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May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

5 days worth of quick links:

  • Not weird at all: David Lynch talks to a Barbie head about his coffee – laughing squid
  • The first words ever published in the Guardian:”Taken up a black, newfoundland bitch” – Guardian
  • David Byrne discusses how Architecture shapes Music – open culture
  • Words and photography by Gus VanSant – juxtapoz
  • Children have memories from when they were as young as 18 months old; they just forget them when they grow up – bbc
  • The kindness of Quentin Tarantino: Rock on Sarah – letters of note
  • Minnesota: the hipster state – buzzfeed
  • An ode to worn out gadgets – design mind

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April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mostly things from the past in this selection of links:

  • “I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don’t ask, it’s a long story” and other pretentious quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook – eater
  • Truly interesting: what is newsgathering, what is curating, what is piracy? – boingboing
  • Nostalgia: Commodore 64 is back on the market (same exterior, new processor) – New York Times
  • In other retro news, 100 Atari games come to the iPhone and iPad – boingboing
  • And in other iPad news, here is a gallery of the best iPad self-portraits – mashable
  • 600 year old stone markers Japan offer tsunami advice, like: “Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables.” –

Japan Tsunami Warning Stone

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April 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Quick links:

  • “If every single bee disappeared…humanity would also die out within four years” –
  • An ode to Japanese creativity – Core77
  • The biggest egoists on Twitter – uproxx
  • The emotion vending machine – The Creators Project
  • When to drop Google and prefer some other search engine – Lifehacker
  • The best April Fool prank: the cartridge that turns every film camera to digital – re35 via popphoto
  • This is what the world would look like if every country’s area was proportionate to its population – I love charts

world map: countries scaled to population

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April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Some bad news, but mostly good news and a positive vibe:

  • Where do the young and educated want to live? (infograph) – GOOD.IS
  • Tragic irony: Japanese tsunami survivors sheltered in a nuclear power plant – boingboing
  • In the mean time, it’s a new, carefree dawn for the wildlife at Chernobyl (audio) – gruenrekorder via boing boing
  • TweetWhen is a web app that tells you when your tweets get the most retweets (we do on fridays around 5pm) – TweetWhen
  • Kinda creepy: Google to launch app that scans a face and then finds the person’s google profile (including their contact details) – mashable
  • Honest, down-to-earth, inspiring advice: “how to steal like an artist (9 other things that nobody told me)” – austin kleon via drawn
  • Now I feel old. An exhibition to celebrate South Park’s 15th birthday – lost at E minor

South Park Art

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March 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Jeff Koons gets the video game treatment, Time Zones get analyzed and religion falls out of fashion:

  • Jeff Koons Must Die, the video game – Hunter Jonakin via boingboing
  • What if Angry Birds were an action movie directed by Michael Bay (video) – the curious brain
  • The fascinating and often absurd convention of Time Zones – BBC
  • Rare Beatles photos – npr
  • Since Radiohead published a newspaper (The Universal Sigh), Guardian writers are challenging them at their game, by covering Creep – Guardian
  • Are symmetrical faces more beautiful? – toxel via holykaw
  • 50% of tweets come from 0,05% of users – mashable
  • Is religion falling out of fashion? – Discovery news
  • Sex is no accident (MTV’s safe sex campaign) – buzzfeed
  • This blogger asks his favorite authors to sign their books. The twist? Instead for dedications he asks for insults – insulted by authors via flavorwire
  • Read it horizontally, read it vertically; the genius of Lewis Caroll - i love charts

lewis carroll poem

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March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pure randomness today:

  • What do Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America have in common? They are the only 3 countries in the world not to use the metric system – Gizmodo
  • Our sense of smell might be explained by quantum physics – BBC
  • The end of the telephone? – The New York Times
  • An argument against earth hour –
  • 8-bit deaths (video) – Vulture
  •’s Think Quarterly: the data issue – Think Quarterly
  • Types of typsos – Rosscott, Inc.

Types of Typos

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March 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

A bitter-sweet mix of links:

  • Too close for comfort? Portraits by Martin Schoeller – live journal
  • Love is like an app store – diesel sweeties
  • The facebook you vs the real you – comical concept
  • Civilization has something similar: a video of all the major historical events (according to Wikipedia) in 100 seconds – ragtag
  • In the same vein, an infograph of every person who has ever lived – la femme belletrist
  • Nuclear boy suffers from gas (video) – youtube
  • David Lynch’s hair compared to art masterpieces – world of wonder
  • The answer to the burning question: “what is better, a facebook like or a tweet?” – mashable
  • Meet the world’s busiest extra who’s credits include tv shows like , glee, curb your enthousiasm, arrested development, and movies like the social network, catch me if you can and spiderman (video) – vulture
  • Despite recent criticism, more designers have created art inspired but the recent disaster in Japan – design for japan tumblr
  • But none as strong as these radioactive cherry blossoms on the cover of New Yorker – kottke

Japan New Yorker cover

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March 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Beatles, Social Media and more Japan aid:

  • For mixtape nostalgics: Stereolizer is the app that turns your iPad into an 80’s cassette player – wired
  • Etsy users find themselves exposed to world as a result of the new privacy policy – boingboing
  • Taking a stand on the McCartney – Lennon feud – Though Catalog
  • In other Beatles news Apple files to trademark the old Beatles Apple Logo – patently apple
  • Fear of missing out in the social media – via swissmiss
  • Isn’t that a surprise: poor countries have more digital piracy – boingboing
  • Happy people stick together in Twitter (so do the miserable also) – mashable
  • The history of web browser (infograph) – bit rebels
  • More designers come to the aid of Japan – this is colosal & imprint

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March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Blogs, stamps, philosophers, libraries, Google Earth and what’s-his-name:

  • A brief history of blogging – web designer depot
  • The end of the stamp. From April Denmark will start replacing postage stamps with mobile text messages – quipsologies
  • I have a Philosophy degree. I’m in good company – Raymont’s Lists
  • Japanese librarians document the damage after the earthquake and tsunami – togetter
  • Qaddafi. Qazzafi. Qadhdhafi. Qaththafi. Gadhdhafi. Khadafy. Gazafy. Hizzafizzle. Schlebaffi. LOLdaffy – boingboing
  • This music video by Lux Repeat, directed by Bartholomäus Traubeck, is made entirely by Google Earth images – fastcodesign

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March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s been a long time:

  • Passive aggressive emails in the business context are equivalent to drunk dialing in the relationship context: initially gratifying and eventually terrifying. And unavoidable when you are heating up in anger. But worry no more, there’s an app for that too: the ToneCheck plugin for Outlookmashable
  • Half (!) of German doctors prescribe placebos – Guardian
  • If you judge a movie by its opening sequence, here are the top 50 movies of all time – IFC
  • Compare people and other fallen Facebook fads from the old days – Think Catalog
  • Take good care of your books, please – apartment therapy
  • What happens to subway trains when they grow old? They become marine reefs – fastcodesign
  • The parallels between the Qaddafi family and the Bluth family of Arrested Development – The New Republic
  • It was bound to happen. After movie bar codes, here is every second of Star Wars, organized by luminosity – Jason Salavon

Every second of Star Warsand a close up:detail Star Wars

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March 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

The longest list yet:

  • Did you accidentally wash your USB stick with your laundry? Well, everybody else has too – Gizmodo
  • Nearly half of Americans uses Facebook, only 7% use Twitter – mashable
  • Will it catch on? Free, augmented reality iPhone app – alltop
  • The long-awaited Oscars infographs – mashable
  • Design and order online a little black dress (described also as Fembot meets John Galliano) – fastcodesign
  • 1 million workers. 90 million iPhones. 17 suicides. Who’s to Blame? – wired
  • The best films-within-films – shortlist
  • Meet the 26-year-old who bypassed publishing companies and made millions by selling her books directly on kindle – business insider
  • Meanwhile, somebody else is writing a book and posting it page by page on lamp posts in NYC – nymag
  • Algorithmic columns – boingboing

algorithmic columns

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February 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

Radiohead’s new album generates the latest web meme, and other news:

  • Listen to a (huge) medley consisting of 5 sec samples of all number 1 singles in history, up to 1992 – BuzzFeed
  • Good typography helps clarify everything, even Kanye West’s mind – brain pickings
  • How to built your own Stonehenge with IKEA instructions – designboom
  • Until recently MoMA featured only one typeface in its permanent collection: Helvetica. Now it acquired two dozens digital typefaces. See a slide show of the 11 most important ones – fastcodesign
  • Dancing Thom is the new Sad Keanu – dancingthom
  • The King of Limbs review: Are Radiohead the only band that makes so many fans turn quite so studiously patient and open-minded – vulture
  • Poignant anti-Berlusconi, anti-censorship ad – Lost at E minor
  • United States of America as movies – reddit

United States of America as Movies

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February 19, 2011 § 3 Comments

Stories that came up during the week:

  • Are we the only ones on this earth to have heard of Arcade Fire? See twitter reactions from people who were REALLY surprised of their win in the Grammys – who is Arcade Fire
  • After Google’s Art Project, here is street art view: graffiti from all over the world put on Google Maps – street art view
  • 10 artists who work with video games – boingboing
  • WTF: the little girl on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream is their new bass player – kottke
  • Science breakthrough: software that prints photos for the blind – msnbc
  • The trailer for Harumi Murakami’s Norwegian Wood movie adaptation is finally here:

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February 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Tuesday links:

  • Double meanings: the egyptian presidency website is under construction – egyptian presidency via boingboing
  • Knowledge is not dead: global data are more than 295 billion gigabytes – bbc
  • Facebook pretty much owns all the photos in the universe (ah! and women upload twice as many photos as men) – mashable
  • Play the Great Gatsby but mind the waiters – great Gatsby game
  • Paris, London, Beijing, and Barcelona through typefaces (videos) – albin holmovist
  • Ridley Scott and 9 other directors who sold out – flavorwire
  • 20 years since Twin Peaks: the exhibition – in the trees art preview

twin peaks art: walk with bobTwin Peaks art: Concentrating on the Js

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February 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

To sum things up:

margarita cocktail in the microscopedry martini in the microscope

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February 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s that time again:

  • Organized crime is the world’s largest social network – wired
  • Do you feel squeezed? Cubicles are becoming (even) smaller – Time
  • Are you obscene? – via csandis
  • The role of virtual worlds in a changing arab world – mashable
  • Before there were computers, there were women: Top Secret Rosies  – boingboing
  • Watch the world getting fatter infront of your eyes (interactive infograph) – Washington Post
  • Isn’t it tweet? Tweets as animated love stories – creative review
  • Redemption song: Tokyo, Kinshasa, Livorno, Kingston, St. Ann, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Sao Vicente – open culture

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February 9, 2011 § Leave a comment


  • Discover for yourself how easy it is to become unemployed and homeless in the US. Play Spent. – spent
  • One week before its official release, you can listen to PJ Harvey’s new album Let England Shake in its entirety online – npr
  • In the same vein, and just for 48 hours, you can download the Strokes’ new single “Under Cover of Darkness” for free (starting Feb. 9) – the strokes
  • BTW, what is the most pirated media? Hint: it’s not music – design taxi
  • Why the Twitter Whale and other “cute” fail pages are a design and service crime – fastcodesign
  • What kind of Twitter user are you? – thought catalog
  • We can now see both sides of the sun, at the same time – dvice
  • You’ve seen the Mondrian cake, now see what an algorithm created Mondrian-like painting looks like – kottke


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February 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

What you might have missed during the weekend:

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February 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

Mainly about Internet, but some other stuff too:

mondrian cake

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February 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Some laughs, some art, some beautiful Polaroids:

  • Clean. Simple. Wet. Water by Apple – scoopertino
  • Arrested Development paper dolls. LOL – flannel animal
  • Most Wikipedia contributors are men – ny mag
  • Van Gogh’s paintings as pie-charts – boing boing
  • Francis Ford Coppola and the death of copyright: “Art will be free” – 99%
  • Academic overachiever and notorious multitasker James Franco has his own college course – movieline
  • Your favorite color is actually determined by whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted – design taxi
  • Nostalgia. Tarkovsky’s Polaroids – riowang (thanks go to our friend George S. for the tip)

tarkovsky's polaroids

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