Friends of Friends: international online interview magazine

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Cool Websites on Tuesday 20 August 2013

The German website Freunde von Freunden (FvF), which means “friends of friends” in English, is an international online interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments. The magazine was launched in October 2009. In the beginning they literally worked with close friends and […]

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Now you can see everything that’s happening on the Internet, every second

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 August 2013

The Internet’s a pretty big place, and it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer volume of content being uploaded to the web at any given time. This website does a great job of impressing upon us just how much is happening on the Internet every second. Indeed. Just a few minutes on this website will make […]

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This Charming Charlie: a mash-up of Morrissey and Charlie Brown

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 16 August 2013

I figured Charlie Brown was kind of emo, but I really should know he’s more old-school than that. While Chuck lacks the impressive coif of Morrissey, Moz’s lyrics fit into Peanuts comics all too well, as evidenced by This Charming Charlie. ‘I would go out tonight but I haven’t got a stitch to wear’ takes on a whole new meaning when you consider that Charlie Brown has worn the same shirt for his entire existence.

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Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is a real life blog about Hafid, the douchebag that stole one Tumblr user’s phone on a beach in Ibiza, Spain. The phone thief didn’t think to turn off the automatic photo upload on the Dropbox app, so all of Hafid’s pictures appear on the original phone owner’s computer. Now Hafid’s adventures are chronicled […]

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Point your mouse cursor anywhere, this site will find someone to point at it

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

“Finding pointer… Please hold still.” “Pointer located. Pointing…” Priceless words for a priceless website. This site has an endless repository of images with people pointing cheekily to where your mouse cursor is onscreen. What can we say? We are easily amused.

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Clearly Stated by Ian Aleksander Adams and Josué Rivera

Nathan Marsh Reader Find

By Nathan Marsh in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Clearly Stated, a project of Ian Aleksander Adams and Josué Rivera, is both a literary publication and a collaborative game for the contributors. It’s like a word version of ‘exquisite corpse’: the first writer blindly hands over a block of text which omits all formatting (punctuation, line breaks, capital letters) for a second writer to […]

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Twentyfourx7: a photo-blog of New York City

Sam Smith Reader Find

By Sam Smith in New Photography on Friday 9 August 2013

Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]

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Cop Selfies: the latest Tumblr trend

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in Cool Websites on Friday 9 August 2013

More as an experiment than for self-amusement, a group called the Anti-Banality Union started the Copselfies tumblr to raise awareness of rising police authority. In a brief description on the site, the group states: ‘Cops can look and act just like real people. This act of mimesis allows them to walk among us, to live in […]

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Popfly website has a whole section full of, erm, babes

Brian Jerome Reader Find

By Brian Jerome in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 August 2013

Who doesn’t like beautiful babes beautifully shot? The Parisian blog, Popflys, is full of trendy fashion, skateboard, and art posts, but what really catches eyes is the Babes section of the website. Here, creator Andrew Rutledge, takes time to give the viewers (as well as himself) a much needed Babe Break, in which he photo-dumps […]

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Funny Tumblr: Mad Men screenshots with things drawn on them

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 3 July 2013

If you’re like the rest of us, you’re still mourning the end of the sixth season of Mad Men. Lucky for you (and me), there’s a new Tumblr that gives hilarious and witty captions to screenshots of Mad Men episodes. Because really, what’s better than making fun of Don Draper? Now you can satisfy your […]

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Artist Tweets everything he eats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.

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Jony Ive Redesigns Things

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Thanks to the crazy colours that iOS 7 is fast becoming unmistakably synonymous with, people are taking this to the extreme and out of context by imposing hyper colors on everything under the sun and blaming it on Apple’s SVP of Design Jonathan Ive. Yup, anything goes, really.

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Awful drawings by Matthieu Barrère

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Paris-based illustrator Matthieu Barrère has a site called Awful Drawings, where he posts, er, awful drawings. These mostly come with declarative copy and are howlingly silly. We like stuff that is howlingly silly, so we like Matthieu Barrère.

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Cat Food Breath

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 15 June 2013

Cat Food Breath is the moniker of a big-boned 17-pound Siamese cat with dense hair and a taste for sushi. It has its own blog and an equally hilarious Twitter account. Of how the kitty found its way to cyberspace: ‘I was online one day, trying to sell the dog on eBay, when I stumbled […]

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Phones Replaced with Sandwiches

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 14 June 2013

Well, these are just phones, replaced with sandwiches. Need we say more? Just looking at these tinkered-with pictures makes us hungry.

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