I like: made.com Legion table

When I first saw this table it was a ‘duh’ why didn’t someone else think of this earlier. Legion is a cleaned-up crate with four industrial trolley wheels each with an individual brake on it.
Fair play to made.com for coming up this coffee table.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

The one-child policy loosens up in China: Shanghaiist

Real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang wonders aloud about falling property prices: Shanghaiist

Finnish researchers reduce smart phones power consumption by more than 70 percent – Aalto University found that bursting data could reduce phone power consumption

61% of single men aged 18-34 have no girlfriend; 49% of women unattached: survey ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and DiscussionI don’t know how to start a relationship and I don’t have enough money to get married are worrying reasons

Can Scientists Make a Battery That Will Survive 40,000 Charges? – energy density needs to be looked at as well

Luxury’s anti-social (media) brigade | FT.com – variable adoption

Alibaba.com posts slowest quarterly growth in almost 2 years | Reuters – due to Alibaba doing quality control on its suppliers

Flat World Knowledge – changing the model of text book publishing

iOS Download Stats for China Show the Importance of App Localization [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tech in Asia

Monocolumn – Hong Kong taxis rank highly [Monocle] – ode to the Hong Kong taxi

Jane Jacobs – urban planning critic | 城市规划思路

Really interesting video on Jane Jacobs and her book The Death and Life of American Cities. This feels as fresh today as it was 51 years ago when it was originally published. Jacobs provided a critique on urban renewal advocating mixed use areas, short blocks, density (it’s a city after all) and buildings of various ages and conditions.

Despite her lack of formal education in urban planning Jacobs was influential to the new urbanism movement in the US which advocates pedestrian-friendly multi-use neighbourhoods.

The video is on YouTube so may not be accessible by all the readers of this post.

Exhaustive how to guide to Flickr by the US Department of Defense

Topping out at an impressive (and worrisome) 145 slides, the US Department of Defense have put up a good guide along with examples of how to use Flickr.

Getting Started With Flickr

Get your clients off the Facebook crack pipe and have them extend their brands on additional platforms. Flickr is a great place to start.

No more excuses for tired looking presentations and blog posts

I see so many blog posts every day with a lot of tired clip art and see presentations that often use well-worn visuals. One of the things that Flickr does really well is aggregate lots of imagery that you are free to use.

A case in point is the photo documentary Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a 100 photographers to go around the US and capture images relating to both environmental issues and everyday life within the US.
Subway Car.  05/1973
All of these pictures are freely available on Flickr as part of their commons initiative. You have museums, the US department of defense, NASA to name but a few organisations. In addition, thousands of people like me have included photographs under a creative commons licence.
Hitchhiker with His Dog "Tripper" on U.S. 66, May 1972
A hippy and a puppy, what’s not to like?