Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 4th (July)

alarm clocks

The last week was probably notable for some of the larger companies like walmart and nike getting a lot of coverage for their latest attempts at design. Aside from walmarts logo, they’re trying to influencing packaging design of milk cartons like they changed the rfid industry w/ their barcodes. Nike dropped an extremely limited edition McFly 2015 shoes that I mentioned just over a year ago. Enjoy your long weekend if you have one (and some of the posts that got me interested) and see ya Monday.

alarm clocksalarm clocks [alice-wang]
EXCERPT: “現在越來越多人不需要過著朝九晚五的生活
perfect sleep 讓你設定你想睡多久

Who Murdered the Virunga GorillasWho Murdered the Virunga Gorillas? [national geographic]
EXCERPT: “Heavily armed militias shatter the stillness in this central African park. Desperate refugees crowd park boundaries. Charcoal producers strip forests. Then, last summer, someone killed seven of these magnificent creatures in cold blood.”

Twitter Conversations Come To A Screaming Halt; Users Simply Move To FriendfeedTwitter Conversations Come To A Screaming Halt; Users Simply Move To Friendfeed [techcrunch]
EXCERPT: “A key feature of Twitter has been down most of this week: Replies. The core Twitter service itself is alive, but the team took the Reply feature down on Tuesday when the service started to slow. As of now, Friday afternoon, Replies are still down.”

Graph Paper | KonigiGraph Paper [konigi]
EXCERPT: “This graph paper is made for visual designers, interaction designers, and information architects. You’ll find styles for wireframing user interfaces, story boarding interaction, and plotting values on a two by two grid. Plus you’ll get a basic grid for drafting sitemaps or anything else that might come up.”

McFly 2015 Nike Hyperdunks - Featured on BuzzFeedMcFly 2015 Nike Hyperdunks [buzzfeed]
EXCERPT: “The fictional shoe worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future is being released by Nike sometime in July. It seems someone finally told Nike that they already make this shoe and that all they need to do is give the Kobe Bryant-backed Hyperdunk a different paint job. Maybe we really are living in the future (despite the lack of flying cars, and the coveted hoverboard.)” - Art - Playing the BuildingPlaying the Building [david byrne]
EXCERPT: “Creative Time presents Playing the building, a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking.”

cranktank RadioHome of cranktank Radio [cranktank]

weather » Blog Archive » undersea cables“undersea cables” [iamtheweather]
EXCERPT: “The undersea cable that make up much of the long haul data transfer on the internets. This map from the Guardian details the incident where a cable was damaged by a ships anchored and internet traffic was significantly affected. Hacker Tourist’s may be interested in the story surrounding many of these cables as reflected by Neal Stephenson in Wired magazine a few years ago.”

Picture 4Revolutionary Minds Design & Architecture [seed magazine]
EXCERPT: “Design and architecture translate ideas into objects we can hold, touch, or occupy, or into visuals we can interpret and understand. At its best, design takes on our most inspiring and troubling questions and forces us to confront implications we might otherwise not have imagined. Increasingly, science and technology are driving this dialogue.”

Niemann Opinion Art Blog – Abstract City – NYTimes.comThe Boys and the Subway [NYT]
EXCERPT: “My sons Arthur, 5, and Gustav, 3, are obsessed with the New York City subway system.”

Picture 5long photo [russell davies]
EXCERPT: “I always feel I want to put music on them, because music smears this gloss of meaning on everything, even if entirely spurious. Somehow the niceness of flickr makes me feel like I shouldn’t abuse anyone’s music rights so I’ve been using electroplankton to add soundtracks, it’s perfect for those fragmenty, moody bits of sound you need, and doesn’t make you agonise about whether you got it just right.”

Picture 6Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth [NYT]
EXCERPT: “A simple change to the design of the gallon milk jug, adopted by Wal-Mart and Costco, seems made for the times. The jugs are cheaper to ship and better for the environment, the milk is fresher when it arrives in stores, and it costs less.”

Design ThinkingDesign Thinking [harvard business online]
EXCERPT: “Thus Edison’s genius lay in his ability to conceive of a fully developed marketplace, not simply a discrete device. He was able to envision how people would want to use what he made, and he engineered toward that insight. He wasn’t always prescient (he originally believed the phonograph would be used mainly as a business machine for recording and replaying dictation), but he invariably gave great consideration to users’ needs and preferences.”

 the new cool kid cliqueAd networks: the new cool kid clique? [eloquation]
EXCERPT: “I came to the realization that ad networks are the new cool kid cliques after reading a post on Jonathan Snook’s blog where he introduced SidebarAds. SidebarAds, like The Deck, is a closed, invite-only network of sites that provide advertisers a targeted and engaged audience.”

 Fox News Alters Photos of Enemy ReportersFox News Alters Photos of Enemy Reporters [state of the art]
EXCERPT: “According to Media Matters, Fox News is getting even with its perceived enemies by altering their pictures to make them look rather monstrous, then airing the results.”

E-sushi - Art et Design » Nick VeaseyNick Veasey [e-sushi]
EXCERPT:“Vision audacieuse et translucide de Nick Veasey, qui créé des images aux rayons X.”

R E Y K J A V I K L O O K SIða Brá: Fashionista of the Week [reykjavik looks]
EXCERPT: “1. Name, age, occupation ? Iða Brá, 21, I work in a vintage store.”

Picture 4My Relationship with Girl Talk [hipster runoff]
EXCERPT: “I’ll never forget the first time I heard Girl Talk. One of my altest bros sent me the CD. He couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard Girl Talk yet. He was like “U HAVEN’T HEARD NIGHT RIPPER? IT’S FCKNG AMAZING, BRAH?” We had a party to attend later that night, and instead of pre-partying with faggie electro, we decided to hear some wacky mashups. I saw my alt-bro’s eyes light up as he exclaimed, “OMG. Is that James Taylor? This R0X0RZ!””

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  • Sameer Vasta

    Thanks for the link love! =)

  • Kevin Kimmett

    Thanks for the link Michael! You've just inspired me to keep updating.

  • michaelsurtees

    cool to hear, the music that i haven't heard before on the sets sort of reminds me of brave new waves…