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LK's Slack channel #check-this-out gets a purge every Friday. We get together, take a break, and recap what everyone's posted. We'd like to share these blobs with you! Enjoy.

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Birkinstocks Made From Actual Birkin Bags for $76,000
Feb 12th, 2021

The most exclusive sandal ever made is a Birkenstock-like piece of footwear with an official Birkenstock cork-and-rubber sole, but with a leather upper made from purposefully chopped-up Hermès Birkin bags. Shock, horror, fashion sacrilege!

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Remembering Milton Glaser A'51
Feb 12th, 2021

A panel of graphic designers discuss the work of Milton Glaser, a 1951 graduate of The Cooper Union.

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Cassi Namoda | Metal Magazine
Aug 26th, 2021

The vibrant, imagined landscapes of this Mozambican painter's new works are in touch with reality but they also represent a deeply allegorical dream life.

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How MSCHF built a business out of squeaky chicken bongs
Aug 26th, 2021

It involves a lot of controlled chaos.

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A Peek Inside Saul Bass Workflow With Stanley Kubrick
Aug 26th, 2021

This is pretty interesting. These are rejected comps made by Saul Bass for the poster of The Shining, and you can read Kubrick's harsh comments on them. 

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Tiny Desk Meets SXSW
Aug 26th, 2021

This group I really like clipping. had a really cool take on the tiny desk performance. The main dude is Daveed Diggs, who has also been on broadway and in plenty of movies.

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Monkey MindPong
May 7th, 2021

Don't worry about what this means for civilization once it's in the brains of humans cause they'll probably skip right over us and go straight to dolphins.

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Ruby Hibiscus Water
May 7th, 2021

I found this Hibiscus Water brand, Ruby, on a web design trends video on youtube and I love that the playfulness extends past the immediate label and packaging and goes into the web design.

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Meaningful by Typeform
Apr 23rd, 2021

My friend put together this conference and I listened to a few of the sessions this morning. They were so amazing with such interesting, thoughtful speakers.

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Plus is a Waste-Free Body Wash That Comes In Dissolvable Packaging
Apr 16th, 2021

This brand just launched their own body soap with zero waste packaging. The body wash is in the form of single-use sheets that are completely water soluble.

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Boom Bap Fusilli
Apr 9th, 2021

I'm totally amused by these Barilla playlists that are perfectly timed to align with the time it takes to cook a particular shape of pasta. Brilliant branded content. And I find the Italian intros at the beginning incredibly charming.

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The IKEA ScrapsBook: Zero-Waste Recipes & Ideas
Mar 26th, 2021

Ikea made a digital cookbook dedicated to cooking with the little things we usually throw away!

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FEMME TYPE
Mar 19th, 2021

Just found this type foundry? collective? directory? of women type designers and the work is so so amazing! Some of them are making some really experimental work

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Women Street Photographers
Mar 19th, 2021

Street + fine art photographer, Gulnara Samoilova created a curated site that highlights women photographers - bringing more diversity into a very male dominated space. It's easy to get lost in all this amazing work!

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Unilever says no to 'normal' with new positive beauty vision
Mar 12th, 2021

Finally, a big business like Unilever is making a push for inclusivity across their wide range of brands. They announced this week that they will stop using the word normal on all hair and skin products (because what is "normal" anyway!?) + they will stop altering model's shapes, size, or skin color. From a strategy perspective, I love to see this. I hope many more brands follow suit!

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I Miss My Bar - Recreate Your Favorite Bar's Atmosphere
Mar 2nd, 2021

A sweet website commissioned by a bar in Mexico that wanted to give customers something to look forward to. I love the simple design and low key interactivity.

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NUGGS
Feb 26th, 2021

Nuggs has a really interesting take on food branding. Their vintage-tech aesthetic combined with funny memes really makes them stand out. If you check out their website, you can play snake catching non-chicken nuggets.

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Documentary on the Villages shows it is not a utopia for everyone
Feb 19th, 2021

The movie about the imperfect life in the Villages retirement community premieres in theaters on Jan. 8 and at home through Video On Demand starting Jan. 15.

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Elizabeth Cotten & Brenda Evans - Shake Sugaree
Feb 19th, 2021

My awakening to the sound of Elizabeth Cotten. Not sure how I missed this. Did I miss it? Well, I found it now. Heard this sometime ago and assumed it would follow me around. Heard it again this morning and I realized I should grab on before it hides away again. Now I'll never not know. Shake Sugaree

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The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks
Feb 12th, 2021

Oh the poetry. You can be a billionaire and live in the penthouse overlooking Central Park. And, have water leaking from the ceiling, get stuck for hours in the elevator, be terrified at night from the howling, swaying building in the wind.