• Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • ideacious

    Have you checked out ideacious? It's similar to Kickstarter in that creators post projects that need backing for manufacturing, and buyers order products that are currently available or 'pre-order' a product before it's made. However, if a buyer pre-orders an item, that's an opportunity to invest and possibly make some money once it goes into production. Read their how ideacious works page for a better explanation. Here are three things that caught my eye: Convert by Joshua Brassé Retail price: $590 Status: 197 preorders available "Convert your bike into a workhorse. Strong, stable and secure, it changes from a trailer to an ...

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  • Friday Links

    Lovely geometric-patterned scarves at STRING THEORY. (via Cool Hunting) If your boss/co-worker sees you 'cyberloafing', cite this study that says Web Surfing Helps at Work. Scientists Want Your Help to ID Creatures in Your Home Make a leather door mat out of belts(!). (via Unconsumption) Architizer: Eight-year-long time-lapse of the 9/11 Memorial construction site. No idea how much this is cost-wise, but I love it: Keukenkabinet Ha. A Kickstarter Project to Raise Money for Other Kickstarter Projects "Stop looking for short-term relief... and start understanding your own mental functioning." Inexplicable Calm, Consistent Success via @the99percent: Have a nice weekend!

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    Portraits of family members spliced together: PORTRAITS GÉNÉTIQUES via @TheBestPartBlog Super Mid-Century Modern Bench Tutorial Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked 25 Best Hangman Words via @brainpicker Playing Card Lampshade via Unconsumption Wear your Sunday best everyday, and other stuff: Steve Edge at Do Lectures. Infographic: What Can Social Media Tell Us About American Society? at designboom: london photoshoplooters I Met the Walrus: An Animated Short Film with John Lennon Have a lovely getting-close-to-the-end-of-summer weekend!

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    Quick sketch on iPad: Chuck Close LinkedIn is sneaky: A Box You Want to Uncheck A Google thing: What do you love? (via The Do Lectures) Hyperrealist drawings by Marissa Textor (via The Fox Is Black) Funny: Hipster lorem ipsum via @designcrush A Collection of Images of Cats on Scanners: ‘The Cat Scan’ Frame Hanging Hack (via Apartment Therapy) This just in: Cephalopods are amazing. And this is a little old but it made my day. Happy Friday everyone!

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  • Friday Links

    Why your company should have a single email address 10 interesting word phrase facts over at Today I found out Broken Houses by Ofra Lapid Just in case you missed the palm sized US Constitution post, take the Full Civic Literacy Exam to see how well you score compared to average citizen. Durable vinyl ruler sticker that fits any credit card: Cardstick Hoffman/RadioLab production: Moments Photorealistic Pencil Drawings by Paul Lung Tricks for Overcoming Procrastination Jay Nelson hacks various vehicles into crazy faceted homes. (via Inhabitat) Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Ted Talk: Paul ...

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  • Friday Links

    LookTel Money Reader App (via GOOD) The Danger of Neglecting Time Alone Use a Cart Instead of a Basket for Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store Persona by Jason Travis (via Likecool) Kid dancing to Thriller at Safeco field Turn your iPhone into a Solar Watch: iSolSolet Have a delightful weekend.

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