• Friday Links

    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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  • Saint Patrick’s Day Picks

    In light of tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day, here are a few green items to feast your eyes upon. 1. Pablo Link Task Lamp, $323.00 2. Go-cart Camo Table-Media Cart, $159.00 3. Washing-up bowl and brush, $87.50 4. Algues, 25 pieces, $105.00 5. Arrow Hanger, $45.00 6. Hee Lounge Chair, $296.00 7. Collapsible Funnel, $30.00 8. Radio Solar Crank, $34.00 9. Dustpan and broom, $32.00

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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    Charming online shop located in the UK: OBJECTS of USE Invisible bridge by Dutch architects Ro and Ad (via Magpie Diaries) Anyone know about this book? As in, who made it? Noa's Calendar on sale for $22.50 (from $45, mind you) at KIOSK. Child' s Own Studio makes custom softie toys/dolls based on children's drawings. They're pretty wonderful. While they're a bit behind in fulfilling orders, there's now additional softie makers that you can contact directly should you wish to have your toy/doll made sooner rather than later. Some bookmark-worthy interior images crop up on this site often: Japanese Trash ...

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    Do you like Downton Abbey? Take the Personality Quiz to see which character you are. Also, Watchin' Downton. Yes, I did just link to that. Brooklyn artist Iviva Olenick embroiders anecdotes from her dating escapades. (via tmagazine) Type n Walk (via Apartment Therapy) The third series of Sh*t Fashion Girls Say (filmed during New York Fashion Week) WSJgraphics: infographic showing 43% of unemployed people have been out of a job for 27 weeks or longer. Damn. Google: how to Turn off search history personalization People as Pixels Happy weekend! Eat, drink, and be merry. See you back here on Monday.

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  • Friday Links

    How Companies Learn Your Secrets I'm planning on remodeling my kitchen to look like this. "The stupor of alcohol, like the haze of the early morning, makes it harder for us to ignore those unlikely thoughts and remote associations that are such important elements of the imagination." Why Being Sleepy and Drunk Are Great for Creativity Bonsai Architectures and Pebble-Infrastructures Finished Unfinished Oil-Paintings by Colin Chillag (via Design You Trust) Tumblr full of TED QUOTES All sorts of great vintage furniture/miscellany: Modern 50 Zed Nelson's Love Me (via ) Have a lovely weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Holy what the what? Domino Magazine is planning a comeback? This is the best news ever. Cool new address book for Mac: Cobook A good reminder. For the love of all that is holy...don't send novels over the Internets. Craziness. Turn a Dropbox folder into a Blog. Scriptogr.am

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  • Friday Links

    Anatomical Cross-Sections Made with Quilled Paper by Lisa Nilsson. (via Colossal) A record player that plays slices of wood: YEARS by Bartholomäus Traubeck Albino hummingbird! BUILD has made a staircase that looks pretty awesome AND it adheres to building code: Modern Stair Design. Also, be sure to check out their Ridiculous Stair Awards, as it's a sobering reminder that most kick ass staircases wouldn't pass inspection within the US of A. "If you study, wait, and then study again, the longer the wait, the more you’ll have learned after this second study session." -Wired:Everything You Thought You ...

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  • Friday Links

    New York Public Library Turns its 19th Century Photo Collection Into 3D Animated GIFs... presumably to entice young things into its archives. fastcoexist.com: All The Food You Eat Is Why You’re Fat (But it’s not your fault.) Check out our own contributor Simon Yuen's work over at ADX Portland. The super huge toolbox is something else. Whoa: Drawingmachine by Eske Rex handdrawnquotes via @ecosalon Smart! Bind together a document with nothing more than a hole punch, rubberband and a paper clip: emmi.co.uk via Unconsumption Lists of Note via @presentcorrect Boohoo. Moss is closing. "Mr. Biesenbach ...

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  • Friday Links

    Now, this is a lot, but there's some good ideas that are bound to come in handy: 101 New Uses for Everyday Things Gizmodo: Why SOPA Is Going to Screw Us All: The Video Clean up unnecessary email notifications: notification control via @nytimesbits Lionel Richie’s “Hello” made of mashed up film clips. Personalized Portraits: replaceface TED: Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0 (whether you're religious or not, there's value in listening to this) Hey, how about someone taking stills of actors staring straight into the camera? Thankfully, someone has: eye-contact.tumblr.com (via Its Nice That) NYTimes: The Rise of the New ...

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  • Stop SOPA

    We at BLTD are united in opposition against SOPA and PIPA. The proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act would, if passed, set a dangerous precedent that would greatly impact our collective freedom of speech on the internet. Call your Senator and tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA. Go here to find out more: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/31100268 w=513&h=317]

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  • Friday Links

    You can watch the full documentary film Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter over at PBS. minieco: Paper gems (+ templates) (via svpply) Oatmeal: Ten Words You Need To Stop Misspelling This iTree is a top-quality docking station made out of a tree trunk. Oh yeah, and it's $15 grand. Over at even*clevand: Brain Cox teaches Hamlet to a small child. This should be made into a dog toy. Seriously. Boner 01 Freaking amazing kite: Little Shining Man watch the video on vimeo (via todayandtomorrow) Make: "Taylor Veltrop created a controller for a NAO humanoid robot using a treadmill, Kinect, ...

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  • Friday Links

    The year is starting off slow it seems, but it's probably just the post-holiday haze. Who would love colorful Duck Tape? Me, and probably you, that's who. Eva Zeisel, Ceramic Artist and Designer, Dies at 105 Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. Time Video: Jeff Harris documented his life by taking a photograph every day for 14 years. Don't set goals, change your daily habits. (via The Do Lectures kindling) NYTimes: How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? Happy weekend to you. See you on Monday.

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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Happy Holidays!

    Hopefully you're set for the holiday weekend, and if not, you know you only have just a few more days to prepare yourself for the onslaught of merriness (or whatever else you'd like to call it). We are taking a little time off for the holidays, so we'll return with regularly scheduled posts at the end of next week. So, dear friend, happy holidays to you and yours! Shown above: 1. Belle jewellery box, $122.00 2. MapTote, $26.00 3. Van Der Waals Stainless World Time Clock, $160.00 4. Moleskine Wood Pencil, set of 2 + sharpener, $16.95 5. Areaware SSKMRL Magno Model 3 Sustainable Table Radio, $300.00 6. Handmade Arrow from Fredericks & Mae, $95.00 7. Kikkerland ...

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