• Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Friday Links

    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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  • Stop SOPA

    We at BLTD are united in opposition against SOPA and PIPA. The proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act would, if passed, set a dangerous precedent that would greatly impact our collective freedom of speech on the internet. Call your Senator and tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA. Go here to find out more: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/31100268 w=513&h=317]

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  • Friday Links

    You can watch the full documentary film Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter over at PBS. minieco: Paper gems (+ templates) (via svpply) Oatmeal: Ten Words You Need To Stop Misspelling This iTree is a top-quality docking station made out of a tree trunk. Oh yeah, and it's $15 grand. Over at even*clevand: Brain Cox teaches Hamlet to a small child. This should be made into a dog toy. Seriously. Boner 01 Freaking amazing kite: Little Shining Man watch the video on vimeo (via todayandtomorrow) Make: "Taylor Veltrop created a controller for a NAO humanoid robot using a treadmill, Kinect, ...

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  • Friday Links

    The year is starting off slow it seems, but it's probably just the post-holiday haze. Who would love colorful Duck Tape? Me, and probably you, that's who. Eva Zeisel, Ceramic Artist and Designer, Dies at 105 Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. Time Video: Jeff Harris documented his life by taking a photograph every day for 14 years. Don't set goals, change your daily habits. (via The Do Lectures kindling) NYTimes: How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? Happy weekend to you. See you on Monday.

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  • Friday Links

    Not a whole lot of links this week due to the holidays, but here's a few... Art “Remake” project Everyone's Mixtape NYTimes: Train your cat to walk on a leash Nine Lives, One Leash Remember The Burning House? Worth another visit. Italian artist Ivano Vitali knits and crochets yarn made from strips of newspapers and phone books. (via Unconsumption) Gorilla tickling: Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues And, of course, here's wishing you a very Happy New Year! Have fun and stay safe, if at all possible. See you in 2012.

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Hopefully you're set for the holiday weekend, and if not, you know you only have just a few more days to prepare yourself for the onslaught of merriness (or whatever else you'd like to call it). We are taking a little time off for the holidays, so we'll return with regularly scheduled posts at the end of next week. So, dear friend, happy holidays to you and yours! Shown above: 1. Belle jewellery box, $122.00 2. MapTote, $26.00 3. Van Der Waals Stainless World Time Clock, $160.00 4. Moleskine Wood Pencil, set of 2 + sharpener, $16.95 5. Areaware SSKMRL Magno Model 3 Sustainable Table Radio, $300.00 6. Handmade Arrow from Fredericks & Mae, $95.00 7. Kikkerland ...

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    Top 25 Funniest Autocorrects of DYAC. If you enjoyed those, they have a book: Damn You, Autocorrect!: Awesomely Embarrassing Text Messages You Didn't Mean to Send, $11.19 Love this Geometric Holiday Garland from Blow Up!. So-amazing-yet-out-of-my-price-range Shadow bike stand. via bookofjoe Have you heard of this? Fancy Hands, personal assistants for everyone. TBD: Design a quilt panel for the (2015) Quilt. Cambridge Digital Library: Early Papers by Isaac Newton via @nytimesbits Gizmodo: Facebook Is Making Us Miserable Seriously easy DIY Recycled Sweater Scarf. Next week we'll be updating a few gift posts up until Wednesday, then we're taking a holiday break until December 28...

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  • Simon Yuen Gift Ideas

    The next installment of gift ideas is from our very own Simon Yuen, contributing writer and product developer extraordinaire. His favorite gifts to give or get, all under $100: 1. Muji Touch Screen Gloves, $24.95 —  So useful! 2. Schoolhouse Electric Ion Lamp, $85.00 — Adds a warm inviting glow to any room in your house. 3. Makedo Freeplay Kit, $50.00 — Creative fun for kids. 4. Leather Seat Wood Stool, $42.00 — I tried this out at the store, pretty comfy. And convenient. 5. Safe at Home Braided Bike Lock, 4,500 yen (tax included) — Just saw these at a craft fair. Can't speak for the security rating, but wow, gorgeous. 6. Worthy Shorty Mechanical Pencil, $14.00 — ...

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  • Matthew Wells Gift Ideas

    Another gift idea installment for you on this Monday... Matthew Wells is a recent transplant from Seattle to Los Angeles and is a Visual Designer at Huge. He can also be found microblogging over at the swoon-worthy Since Eighty-Three. 1. Marmol Ring, $110.00 2. Perpetual Calender, $29.00 3. Horse Bookend, $39.00 4. Monarch Playing Cards, $6.95 5. Graphic Porcelain Tumblers, $8.00 each 6. Hawks poster, $18.00 7. Tanner Notebook, $15.00 8. Vim Beget KeyChain, $125.00 9. Winter Coffret Diptyque Collection, $84.00 10. Tough Tote, $72.00 Thanks Matthew for sharing your gift list! Matthew's Tumblr: Since Eighty-Three

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  • Friday Links

    Breathtaking images: Detroit in ruins and The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011. So cute: Muppet Wall Decals via swissmiss Scout Regalia's Gingerbread Geodesic Dome Kit is neat. More geodesic-ry: DIY Geoball (via Bloesem) Infographic: This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up) via @brainpicker You've seen this by now, but I have to include it: Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames Hay + cement, then +cow = Trufa by Anton García-Abril. Here's a video of it being made: La Trufa. How to: Make a DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench (via AT Chicago) How to ...

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  • Plastolux Gift Ideas

    The next installment of gift ideas is from Tyler Goodro of Plastolux. He finds all manner of modern interiors to inspire, and his site is on my oft-visited list. Here are Tyler's picks: If I had to make a list of "want" or "want to give" it would be easier to go with "want", what a scrooge I am! The large items are on my DREAM list and the smaller items are more of a reality. 1. Napoleon Dynamite (Oil Painting) by Dave Sharp, £370. For the Pièce de résistance this amazing painting of none other than Napoleon Dynamite. I ...

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  • Rena Tom Gift Ideas

    Our next installment of gift ideas is from Rena Tom, the founder of Rare Device (such a nice shop) and all around know-it-all (in a very good way) when it comes to running creative businesses. She has picked 5 brights and 5 neutrals to share with you today: 1. Strikey by Objeti, $39.95 (i love the red one) 2. Danish Modern Chalet Birdhouse by Burd-Haus, $69 3. Geometric Shapes poster by Honey & Bloom, $25 4. Flake 2 earrings by Molly M Designs, $46 5. 7.5 Lbs of Wrench by Iacoli & Mcallister, $475 6. smtwtfs 02 by The Last Attempt at Greatness, $80 7. Sparkle Hunt Cushion by Satsuki Shibuya, $75 8. Shaving Cup ($141) and Brush, $95 by SRF 9. Hand-carved White Porcelain ...

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  • Design Milk Gift Ideas

    Our fifth gift guide is by Jaime Derringer from Design Milk, one of the most popular online design magazines around. Here are her top picks for gifts to get this year: 1. Eames pen from ACME, $59.00 and up 2. This print by Mike Monteiro: Untitled (May the bridges I burn light the way.), $50 3. Necklace No. Ultra, $260.00 4. A blanket from Norwegian shop Funkle. 5. Aluminum Ampersand, $225.00 6. Owl umbrella stand, $135.00 7. Alessi Daytimer watch, $124.00 8. A scarf from Scarf Shop, $15.00- $80.00 9. Wooden blocks for my baby, $36.00 10. FFerrone Revolution Glassware, $67.00 and up Thanks Jaime for sharing your list! For more on Jaime, visit Design Milk.

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