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    Artist Embarks On Project To Bring Cursive Handwriting Back To Schools How to tell who's tracking you online using Firefox. The School of Life: Michael Atavar on Doing The Opposite TED Ed: Just How Small Is an Atom? (via openculture) Youtube: If Kids Narrated BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’… (via designtaxi) Is it "to tie you over" or "to tide you over"? This week I've heard the incorrect version twice. Here's a nice explanation: worldwidewords Selling 'The Scream'. Estimated sale of $80 million. THOMAS KINKADE, CONCEPTUAL GENIUS. FOR REAL. via @aarieff openculture: Star Wars as Silent Film Artist Baptiste DeBombourg's Tradition of ...

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    Creepy: Too Beautiful To Be True by Meike Harde You might have seen an alternate version of this same trick by a drunk French guy, but here's a closer inspection/tutorial: How to Open a Wine Bottle with Your Shoe This just missed the cut for a post this week: Invisible Money Clip GOOD: Can Carpooling 2.0 Remake American Commutes? Expensive, yet quite wonderful, gift idea: Boxed Self Help Sets by Christopher Baird. Architizer: Late To Class? Take The Slide (fun!) Strix nebulosa body plumage (Great Grey Owl). (via boingboing) How Google Influences Its Employees’ Diets Yikes: Human Castle Building Competition ...

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    Rear Window Timelapse In An Airplane Lavatory, Artist Creates Flemish-Style Self-Portraits Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Most Astounding Fact (autoplays on youtube, fyi) “The Hipster Games” (Parody) NYTimes: A He-Wax for Him ("pejazzling") If you haven't seen it yet: Caine's Arcade Bloodstain Pillow. Scare someone while you nap. A rewarding meditation habit starts with a simple 2 minutes per day. via @the99percent Wonderfully melodramatic flash stunt fun for TNT Belgium launch Have a lovely weekend, as usual.

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    Just snap a picture of any home, nationwide, to identify it and find out what it's worth: HomeSnap (via bookofjoe) Wide Scale photo of a galaxy. Damien Rudd's Objects of Intimacy project . (via swissmiss) Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts Instructables: Disco Ball Helmet (via Design Crush) This looks like a great volunteer opportunity for designers in Atlanta (or you can donate, of course): Project Live Proud Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags Instructive street art: Take The Stairs Fancy a vacation in Yosemite? Stay here: Far Meadow Cabins (especially the A Frame) (via ...

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    Kern Type, the kerning game Bertjan Pot's masks tumblr (via It's Nice That) “Misunderstanding Focus”, a series of photo collages by Nerhol, a collaboration between Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka. Downloadable Paper Models of Polyhedra. via @presentcorrect Lorenzo Duran's leaf art Napoleonic era propaganda poster for pedaling loyalists: "VIVE LE VÉLOS!", $38.00 Botanical photography (if you haven't seen the post already): whatiseewhenirun Artist Eddy Sykes takes old bowling balls and turns them into book sculptures: yakuzalou (via inhabitat) Two Turntables Are A Drawing Machine Do you want to kickstart a cardboard boombox? Have an utterly fascinating or relaxing weekend. Take ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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