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youtube.com: the synth sounds of stranger things

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has seemingly taken over popular culture, in no small part thanks to it’s moody, synthesized soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. In this video, Justin DeLay attempts to take us in to the Analog Upside-Down and show you how to approximate some of these fantastic sounds on analog synthesizers of the day.

knobroom.com: download knobroom

Knobroom is a direct manipulation add-on for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, allowing access to Lightroom photo development settings with a MIDI-controller.

twistermc.com: firefox’s built in minimal/dark theme

Did you know that Firefox has a little hidden secret under the hood? It has a very nice minimal theme that comes in light and dark versions.

osxdaily.com: rebuild the spotlight index

Do you need to rebuild the entire Spotlight index on a Mac? It’s easy to do, but can take a while. This tutorial will show you how to start the reindexing process of an entire drive in Mac OS X.

wallpaper.com: in the loop

The building will house 12,000 employees in identical segments; it structurally repeats itself eight times as you move around it. And you can move around it along a three-quarter mile internal corridor on the inside edge of The Ring. The 800, 45ft-tall panels of curved glass on the building’s façade, made by German company Seele, mean it offers views of the park and the Santa Cruz mountains looking out and, as you look in, a 30-acre courtyard that will feature orchards and oak trees, a large pond, and pergolas for outside dining.

starwars.com: rian johnson […] to create all-new star wars trilogy

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

prototypr.io: google and the resurgence of italian design

Google’s emerging design language (obviously still a work in progress) is reminiscent of the Italian branch of industrial design, which we haven’t seen much of in the last two or three decades. Instead, it’s been the German branch that has dominated, characterized by clean geometric shapes (cubes, cylinders), white and black glossy colors, and smooth unadorned surfaces. Think Bauhaus and — especially — Braun.

youtube.com: dunja hayali interviewt einen echsenmenschen

[…] Sie müssen ja nicht gleich aus der Haut fahren. […]

tagesanzeiger.ch: nach deutschland, nach rechts

Im Unterschied zu üblichen NZZ-Artikeln über deutsche Politik werden solche Meinungsstücke in den sozialen Medien heftig beklatscht und Tausende Male geteilt – vor allem in Deutschlands rechter Szene. Gujers Breitseite gegen Merkel etwa wurde von der halben AfD-Spitze weiterempfohlen, unter anderen von Fraktionschefin Alice Weidel.

zeit.de: erotikmesse venus - traurige tiere

Nebenan sitzt ein auffällig neutral gekleideter Frührentnertyp auf einem Campinghocker und klatscht nicht, er blättert nur gelangweilt in einem Masochismusmagazin. An seinem Stand bietet er Seile und Peitschen an, und es ist durchaus vorstellbar, dass er mit dem gleichen Sortiment am kommenden Wochenende bei einem Voltigierwettbewerb zugegen sein wird, vielleicht mit einem anderen Schild.

creativereview.co.uk: an introduction to north korean design

Bonner says development in product design is “cautious and slow” as a result. “The use of traditional motifs and a colour palette derived from Korea’s heritage remain a constant and with the lack of foreign influence, graphic artists produce a unique ‘house style’ based on a mixture of simplicity, non-deliberate retro-styling and tradition,” he writes.