• Friday Links

    Visual interpretation of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 1st mvt. (below) (via 22words) Quirky, Morbid Illustrations Of People’s Deepest, Darkest Fears These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives From Start To Finish via @Jenna_Goudreau What the what. Self-repairing trainers 3D-printed from biological cells by Shamees Aden Prefab cool/cuteness: Mini Mod by MAPA (via Plastolux) "A site that perfectly captures the existential despair of the conference call." ConferenceCall.biz First new river dolphin species found since World War I   Enjoy your weekend.  

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  • Friday Links

    craigslistmirrors via @CreativeReview 7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best via @samsharf Scribe: copy and paste phone numbers, text, and images between your Mac and iOS devices. A little creepy, but interesting nonetheless, especially if you appreciate the paintings of the Old Masters: B E A U T Y by the Italian director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro (via Open Culture) Are You Using Myself Correctly? London commute times in rain and snow A wearable smart locator and phone for kids: the FiLIP via @Forbes Have fun.

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  • Friday Links

    MinutePhysics: What to do when it’s really cold outside Linda Rodin's home Earliest evidence of ancient dentistry. How to Be Powerful, Likable, and Female: Learn From Jenna Lyons via @wendymac How to Knock Off a Bag This Guy Used A Groupon To Give His Kitten A Photo Shoot At J.C. Penney And Oh My God It’s Amazing A Little Coffee May Be Good -- Dare We Say Healthy? -- For Body And Brain Stay warm and enjoy your weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Due to holiday laziness, my list of links this week is small: 3Doodler: the world's first 3D printing pen, $99. Conflict Strategies for Nice People Quotes on Design What Will 2014 Bring? What the what. Kanye West-inspired currency 'to launch soon' Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Random Gift Ideas 4

    Okay, here's the last random smattering of gift ideas for you, but you'd best be quick to order anything with overnight shipping as today is really the last day with any chance for something to arrive on/before Christmas. As always, items are listed left to right, top to bottom. 1. Krochet Kids Simon Sleeve for iPad, $29.95 2. Areaware Whale Box by Karl Zahn, $49.00 3. Pen Type-A by CW&T, $150.00 4. Massimo Vignelli's Perpetual Wall Calendar, $82.00 5. Form Tea Pot, $200.00 6. Crocheted Headphones by Traci Medeiros-Bagan, $38.00 7. Pocket Bluetooth Keyboard, $45.00 8. 3 piece Key Ring, $60.00 9. Siena Blanket, $260.00

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  • Matt Felten Gift Ideas 2013

    We asked Matt Felten, Los Angeles-based UI Designer and all around swell guy, to submit some of the things he’s excited about this year. Thanks Matt for taking the time to share your list! 1. Stanley 100th Anniversary Thermos, $38.00. Everyone needs a thermos. Might as well get the best. 2. Great Showdowns: The Return, $10.41. I’m such a sucker for coffee table books. 3. Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $399.99 4. FiftyThree Pencil Stylus, $59.95 5. Saturdays Surf NYC Black CPO Jacket, $200.00 6. Reverse-Denim Dopp Kit, $30.00. It’s time to upgrade from the Joe Cool bag my grandma gave me when I was 11. 7. Glitch Textiles, P1010006, $275.00 8. Columbiaknit Hat, $12.50 9. ...

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  • Friday Links

    airbnb builds 50 birdhouses modeled after home listings Ha: Minimal Nativity Set. Fleksy, an application that replaces your device’s on–screen keyboard. 10 Pranks for Christmas Morning If you care about taking your very best selfie... The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person The Wolf of Bedford Falls That is all. Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Random Gift Ideas

    As we're in the last throes of shopping frenzy, let's throw some random stuff together and give one last jolt, a therapeutic dose if you will, to your dying interest of finding just the right thing. Don't give in to the general malaise of oh-this-cheap-pair-of-gloves-will-do, for you, my friend, are better than that (you are reading this site, after all). A thoughtful gift is out there, and some places are even offering free shipping today in time for the 25th. Items in these 'random' images aren't even numbered, thus showing you that I'm also pretty tired of the whole gift ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 2

    More random gift ideas for you... Items in the image above are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Camera Pin (silver) by Macon and Lesquoy, $28.00. At just under an inch square, this little pin will fit on a jacket or bag perfectly. 2. Soap: Kuro, Shiro, $35.00. Kuro Soap is made with White Charcoal powder, so you could get away with saying you're giving them coal. 3. Half Dollar Mighty Wallet®, $15.00. Add a Ulysses S. Grant bill to this wallet and see your niece, nephew, or other favorite young person be pleasantly surprised. 4. Wooden Spinning ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 3

    And here's the last random gift idea list today, more on Monday... Items are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Wilson Keyring, Enameled, $12.00. Stocking stuffer alert! 2. The Pattern Box, 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, $19.95. A treasure trove of patterns. 3. Botanical Moss Tea Towel, $22.00. Another nice stocking stuffer, I think, or a nice gift for an acquaintance. 4. Dandelion Paperweight, $98.00. Pretty and simple = love. 5. Aalto Vase in dark lilac, $85.00. Alvar Aalto's classic vase, sure to be a hit with anyone that appreciates modern design (and flowers). 6. Timbre by Tyler Pratt, $60.00. This small wooden amplifier ...

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  • Wintercheck Factory Gift Ideas 2013

    And here's another list of gift ideas for this last-Thursday-before-Christmas. Kristen Wentrcek and her partner Andrew Zebulon Williams rounded up a list of 12 things they'd like to give/get this season. If those two names aren't familiar, Kristen Wentrcek owns and designs for Wintercheck Factory and is the co-founder of 06/08. Andrew Zebulon Williams is an illustrator and the other co-founder of 06/08. Thanks for sharing your list, Kristen and Andrew! 1. Truck Nest Book, $75.00 2. Collette Two Finger Ring, $125.00 3. Chapman Manufacturing Standard Kit #7331, $37.00 4. Nike Tech Fleece Women's Hoodie, $90.00 5. Filson Oil Finish Wax, $10.00 6. "HUGE Magazine: Tools" Books, $27.75-$29.65 7. Donald Judd 101 Spring Street Tour Ticket, $25.00 8. ...

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  • Unstuff Gifts

    If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through the nose for premium shipping. But wait, what if you could give that special person an experience rather than a thing? Unstuff, rather than stuff. Maybe you could give them a class in Aerial Yoga. Or would they enjoy learning woodworking? What about indoor skydiving? Get more ideas over at Unstuff, and think about giving a story they can tell rather than something they'll forget about by the time next ...

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  • Michael Mundy Gift Ideas 2013

    Michael Mundy from Anafternoonwith.com has once again found the time to share his gift list this year. If you haven't checked out his site lately, it's worth a visit to see the latest people and spaces featured. Thanks Michael! 1. Luc Parfum bottle, $85.00: great for men and women. 2. Best Made Steel Bowls, $35.00: for what ever. 3. First Aid Kit, $74.99: These could be a life saver. 4. Fisher Space Pen, $20.00: The chicest pen ever. 5. Classic American Bandana, $5.00: Can never have enough and these colors are great. 6. Luxury Canape set of 6 Blue Ships, $90.00. 7. Gentleman Soap Dish, $20.00: This or any thing from Izola. 8. Silver Gripper, $6.95: ...

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  • Friday Links

    the briefskate board Stain Ceramics by Bethan Laura Wood. (via MY AMP GOES TO 11) Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films Now You Can Take Selfies Inside Old Nintendo Games Chemical Reactions Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky: Photopic Sky Survey Pretty cute. Video of a KODA (kid of deaf adults) enthusiastically singing holiday songs using sign language and animated facial expressions. Cookie-Baking Chemistry. Important stuff. The most saved and shared content across Pocket, from all categories That's it for today. Enjoy your weekend, and get all your holiday shopping done so you ...

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  • Of a Kind Gift Ideas

    Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the co-founders of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. They feature all sorts of products, and it's worth signing up for their newsletter to be kept up to date on what's new. Claire and Erica's wish list is below- thank you two for sharing your favorites this year! 1. Metallic Leather Tangram Coasters by Project Room for Of a Kind ($65). Have you ever seen coasters that provide more entertainment value than these? Didn’t think so. 2. RMS Living Luminizer ($38). The (natural!) beauty product we swear ...

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  • Jonas Damon Gift Ideas 2013

    Ready for another wish list? This one is from Jonas Damon, maker of the Alarm Dock and Radio Dock, both of which we've featured here on BLTD. Jonas Damon is a Creative Director at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm, and a frequent contributor to New York City based Areaware. Thank you, Jonas, for sharing your list this year! 1. Flos Piani lamp (wood) by R&E Bourroullec, $319.00 2. World map by The Future Mapping Company, £25.00 3. Unicef donation 4. Billykirk Mechanics Belt (ivy), $99.00 5. Spotter multi purpose sensor by Quirky, $49.99 6. Pencil by 53, $49.95 7. Donald Judd stool/side table, $6,630.00 8. And, a last minute addition ...

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