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    Not a whole lot of links this week due to the holidays, but here's a few... Art “Remake” project Everyone's Mixtape NYTimes: Train your cat to walk on a leash Nine Lives, One Leash Remember The Burning House? Worth another visit. Italian artist Ivano Vitali knits and crochets yarn made from strips of newspapers and phone books. (via Unconsumption) Gorilla tickling: Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues And, of course, here's wishing you a very Happy New Year! Have fun and stay safe, if at all possible. See you in 2012.

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    Top 25 Funniest Autocorrects of DYAC. If you enjoyed those, they have a book: Damn You, Autocorrect!: Awesomely Embarrassing Text Messages You Didn't Mean to Send, $11.19 Love this Geometric Holiday Garland from Blow Up!. So-amazing-yet-out-of-my-price-range Shadow bike stand. via bookofjoe Have you heard of this? Fancy Hands, personal assistants for everyone. TBD: Design a quilt panel for the (2015) Quilt. Cambridge Digital Library: Early Papers by Isaac Newton via @nytimesbits Gizmodo: Facebook Is Making Us Miserable Seriously easy DIY Recycled Sweater Scarf. Next week we'll be updating a few gift posts up until Wednesday, then we're taking a holiday break until December 28...

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    Breathtaking images: Detroit in ruins and The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011. So cute: Muppet Wall Decals via swissmiss Scout Regalia's Gingerbread Geodesic Dome Kit is neat. More geodesic-ry: DIY Geoball (via Bloesem) Infographic: This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up) via @brainpicker You've seen this by now, but I have to include it: Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames Hay + cement, then +cow = Trufa by Anton García-Abril. Here's a video of it being made: La Trufa. How to: Make a DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench (via AT Chicago) How to ...

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    Over Thanksgiving, How the US Traveled, According to Foursquare. Kris sent me this link, a mini-custom-newspaper looks pretty neat: the Little Printer Inforgraphics for your (gmail) inbox: Unboxed via @designtaxi: the nicest place on the internet Forbes: How to be more interesting New Bees in NYC New holiday pillows from Build Your BLock Just a normal day... Leonardo's To-Do List Check out these Transcience mirrors. Nice. Classic Novels’ First Covers Have an enjoyable first-weekend-of-December. Hopefully you've started your holiday shopping, because it sucks to wait until the last minute.

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    Daily Aphorisms THE APARTMENT presents A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENIUS AND PARENTHOOD with Orson Welles' first daughter. Who buys iPads? Apparently Rich, Male, Pet-Owning Geeks that eat orgainic food. Brainpickings: Terry Border's Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love We've got a few guest 'Gift Idea' lists coming soon. Exciting! I like the idea of this: HOW TO PUT TIME MANAGEMENT IN ITS PLACE If you're lackluster in the present wrapping department, check out this woven paper gift topper. Fascinating (yes, fascinating) death masks online at Princeton University- it's worth a look, I promise. via Open Culture ...

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    Have we linked to this before? from the desk of... Bizarre: Sleeping Black Rhinos Are Hung from Helicopters in Wild Journey to a New Home Nice place with black/white palette, sliding things, a hidden tv, oh my: Vue sur le Ciel (via Plastolux) This is what I'll be reading later on today, except without a video camera and jazzy music: It’s Lonely in the Modern World It's interesting to see the machinery that produces the fiberglass shell chair: Modernica Acquires Fiberglass Shell Chair Equipment Arctic Plank upcycles used pallet wood for flooring, and it looks gooood (herringbone!)... as ...

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    Speech in Action via @brainpicker Clever DIY Outdoor Succulent Planter made from concrete blocks over on AT. The Evolution of The Blogger (via directory B) The Kitten Covers via @dailycandy Own your own mirrored treehouse; it's now a Prefab. North American detail map of Flickr and Twitter locations by Eric Fischer (via Design You Trust) 16 year old builds tiny home to guarantee mortgage-free future. Impressive because of the kid's age, of course. Awe-some (said in sing-songy voice) Lighting Vest. (via swissmiss) Vintage Suitcase Drawers by James Plumb This is a great idea, but the design bothers me: Gadget For Keeping ...

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    Vacation happened these past few days, so the link list is short again: If you have a Facebook account this is worth checking out. So cool: Marbelous Wood (via tumblr) Scary: What Drinking, Smoking and Eating Too Much Will Do to Your Face For grammar questions, I find myself often clicking on Grammar Girl. The rules/suggestions are explained well. Really nice Filip Janssens geometric shelving seen over at Plastolux. Have a pleasant (okay, happy) Halloween.

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    This week's links are short, as busyness (yes, busyness) has taken up most of the explore-the-internet-for-interesting-things time: Awesome. Clothing for Correspondence will write you a letter in exchange for your hand-me-downs. via @Quarterly Jay-Z and Warren Buffett Team Up to Teach Kids Financial Literacy RIAZZOLI You already know this, right? The Secret to Dealing With Difficult People: It's About You Just a reminder about shifting plant care from fall to winter: Preparing Your Plants for Winter Can you knit? Help a Penguin in Need Crazy. Escaped exotic animals in Ohio Also, have you watched this yet? Work of Art Also, ...

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    GOOD: The Rules (via @the99percent) Bottle cap portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau (via curiosity counts) curiosity counts: why old books smell so good (via @brainpicker) Forgot to note how I found this, apologies:Spooky Haunted Mirror What Does The World's Most Average Typeface Look Like? Where to hide valuables? How about a Doortop Stash? (via Incredible Things) a new bookmark: Sight Unseen Reveeco EcoVéa recycling shower AT: What's the most popular color in the entire world? Image: mirrored cabinets, good or bad idea? (all I can think about is fingerprints) swissmiss: Brush Up On Your Metric Casey Neistat ...

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    A minimalist view of the new iPhone. Build Blog: Architects, You’ll never get sued for ugly Unclutterer: Clutter can kill creativity and innovation Old Faithful Shop's blog OLD CHUM Superheroes are for girls, too via @brainpicker Easily embarrassed? Study finds people will trust you more via @the99percent Love the idea of an online micro-bookstore/bookclub: Emily Books via @wired GOOD: Be Your Own Bank: New Laws Could Unleash Crowdfunding For Startups 6 minute talk: Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness I know we've linked to this site before, but I ran across it again and got sucked in by ...

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    TBD: SPARKED The microvolunteering network. How many slaves work for you? (via @brainpicker and Fast Company) Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon on Combinatorial Creativity GOOD: When Science and Religion Mix Just Fine The Economics of Urban Trees (via @aarieff) Really old finger painting: Prehistoric cave etchings 'created by three-year-olds' (via ARTINFO) SocialGift.com (via swissmiss) The 99 Percent: What Daily Meditation Can Do for Your Creativity Funny how 'good sense' is so small: A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart (via The Hairpin) The LATimes: Charles and Ray Eames’ living room packed up, moved to LACMA via @...

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    Nice, simple travel app for the iPhone. For those of you who want to get started with coding: Code Academy Make the internet work for you: If This, Then That. If you didn't read the announcement, we replaced our Travel button with 'Gifts'. Check it out: Gifts (a big thank you to Kris for knocking out the change so quickly) Cute! School Supplies made of Fabric A Beluga whale has become a sensation at an aquarium after learning how to blow halo-shaped bubbles. (via @Gessato) Nod Your Head if You Agree with Yourself: How Your Own Body Language Can Persuade ...

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    Introducing Tea Party Ipsum, the first and only "Lorem Ipsum Generator" (real quotes, if you can believe it): Tea Party Ipsum (I tweeted this last Friday, but it's well worth a Friday Link.) TypoDesignClock for the iPhone Would I sleep in one of these? Hells yeah, if my flight was delayed by many hours. Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group Carousel Horse Race by Improv Everywhere (via designvagabond) today and tomorrow: NOW (#2 mirror) by Doug Aitken Yikes. Record 46.2 million Americans live in poverty, Census Bureau says via Archinect Make any image look like a polaroid: Polaroin Nice gallery of images showing How ...

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    Make: DIY $4 Grocery Panniers I've probably linked to this site before, but just in case I haven't... Reference Library This looks promising: Decurate NYTimes: Graphs on the Financial Crisis via @buildllc Dining Etiquette 101 (via DESIGNLUMP) The Huxtables and their sartorial choices: Huxtable Hotness Okay, who's next? Artist Creates Makeshift Tattoo Gun from Household Objects Open Culture has a good list of Free Resources for Lifelong Learners Everywhere. Also on Open Culture, Helen Keller Captured on Video. NYTimes The Reckoning: America and the World a Decade After 9/11 Storycorps > SEPTEMBER 11 For many, this weekend is one of remembrance. Spend it appropriately.

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    Nice interior shots by James Greer (via desire to inspire) Check out this a-mazing Bennett (Doll)House by brinca dada over at mocoloco. Pretty cool. I got lost on this for a little while. New York Times: One in 8 million Hey, Neighbor! Network via TBD Dear Art Museums, 'Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid'. Andrew Kolb created a children's book using David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ lyrics. Now there's legal issues. Phooey. Man, 86, survives shears impaling his eye “Say Something Nice” by Improv Everywhere Have a safe and super happy Labor Day weekend! Posts will resume Tuesday, fyi.

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