5 links friday

Two grand dames, one young editor, and every feelpinion on the death of Flappy Bird ever published (warning: there are A LOT of them).

Happy Friday, everyone!

Refinery29: The New Face Of Marc Jacobs Beauty Is Totally Unexpected

The Design Files: The Saturday Paper - Five Questions with Erik Jensen

Dazed Digital: Vivienne Westwood Takeover

Flappy Bird Think Pieces: Hey guys, maybe we're overthinking this game a little.

Wired: Today's Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths

5 links friday

Entrepreneurs, evolution and exquisite style. Plus meet the ex-Yahoo engineer who was turned down for a job at Facebook, and went on to sell WhatsApp to the social media platform for NINETEEN BILLION DOLLARS! This is what we've been reading this week.

Oyster: 'White Awake' Shot by Natalie Cottee

TechCrunch: How Thing's Change

Longreads: Swiping Right in the 1700s: The Evolution of Personal Ads

Inc.: 30 Under 30 2013: Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso

Groove (Blog): From "aha" to "oh shit", we're sharing everything on our journey to $100k in monthly revenue.


5 links friday

There's much food for thought in this week's Friday 5, with a hilarious op-ed by Conan O'Brien on why he declined the top post at Microsoft (which he was never actually offered), the launch of a beautiful friendship between Getty and Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In foundation, and much more.

1. The Business of Fashion: Colin's Column | Tracing Veruschka

2. LinkedIn: Why I, Conan O'Brien, Turned Down The Microsoft CEO Job

3. The Verge: Instagram teaching ad-makers how to be less square

4. New York Times: LeanIn.org and Getty Aim to Change Women's Portrayal in Stock Photos


5 links friday

This week's links are heavy on the weird but with decent amounts of wonderful and WOAH (hello, Roberto Bolle!) as well. Happy Friday!

1. Vogue Japan: Roberto Bolle by Giampaolo Sgura

2. Fast Company: How to Write a Press Release that Doesn't Completely Suck

3. Pedestrian: A Melbourne Woman is Selling Giant Ryan Gosling, One Direction Body Pillows on Etsy

4. Gizmodo: Teenager 3D-Prints Prosthetic Hand for Adorable Child in Need

5. Demilked: Annoying City Potholes Turned into Imaginative Scenes