Friday Link Pack

Two Promising Places to Live, 1,200 Light-Years From Earth.

– How wonderful is this 1940s Coney Island amusement park ride car?

These birdhouses, connected to your Twitter account, called #Flock are all kinds of adorable. Developed by Berg.

– Parents, what would you say if there was an app that lets your kid be more involved in what they’ll find in their lunch box? Sounds good, right? Check out LaLa Lunchbox.

– I am ridiculously excited to be part of the Do Lectures this September in California.

– Kim Perfetto is quite an in impressive female NYC bike messenger.

– Wish this woodcut print was a bit more affordable.

Dove compared women’s self-image with how others see them. Beautiful.

Hinge Packing Tape.

How to talk about books you haven’t read — and why non-reading is an intellectual choice on par with reading.

White Unicorn Horn Hair Clip. Of course.

– This is a pretty sexy bike if you ask me.

– Nine cultural innovators pay tribute to their greatest inspiration: Their Mothers

How to Make Crunchy Caramel Popcorn

– Jonnie and I presented the neux TeuxDeux at the most recent New York Tech Meetup. Our presentation starts at 1:11:58.

– The United States has a problem with income inequality. And it’s particularly bad in New York City—according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau,

Heart Studs.

– Watch Erik Spiekermann’s TYPO SF Talk. Lots of strong language, but hey, it’s Spiekermann. (via @Fontblog)

Giant Squishable Panda.

SnObama, a blog entirely dedicated to images of President Obama eating snow cones, curated by Morgan Ruby.

– The fine folks of ICON Worldwide are looking for a Web Design Intern in Switzerland, the beautiful area of Appenzell, I am from.

8 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Re: Dove Video – Unfortunately this type of exercise just perpetuates the superficial definition of beauty. What’s on the “outside” (facial features, hair, skin color etc) is more important than inner beauty (character, integrity, heart, soul etc).

  2. Another opinion on the Dove “Beauty Sketches”, and one I agree with on Tumblr with 25,000 notes: Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry” http://jazzylittledrops.tumblr.com/post/48118645174/why-doves-real-beauty-sketches-video-makes-me

  3. I think that the Dove video is beautiful. I don’t think the video promotes the “outside” more than the inside. I believe that the video was trying to say that we are beautiful in the inside and it shows through our physical appearance. It’s about how we see ourselves and how confident we are about ourselves. That’s how I interpret the video. The message is clear despite there being little diversity (ie. a fat person, an old person etc). Beauty comes form the inside and it’s true. If you are beautiful in the inside, it shows on the outside as well. The energy that we have and how confident we are about ourselves, in fact how grateful we are to be ourselves, would affect how people see you.

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