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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Revolutionary camera focusing, a working urban farm, embroidered portraits and more in this week's look at the web

by CH Contributor in Design on 26 June 2011

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1. Lytro

Start-up camera company Lytro is about to make missing the perfect shot more impossible. Their new technology allows photographers to edit the focus of an image—after shooting—using special computer software.

2. The Fold Wallet

This elegant leather billfold keeps bills organized without bulking up pockets.

3. Embroidered Portraits

Artist Daniel Kornrumpf showcases amazing embroidery skills with his series of portraits, all done by hand on linen.

4. Andy Spade's Hamptons Manor

Andy Spade gives a video tour of the home he shares with wife Kate and their extensive collection of eclectic artworks.

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5. Daily Drop Cap

If you're looking for an easy yet effective way to spice up your blog or webpage, head over to Daily Drop Cap, where you can peruse a dozen alphabet's worth of beautiful illustrative initial caps for your posts.

6. 2011 Medical Cannabis Cup

Sponsored by marijuana magazine High Times, the two-day 2011 Medical Cannabis Cup this weekend features a series of events—as well as the best medical marijuana, hashish and edibles available.

7. Missoni and Converse Auckland Racer

For their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Missoni swathed Converse's '70s-era running shoe, an Auckland Racer, in their quintessential knit—a collaboration fit for any fashion fiend or Huxtable fans.

8. Rabbit Island

Located east of Northern Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, Rabbit Island is a potential artist residency in the making.

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9. Gotham Greens

Located on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, hydroponic farm Gotham Greens harvested its first crop of lettuce, salad greens and culinary herbs this month.

10. Design/Story

Formerly a members-only shopping platform, Design/Story has opened its doors to the general public with the launch of its Collections, the first of which is whimsically titled, "I Need a Drink." Additionally, the team just announced its pairing with Dutch home designer Piet Hein Eek, offering a new designer-directed collection featuring his Scrapwood Wallpaper.

11. Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 Artists

Inspired by a disappointment in the contemporary art world, American artist Shea Hembrey made his own international show, devising 100 different personalities, each with their own life story and style of artwork.

12. Infinite Loop

If your regular iPad stand just isn't adaptable enough, look to the Infinite Loop, which bends to accommodate multiple situations.

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