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Happy Friday people,
I had a digital detox over Thanksgiving, but now we're back with a bumper dose of lovely links to things I found interesting and inspiring from around the internet. Enjoy!
  1. Album streams:
  2. Scrabble: Great article about world-class Scrabble players and the sneaky tactics they employ to get an edge.
  3. Collecting: Charming short film about the benefits of collecting things you don't really need over a long period of time (9 mins).
  4. California: Neat photo series documenting California through the lenses of local photographers (taken from this book about to be released by LACP)
  5. Cantona: Smart musing on whether Eric Cantona is an existentialist (2 mins)
  6. Stop-motion: Benoit Leva makes lovely stop-motion gifs with natural objects.
  7. Chopsticks: Nice visual essay on the differences between chopsticks.
  8. Gender: Interesting doc about a couple raising a gender neutral baby (9 mins)
  9. Borrowers: Great piece on the psychology and motivations of those people who ‘borrow’ things from friends and then never give them back
  10. Weed: Entertaining animation telling the story of a young flight attendant who tried to smuggle 900 lbs of marijuana from Jamaica (9 mins)
  11. Landscape: Stunning winners of the Int. Landscape Photographer competition.
  12. Travel: Lovely article series that lets readers channel the spirit of a faraway place without hopping on a flight – this week was Tokyo.
  13. Wool-motion: Amazing wool stop motion animation about the chinese tradition of lucky coins and a surreal adventure to find onee (6 mins)
  14. Cubes: Fascinating piece on the geometry of geology and our world of cubes.
  15. Gambling: A casino boss critiques iconic movie gambling scenes (30 mins)
  16. Cars: The 50 most underappreciated cars of all time, some real gems in here.
In case you missed it – the most popular link last week was this collection of favourite smells submitted by NYTimes readers.
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