• Friday Links

    More historical images colorized by Mads Madsen. What is light? Claustrophobic Hong Kong “Cubicle Apartments” The church dome painted by graffiti artists Just what activities are you involved in that you would need a Titanium Escape Ring? (via twentytwowords) Any Two Pages on the Web Are Connected By 19 Clicks or Less (via Explore) We Found Our Son in the Subway (via kottke) Have a nice first-weekend-of-March. The nice weather is just around the corner, I promise.

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    ilovecharts Peanut Butter Diamonds Name That Space Rock, a Handy Chart Nice infographic: The NBA’s Best Players, Visualized As Statistical Snowflakes Estimating All Who Have Ever Lived Photos of Workers Drilling Tunnels Through Manhattan’s Core Reinier de Jong's Steel Chair is made from old wooden handles of brooms, rakes, spades, flagpoles, etc. (via unconsumption) vintage anatomy of plant cells The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food (via itsokaytobesmart) Enjoy the weekend...the last of February!

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    A meteor burned up above the skies of central Russia this morning (and how it sounded via likeafieldmouse) Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s 1977 Classic, “Sound and Vision” Who Said It: Marissa Cooper Or Franz Kafka? Lasso Felt Slippers Gah! A 2-legged cat gets around just fine. Video: Imogen Heap’s Ableton-Controlling Gloves Relax! You’ll Be More Productive How to Get Bike Lanes in Your Town (via Explore) And, no, you shouldn’t paint your own bike lane. Have a lovely weekend!

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    The paper sculptures of Li Hongbo Ode to Joy performed on broken crockery Kiss of Chytid by Jonty Hurwitz Put The United States In Perspective Face protection from snowstorms Trashcam! Creepy. The Speaking Piano Ooo, a treasure trove of vintage stuff: TINI Vintage 5 Astronauts More Badass Than Any Action Movie Hero Have a super weekend.

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    An excerpt from a 1928 letter to teenage Jackson Pollock from his dad. Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT. "the lamp has no bulb in the traditional sense, but, instead, spews a constant chain of bubbles, each of which pops at the touch before being replaced by the next in line." The Light That Generates Space, 2010, Carlo Bernardini Like Mark Rothko's art? The NGA has a nice synopsis of his life and work: Mark Rothko (click arrows to follow time line). Montage of Kickstarter Project Videos That Start With “Oh Hey, I Didn’t See You There” Why did men stop wearing ...

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    The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity German court rules internet "essential" 100 Thing Challenge (What Exactly Is The 100 Thing Challenge?) THE CHROMATIC DIET: Sophie Calle (via showslow) Contemplating Friday: Communication 101 Cat vs. Snowball Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter Print To 86,000 Random Printers Around the World Thanks to Google “Moon Hoax Not” Brilliant! The $10 DIY One Hour washing-machine-drum firepit (via unconsumption) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Galaxy typography (!) over at My Galaxies (via twentytwowords) Michael Johansson: ‘Real-Life Tetris’ Video: The Event of a Thread (scroll down for video) Bizarre 'Portraits of a Serialsammler' by Thorsten Brinkmann Google's Flu Trends (via gizmodo) Tumblr: In the Horniman A good reminder from Alan Watts: What if money was no object? (via explore) Have an excellent weekend.

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    And you thought a home couldn't get any smaller. The Tricycle House Photos: Riding a horse across a frozen lake in Siberia More photos: A wall of dust and water whipped up by cyclone Narelle . Photo: Perth Weather Live (via we-are-star-stuff) Jeppe Hein - Modified Social Benches Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh by photographer Tadao Cern (via twentytwowords) Such a small link list again, I know, but it's slim pickings nowadays with limited time to browse for all things interesting. If you have a link or an item you think we should've posted by now, do email us (contact(at)...

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    Not many links as it's the first week back to work, but here's a few to help your afternoon go by a bit faster. How Not to Test for Electrostatic Discharge Imagine a Living Mars 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? (via Lapham's Quarterly) Tsuneaki Hiramatsu - Firefly Road (2012) Have a nice weekend!

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    Solar system quilt from 1876! (via @explorer) Infographic: 10 Commonly Misunderstood Words In English Just screaming and painting Lights for your labratory (and how about Maarten De Ceulaer's mutation series?) On Etsy, cute Custom paper dolls by Jordan Grace Owens (too bad it's too late for a holiday gift). So smart. Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2 How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love Macro photographs of snails and insects in the rain, by Vadim Trunov via it's okay to be smart Tim Knowles - Tree Drawings (2006) (via likeafieldmouse) Still in search of design gifts for friends ...

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    A 120-Year-Old Mechanical Device that Perfectly Mimics the Song of a Bird (via explore) Polychaetes (via itsokaytobesmart) Balcon additionnel via @swissmiss Fast Track by Salto Architects Kottke: "Made in the USA" is back, baby the world’s smallest snowman Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus (2012) (via likeafieldmouse) ERNESTS- things of interest (often there are links to some really interesting textiles) Kent Rogowski's Everything that I wish I could be (via today and tomorrow) Have a fantastic weekend.

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    Mapping marriage equality around the world "According to a study by Spectrem Group, 58 percent of millionaire pet owners have a dog. Only 37 percent own a cat." Why Millionaires Prefer Dogs Over Cats Robbie Rowlands - Intervention How to tell a tourist from an art student by how they take pictures Mountain of balls engulfs New York to show emissions A $25,000 pencil? Yep, it's a Build a School Pencil. Practical Origami: folding chip bags Pleats! Kate MccGwire: feather scultptures (via It's Nice That Cats and parakeets can be friends Have an excellent beginning-of-December weekend.

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    Cyber Monday

    Okay, so we are going to help you with the Cyber Monday deals after all. Below is a list of some of the sales you can take advantage of today. If you have some other links to add, let us know (via twitter if possible) and we'll update this list throughout the day. 30%-50% off at Phaidon (enter 'NG30HC' at checkout) 20% off plus free shipping at Greener Grass Design (enter 'happiness' at checkout) Use discount code 'CYMON29A' for $29 Keyport Slides 50 % off storewide at Modern Furniture Collection 78% savings on a NewScientist Gift Subscription 12% off storewide at 2modern (use '12...

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    CustomMade

    You need the perfect dresser. You're not content with what retailers, Ebay, or Etsy has to offer. And even if you do find something similar to what you need, it's either the wrong color or wrong size. How about instead of tirelessly searching for that possibly non-existent furniture piece, you design exactly what you want, and craftsmen will bid and build it for you? This is the vision of new Boston-based startup CustomMade. The site is populated with over 3500 furniture makers, artists, jewelers, installers, and product/homegoods designers, all looking to build the perfect piece for you. As of writing, 2884 ...

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    Projecteo: The tiny instagram projector (via @uncrate) A look inside the preserved suitcases of early 20th-century asylum patients (via @Quarterly) Why Social-Media Shaming Is OK (via @nytimesbits) Impressive tattooed space sleeve by Dan Henk over at itsokaytobesmart. world's first 3D photo booth prints personal miniature figures Man Made Moon: St Paul’s as Selenosphere Cute Cassette Tape pouches by Lindsey Porter on Kickstarter Crashing Cell Phone Conversations Prank How To Email Your Family After You Die NASA’s Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message a few hours before the space station passes over your house. (...

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    We finally got our stuff together and set up a BLTD newsletter; now you won't miss anything ever again. Get a load of this weekend retreat by MW Works (via adventure-journal) Quick trick: Lighting a Candle Using Smoke (and a lighter) Awesome. The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art What’s Really Happening In Blacked-Out Manhattan Overcoming Creative Block in 10 Easy Steps by Debbie Millman (via Explore) "...each breath we take consists of 8 x 10^22 atoms. To get some sense of that last number, if each of those atoms of air were a grain of sand, ...

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