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Come one, come all: Best of the Web

TGIF. If braving gale force winds is most definitely not part of your agenda this weekend, fear not, Best of the Web is here and it’s a veritable internet goldmine. This week has seen Apple put its spin on the pencil, Microsoft Windows turn 30, Chloe Sevigny turn 41, and Saatchi introduce his new book looking at the rude, sexist world of 20th Century advertising.

Rachel Whiteread, YBA sculptor and the first woman to win the Turner prize, reflects on the clarity that comes with getting older and why she feels lucky to have been able to make a living as an artist. (Alex)

Longform has reprinted Jay McInerney’s 1994 New Yorker profile of a teenage Chloë Sevigny (who turned 41 this week), it covers her resistance to her burgeoning career and the oft mythologised New York of the period. (Billie)

An Apple makeover for the humble pencil. (Jessica)

An article in The Guardian looks at a new book by Charles Saatchi that you may or may not have seen. It documents the racist, sexist, rude and crude advertising of the 20th century. (Ali)

With the record sleeve design of David Bowie’s album released yesterday, i-D’s interview with the man who’s been photographing the flamboyant music star for 40 years feels very timely. In the article, photographer Masayoshi Sukita describes the first time he saw Bowie in real life: “I saw his concert in London – there was a double bill with Lou Reed… I was excited to see him on stage and instantly thought, ‘I want to shoot him.’” (Beccy)

This week Microsoft Windows turns 30 years old, so here’s a look at the different interface designs throughout the years. Reminds me my childhood of waiting 30 minutes for my dad’s computer to boot up before I could play computer games. (Manda)

If you use Chrome, Ellen and I came across this nice thing which will transform your new tab into a beautiful crop of Google Earth Satelite imagery (and then you can click on it to see where in the world its from). (Ally)

The Irish Examiner’s tribute to one of the greatest rugby players of all time. (Jamie)