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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Heritage seeds, the definitive Lee "Scratch" Perry film, Vimeo's app and more in our week in review

by CH Contributor in Design on 02 April 2011

1. The Upsetter

Billed as "the definitive life story" of dub godfather, Bob Marley mentor, and living music legend Lee "Scratch" Perry, the trailer for The Upsetter hints at a film that explores reggae culture through the many sides of one of its greats.

2. Alphabet Series

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Mark McGinnis humors adults with his flash card-inspired Alphabet Series. Custom silkscreened, the 23" x 17" prints are a framable way to add a little levity to a wall.

3. Hart's Heritage Seeds

A family-run business founded Wethersfield, CT in 1892, Chas. C. Hart Seed Company recently culled their knowledge to create a seed collection of the most flavorful heirloom seeds, each featuring historical color lithograph artwork—an accurate reproduction of Hart's original packages from the turn of the century.

4. Teach 4 Amerika

A Creative Time project, NYC art collective Bruce High Quality Foundation recently set out on a national tour in a limo painted to look like school bus to cross "state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience."

5. Vimeo iPhone App

Vimeo has just released their new iPhone app, which lets you manage your Vimeo account, watch vidoes, "like" other peoples work and easily share videos via email or social networks. In addition, the app lets you use your iPhone camera to makes videos and then edit them on the phone, adding titles, transitions and basic graphic effects. Check out the tutorial here.

6. Pinel & Pinel Trunks for Ricola

Pinel & Pinel customized one of their effortlessly classy trunks toforSwiss candy and lozenge purveyor Ricola, supplying 11 trunks for 11 Ricola flavors including Alpine Fresh Sea Buckthorn, Cassis, Lemon Balm, Cranberry, Eucalyptus & Plants, Flowers elderberry, Menthol, Orange Mint and Lemon Verbena.

7. Holocene

Matthew Davidson made this enchanting video using his Arc4 to demonstrate an app he created for the hardware. The app, tentatively called Dharma Wheels, lets you shift between harmonies with gestures.

8. Solar System Scope

Solar System Scope is a new web based interactive 3D model of our solar system. It lets you browse through the planets and surrounding stars in a super smooth and attractive interface. It's great for anyone interested in astronomy or for those of us who forgot Pluto is no longer a planet.

9. Supreme and Adam Kimmel Capsule Collection

Supreme tapped fellow NY menswear brand Adam Kimmel for a suit in Italian cotton twill just in time for wedding season. The unlined two-button suit jacket and custom fit pant has a contemporary cut and the breeziness to get you through summer formal occasions.

10. Victorian Dress Made From Insects

Covered in the naturally shed wings of the jewel beetle, the green gown worn by stage star Ellen Terry when she played Lady Macbeth at London's Lyceum Theatre in 1888 was recently restored, a project that took 1,300 hours to complete.

11. Folding Steel Grocery Bag

An experimental Tsteel grocery bag, developed by engineers Weina Wu and Zhong You, uses the principles of rigid origami to create a firm structure that folds completely flat.

12. Glenn O'Brien Reads Hilarious Passages from His New Book

In anticipation of his forthcoming behemoth book "How to Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior for the Modern Man," Glenn O'Brien gives a sneak preview in the form of a video reading.

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