• Friday Links

    Time-lapse video of the center of the Milky Way from Chile’s Paranal Observatory, by photographer Stéphane Guisard. Foldable Origami Furniture (so exciting!) Why Diamonds Are A Sham Another time-lapse video, this time of a supercell storm cloud rotating over Texas. Let This Rube Goldberg Machine Show You How Cows Eat And Poop. (via Explore) 11 ludicrously groomed dogs HOOK: a personal, temporary hook for restrooms (on Indiegogo). Stephen Colbert's eulogy for his late mother, Lorna Colbert. Baby snow leopard live cam (via @wiredscience)   Huzzah! Have a nice weekend.

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    Street Stone (via GOOD) 6 steps: How to make Cedar Cladding (from Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori) Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (via It's Fun to Imagine) Mr Bingo's Hate Mail (via It's Nice That) Andrew Junge - Pandora’s Box (2005) Hans Rosling explains the connection between population growth, wealth inequality and climate change... with LEGO, of course. (3:19 min.) Sonic Water (via thinx) Mungo Thomson: Negative Space How Animals See the World Whoa: Klein Bottles. More info at wikipedia: Klein Bottles   It's Friday! Enjoy the weekend.

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  • Fab

    The following post is sponsored by Fab. I don't know about you, but when Fab first started, I was a little addicted to checking it everyday. Then, I slowly weaned myself off, reminding myself that if I didn't look, I would be blissfully unaware of the everyday design steals. Now, after checking it again after weeks of restraint, I'm gob-smacked by the selection of items, some of which we've posted here on BLTD, and others that I'll be bookmarking for future posts. Here are a few items that caught my eye, most of which are of limited quantity, so sign ...

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    The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand (via It's Fun to Imagine) Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea (also via It's Fun to Imagine) New Bike Attachment Allows You To Share Your Bicycle With A Friend (!) A:LOG is an essential illustrated reference notebook for architects (on Kickstarter) 50 Animated Gifs for Every Situation Ever Know Where You Stand by Seth Taras (via thinx) Actors are people too Yeah, you've heard this already, but Samuel Beckett Used to Drive André the Giant to School (via Explore) Rare Glimpses of Birds of Paradise (via kateoplis) &...

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  • Herman Miller Sale

    This will be the last weekend of the Herman Miller® Sale, so if you want 15% off of 'specially marked products' you'd best start browsing. Hivemodern, Room&Board, DWR, and, you guessed it, the Herman Miller Store (along with several other stores I won't bother to name) are participating, so choose your favorite, find your item and know that you didn't pay through the nose like the rest of us impatient folks. "The sale is valid May 31–June 10, 2013. Save 15% and enjoy Free Standard Shipping on specially marked products produced by Herman Miller." Shown above: Eames® Molded Wood Side Chair, (reg. $669.00 - $919.00) ...

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  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    As Father's Day is around the corner (June 16- that's next weekend) it's time to start thinking of an appropriate gift. Maybe your father figure likes well designed objects, and if so, maybe he'll like one of these items below. And, remember we've got items tagged by price in our Gifts section to help with your search. 1. SunCloud SolarPowered SelfGenerating Digital Camera, $199.00 2. Balance Pen and Stylus, $26.00 3. A set of 6 Custom Brass Collar Stays with oak case, $65.00 4. Icon™ Whisky Stones, $14.00 5. Ghurka Leather Folding Snap Tray , $150.00 6. Helios Grill Set, $125.00 7. Star Spangled Spatula, $65.00 8. PS Yo-Yo in black, $12.00 9. Custom Black Luggage Tags, $81.00 10. Everyday Carry ...

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  • Friday Links

    Post image: Prince Rupert’s drop. Watch the video, it's worth it. The Various Varieties of Fruits, $29. (via This Isn't Happiness) 50 Faces in Everyday Objects (via Co.Create) I bookmarked this last week and then didn't put it in the links because I hadn't watched the whole thing. Now I have, and here it is: Leadership lessons from the dancing guy Paper works by Hollis Brown Thornton and how to make your own. (via foxmouth) 1931: Woman demonstrating Ju-jitsu Famous Lookalikes (via kottke) nGroove Snap by Mountek: Mount Any Mobile Device In Your Car CD Slot Have an excellent weekend.

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    Here is Today (via swiss-miss) Hmm. Melon: A Headband and Mobile App to Measure Your Focus (via fastcodesign) The green 3D printing materials we’ve been waiting for Felt. Personal, handwritten cards sealed, stamped and mailed, all from your iPad. (also via swiss-miss) Time on your hands? Read this: List of common misconceptions (via kottke) Hidden Pivot Bookcase Installation (via pinterest) 1927 London Shown in Moving Color Enjoy the weekend!

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  • MoMA One Day Sale!

    Apologies for the hastily assembled image above, but time is of the essence. Save 40% on a selection of design favorites over at MoMA Store (use promo code SP302) today only. 40%! Do you want me to do the math for you? See below for the pricing on the items pictured above. In And Out Hanging Lantern, reg.$325.00, sale:$195.00 Countdown Clock, reg. $130.00, sale: $78.00 Cubes Perpetual Calendar, reg. $15.00, sale: $9.00 Kaleido Trays, reg. $140.00, sale: $84.00 Totem Votive Set, reg. $28.00, sale: $16.80 Windrider Bicycle Clips, reg. $28.00, sale: $16.80 Drifted Stool, reg. $205.00, sale: $123.00

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    Student Engineers’ Skin Patch Warns When It’s Time to Get Out of the Sun (via ifuckinglovescience) Inside Rick Owens's Paris Home 31 Songs To Listen To While You Read That Nice Story About How Loneliness Will In Fact Kill You Galaxy Collisions: Simulation vs Observations (via CWL) Schadenfreezers News Machine (via @renatom) Intricate paper cuts by Bovey Lee (via staceythinx) Waiting for this lamp to be available for sale. imgembed "According to another survey, taken last year, about 65 percent of us can’t name a single Supreme Court justice." America the Clueless by Frank Bruni It's friday! Go have a ...

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  • Friday Links

    Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau Words that last (via i fucking love science) whisk' egg yolk separator by ivan zhang Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch Damn You Art School

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    thinxblog: Anamorphic art by Bernard Pas Stray Dogs Master Complex Moscow Subway System SINGLE-SERVE plant propagation 'READ instead' print “Weight Watchers”, a photo series by Haley Morris-Cafiero Sushi tuna model teaches kids how to dissect maguro MarbelousWood floor installation Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why He’s Uncomfortable Being Labeled an ‘Atheist’ Elisabeth Lecourt's Les robes géographiques (via unconsumption) Have a nice weekend.

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    As you can probably tell from the amount of Mother's Day emails going out today, it's time to get one of your parental figures a gift. Here's a few things to get your brain working on the subject, and if they don't help, remember we've got items tagged by price in our Gifts section: 1. Geneva Sound System XS, $249.00 2. Black Diamond Necklace, $280.00 3. A set of Rootcups, each $5.00 4. Gold Fractured Ring by Lucas Jack, $60.00 5. Wood Block Desk Organizer, $57.00 6. Japanese Scissors for pruning/cutting, $38.00 7. Hand Key Ring, 5734 by Carl Aubock, $95.00 8. Kaleido Trays, $16.00 - $78.00 each 9. Gold Bar Door Stop by Arik Levy, $78.00 ("Formed as ...

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  • Friday Links

    Do-Ho Suh - Home within Home (2011) Doll-house sized artists' studios by painter and sculptor Joe Fig Click a few dots, and this program will try to guess your age. 15 Facts About Our Planet You'll most likely have read this by now, but here it is anyway: Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night Mac OS X iTunes 10.6.3 (25) 64bit binary excerpts rendered as RGB images, woven into blankets. sleepyti.me bedtime calculator (via Netted) Beyond the Body Tilda Swinton and Roger Ebert’s widow lead a 1,500-person Barry White dance-along honoring Ebert.   Enjoy the weekend.

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  • GoodGuide

    Environmental responsibility isn't always that easy, especially when it comes to researching which products are really 'green' and which ones are just green-washed. So, that's where the GoodGuide comes in. It's an excellent resource to cut through the crap- it gives you information on the health, environmental and social performance of over a hundred thousand products with easy to read scores that will make your purchasing decisions quick and easy. Search their website or scan barcodes with the GoodGuide app, either way, you'll be adequately informed.

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  • Friday Links

    Washcloth … In … Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!! Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits Tiny Chocolate Up5 chairs Kepler’s Tally of Planets (via itsokaytobesmart) The Elena Garro Cultural Centre use to be an old house. The new facade is quite the contrast to the old. (via kateoplis) my knitted boyfriend Jesus, This Week Engineering Calculator App “Hummingbird,” A New Form of Music Notation Have a nice weekend.

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