• Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    Why the Snooze Button Is Ruining Your Sleep Gender Bending Cute idea: Magnetic Wallpaper (via More Design Please) Button 2.0 via @theaptcreative Great collection of rooms using plywood over at style carrot via @designmilk Sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights Hitchcock Hallway Also, paper bird sculptures by artist Diana Beltran Herrera. Now, go and have a fascinating weekend.

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    New research suggests it may be much more difficult to climb the social ladder than we thought Excellent selection over on Adventure Journal of weekend cabins Bicycle Commuting Map via @swissmiss Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit. Strange Bedfellows Super Suit Carrier (€26) 13 Brilliant Science Museum Billboards via @stefanboublil Why your kids need a Roth IRA via @m_cof Two Fans Construct Batcave Out Of 20,000 Plastic Bricks Prank signs for the London Underground via boingboing Have a lovely weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Rotating 3D nebula (via itsokaytobesmart) A Third Act for a Tiny House History of Earth in 24-hour clock (via curiositycounts) Spectacular 'Rain Room' Watch a Water Droplet Bounce in Super Slow Motion Sophie Duran's Undiscovered Wonders of the World Sculpting by numbers New research suggests it may be much more difficult to climb the social ladder than we thought (thanks Liz) American Obesity: The Biggest Threat to Fuel Economy? LAURENT CHEHERE'S FLYING HOUSES As usual, have a very nice weekend.

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    Video: Bionic legs/exoskeleton developed by Richard Little Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe via @designcrush WattzOn provides info and guidance on how to conserve energy and save money. The Ghosts Of Google Street View by Italian artist Paolo Cirio. Irving Harper's place is pretty cool. (Paper sculptures!) Korable Block is an interactive tool for learning the Korean alphabet. It also looks rad. Uh-oh. Image: Worst iPhone 5 delivery experience of all time via @bookofjoe So simple, so smart: wooden bicycle carrying device CERN Data Turned into Melody Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Would You Recognize Yourself With A Completely Symmetrical Face? Hubble captures extraordinary view of Universe Lovely old school charts and educational posters at The Cartographer. Facebook is now working with the data collection company Datalogix. Here's how to opt-out of the data they are collecting. What’s invisible? More than you think Timelapse of Roxy Paine's "Scumak No. 2" Friday Illusion: How to move a dot with your mind We Are the Introverts (via @youngna) This video shows London bikeshare users’ favorite routes. Oobject Enjoy your weekend (that's an order).

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    Moth Trails at Night (via Design Crush) Quick and easy online marketplace, like a yard sale but on your computer: list of things for sale (via Netted) Make an animated gif image online freely and easily, no registration required: GIFMaker.me What do you first see when you look at this Best Wishes Key? I saw an anatomical heart. A Mom Finds Her Son’s Lost Monkey Stuffed Animal on eBay Three Years Later Unusual Specimen Portraits by Michael Mapes (via Laughing Squid) From artists Julius von Bismarck and Julian Charriere, some pigeons are more equal than others. (via, again, ...

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  • Friday Links

    88 youtube tutorials Take this quiz and see which candidate you side with: iSideWith.com giant anthill excavated (via science in a can) One day left on this Kickstarter campaign: the X-pen...an aluminum Felt tip pen Scenes From A Disaster: Modern San Francisco Remembers The 1906 Earthquake Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role washable keyboard (this might be a post next week) The Internet Map Have a super weekend. See you Monday.

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    Boost Productivity By Working From Home, Really! How math-phobic parents can teach kids to love math. Restore Your Own ‘Valuable Artwork Of Jesus’: The Cecilia Prize. See the whole gallery of submissions on their pinterest page. And, if you haven't heard the story: Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur (via designtaxi) Infographic: Which States Have the Worst Air? Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted! (via facebook- thanks Nick) A Deck of Cards (different) by Monja Gentschow, 25,00 € (this might become a post next week) Tastes of Cindy: Drag artists re-enact Cindy Sherman portraits (via Explore) Have a very nice ...

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  • Friday Links

    Curiosity's First Track Marks on Mars And you thought you were industrious. Chinese Man Makes His Own Prosthetic Arms Out of Scrap Metal The sound of a dying star How Many Apples Does it Take to Power a Lamp? also: Photographer Caleb Charland Wires Apple Trees, Fruit Baskets and Stacked Coins to Create Alternative Batteries Normalize your photos What if everyone jumped at once? i like this art Want: Gravity Stool Wall Shelf as Secret Drawer (via geekologie) Have a lovely weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    You Probably Have Too Much Stuff DVD Dead Drop by artist Aram Bartholl Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years Ridesharing for everyone: zimride and lyft Stephen Fry: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 18 “Baby Got Back” sung by the movies Artwork of Geoffrey Chadsey (via booooooom) The life and death of sports fans Have a very nice weekend.

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