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-A Strikingly Minimal Home Built in Less Than Six Months -Make it rain: UCLA unveils augmented reality teaching sandbox (via Δ S > 0) -A few tips on how to make your home feel better: How Home Design Supports Your Success -Are you sick of advice like this yet? 7 HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED WORK-LIFE BALANCE -The Origami Robots -The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man -Cool! (Literally) Cold Pot (via treehugger) Have a great weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    -First World Problem Pills. 100% peppermint and "100% of the profit goes to Aids Fonds’ aim to provide HIV medication to people who can’t afford it." -Get the BLTD app already! Available (for free) on iTunes. -There's a Cabin Porn book and you didn't tell me?! -Kinda cute? Nuclear Plant, Concrete Flower Pot -Yes! Naoto Fukasawa designs minimal kitchen appliances for Muji -Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong -Crazy (good) floor at Taschen's store in Milan -Origami tents! Origanid (via Petit & Small) -balloon in glorious slow motion (wait until the end, it's worth it) Have an ...

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  • BLTD App: Finally!

    So, remember our little apology about our recent site issues? We finally got our ducks in a row and teamed up with DWNLD to get a better BLTD app for you. Now, on your mobile device, you'll be able to easily browse through our latest finds without worrying about content delays or weird landing pages. Hopefully you'll love it as much as we think we do. Download our new app on iTunes As usual, let us know if you experience any glitches, and thanks again for sticking with us while we make improvements.

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  • Friday Links

    Spectacular. Sawmille House (via plastolux) Keyboardio Artists/hobbyists: FEBO, the engraver that lets you draw and paint with the sun Photographers: SHOTBOX Tabletop Photo Light Studio Travelers: AeroTrunk, Modern luggage trunk with drawers For kids, learning the alphabet: Mister Alphabet Apple Watch "fails to excite" Crazy house. Caja Oscura by Javier Corvalán Interiors: Yellow! That's all for this week. Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Site Update

    Hey! We recently updated our site to speed up the load times for everyone, and due to a misconfiguration, some readers were not getting the latest content. If you are seeing updated content on some devices but not others, please try clearing the cache in your browser. Let us know if you continue to have any difficulties, and we'll attempt to fix it as soon as possible. A big thanks to all of you who wrote in to let us know what was happening, and we sincerely apologize to everyone affected.

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  • Friday Links

    Mariano Dallago's Camera Obscura Need help decorating your home? This looks interesting: havenly How deadly are sharks? THESE MOVIES ARE SHOCKINGLY SHORT WHEN REDUCED TO "EVERY SINGLE WORD SPOKEN BY A PERSON OF COLOR" Type Nite NYC, July 16 Porcelain trophies given for great reasons by Vika Mitrichenko (via thisisnthappiness) The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares An explanation, if you're not sure what happened- Greece Is The Word: Making Sense Of The Greek Crisis Jan Van Huysum's 'Flowers' recreated on surfboard Have a great weekend.

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  • Happy 4th of July!

    This is the 'Merica Hammock. It's very patriotic in an over-the-top-wonderful sort of way, so it's particularly appropriate for the upcoming holiday weekend. I know I'm looking forward to a break (time away from the computer is a good thing), so here's hoping you have a lovely, fun-filled/relaxing 4th of July weekend. Of course, do take care should you decide to light any fireworks- those fingers of yours are important! 'Merica Hammock, $195.00 Color(s): Cobalt Blue, White, Candy Apple Red Capacity: Classic Double: 400 lbs / King-Size: 550 lbs Dimensions: Classic Double: 120"L x 72"W / King-Size: 132”L x 108”W

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  • July 4th Weekend

    Can you believe this Saturday is July 4th? Prepare yourself for the festivities by perusing this random list of summer-y things, mostly picked for their fun and outdoorsy-ish nature. 1. Flatware Caddy, $11.97 2. Star Spangled Spatula, $75.00 3. Apron with Built-in Oven Mitts, $32.00 4. Iced Carafe, $32.00 5. bodum ® fyrkat picnic charcoal grill, $69.99 6. Fire Torch, $54.95 7. Leather Fly Swatter, $16.00 8. Wooden Yo-Yo, $8.00 9. Star Dominoes by Fredericks & Mae, $80.00 10. Bistro Collection Metal Chair - Set of 2 by Fermob, $216.00 11. Table Tennis Game Set, $49.95 12. Spring Release Ice Cream Scoop, $19.00 13. Blue Mormor Dinnerware Collection, $17.75 - $48.25 14. Tina Frey Round Tree Swing, $300.00 15. Helios Fire Bowl Set, $350.00 (+$89 for steel grille) 16. Red Picnic Cooler, $69.95

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  • Friday Links

    Hooray! Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? Strange: jyo john mullor models a set of custom-made human head helmets Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good DIY No-Sew Rope Coil Basket Want that jacket a character in a movie is wearing? Visit The Take. (via kottke) Mountain House by Atelier Bow-Wow   Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Nest Cam, $199.00 Solartab, a solar charger for devices What do you think about these hanging thingamajigs? Sort of neat? Trio, Grappe, and Roller Lines by Diane Steverlynck An older project, but oh-so-cool: Secret Stash by yiting cheng (via Make) Sleep apnea sufferers, this is funny looking, but it's not as bad as a mask? Airing: the first hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP If you really care about your audio experience: Aumeo: World's 1st tailored Audio Device Did you know you can stay at the Bauhaus? €35 - €60 a night. Tankless, Digital Water Heater: Heatworks Sorta cute: Marber's Penguin Chalkboard Strange: A Lite Steak ...

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  • Friday Links

    Text Walking Lanes in Belgium (via thisisnthappiness) Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain And, How to De-Quasimodo Yourself The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator Baron Fig's Mosaic App fireflies in timelapse (via goodstuffhappenedtoday) "Landowners often loot or destroy archaeological sites. Is this new subdivision a solution?" DIY Furniture You Can Clip Together in a Single Step Female Scientists Strike Back at Sexist Nobel Prize Winner How to tell if a mirror is one-way glass. You know, just in case. Have fun this weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    How Berndnaut Smilde makes perfect clouds indoors (photo above: Nimbus Minerva by Berndnaut Smilde) Japan’s ‘Cardboard Theater’ uses your tablet to create a private movie house. Yes, you too can do this at home. 7 body language tricks to make anyone instantly like you (but don't be creepy about it) Can You Name These Famous Landmarks from Their Floor Plans? (I could only name 5) Short read to make you feel better about not scooping up a bargain: What It’s Actually Like To Buy A $500 House In Detroit Cool Kobeiagi Kilims on Kickstarter Such a pretty dog chew toy Tom ...

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    Tham & Videgård Designs Sweden’s “Most Sought After Home” It's not a bread knife, it's the Sandwich Knife Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths (£49.99) Brandon Lattu's Selected Compositions Create a personalized, large format art print: Life & Type Growth Table by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn Snap clip-on supports create furniture from found objects (this will most likely be a post next week) This is so cool: Dive Into ‘Infinity’ With Dizzying Views of A Colossal Cave image via nationalgeographic Enjoy the weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time. Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption) Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place. UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad too esoteric. Elana Herzog's Wall Panels (via drawdrawdraw) Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life Science Just Invented a Simple, Painless Way to Get Superhuman Vision (...

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  • 10 Years

    Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online. We had become pen pals (actual paper and pen), as we had discovered a shared interest in modern architecture and design at an art show in Dallas. We both had a hobby of sketching out floor plans for small, modern homes, and wanted to bounce ideas back and forth. When Kris brought up the idea of BLTD ('Better Living Through Design'), it sounded like a fun thing to work on. I had just moved from Dallas ...

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