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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Bike-powered sewing machines, the secret iPhone tracker and eggshell carvings in this week's look at the web

by CH Contributor in Design on 23 April 2011

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1. The Bicycle Cap by peSeta for the New Museum

Spanish bike accessories brand PeSeta tells the charming story of how their clever bike-powered sewing machine came to be, as well as all the details of the biking hat for the New Museum that they made using it.

2. The California Deck

An homage to the Golden State of skateboarding, the California Deck is a handcrafted board made of 100% Canadian maple in the shape of the state.

3. Symmetry

This fantastic video, a sister piece to Radiolab's recent podcast, explores symmetry in a series of split-screen images that just might make you think.

4. A Tiny Day in the Jackson Hole Backcountry

Impressive for its length and accuracy, Tristan Greszko's tilt-shift film is the culmination of Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut Express skills. Set to Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side song "Time" (the Pretty Lights Remix), "A Tiny Day in the Jackson Hole Backcountry." really captures just how epic skiing a massive mountain can be.

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5. Audi A7 Papercraft Model

This video documents graphic artist Taras Lesko making the Audi-commissioned model of the A7 (the brand's new "first grown-up car" model) using 285 sheets of paper.

6. Par Avion

Sherwood Forlee and Mihoko Ouchi, who form the design team The., apply the stylings of a classic airmail envelope to a ringspun tee for an entirely new way to "go postal."

7. Keith Haring at MOCA "Art in the Streets"

Of all the reasons to check out Deitch's mega-show, the extensive collection of works by Keith Haring (including a car covered in his trademark squiggles) may be the most appealing.

8. iPhone Tracker

When two app developers stumbled across a secret iPhone log containing its complete location history, they released this free app to let you view and track the data—not that there's any purpose for it...yet.

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9. Eggshell Carvings

Instructable user Bbstudio decided to discover the limitations of nature's greatest design, the eggshell. After experimenting with how much shell could be carved away while still retaining the egg's shape, the resulting visually stunning sculptures seem to defy gravity.

10. Ziiiro Watches

With an inner swirl that tells the hour and an outer swirl to tell minutes, Ziiiro watches poetically tell time in either turquoise or fuschia.

11. Spiral Ballpoint Pen

Designers Han Chi-hoon, Kim Yeon-soo, Park Byong-gon and Kim Sung-geun collaborated on a new ballpoint ink cartridge in a spiral form, an innovation that holds twice as much ink as a traditional pen.

12. WeFund

Like a Kickstarter specific to the artistic community, WeFund, a new web-based program, links creative projects with potential funders in exchange for non-monetary incentives.

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