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Dieline’s Friday Wrap Up: Filet-O-Felts, Equinox Duolingo, and Sexy Bluetooth Speakers


Happy New Year, youngsters. 

How was the break? Are we good? Did we relaxation? Are we detoxing? Are we going even more durable AF? Good.

I’m not a fan of resolutions as a result of I do know myself, and I typically has issues following by with my private well-being and bodily—and psychological, religious, no matter—well being. But if there’s one factor I’d a minimum of like to aim is to spend rather less time on my telephone (and Twitter). Given simply how toxic and harmful social media is, notably for youngsters, I’m at all times stunned that legions of them haven’t opted out fully. That’s why I used to be eager on this piece from Alex Vadukul in The New York Times concerning the “Luddite Club,” a bunch of NYC excessive schoolers which have switched to flip telephones and ditched social media and expertise. I don’t know if a dozen or so youngsters with Wire-style burners is a real motion, however I’m right here for it.

Anyway, residing inside your telephone is not splendid, and I’m penning this as a be aware on my telephone. So, yeah.

On to the hyperlinks!

It’s Been a Long December and There’s Reason to Believe Maybe This Month Will Be a Sweaty January

I noticed the Equinox “We Don’t Speak January” New York Times advert about decision porn and the inflow of “new 12 months new me-isms” making its means across the interwebs, and I assumed to myself, boy, this certain does seem like a number of the emails I get from COLLINS each occasionally. Sure sufficient, just a few days later, I saw that COLLINS actually helped develop the ad. It’s fairly good, even when it’s getting somewhat backlash within the press and on social for being insensitive to of us trying to make a contemporary begin.

Anywho, resolutions are thorny, sophisticated issues. We’re all simply doing the very best we will. Just be as sort to your self as doable.

I’m Lovin’ (and Sewin’) It

In the mad rush to get loads of our end-of-year content material up, we missed this story from Design Boom about artist Lucy Sparrow’s present at Miami Art Week, the place she opened her personal McDonald’s made fully from felt. The exhibition is closed now, however you possibly can nonetheless buy a felt combo meal from Sparrow.

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Always For Here

Speaking of McDonald’s, take a look at Rudy’s piece on how French quick meals eating places can now not use single-use packaging on “for right here” orders and whether or not or not it’s one thing QSRs within the US may ever undertake.

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Sexy Speakers

Sex toy or speaker is my new favourite quiz, even when BuzzFeed possible printed this ten occasions already, so thanks for this Fast Company.

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Instant Shoes

My youngsters are shortly turning into ramen obsessives, and now, due to Chloe’s piece this previous week, I additionally have to get the Cup Noodle Converse. Of course, with a $100 sticker worth, possibly it’s time to interrupt out the Sharpies.

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Give Me A William Eggleston Afterworld

What’s that you just say, David Zwirner Books? 90 by no means earlier than seen Kodachrome pictures by photographer William Eggleston from the 60s and 70s? I’ll take three.

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Moonifest Destiny

I don’t know in case you’ve heard, however we’re in one other space race, with the US and China doubtlessly grappling over lunar assets. On the one hand, I can not assist however shit throughout Elon’s Quixote-esque Mars mania and the billionaire space race. But alternatively, area competitors breeds severe technological development and some pretty sick space aesthetics. To the moon, child!



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