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Elkins DIY The webpage of Paul Elkins, a self-taught vehicle designer. He focuses primarily on small bike campers, emergency shelters, and boats, all constructed from corrugated plastic. Fascinating and affordable designs, and he sells plans as well. personal, diy, design, boats, low tech, mechanics Added by reed

Max Bittker The personal site/portfolio of a web developer, this site is full of some fascinating projects. The author is the developer of orb.farm, broider, mojulo, and lunar bocce, all other Terra entries. Beautifully weird website, with lots of hidden interactions and fun controls. design, personal, web, art Added by reed

Mojulo A beautiful lo-fi visualization of mathematical functions. math, web, design Added by reed

Broider A small lo-fi tool for making 9-patch borders. Draw that you want, and then copy the CSS to your own page for neat retro style. art, design, web, retroweb Added by reed

Orb Farm A beautiful little game (or maybe art piece?) designed around the experience of building a small aquarium ecosystem. Styled like those old 'falling sand' games, this is surprisingly peaceful, and you'll be surprised at how sad you feel when the page reloads and your fish are gone. It's ok though - you can rebuild. web, retroweb, design, virtual desktop, art Added by reed

Elliot's Computer The personal page of a web developer (creator of special.fish and Gossip's cafe, two other Terra entries {check them out!}), this page arrays its content in a multitude of little blocks, each one devoted to single purpose. Fun to explore, and a great gateway into a small artistic bubble, here in the web wasteland. personal, design, web, culture, discovery, music, art Added by reed

Hundred Rabbits The creators of some totally FASCINATING software, Hundred Rabbits is a studio run by a duo consisting of a cartoonist/writer and a programmer/musician. Together, they travel the world in a small sailboat, building fascinating experimental software focused on self-reliance. personal, computers, boats, open source, design, sustainability, web, hacking, art, tech Added by reed

ZineOS A whimsical online desktop complete with zines, accessories, and games virtual desktop, emulation, retroweb, design, web, art Added by uelen

Special Fish Part web directory, part social media network, all fascinating. This experimental page groups people by interests and who they follow on the site. At the same time, it only has space for a few questions about individual users and a free-form text file, plus links to personal pages. textboard, web, design, directory, personal Added by reed

href.cool A web directory, run by Kicks Condor (see below for their website.) A beautifully simple site tracking things that appeal to Kicks Condor's peculiar and wonderful style. web, culture, art, hackers, tech, personal, media, design, retroweb, directory Added by reed

~gwern The Website of Gwern Branwen - this is a fascinatingly complex personal site/wiki, with extensive writing on a variety of topics. Worth it just for looking at the beautiful web/graphic design. Also a great example of a minimalist and fast site that still has all kinds of interface niceties like link previews and drop capitals. personal, blog, design, tech, hackers, journal, web, culture Added by reed

This Vessel Does Not Exist AI generated pictures of vases. Sounds boring, but the website is oddly compelling as the generated vases morph and shift, adopting a wide variety of colors, patterns and forms. Genuinely mesmerizing, depending on your affection for amphorae. machine learning, culture, art, open source, design Added by reed

~kickscondor Who knows, really? This is a fascinating blog/web-directory/art piece? Honestly just worth exploring for the weird style and incredible variety of bizarre web animations. blog, journal, culture, design, media, web Added by reed

Lost Art Press Blog A blog published by Lost Art Press, a small publisher focusing on historical woodworking. Lots of fascinating articles on the design of furniture and tools throughout history - really neat for those into UX and product design. Occasional material that, although not political really, touches on the founder's peculiar brand of anarchism. diy, blog, anarchism, design Added by reed

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