I didn’t do one of these last week as I didn’t find anything particularly shareworthy. This week, however, is a bumper pack of awesome.
- Life and Music: I found a scary Chrome plugin that shows a countup of your age every time you open a new tab. When combined with this stunning piece of music it’s pure terror. Life just ticks away…
- Photography and Life: The music I found via a touching Simpsons episode, which spoofed this guy taking a photo of himself every day for 6 years (he’s on 13 now!). By coincidence, earlier in the week I found this photo a day project by Beckie. She uses it to teach folks about her mental health conditions (depression, trichotillomania and dermatillomania) which is brilliant. Screw stigma.
- Interior Design: The Pioneer Woman etc are restoring a beautiful old building in their town, keeping as much of the original as possible. The office part is ready and it’s gorgeous.
- Books/Film: Why 50 Shades of Grey is dangerous. I think it’s rather weird the film is being released on Valentines day, but there we are.
- Design: Questions Jason Fried asks when reviewing a design. Very useful.
- Fun: The world’s largest underground TRAMPOLINE. (My reaction)
- Art: Alzheimer artist’s self portrait over 8 years.
- Lego: So Lego have released an official set, but this guy built the whole thing on his own. And it is awesome.
- Icons: If you need a cloud puking rainbows, you can now have it.
- Logos: “Clients” reviewing famous logos as if they have never seen them. Shows how client feedback can change things very dramatically. On the Nike logo: “I think it looks like a sperm.”
- Code: Reinventing the hyperlink. Beautiful satire. Be sure to hover over the question marks.
- Photography: Plants launched into space, photographed. These are stunning and thought provoking in a myriad of ways. Someone asked why not just use Photoshop, they are entirely missing the point.
- Usability: I got a bit angry by almost every site interrupting their content to show me a newsletter signup. It is annoying. It makes me not want to use your site. There’s an interesting discussion about these kinds of popups here.
- Books/Design: A reading list for designers, by designers. Some really good titles on here!
- Photography: A cute and creative Instagram feed. Tiny people and giant objects.
It was also the WW1 Centenary, I ended up painting by the light of a single candle.