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Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 26th (December 2008) | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 26th (December 2008)

'welcome back' bus by miñarro garcía, héctor serrano studio and javier esteban_1230299923279

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The last Link Drop of 2008 almost never happened. I completely forgot that today was Friday after all the “hoopla” that comes along with Xmas. After walking Maddie it kind of dawned on me that it might be Friday. In any case I managed to throw something together. Hopefully you enjoyed yourself Xmas (if you do that) as much as I did and by the time you read the next version of this it will 2009 – how crazy is that?

– m
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'welcome back' bus by miñarro garcía, héctor serrano studio and javier esteban_1230299841103‘welcome back’ bus by miñarro garcía, héctor serrano studio and javier esteban
Designboom wrote “earlier this year the transport for london held a competition asking people to design a new bus for the city. aston martin together with foster + partners were named winners just a few weeks ago but coming…”

The Strange Attractor » Blog Archive » Dan McPharlin_1230299758847Dan McPharlin
The Strange Attractor wrote “Dan McPharlin builds miniature analog synths and audio equipment. All models are meticulously hand-crafted from cardboard. View the full set. For more on the process, and other projects he’s involved in, check out this interview.”

 The Death of Photojournalism_1230299781452The Death of Photojournalism
The One Train wrote “I’m going to keep this short because I think Vincent Laforet’s recent post sums up my thoughts fairly accurately, but stories like this one make me livid. Time, I don’t care how badly you’re suffering right now, this is nothing short of taking advantage of photographers…”

heather powazek champ - Flickr in TIME_1230299790899Flickr in TIME
Heather Powazek Champ wrote “A few weeks ago, Douglas sent Tara and I an email with the news that TIME was interested in publishing a few Flickr photos in their “Person of the Year” issue. Would we be interested in making initial introductions on behalf of their photo editors for a top secret feature…”

gongblog - journaDiconcerting things that I read today on my iPhone while sitting in car at an icy 24-hr Walgreen’s parking lot while baby is passed out from flu shot and vaccinations and her damn Rx isn’t ready yet and I am jonesing to finish a work deadline
Gongblog wrote “States prioritize fixing roads over…”

The Making of Manhattanville_1230299934707The Making of Manhattanville
About: “Since Columbia announced its plans to build another campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem over four years ago, the university has met a great deal of opposition from local residents, business owners, community boards, and members of Columbia’s own faculty…”

i am the weather » » The Mobile City on The Situationists_1230299946486“The Mobile City on The Situationists”
I am the weather wrote “What struck me was that locative media practitioners often refer back to the situationists as some kind of ancestors, as if they’re working in the same vein. The situationist love for traipsing about town is shared by locative artists who similarly enjoy taking…”

 Emma Hack Takes Body Art To A New Level With Her Latest Collection_1230299986987Emma Hack Takes Body Art To A New Level With Her Latest Collection
If It’s Hip, It’s Here wrote “We’ve seen body painting before. I’ve posted about well-known hand painter, Guido Daniele and the body painting of shoes on feet by Temptu. And how could I forget Veruschka?* But it wasn’t until…”

Showing the difference between a 19" and 22" suitcase - (37signals)_1230299996813Showing the difference between a 19″ and 22″ suitcase
37 signals wrote “What size rolling luggage to buy? Shopping at Amazon, it feels like a shot in the dark.Lots of closeups of handles and wheels, but what’s the difference between a 19” or 22” bag? There’s no real guidance. This is the kind of situation where a site that focuses on a specific niche can really shine.”

Sometimes Product Packaging is More Important Than the Actual Product_1230300006701Sometimes Product Packaging is More Important Than the Actual Product
Hipster Runoff wrote “As yall know, I am an alternative businessman with relevant opinions on how to set up a successful alternative business. If u come to my blog offices for a consulting session, I will teach u how to turn 10 Am Appy…”

Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker's Library_1230300048853Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker’s Library
Wired wrote “Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker’s library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects…”

 GateHouseGate_1230300082032GateHouseGate
Recovering Journalist wrote “I got a call a few weeks ago from a usually smart print editor who was outraged about aggregation sites linking to his paper’s content. In his view, the aggregators were “stealing” his content and selling ads against it–even though all the aggregator was doing, like most of the breed…”

writing | ben fry » Bird Tracks in the Snow_1230300091682Bird Tracks in the Snow
Ben Fry wrote “Look at all the footprints in the snow: The previous play began to the right of the white line, where you can see most of the snow was cleared by the players lining up. Just to the left of that is another cleared area, where a group of players began to tackle Sammy Morris…”

The Buzzwords of 2008 - NYTimes.com_1230300118094The Buzzwords of 2008
NYT wrote “Politics without buzzwords is like sports without clichés, math without numbers or Blago without bleeps. Tough to imagine, in other words, especially in such a game-changer of a campaign year in which buzzwords were flying like shoes. Buzzwords are what political wiseguys…”

 The New Yorker_1230300132008Paul Goldberger: Architecture’s Ten Best of 2008
The New Yorker wrote “Architectural history will probably treat 2008 more kindly than it deserves to be treated, only because there was architecture to talk about. Never mind that most of the buildings finished over the last twelve months are relics of a time when we actually thought we could afford to build things…”

 "Digilogue" U-City_1230300159451“Digilogue” U-City
Cellar Door wrote “I’ve been interested in the relationship between analogue and digital for a while; two years ago I explored stepping back and re-exploring analogue for the ritual side of things. Over time, though, I started noticing that this doesn’t need to be the case anymore…”

Ownership in a Digital World & Blurring the Boundary Between Products and Services | PSFK_1230300175706Ownership in a Digital World & Blurring the Boundary Between Products and Services
PSFK wrote “A group of auto dealers in Oregon secretly attached GPS tracking units to the cars of customers with poor credit to better track them in the event of repossession. This questionable act has brought up a debate…”

Coffee-Vodka recipe_1230300185480Coffee-Vodka recipe
Drinks Mixer wrote “Boil water and sugar until dissolved. Turn off heat. Slowly add dry instant coffee and continue stirring. Add a chopped vanilla bean to the vodka, then combine the cooled sugar syrup and coffee solution with the vodka. Cover tightly and shake vigorously each day for 3 weeks. Strain and filter.”

 visualizes the conversations on Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, Blogs and more._1230300100256spy
About: “spy can listen in on the social media conversations you’re interested in. What do you want to listen for?”

Readerville Journal | Most Coveted Covers_1230300073427Most Coveted Covers
201 covers from Readerville

 Typography Served_1230300147647Eyelash Typeface

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  • http://itellstories.org Sameer Vasta

    Silly question Michael: do you use a service like Magnolia to do these link drops? Or are you actually grabbing screenshots of every page manually?

    Also, would you mind if I shameless ripped off this idea for my blog?

  • http://designnotes.info/ michaelsurtees

    i'm sure you've heard that there's no such thing as a silly question – for better or worse i do everything by hand at this point. will have to design a program to make my life easier at some point. as for the idea – lettr rip my friend….

  • http://itellstories.org Sameer Vasta

    Awesomesauce. I love the idea of using thumbnails for links, and while I've seen it before, nobody implements the idea like you do. Gorgeous. Will ripoff soon. =)

  • http://tokyohanna.com Johanna

    I didn't see this until now, thanks! Also, that eyelash typeface is beautiful, albeit cofusing 😉 Happy New Year!