Need another ridiculous way to browse Flickr? Try the Flickr Color Selectr
Flickr user gandibacardi
really likes women's cardigans. So much that he takes pictures of himself wearing cardigans and puts heads of models over his own face. He then writes (presumably) fictional mini-stories in the captions. He also likes to talk about cardigans
. Sometimes he posts links to his pictures asking people what they think of his pictures
he gets answers
, but most often not.
Field of View's SPi-V engine
(pronounced "spiffy") lets you take panoramic images
from places like flickr, and turn them into interactive, full-screen environments
. (note: shockwave required)
I Saw You: Missed Connections Comics
- a flickr project in which artists illustrate posts from Craigslist's Missed Connections
. Possibly NSFW. (via)
is primarily a Google Maps/Flickr mashup with lots of lovely photos. They also offer a YouTube mashup
(focused on local music). Both are somewhat hard to use, because it's difficult to see where you're clicking. Fortunately, they also have Earth Album USA
and Earth Album Japan
What's attractive? Averaged female faces from Hot or Not
"These women do not exist.They are a composite of about 30 faces that I created to find out the current standard of good looks on the Internet." also by age
The Amy Sedaris Craft Challenge!
There's still time to enter! Just post a picture of food made cute with googly eyes to the flickr pool. Amy will pick the winner live on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show
on February 9th. The winner receives a copy of Amy's new book
, as well as one of her fake cakes
pulls the trigger on the Old Skool. The Old Skool takes the bullet badly
The Ad Generator
is a generative artwork that explores how advertising uses and manipulates language. What it actually does is that it randomizes words and structures from real advertising slogans and pairs them with related images from Flickr, generating fake ads on the fly.
761 Vintage Travel Labels
fans of art deco & european pre-war design, look no further.
Yet another interesting Flickr Photoset; this time pulpy covers from hard-boiled Men's Magazines
for True Men
, addressing the key issues of the day, like "Do college girls enjoy panty raids
," and exposing the fabulous secrets of the Nazi love camps
Flickr's new holiday Easter egg
Her Secret Past
is a Flickr group of retro (1950's - give or take a decade) advertisements targeted at women's fears, both the common ones (hairiness/lack of tiny monkey
) and the lesser known ones (vagina so dirty it causes you to repeatedly leave parties early
). Along the same lines, but for men is His Secret Past
- although if you really want to see retro advertisements targeted at men, this set of ads from May 1963's Playboy would be the perfect source.
"YES! YES! YES!"
He's got a website
, 200+ photos
on flickr, fans documenting their run-ins on youtube ([1
]), is the subject of a documentary
, and even has an inspiring backstory
. (I won't mention the inevitable myspace page
.) But life is not all red Santa hats and pushups for David "Zanta" Zancai, 36, of Toronto. A local TV station got him banned
from downtown, Toronto's subway won't let him
do his bare-knuckle schtick on trains, and now even the bitter pedants
on Wikipedia wants him deleted
. Pissed? Email him
360° panoramas warped to look like small planets. The perfect vacation destinations for the Little Prince
Michael Hughes takes cheap souvenirs, and then takes photographs
with them superimposed over the real thing. A Flickr photo set.
via Wired's Table of Malcontents
is the name of an abandoned open-air swimming pool built directly between the ocean & the cliffs along the coast of the Isle of Man. Constructed in 1899, it operated until 1990, surviving briefly near the end as a fish hatchery. This Flickr photoset
is the only collection of images I could find that do justice to the juxtaposition of sunny/nature setting & creepy
that the place gives off.
is an all too brief Flickr Photoset of Penguin Book cover designs from decades past. For those interested, this book
is highly recommended.
The Boneyard at the Neon Museum (Google Map view from above)
is where old Vegas casino signs go to die; while the sign graveyard is only open by appointment, a virtual tour
courtesy of these Flickr sets
is the next best thing
to a visit in person for fans of decaying gaudiness & faded glamour.
Finally, a business card that won't make you look like one of those douchebags that likes to hand out business cards.
Get Well Roger Flickr Group.
Roger Ebert, still recovering from an arterial burst following surgery to remove cancer near his jaw, could use a little love. Show some, and be a gigantic nerd, by taking a picture of yourself giving a "thumbs up" and uploading it to this Flickr Group. They'll be sending the whole spiel
to the good sir himself after they have enough pictures uploaded. Previously.
Photographing Squirrels with Cameras
No really, taking pictures of real wild squirrels next to real vintage cameras. No computer editing, he swears. Some are completely odd
and others entirely cute as hell
. Hours of time well spent!
The 50 coolest websites
: according to Time Magazine, at least. Who cares if they changed the world
or not: as long as they're cool, that's all that really matters!
's in there, as is MySpace
(!), but they somehow seem to have neglected Metafilter, deciding that Cute Overload
is way more hip instead.
And no, Flickr
's not in this one either.
In 1899, the core of downtown Seattle burned to the ground. While the shops quickly rebuilt & re-opened, the city itself took the opportunity to rebuild the streets some 36 feet higher than they previously had been (ostensibly to combat water pressure/sea level issues), meaning that pedestrians climbed ladders to go between street level and building entrances. Eventually, the city laid down sidewalks up on the new street level, and the underground city
was all but forgotten
. Today, via a building
in Pioneer Square, you can still tour what remains
of the abandoned underground
up at the people above
through the opaque glass
Tourists coming to Los Angeles usually visit the standard few spots; but there are some amazing urban ruins that even the locals are rarely aware of. From the original site of the Los Angeles zoo (abandonded cages & rock facades now
) to the remains of the Sunken City
, to the inexorably rusting hull of the 44 year old shipwrecked Greek freighter Dominator
, L.A.'s forgotten places
are tourist destinations for the intrepid, local & visitor alike. A PDF guide to how to find many of the best (including the Echo Mountain House
& The Bridge To Nowhere
) can be found here
. Many links & inspiration via
WSJ: Moguls of New Media Have nearly a million friends on MySpace
and you get $5000 endorsements. Make a comedy podcast with cocktail recipes
and you get endorsed by Steve Jobs and get interest from advertisers. Post seemingly impossible self-potraits on Flickr
and you get hired by Toyota. The Wall Street Journal looks at these and many more "whos' who of new media"
. from BlogHer
Art teacher in hot water over topless photos
- Meet Tamara
, a 29 year old art teacher at Austin High School (notable alumni
) in Austin, TX. She's in danger of losing her job with the Austin independent School District over inappropriate photos posted to her Flickr account
(may be NSFW). "I'm an artist and I'm going to participate in the arts," Hoover said. "If that's not something they want me to do then I want to be told that. I don't feel as if I was doing anything that was beyond expectations."
The internet's favorite color
. Subject to change without notice.
I'm a huge fan of clever unintended uses for things, and loloroy's favorites
reuses a page/interface I've seen hundreds of times before in a cute way. It may take a second to figure out, but should be worth it [via tmn
is the new beta
. Web 3.0
is here, via the new Flickr interface
. And it's sexy
While the main Day Without An Immigrant site
is down at the moment (cached
), the protests have begun and they are everywhere (LA
). In SF they look quite large
. More on flickr
and google news