• Friday Links

    SOCCKET: The Energy-Harnessing Soccer Ball (via fastcoexist) The 10 year hoodie (via kottke) Comparing Couches Hand-cut newspaper by Donna Ruff Basalt Formations Pictures of hipsters taking pictures of food Interview Tips for when someone asks, "What questions do you have for us?" 20 fun facts about the human body Have a nice weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    More historical images colorized by Mads Madsen. What is light? Claustrophobic Hong Kong “Cubicle Apartments” The church dome painted by graffiti artists Just what activities are you involved in that you would need a Titanium Escape Ring? (via twentytwowords) Any Two Pages on the Web Are Connected By 19 Clicks or Less (via Explore) We Found Our Son in the Subway (via kottke) Have a nice first-weekend-of-March. The nice weather is just around the corner, I promise.

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  • Knoll Classics Sale

    Sale alert! It's time again for Knoll's Classics Sale, which means 15% off of Knoll products. Some retailers have free shipping as well, so if you've been jonesing for a particular classic, perhaps it's time to bite the bullet. The sale is from February 25- March 3, 2013. A few retailers to check out: Hivemodern DWR 2modern YLiving Or, if you prefer to do your shopping by foot, go to Knoll's website directly to find a retailer near you.

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  • Friday Links

    ilovecharts Peanut Butter Diamonds Name That Space Rock, a Handy Chart Nice infographic: The NBA’s Best Players, Visualized As Statistical Snowflakes Estimating All Who Have Ever Lived Photos of Workers Drilling Tunnels Through Manhattan’s Core Reinier de Jong's Steel Chair is made from old wooden handles of brooms, rakes, spades, flagpoles, etc. (via unconsumption) vintage anatomy of plant cells The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food (via itsokaytobesmart) Enjoy the weekend...the last of February!

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  • Friday Links

    A meteor burned up above the skies of central Russia this morning (and how it sounded via likeafieldmouse) Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s 1977 Classic, “Sound and Vision” Who Said It: Marissa Cooper Or Franz Kafka? Lasso Felt Slippers Gah! A 2-legged cat gets around just fine. Video: Imogen Heap’s Ableton-Controlling Gloves Relax! You’ll Be More Productive How to Get Bike Lanes in Your Town (via Explore) And, no, you shouldn’t paint your own bike lane. Have a lovely weekend!

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  • Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Valentine's Day is this Thursday, if you need the reminder. Shipping will be steep if you select overnight/next day, but that's what you get for waiting so long to buy a gift. If none of the below picks suits your someone, check out our gift guide for more ideas. And, if you're ahead of the game and already have your gift for that special someone, go get yourself a coffee and feel smug for a approximately 5 minutes- any more than that and you'll be annoying. 1. Phonekerchief, $15.00 2. Gentlemen's Card Deck, $15.00 (rules of etiquette, etc.) 3. Heart Key Ring by Carl Aubock, $95.00 4. ...

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  • Friday Links

    The paper sculptures of Li Hongbo Ode to Joy performed on broken crockery Kiss of Chytid by Jonty Hurwitz Put The United States In Perspective Face protection from snowstorms Trashcam! Creepy. The Speaking Piano Ooo, a treasure trove of vintage stuff: TINI Vintage 5 Astronauts More Badass Than Any Action Movie Hero Have a super weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    An excerpt from a 1928 letter to teenage Jackson Pollock from his dad. Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT. "the lamp has no bulb in the traditional sense, but, instead, spews a constant chain of bubbles, each of which pops at the touch before being replaced by the next in line." The Light That Generates Space, 2010, Carlo Bernardini Like Mark Rothko's art? The NGA has a nice synopsis of his life and work: Mark Rothko (click arrows to follow time line). Montage of Kickstarter Project Videos That Start With “Oh Hey, I Didn’t See You There” Why did men stop wearing ...

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  • Friday Links

    The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity German court rules internet "essential" 100 Thing Challenge (What Exactly Is The 100 Thing Challenge?) THE CHROMATIC DIET: Sophie Calle (via showslow) Contemplating Friday: Communication 101 Cat vs. Snowball Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter Print To 86,000 Random Printers Around the World Thanks to Google “Moon Hoax Not” Brilliant! The $10 DIY One Hour washing-machine-drum firepit (via unconsumption) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Galaxy typography (!) over at My Galaxies (via twentytwowords) Michael Johansson: ‘Real-Life Tetris’ Video: The Event of a Thread (scroll down for video) Bizarre 'Portraits of a Serialsammler' by Thorsten Brinkmann Google's Flu Trends (via gizmodo) Tumblr: In the Horniman A good reminder from Alan Watts: What if money was no object? (via explore) Have an excellent weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    And you thought a home couldn't get any smaller. The Tricycle House Photos: Riding a horse across a frozen lake in Siberia More photos: A wall of dust and water whipped up by cyclone Narelle . Photo: Perth Weather Live (via we-are-star-stuff) Jeppe Hein - Modified Social Benches Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh by photographer Tadao Cern (via twentytwowords) Such a small link list again, I know, but it's slim pickings nowadays with limited time to browse for all things interesting. If you have a link or an item you think we should've posted by now, do email us (contact(at)...

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  • Friday Links

    Not many links as it's the first week back to work, but here's a few to help your afternoon go by a bit faster. How Not to Test for Electrostatic Discharge Imagine a Living Mars 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? (via Lapham's Quarterly) Tsuneaki Hiramatsu - Firefly Road (2012) Have a nice weekend!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays! Our thanks goes out to you, dear reader, for visiting us often, and to each of our sponsors that have helped us keep the site up and running. We're signing off until the New Year, so here's hoping you have a very happy holiday season. Stay safe and warm, and do try and enjoy yourself. Shown above: 18" Unlit Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, $10.48

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  • Michael Mundy’s Gift Ideas

    You might know Michael Mundy from an afternoon with..., as he's photographed quite a few interesting people and their spaces. Michael's the last person to share their give/get list for this holiday season. Thanks again to everyone that has participated this year- it's been great to see each and every point of view. Here's Michael's give /get list: 1. A new Journal from Il Bisonte, $188 2. Small flashlight from Huckberry, $25 3. A Bag from BillyKirk, $350 4. A sweater from North Sea Clothing, ~ £125 5. A Silver Swiss Army Knife, $127.95 6. Coffee from Fika 7. Anything from DiPalos on Grand Street 8. A Silver Compass from Tiffany, $325 9. Lots of ...

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  • Simon Yuen Gift Picks

    Wait! Here's one more gift guide, just in time for holiday shipping. Warning: There's oodles of Portland Oregon / Pacific Northwest love all over this post. 1. Ipad Sleeve by The Good Flock. Sure the Apple magnetic sleeve is nice... but waxed denim! Come on! Made in Portland. 2. Never actually wanted to own a terrarium until I saw these stunning handmade steel and wood ones from Arc & Ash. Made in Portland. 3.  Fell in love with these majorly cute ceramic ornaments at Gemma Correll's opening at Land Gallery. I'll take the whole set please. 4.  Molecule Synth. A snap-together modular synthesizer, designed to ...

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  • Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung Gift Picks

    Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung have been operating Poketo, a go-to source for well-designed and curated homegoods and art, since 2003. We're never shy to feature their products on BLTD, so we were curious to see what was on their holiday list. Here are their top ten picks from 'round the web as well as their own offerings: 1. Poketo Linen Tea Towels 2. Poketo Sun and Shore Eco Sweatshirt 3. Poketo Striped Fleece Backpack 4. Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap 5. Japanese Copper Graters 6. Apolis Market Bag 7. Handsome Coffee Roasters Dapper Espresso 8. Power and Light Press Letterpressed Perpetual Calendar 9. Quiet Tiger Weekender Wool Hat 10.One ...

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