Five Things #155

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. A fantastic interactive guide to how synths work by Ableton. — Learning Synths

  2. An interesting piece by Devon Zuegel on the pros and cons of taking travel photos. I love taking travel photos and equally love looking back through them. Every photo reminds me of a moment and place, and triggers memories of what happened that day. I totally appreciate constantly stopping to take photos can be frustrating for other people that you're with, and I've seen many a beautiful scene ruined by people posing or taking their own photos. But for me, like Devon, the pros outweigh the cons. — Travel photos are underrated

  3. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie's wonderful comedy sketch show A Bit Of Fry And Laurie is on Netflix. — Series 1-4

  4. One of my favourite podcasts, The Guardian's Today in Focus, has been on a roll with excellent episodes this week and it's only Tuesday! It's consistently interesting and if you're new to podcasts a very good place to start. — Monday's episode: Why is cocaine washing up on the beaches of Fiji?, Tuesday's episode: Life in the fastest warming place on earth

  5. The swankily dressed ad men from the series Mad Men lose much of their cool once you've replaced their cigarettes with kazoos. — Mad Men but with All the Cigarettes Replaced by Kazoos

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Five Things #154

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. Want to make good music or good art? Then listen to good music and study good art! — No input, no output

  2. This 80s style pop cover of Goyte's Somebody That I Used to Know couldn't be any better. So good. — 80s Remix: Somebody That I Used To Know Back In The 80s

  3. I'm very grateful for the existence of The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcast because I'd never have never bothered reading this if I was actually reading it. Made for interesting listening — ‘Socialism for the rich’: the evils of bad economics

  4. Ever wondered what's happening just out of shot of a famous album cover? Wonder no more, as Igor Lipchanskiy has done the hard work for you. His Instagram is very entertaining, I particularly like the videos attached to some of the photos showing how the image was made — Igor Lipchanskiy on Instagram

  5. DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra cover various club hits for the Radio 1 Ibiza Prom. I have very little interest in listening to the original songs but will happily listen to this! — An orchestral take on Ibiza club hits

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Five Things #153

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. Better late than never — Sagrada Familia finally gets building permit after 137 years

  2. Drones are coming for our cities! This mini documentary takes a look at how drones are changing architecture, parcel delivery and construction as well as more futuristic uses in areas like transport, flying cars anyone? And then there's the scarier side of drones, could you design a more perfect tool for surveillance? — Elevation: how drones will change cities

  3. IKEA are on a roll with fun ads. For reference, here's the Mac Pro they're poking fun at — IKEA takes a bite out of Apple in hilarious new ad

  4. Wise words from Confucius: "We each have two lives. The second begins when we realise we have only one"

  5. If you've ever played FIFA, you'll appreciate these entertaining videos — FIFA in real life

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Five Things #152

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. Make sure you're getting enough sleep! Also, full marks for the headline — Waking Up at 4 A.M. Every Day Is the Key to Success. Or to Getting a Cold.

  2. Amazing colourised photos of D-Day by Marina Maral. Bringing colour to old black and white photos adds so much to them. The people and scenes really come alive — #DDay 75 – In Color | June 6, 1944

  3. A fun comic even if you have no interest in drawing horses — How to Draw a Horse

  4. There's a lot of wisdom in this blog post. Morgan Housel is a great writer — Financial Advice For My New Daughter

  5. How much of your £2.50 coffee goes to the grower? 1p! Yep, madness. — The Economics behind Coffee / From bean to cup, what goes into the cost of your coffee?

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