Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An iPod app that does errands, dogs in fitteds, fonts for dyslexics and more in this week's look at the web


1. 14th FINA World Championships

After shooting an aquatic competition in Shanghai from various angles, photographer Ezra Shaw found inspiration in the bizarre faces made by divers—no two alike and all extremely entertaining—as they plummet into the water.

2. Sungevity

Sungevity, a home solar energy service based in Oakland, CA, is hitting the streets of the East Coast this summer, giving out free ice pops and quotes on how to install and finance your own solar system now that the service has debuted in five northeast states. Follow them on Facebook to see where their solar-powered truck will pop up next.

3. Dyslexie

Dyslexic graphic designer Christian Boer created the typeface Dyslexie with visual “weight” to help dyslexics distinguish between similarly-shaped letters. He describes his meticulously-designed font as the typographic equivalent of a wheelchair, with readers making far fewer mistakes than with regular type.

4. Chimptown Dogs

Chimp Store cleverly shows off their new collection of hats with an adorable cast of pups as models in one of the more well-executed fashion shoots we’ve seen in awhile.


5. Woodland Hooks

Modeled after maple, fir, beech and other trees, these simple hooks screw easily into the wall, making a charming nod to their source material while functioning as one of the most basic and handy organizers you can get.

6. An APPle a Day

A series of new tools for the tech-savvy hypochondriac promise to keep your ticker kicking. The apps and peripherals work with your smartphone to give you a variety of diagnostics from blood pressure to skin scanning and cataract detection.

7. TaskRabbit

Relaunched with a new name, an iPhone app and a fresh round of funding,
, the digital solution for outsourcing chores and errands, will soon arrive in NYC.

8. VV Talker

A learning device for deaf children, the VV Talker uses vocal chord vibrations to train aurally-impaired students to feel for the correct intonations.