Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Visionaire's latest, iPhone panoramas, the season's best foldable shades and more in this week's look at the web


1. Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade

A collection of photographs shot by designer Hedi Slimane, this new book (available 31 July 2011) includes images created “before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.”

2. Visionaire Issue 60: Religion

One of the first and most over-the-top publications to radically redefine the industry, Visionaire‘s upcoming leather-bound edition takes up the heady topic of religion. The Fetish King, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, curated the 228-page album, which is available for preorder now.

3. Dot

A 360° device that snaps right onto iPhones, Kogeto’s Dot allows you to easily create panoramic videos and photos, as well as immediately share them through the system’s capture software.

4. Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

Inhabitat and Philips teamed up to create the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, encouraging energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Check out the winners here.


5. Prototyp-0

Typographic designer Oded Ezer’s twitter recently pointed us to Yannick Mathey’s diploma project called Prototype-0, a computer application that takes font design a step further than a pencil could—as Ezer says, a “font generator for lazy designers.”

6. Quit Mad Stop

For simple surf-inspired threads, look no further than Quit Mad Stop, who hand sews their collection of board shorts, trunks and bags in the heart of NYC. Keep an eye out for towels, hats and more soon, hopefully modeled by the same appealingly rugged seaman on their site.

7. The Foldable Shades Spectrum

Classic folding frames are having a serious moment. Pick you pair with this handy buyer’s guide to some of this seasons best. From under $10 to the ultimate throwback Persol, this list will keep you looking fresh all summer long.

8. Google Image Search

Google has added another search feature to their dubiously dynamic info finder with the release of Google Search by Image. Users can upload a snapshot and Google will get to work tracking down the best matches.