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Things We Like: The Friday Five for June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 by John Suder

Trygger: The iPhone Case with Built-in Polarizing Filter

The Trygger Camera Case has a polarizing filter built into the case’s felt-lined slidable back—allowing users to slide the filter into place—without blocking the iPhone’s flash.

Currently in funding at Kickstarter.


The Geography of Incarceration

A collection of satellite photos of the nation’s prisons, by Josh Begley, a graduate student studying Interactive Telecommunications at New York University.

“The United States is the prison capital of the world. This is not news to most people. When discussing the idea of mass incarceration, we often trot out numbers and dates and charts to explain the growth of imprisonment as both a historical phenomenon and a present-day reality.”

[Prison Map]


Channel Your Inner Don Draper with this ‘Mad Men’ Hot Spot Map

City culture organization WNYC has compiled show references to geographical places in 1960s New York.
[Mad Men Mapped]


PANTONE Stained Glass Door

The ‘T III Inception Door’ by Italian studio Armin Blasbichler.


The Twitter Bird Undergoes a Makeover

The iconic ‘Twitter Bird” (his name is Larry) has been redesigned and simplified. Also, there’s a set of updated usage guides.

[Twitter Blog]


The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at