This and that for the end of June.

9 Themed Color Palette Collections to Inspire You | Mental Floss

Oxford Scientist Explains the Physics of Playing Electric Guitar Solos | Open Culture


More rounded up than ever

Spot the Ball: Women’s World Cup 2015 –

Toby Glanville’s brilliant images of workers in the late 90s

The construction of the Statue of Liberty – Google Cultural Institute

Giphoscopes from Officina K | The Public Domain Review

Some stuff we liked on the web this week…

Harvard Law’s Jonathan Zittrain Defends Libraries — Yes, Even The BPL | WGBH News

Designing The Pen | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Don’t be Ned Stark — Medium

This is the good stuff.

Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg

How 77 Metro Agencies Design the Letter ‘M’ for Their Transit Logo – CityLab

Go To Hellman: Protect Reader Privacy with Referrer Meta Tags

Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?

‘Passports’ To Vermont Libraries Encourage Literary Exploration

Some links to start your June with

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever : NPR

Pigs and Mice Have the Lowliest Jobs in Richard Scarry’s Busytown | Mental Floss

I’ve been texting with an astronaut – Boing Boing

May Day! Start May off right with these links.

How Old Do I Look?

A Basement Dedicated to Extreme LEGO Building | Mental Floss

Back Stage at the Machine Theater

Electroninks: Creators of Circuit Scribe, Draw Circuits Instantly!

It’s spring! Sit at the picnic table and read some rounded up links.

The best icon is a text label

Making Furniture by Molding Growing Trees Into Chairs, Tables, and More | Mental Floss

Is there a Bill Gates Book Club yet?

Were There Robot Librarians in the 1950s? – Pacific Standard

A British Museum Is Displaying the Guardian’s Smashed Snowden Laptop

Learn more about Books | Bill Gates

Yo: Let’s Make a Book of This on Vimeo

​The Man Who Invented Stereo