Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Insight into the Whitney Biennial, a win for sex-tech, tips for ethical tourism and more Lora DiCarlo’s Pleasure Toy Award Reinstated at CES Earlier this year, sex-tech company Lora DiCarlo was awarded a Robotics Innovation Award at CES, then the award was revoked. Now, CES has again changed their collective minds, and reinstated the women-centric Osé pleasure toy the honor, with the Consumer Technology Association …
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How the Cloud Has Made File Sharing Easy for Freelancers

This article was contributed by Bridget Houlihan from Dropbox. Cloud-based platforms have enabled many creatives to expand and grow their businesses. While the term “the cloud” may evoke images of perfect white clouds that you can see out of your airplane window — the tech version is anything but fluff. This is a powerful network that has taken over the way that people keep in touch, do business, watch tv, , and photos. It has become a seamless way for people to feel even more connected — and h...
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PlayStation Controller Mug

Coffee and tea mug features a handle that looks Sony PlayStation controller. TeaStation: Sony PlayStation video game console inspired controller mug. Also check out: PlayStation Controller Table
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How High School Ruined Leisure

Will kids still do what they like when it won’t help them get into college?
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This 3D machined Möbius sculpture is a perfect collectible for the math-obsessed

You’ve probably heard of or seen a Möbius strip, possibly even in the Avengers Endgame movie. Simply put, it is a loop with a half twist in it. This half twist allows the Möbius to be single sided and single edged. There’s no front or back to the Möbius strip, to the math inclined it is it is non-orientable. The surface you see is both the front AND the back, and if you traversed its surface with a pencil, you will end up where you began. It literally is an infinite loop. The Möbius strip is a...
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The Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, Drawn in Many Different Styles

At long last, the finale of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us. The story that George R.R. Martin seems incapable of finishing is about to reach its conclusion courtesy of Benioff and Weiss. As the end approaches, it’s a perfect time to look back and reflect on the legacy of this story that took the world by storm and how it will be remembered in the future. One of the elements likely to stand tallest against the test of time is its plethora of strong female characters and which of them is strong...
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Someone Just Made An Epic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lamp

While the days leading up to the final episode of Game of Thrones are slowly melting, millions of fans are still buzzing with what could be described as Thrones mania (albeit what was once a generally positive outlook became more murky as of lately). And while not everyone is too happy about the last season of the show, due to its heavily-criticized writing, no one can deny that the production... Source
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Life-Size Cardboard Figures By Warren King

Warren King is an American artist based in Stockholm, Sweden who creates these stunning life-sized figures from only cardboard and glue. This ongoing project is a recreation of his grandparents’ home village in China one individual at a time. More: Instagram h/t: strictlypaper View this post on Instagram These figures are based on an old couple that I met 10 years ago in the streets of Shaoxing... Source
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Delightfully Sarcastic Illustrations Everyone Will See Themselves In

Jean Jullienis a famous French illustrator. His favourite subject is the ways in which modern society’s increasing dependence on phones and social networks is often interpreted mistakenly as signs of a real connection between people. What makes Jean’s work so wonderful is the rich does of irony and sarcasm he adds to every image. More: Jean Jullienis... Source
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Cool Old Photos Show What School Looked Like In The 1970s

School was different back in the ’70s. Students focussed on the basics.. reading, writing, and mathematics. They also learned how to write longhand, and some of them took great pride in their “penmanship”. Back in the ’70s, the personal computer was still very much in the realm of science fiction.. hand held calculators became available in the mid ’70s, but they were expensive... Source
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Someone Used The New Snapchat Filter On Game Of Thrones Characters

Jon Snow We’ve all seen the latest craze on the Internet that has many people downloading the Snapchat app just to see what the deal is. The new feature that Snap Inc. has implemented into their program is another face filter which has been their signature aspect for a couple of years. This time, however, it made huge waves as the app allows a person to turn themselves into a convincing version of... Source
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Hip-hop schools and graffiti art saved Medellin. Can they do the same for Paris?

Urban planner Daniel Carvalho says embracing youth culture can transform France’s poorest suburbsIn the hilly streets of Medellín’s Comuna 13, once ranked the most dangerous district in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Daniel Carvalho is a local hero.The urban planner is credited with helping to transform the poor neighbourhood on the western slopes of Colombia’s one-time drug and crime capital from no-go badlands into a tourist attraction. Continue reading...
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Design Job: Are You On Your Career's Side? Nationwide Insurance Is Seeking an Experience Strategist in Columbus, OH

Provides consulting services on one or more technical specialties such as usability, interaction or visual design, prototyping or content. Leads project teams to define and document site architecture, navigation elements, content strategy, map user flows, and propose best practices in usability and interactive design based on a deep understanding of customer needs. Recommends innovative solutions that balance customer needs with business viability and technical feasibility. Creates exceptional u...
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Design Job: Shred the Gnar as an Associate Designer at Burton Snowboards in Burlington, VT

We are looking for an Associate Designer, a Designer, & a Sr. Designer to join our Softgoods Product Team in Burlington, VT. Our Design Team is responsible for assisting all aspects of design for the multi-season apparel line and providing support to the design team. Help View the full design job here
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Design Job: Standard Issue is Seeking a Project Manager in Brooklyn, NY

Standard Issue is looking for a new project manager to join our growing team! We are a small design firm in Brooklyn working on graphic, branding, product and interior design projects. The Project Manager role will have you working closely with the partners and designers to provide clients with an outstanding experience. View the full design job here
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Christine Osinski’s Photographs Of Staten Island’s Overlooked New Yorkers In 1980s

When Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island in the 1980s (the Manhattan loft was bought up by developers) she found the long-overlooked borough with a tough and rugged edge gave her a sense of liberation and escape from Manhattan. Her photographs give an insight into New York’s overlooked borough, the blue-collar heel to Manhattan’s white boot. “The people I photographed were all strangers... Source
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“The Owls Are Not What They Seem”: Magical Pictures Of Owls By Daniel J Nevares

Stunning owls shots by Daniel J Nevares, a talented photographer, birdwatcher, and adventurer based in San Francisco, California. Daniel focuses mainly on birds, animals, and nature photography. “Hi I’m Daniel, an avid travel photographer with an emphasis in landscape, nature and wildlife. I am a full time social worker and a freelance content creator from the San Francisco East Bay area,&# Source
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Singaporean Artist Gains International Following For Her Sculptures Of Body Parts

A Singaporean student has gained an international following on social media for her macabre sculptures of body parts, including a pie with little hearts for filling, tiny baby faces in pistachio nut shells and miniature brains. More: Lim Qi Xuan, Instagram h/t: straitstimes View this post on Instagram Saying goodbye to this baby today A post shared by QIXUAN LIM (@qimmyshimmy) on May 13... Source
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Michal Zahornacky Creates Unique Abstract Photographs From Clear Water That Look Like Paintings

Michal Zahornacky is professional fine art photographer from Slovakia. Since 2014 he is active in the photography field on professional level. He is a self-taught. More: Michal Zahornacky, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda The main role in his photography plays the human. He mainly focuses on fine-art and conceptual portraits. His photographs are specific for unique emotions and atmosphere. Source
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"Under current case law, he has no case. Under New York law, you better put your blinds down. He’s lucky he wasn’t standing there buck naked."

Said a lawyer quoted in "Alex Rodriguez may have a tough time pursuing legal action over viral toilet pic" (NY Post). The photograph — taken of the retired baseball star when he was sitting on the toilet (which the NYT Post calls "turd base") was taken from the window of a Park Avenue office building that has a view into his apartment (where he lives with Jennifer Lopez). I remember blogging about the case the lawyer is referring to. There was an art photographer who'd caught images of people th...
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Top 10 new outdoor artworks and exhibitions in the UK

This crop of summer exhibitions by world-class artists in sculpture parks, gardens and beaches all make for a grand day outDale Chihuly, the celebrated US glass artist, exhibited at Kew Gardens 13 years ago. It was his most recent major outdoor show in Europe – and one of the most popular exhibitions ever held at Kew. Now he is back with Chihuly: Reflections on nature – 32 dazzling installations, including his Sapphire Star, the Seaforms series and a new work specially designed for the Temperate...
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