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Friday Finds 6.11.2010

We have an epic collection of digital treasures for you today—enjoy! 

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Sam: Tarkovsky's Polaroids

These haunting pictures taken by Andrei Tarkovsky the great Russian film directore of Andrei Rublev and Solaris have been making the blog rounds this week. Here, a large collection of Polaroid images the director took of people, places, friends, and moments from 1979 to 1984 have been digitized for your viewing pleasure. Also available in this book from Thames & Hudson.

Brendan: RRR

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RRR is a beautifully curated zine created and designed by Scott Massey. About 100 international artists collaborated on this zine, creating new art on the back of old art, submitting art that perhaps has not seen the light of day or has remained in the sketchbook for way too long. I love the assortment of work and artists - check it out here. RRR is printed on recycled paper for $15 and is a proud supporter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Jordan: Cookie Splash by Siebe Warmoeskerken

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Obsession is such a strong word, so I will describe my deep and true love for cookies and baked treats as more of the genuine appreciation of a true aficionado. Coffee also ranks quite highly in the scale of Things-I-Enjoy, so these awesome action shots of various biscuits being dropped into a selection of caffeinated beverages is just about perfect. Taken by Siebe Warmoeskerken, a 22-year-old woodworker, photographer, and native of the Netherlands. Yum. via beingbeing

 

Aaron: World Cup iPhone Wallpapers

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I don't have an iPhone, or even a Droid, but I do like these World Cup-themed wallpapers for your handy MePhone. Phil Coffman, a Texan graphic designer, came up with these puppies, and if modern consumer culture has taught us anything it's that the deepest part of your very individual soul can be expressed in one of a dozen pictures you can download onto your phone. Steve Jobs rejoices. Clint Dempsey scores. England loses.

Miyoko: The Transportation-Health Connection, a Role for Parks

This week I enjoyed meandering my way through the annals of City Parks Blog—the medium of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance—to read about the transportation-health (and parks) connections. Starting with a summary of a recent report by the American Public Health Association about the health effects on a population with a lack of public transportation and continued with a breakdown of ways to get people to parks, from reusing rails to locating parks on rivers or above roads, and links to great examples across the United States. Makes me ready for a run through Golden Gate Park.

Dakota: Old Bus Passes

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A friend sent along this flickr collection of vintage muni passes to me this week. I read that San Francisco will be phasing the paper fast passes out in a few months—while I am happy for the environment, I'm sad that I won't be able to collect these tiny pieces of ephemera. Check out these old bus passes that are way cooler than ours now!

Amanda: Infographic—Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench

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The term 'infographic' gets bandied about here quite often, so I thought it fitting to share this fascinating vertical look at the Earth created by Karl Tate. Scroll down from 36,000 feet above us to the deepest recorded ocean depth (35,814 feet below the water's surface!) to get a sense of the staggering diversity of our amazing planet.
 

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