• Gift Ideas

    Oh, how is it the middle of November already? As the holiday season fast approaches, gift guides are popping up left and right, and our thoughts wander as to what would be the best gift for friends, family members, loved ones... Of course, there's the Gift Section here on BLTD, which is full of items tagged according to price range, but perhaps you have one or two hard cases on your list? And are in need of a few suggestions? If so, please do let us know and we'll do our best to give you some ideas. Below is the ...

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  • Friday Links

    Have we linked to this before? from the desk of... Bizarre: Sleeping Black Rhinos Are Hung from Helicopters in Wild Journey to a New Home Nice place with black/white palette, sliding things, a hidden tv, oh my: Vue sur le Ciel (via Plastolux) This is what I'll be reading later on today, except without a video camera and jazzy music: It’s Lonely in the Modern World It's interesting to see the machinery that produces the fiberglass shell chair: Modernica Acquires Fiberglass Shell Chair Equipment Arctic Plank upcycles used pallet wood for flooring, and it looks gooood (herringbone!)... as ...

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  • 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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Plumen Lightbulb on Fab.com

    Yep, this isn't the first you've seen of the Plumen Lightbulb, as we've posted it before, but it's now on sale over at Fab.com*: $30 for one or a set of four for $98 (regular retail of $120). *If you've not heard of it, Fab.com is an invite-based site, fyi.

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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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  • Gifts Section

    So, notice anything different on the site today? We've decided to scrap our Travel section in favor of linking to our Gift tags. That might upset some of you, but please know it's for the best. We decided it would be more beneficial to access gift options than attempt to produce more city guides, and we do hope you'll be happy with the results. Just as a note of caution, there's probably many items with purchase links woefully out of date; if you should run across one, please do send us an email so we can fix it.

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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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