New Stuff and Inspiration
People that shop at Goodwill already know this – you can get awesomely cool stuff for next to nothing. We’re talking name brand, never used or barely used stuff. We captured the feeling of finding something special at Goodwill with this stylish new spot.
Growing ideas at Sukle
Thought this video was a good illustration of the title.
Time lapse footage of the earth- it's Sukle in space.
Mike went up with Sir Richard Branson this weekend and did a few rotations around the planet. These are his home videos, time lapsed, of the earth at night from space. Pretty cool what you can do with a D-SLR, huh?
Actually these are shot from the International Space Station. But we like to think Mike spends his free time in space.
Here’s the explantation from the Astronomy Picture Of The Day section of the NASA site: “Explanation: Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth’s thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.”
Well, the name for this sport conjures pretty humorous images in your head. Then you watch a few vids on youtube and you realize that it looks pretty darned fun. It apparently originated in New Zealand, but will surely catch on all over the world- and we’re guessing there’ll be companies building drift trikes real quick-like. Looks like a lot of fun. Dangerous fun.
Too racy for the Superbowl
At game time Chrysler decided this spot was “too sexy” to be aired during the Superbowl and opted to run the “seduction” ad instead. It seemed like an interesting move, considering this “House Arrest” ad with Charlie Sheen is underwhelming when it comes to sexyness. And since Superbowl viewers have all already seen Janet Jackson’s boob during a game, both of these ads seem tame.
The Oreo turns 100 this year, and since it’s 2012, it’s quite fitting that we stumbled upon these Cameos made out of Oreo cookies. They’re done by artist Judith G. Klausner, and her bio on her site reads like this: “Judith G. Klausner is a Somerville MA artist with a love for small, intricate, and overlooked things. She received her degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University in 2007 after constructing her thesis primarily out of insects, and has since continued to search the details of her surroundings for inspiration. She enjoys playing with her food, both recreationally and professionally.”
My folks always said not to play with your food, but apparently hers didn’t. See all the Oreo Cameos here.
For the love of breakfast
We love discovering a great new place to eat in town. And this weekend we discovered Jelly Cafe. While the breakfast fare (read: bacon) was great- the vintage cereal boxes hanging on the wall were even better. Yep, we’re design nerds.
Every second is a different hexadecimal color.
This is a neat site, called the Colour Clock, where a clock ticks away and as it does, the hexadecimal color changes. Created by the artist Jack Hughes it is “an experimental project that represents the current time as a hexadecimal colour.” Check it out here.
Best street art of 2011
With the popularity of street art growing, the level of talent has also improved quite a bit. Obviously, there’s always Banksy, who almost everyone knows about these days, but there’s all sorts of smart, talented artists you may not know that are out there doing amazing work just around the corner. This post that features the best street art of 2011 is laden with urban gems, from all sorts of different artists. It’s worth spending a moment and checking this out, there’s some real nice work here.
Grady's Cold Brew
Of course, we were initially smitten with the package design of this product, but the write up has us curious about the product too. From their site: “Grady’s Cold Brew is a New Orleans–style coffee concentrate that’s brewed and bottled by hand in Brooklyn, New York. Each batch is made by steeping a special blend of freshly roasted coffee and chicory in water overnight, then removing the grounds using a two-step filtration process. What’s left? A bold, velvety-smooth liquid concentrate that can be mixed with milk or water—served over ice or steaming hot.”
Check out their site.