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Snoop Dogg's smokable songbook, a Simpsons style guide, George Lois' damn good advice and more in our look at the web this week

V Magazine and V MAN are working on an ambitious search engine geared toward the creative community, aiming to build a quality database of inspiration sources for editors, photographers, designers, artists, art directors, models, enthusiasts and friends. Based on their preliminary presence on social media, the content looks promising.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Crystallized skulls, watercolor maps and Woody Allen's art references in our look at the web this week

1. Acid Drops The short film from animator Matt Box combines art and skateboarding with tricks from pro skater Dylan Rieder. The name refers both to both the film’s trippy styling and the introductory skate trick. 2. Skullethyst This supremely mesmerizing skull is carved from a well-marbled amethyst to intricate detail. Viewed from above, the cavity is exposed to reveal the jagged quartz interior. 3. …

Playtime Appcessories

The latest ways to enhance game play with your smartphone or tablet

With additional reporting by James Thorne Realizing that competing with the popularity of smartphones and tablets is a game they’ve already lost, toy manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate apps and devices into their product experience. New options range from simple tactile cases to QR codes and elaborate augmented reality board games. We’re really impressed by the breadth of the examples we discovered at the …