Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 3rd (October 2008)


One of the things that I take for granted each week as I post my collection that I’ve called Link Drop is that people are coming to my site to read this. If you’re following this post from a rss reader you have my apologies – the code to get Link Drop is a bit of a hack to say the least. It probably doesn’t look that nice – keep in mind that this site is still a work in progress. So if you are reading this post from your fav. rss reader today, before you close it down maybe check out the links via the blog – you might be surprised.

This week has a bit of everything, between seeing people’s awesome places, learning how to make a lot of cash via the blog (nope – no advertising for me just yet), maps and just smart observations there’s an eclectic mix. Did the last week seem to guy by quicker than last week’s or was it just me?

– m

GJ_1222977242234Latest Thought for the Week
GJ wrote: “Johnson Banks’ latest Thought for the Week explores copyright and “inspiration” as it relates to logos and brands and is a really interesting article. The hedgehog balloon-dog (yes…) is awesome.”

theselby - photos in your space_1222977005955theselby – photos in your space
About: “I am looking for people with amazing spaces in london and in new york.”

 Help A College Student!_1222976091093Help A College Student!
The One Train wrote: “I’m in an architecture seminar focused on product sustainability and recycling paths, and I need your help. I’ve been gathering data on recycling legislation and regulations in a dozen or so countries around the world for a comprehensive Flash website — which is surprisingly fascinating in and of itself — but I’d like to collect some graphical data as well.”

PingMag - The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” » Archive » Tokyo Topographies_1222976103364Tokyo Topographies
PingMag wrote: “When Hajime Ishikawa isn’t working as a landscape architect in Akasaka, he follows his passion for Tokyo’s topography. Sometimes you’ll find him developing concepts for a future city in an altered landscape (think of the rising sea levels) for the Fibre City project, and other times he’ll be depicting Tokyo in all kinds of visualisations: He calls himself a map evangelist and GPS is just one of his tools. Hajime spoke to PingMag about his unique interests.”

 the internet cupboard_1222976383935the internet cupboard
Russell Davie wrote: “It occurred to us later on on Friday that more of the internet could benefit from being preserved in this way. Wikipedia should be kept in a ring-binder, flickr should be in a shoe-box. Just in case. Haha. You know. Funny.”

 Location Made Simple | PSFK - Trends, Ideas & Inspiration_1222976393241MetropoliPhone: Location Made Simple
PSFK wrote: “Location-based services are on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and iPhone apps that leverage GPS are coming from left and right. As promising as it is, though, location is still a bit complicated. Even if the technology is there, the culture still needs to catch up. iPhone owners are no longer the early adopters, but their friends and family. America is learning that you don’t need to be a magician to use an iPhone, in fact, it’s like a smartphone for dummies.”

The credit crunch is feeding LinkedIn | Media | credit crunch is feeding LinkedIn
Guardian wrote: “The credit crunch. It might be bad news for investors, the housing industry, the government, tax payers and home owners – but LinkedIn would like us to know that they are doing rather well as a result of international economic meltdown. Every cloud.”

Obsessions | The Ministry of Type_1222976493196Obsessions
Ministry of Type wrote: “I came across this remarkable piece of work earlier today. It’s a design created with 250,000 euro cents in a public square with the intention that people would interact with it, presumably by taking (or rearranging?) the coins. Even though it’s €2500 lying there, it would take a fair bit of determination to take the lot and get it to (at least) a coin-changing machine, a level of hard work a casual thief is unlikely to want to do I think.”

Why do you dislike conferencesWhy do you hate conferences?
Michael Karnjanaprakorn wrote: “As I’m putting together and curating The Feast Conference, I’ve started to generate some new ideas to make the experience unique and different. As someone that goes to a lot of conferences, I have developed a personal list of things I would like to see that I’m incorporating…”

 The New Yorker_1222976551898Warm-Up
From the New Yorker: “If you have not entered the dance-party contest, please do. If you’ve already bought tickets, thank you. And for everyone—this Friday’s guests, Montreal’s own Megasoid, have given us their new mixtape, “Remix Runners,” which will be available here exclusively this week. We also have the new “Turbo Crunk” mixtape, by associates of Megasoid named Hovatron. As they explain, “Hovatron is part of Mofomatronix, which is part of the Turbo Crunk family/ monthly party in Montreal, Canada.””

Sign of the times - Design Week_1222976573320Sign of the times
Design Week wrote: “My favourite door sign is on the south side of Long Acre in Covent Garden. About halfway down one of London’s busiest thoroughfares, there is a brown door that has written on it: ‘The brown door between Replay and Jane Norman’.”

We make it better » Blog Archive » Chomp_1222976660250Chomp
We make it better wrote: “Been meaning to post this for awhile, I keep seeing these images coming up on ffffound. Theyre by tebe_interesno, who I gather is a Russian illustrator. His site here is full of beautiful, funny work, and like all the best things I see on ffffound make me think ” I wish I’d done that”…”

werenothipGuido Daniele’s Hand Painting Used To Sell AT&T’s Roaming Capabilities
If It’s Hip, It’s Here wrote: “Most of us ‘creative types’ and net surfers have seen Milan-based artist Guido Daniele’s amazing hand painting before, but its latest incarnation is in a new AT&T International Roaming ad campaign by BBDO Atlanta, shot by Toronto based photographer Andric (who happens to speak Italian so he could converse easily with Daniele). The animals and imagery painted on the hands are to symbolize the countries in which you have ‘roaming’ capabilities with AT&T.”

Richard Phillips Unveiled on ‘Gossip Girl’ - The Moment Blog - NYTimes.com_1222976790845Richard Phillips Unveiled on ‘Gossip Girl’
NYT wrote: “Not since Andy Warhol had a cameo on “The Love Boat” in 1985 have contemporary art fans had this great an excuse to watch prime time television. As the Van der Woodsens — Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Serena (Blake Lively) — moved back into their renovated loft on “Gossip Girl” this week, viewers got a taste of some splashy new editions to the space, namely a Ryan McGinley photograph, a piece by Kiki Smith and a scaled-down version of Richard Phillips’s 1998 painting “Spectrum.” A licensing deal to use his imagery was brokered by Art Production Fund, which even managed to angle a walk-on part for Mr. Phillips in a future episode where the painting is formally unveiled.”

 WaMu Changes Stance On Grey_1222976798570WaMu Changes Stance On Grey
Gawker wrote: “”Most banks are grey,” read the colorful little tagline on Washington Mutual’s website last week. “That’s just not our style.” Then WaMu catastrophically collapsed, ha. After the jump, their new homepage ad now, which is just so perfect that I demand you click through to see it:”

 Album Covers Map_1222976899921Word Magazine’s World: Album Covers
About: “Word Magazine readers have been busy building this map showing where iconic album cover photographs were taken. You can zoom in by double-clicking an area of the map or by using the slider on the left hand side. Click on a blue marker to see full details of that album.”

How do bloggers make moneyBlogging for Dollars – How do bloggers make money?
Slate wrote: “Last week, the blog search engine Technorati released its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report with the slightly menacing promise to “deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind.” Bloggers create 900,000 blog posts a day worldwide, and some of them are actually making money. Blogs with 100,000 or more unique visitors a month earn an average of $75,000 annually—though that figure is skewed by the small percentage of blogs that make more than $200,000 a year. The estimates from a 2007 Business Week article are older but juicier: The LOLcat empire rakes in $5,600 per month; Overheard in New York gets $8,100 per month; and Perez Hilton, gossip king, scoops up $111,000 per month.”

Neil Barrett And Zaha Hadid Create Retail Bliss | JC Report_1222977249842Neil Barrett And Zaha Hadid Create Retail Bliss
JC Report wrote: “Neil Barrett’s new flagship store opened in Tokyo with the help of a mighty collaborator—none other than Zaha Hadid. Though the world-renowned architect has recently experimented in fashion design, this is her first retail space project.”

Election 2008 | powered by Twitter_1222976059646Election 2008 | powered by Twitter
About: “We’re filtering hundreds of Twitter updates per minute to create a new source for gathering public opinion about the presidential election and a new way for you to share your thoughts.”

 space invader_1222976400145space invader
Hovering Cat wrote: “This comes from Lucy Pringle’s Crop Circle Photographs.”

Steak Club 7_1222976522790Steak Club 7
About: “7 Guys who live in the New York City area who can’t agree on anything, save how much they love steak.”

About: “The Best of International Visual Communications”

8 Days a Week * New York City Design Events_1222976083322New York City Design Events
About: “for those who work, think and dream design 8 days a week”


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