• Friday Links

    AT: How To Print DIY Patterned Fabric Dear Photograph GOOD: What Rising Gas Prices Mean for the Obesity Epidemic Designing Is About The Decisions You Make Every Day: An autobiographical essay on living a designed life, by Stefan Boublil. How Many Households Are Like Yours? (via @brainpicker) Minarc's RUBBiSH sink is made from recycled rubber and looks pretty intriguing. Another find by Core77: Stephen Colbert 3D printed (ColberT-rex by JamieClay shows the possibilities to be had). The Sartorialtwist (via @designmilk) Love: Balloon Bench by Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka from h220430 studio. Crazy good painterly tattoos by Amanda Wachob (via Design*...

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    Buy your friend a gift card redeemable by smartphone: GiftRocket (via EcoSalon) Huge board with a whole lot of switches: Untitled (Hello World) by Valentin Ruhry. (via today and tomorrow) Really great pie-chart graffiti by Golan Levin, available in downloadable pdfs. (via GOOD) Nice (free!) weather screen saver by Stefan Trifan. barebones cards via notcot Amazing flickrl rug that "reuses 2000 pictures of February 2, 2011... The result is a 4 m x 0,8 m rug representing 30 seconds of internet activity..." price: 1880.00 € (via designspotter.com) The Art of Doing Stuff: How to make a tree stump table (via 2modern blog) Brainpickings: 5 Timeless Commencement Addresses Unconsumption: ...

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    Read this before you buy anything else. Fab just launched. Yes, please: Help Create an Email Charter (via swissmiss) DON'T!: The secret of self control (apparently). Sign petitions, call up local representatives, organize meet ups, and more with the new iPhone app from ONE. (via TBD) Cute/clever: Twin Baby A/B by Snug Attack Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books by Jason Godfrey (via Brain Pickings) Vertical Garden Box at Paxton Gate for $39 or $59 depending on size. Silliness: Cute overload Bikes, Cars and Pedestrians at 28th & Park Ave: A Never-Ending Cycle of Near Misses I'm going to attempt to not ...

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    Great walkthrough of Eames Shell Chair restoration over at Plastolux. Nice article on de-cluttering. Fast Company: How Apple And Gucci Tickle Your "God Spot" CNN.com: Ex-Facebooker Dave Morin: You can't be friends with everyone Small changes net big results. The 10-piece wardrobe for an entire year. (Via NotCouture) Very cool! DittoKey. Slightly scary to think that one's key's can be duplicated so easily! Acne JR Toys (via David Report) Photopic Sky Survey: free download of image if you want it on your desktop, fyi. (via TreeHugger) Have a lovely weekend, as usual.

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  • Creative Types: Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann Mercantile

    I sat down with my friend Sebastian Kaufmann to talk about his store, Kaufmann Mercantile, his philosophy behind choosing products, and the theme that we are constantly reminded of in our daily lives, the virtue of choosing well made over disposable. Kaufmann, born in Frankfurt, Germany, approaches the store with exacting high standards that are present in everything in the store: Timeless. Classic. Durable. As as supplement to the store, there's a blog written by Kaufmann and several other contributors (one of them, David Vega, shown below with Kaufmann), focusing on utilitarian household items, their materials and their construction techniques. ...

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    Über minimal house in Portugal by Manuel Aires Mateus (via [BB-Blog])   Also seen on [BB-Blog]: neat upcycled chandelier, unfortunately no longer available on Etsy.   Cute. Playing with an Otter (via neatorama)   The Makers: a photo project by Jennifer Causey   Before I die, I want to...: a project by Candy Chang   Shawn Smith's sculptures via jocundist   TBD free newsletter   TED: Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands   Encyclopedia of Gratitude   Duckface!   Have a gggreat weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Friday links, as usual: If your house was burning, what would you take with you? The Burning House For sale (swoon):

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    New site redesign for Brain Pickings (so much good stuff) Words of the World via Brain Pickings, of course Ten Eyck Landscape Architects via Plastolux Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? Does this idea have wheels or what? (ha) A Table Uses Your Bike As a Chair Apple Core Cable Tamers over at swissmiss Tomorrow, for those lucky few of you near Granada Hills: Tour of six Eichler homes 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011. Enjoy the weekend, and thank your lucky stars you don't have a head cold.

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  • Creative Types: Kathy Dalwood

    Kathy Dalwood is a British artist and designer whose work focuses on small and large sculptures, public installations, and interior design services. I had a chance to get to know Kathy in London after purchasing one of her concrete figurines and we had many lovely conversations about art and design. Kathy was, of course, one of the first people on our list for our burgeoning Creative Types series. She was kind enough to let us ask her a few questions and take a few shots of her home. How would you describe your design style? My design style is a ...

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    The 99 Percent: Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric Helveticards via Svpply Stuff you can clean with shampoo (other than your hair) via Lifehacker an afternoon with...: a project about people and their spaces Love, love, love: The Wary Meyers Shop Shopping for Toys With David Weeks Now, you go and have a lovely weekend.

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  • Lego-Style Tiny Apartment

    This apartment in Barcelona by Barbara Appolloni is crazy small; it's impressive, of course, and well thought out, but I'm telling you, it's tiiiiny. Video below. Via materialicious. See more at HomeDSGN or at Barbara Appolloni.

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    In a nod to today's festivities: Royal Sick Bag by graphic artist Lydia Leith The Wong Show at SFMOMA Interesting recycled furniture used as planters featured over at Dezeen Crappy Taxidermy via Readymade Paxton Gate looks to have a nice selection of odd things... plants, natural science stuff, strange jewelry, etc. I really like the Oil Can Pendant Lamps. Have a nice weekend.

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  • Creative Types: Chadhaus

    We sat down with the designers of Chadhaus design (above from L-R, Dinah Dimalanta, Emily Robertson and Chad Robertson) located in Seattle, Washington and learned a little more about their firm, Chadhaus. In addition to being designers for the firm, Dinah and Chad build the furniture in the studio. The first thing I have to say about the work of Chadhaus is that in addition to using beautiful woods and having a very cohesive design aesthetic, the craftsmanship of their work is impeccable. It's because of this attention to detail that the simplicity and beauty of their designs really bring ...

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    Awesome Mac OSx tips for pro users. F-ing Finally. How secure are your passwords? (via SwissMiss)

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  • Friday Links

    This week I've been obsessing over data and ways to communicate it. For inspiration there's FlowingData and also Feltron and his blog. For those of you who like to get your hands dirty there's: Processing.org and Processingjs: a fun, javascripty and open source programming language for data visualization. There's also D3 and another one called Protovis. The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks Living in 90 square feet in Manhattan! How would you organize the space? I think I'd build the floors up and do hidden storage in compartments below the floor. All that stuff above me would give me a ...

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  • Sir Terence Conran’s Apartment

    Yesterday evening mydeco hosted an event to celebrate the relaunch of Conran and mydeco's third birthday. There was also a tour of Sir Terence Conran's apartment, of which we were allowed a few photos.

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