Albatros Bookmarks (via swissmiss) The future! Piccolo, a small plastic drawing robot. (via Co.Design) Caroline Olsson's Bambi Table. (via design-milk) Have a pleasant/restful weekend.

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