Birdbnb, an Airbnb for birds

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 3 January 2014

Birds now have a swankier and more beautiful home than you thanks to vacation rental site, Airbnb. In a new campaign called Birdbnb, the internet giant seeks to provide shelters for migrating birds because to them, ‘Every Traveller Deserves a Home’. With the help of five designers, Airbnb made birdhouse copies of its 50 most […]

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Design Jargon Bullshit: a collection of stupid design promises

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 May 2013

It’s amazing what kind of bold faced lies come out of designer’s mouths. Call it designer slang, jargon, or terms of the trade, but we all know it’s bullshit. This is a comprehensive collection of only the best design jargon bullshit. It’s a good laugh if nothing else. One of my favorites is the ridiculous […]

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Fun Switcher: tons of great sound clips just waiting to be flipped on

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 14 February 2013

It’s time to turn up the fun! The Fun Switcher is awesome website that has tons of great sound clips just waiting to be flipped on. Choose from thousands of famous pop-culture references all cued up to just the right moment. Anything from the viral hit song Gagnam Style, the Facebook chat alert, or the […]

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A collection of lousy book cover designs

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Need help waking up after a late night of parties? Lousy Book Covers should do the trick. It’s nails on a chalkboard for anyone with even a hint of design knowledge. The blog will make you cringe, laugh, and cry all at the same time. This continuous stream of eye sores are collected and organized […]

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Perfectly Timed Photos

Margarita Peker Reader Find

By Margarita Peker in Cool Websites on Tuesday 3 July 2012

If ridiculous photos are not the best thing about the Internet, then I don’t know what is. Perfectly Timed Photos is about to steal about 40 minutes of your day, but it will add about four years to your total lifespan (it’s been scientifically proven that laughter makes you live longer, right?)

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Shit London

Contributions Reader Find

By Alice Cottle in Cool Websites on Friday 4 May 2012

My friend forwarded me this website recently and I found it pretty incredible. Awards are offered to the shittiest photo submitted. From an anthropological perspective, this site certainly makes me feel closer to London. At an eye’s view, these images capture life in the city that we see but leave unexposed below the cosmopolitan radar. It is these places that bring out London’s multidimensional urbanity.

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Passive-Aggressive Notes

Chad Little Reader Find

By Chad Little in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 March 2012

This little gem of a website features pictures of cheeky and hilarious notes written in various everyday situations. The whole ‘taking pictures of notes’ has been trending pretty hard lately. Spanning from clever to hateful, there are some goods here for just about anyone. Sticks and stones can break your bones, and words can shatter your pride.

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Preschool Gems

Julie Frey Reader Find

By Julie Frey in Cool Websites on Friday 9 March 2012

Preschoolers share their insights on life, and their teacher posts them online verbatim. The tagline on the site is: ‘Love. Death. Magic. From the mouths of babes fall gems. I catch them and put them here’. It cracks me up every time.

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Gail.com

Amy Marjoram from Excerpt Magazine Reader Find

By Amy Marjoram from Excerpt Magazine in Cool Websites on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Like everyone, else I took a wrong turn and ended up at gail.com and paused there to enjoy the fresh air of lo-fi.

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25,089 pictures of filthy old mattresses

Ian McLaren Reader Find

By Ian McLaren in Cool Websites on Thursday 16 February 2012

I daresay Tim Berners-Lee is somewhat less than impressed that his glorious vision of uniting the planet and furthering our collective knowledge via his creation of the world wide web has led to this on-going collection of (currently) 25089 pictures of filthy old mattresses. Dumped in the street. All over the world. Let’s give ourselves […]

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The Blog of Unnecessary Quotes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Monday 6 February 2012

Unintentional disclaimers from humanity’s atrocious use of quotation marks, tirelessly documented on the WWW since 2005. Oldie but goodie.

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Beet Stew: a comic website

Kevin Costain Reader Find

By Kevin Costain in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 December 2011

I’ve always liked to make jokes and scribble. At first I thought I should be a doctor, but after that didn’t pan out, I turned to a life cartooning. It’s true what they say, ‘laughter is the best medicine’. And Beet Stew is the best tasting medicine.

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The Enchanted Forest: channel your inner power animal

Jonno Rodd Reader Find

By Jonno Rodd in Cool Websites on Monday 7 November 2011

Wait and click when you feel the power animal approaching. Apparently I should ‘leap for joy’ as I’m fortunate to have the dolphin as my power animal. The dolphin is so full of joy, he cannot help but leap into the air, just for the sheer pleasure of being alive. Should I purchase the PDF […]

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Celebrities With Steve Buscemi’s Eyes

Geoffrey OConnor Reader Find

By Geoffrey OConnor in Cool Websites on Thursday 29 September 2011

I can’t say I’m overly fond of this site, but I feel all the better for seeing it. Must be an interesting milestone for some celebrities.

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Sleevage

Soccer Mom Reader Find

By Soccer Mom in Cool Websites on Tuesday 6 September 2011

The one thing that gets me going just as much as listening to or playing music is the visual identity of it all – most specifically, album cover artwork. I am a sucker for a great record cover, and over the years, I have bought albums based solely on the artwork.

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