If you have averagely functioning ears and/or eyes, you're well aware that the iPhone 5 was announced late last week. I was on vacation, retreating from technology and staying as far away from the internet as I could, yet still managed to catch the news (thanks, overzealous guy at the Japanese Garden).
Over the next few weeks,
"Clothes cannot make the man," argues Jeff Staple, the owner of Staple Design, a clothing collection, creative agency and retail store in New York City. Or, more positively, "Sometimes you just put something on and you feel like you can destroy the world with it."
Michael Stevens of VSauce explores the idea of what might happen if every person on earth - all seven billion plus of us - jumped into the air at the same time.
Tennessee-whiskey juggernaut Jack Daniels (their Old No. 7 is the best selling whiskey in the world) is creating a new annual tradition where they team up with independent artists and craftsmen to create poster artwork and an ad campaign around the theme of "independence."
They collaborated with Derek McDonald,
Ok, I know, you've probably seen more parodies and covers of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know than anyone should have to endure BUT this one is different. Why? Because Wally De Backer (a.k.a. Gotye) himself was so impressed by the outpouring of creativity that he created this remix of "Somebody" covers.
This is a bicycle. You got that much. But this particular bicycle cost a mere $9-12 dollars to make, and, except for the brakes and pedals, is constructed entirely from recycled corrugated cardboard.
Can you imagine the possibilities for developing nations and rural settings?
Check out this beautifully shot video to learn more:
Newton's cradle (otherwise known as that swinging, hanging ball thing that people put on their desks and kids play with at the novelty gift store at the mall) demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion - "when two bodies interact by exerting force on each other, these forces are equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction."
Le Miroir (The Mirror) is a short film by Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère (credited as Ramon and Pedro) that depicts the life story of a boy growing up into an old man. The unique part of this piece, however, is that the entire story unfolds as the man is standing in front of his bathroom mirror.
If the elementary school rumors are to be believed, it's only possible to fold a single sheet of paper a maximum of eight times. This fun origami project takes a solid eighty-two folds, and makes one seriously sweet little Jedi master that would look excellent perched on top of your desk, a shelf, or anywhere that needs a pop of handmade color.
Steve Hoefer from Grathio Labs has shared a fun, easy tutorial for making launchable mini-rockets from three materials you probably already have lying around: a matchbook, a paperclip, and aluminum foil. Since matches are basically "solid fuel on a stick," and a rocket is a stick that needs some fuel...it's kind of a DIY no-brainer.
New York City's subway system is full of unpredictable excitement. Most of the action happens inside the trains, or at least on the subway platforms. Dean Peterson, however, decided to explore a quirk that people encounter as they're leaving the subway station: a single step on a stairway that's a fraction of an inch higher than the others. It's just high enough so everyone trips on it.
Austrailian tailor and bespoke designer Patrick Johnson gives some solid, practical advice on buying and wearing a suit, including choosing a versatile option that can be worn in multiple ways, and adding your own personality to such a relatively blank slate.
It seems strange to say it, but the process of creating baseballs that conform to Major League Baseballs standards is actually a pretty secretative process. Certainly, anyone whose played with a ball to deconstruction can admit that it's a leather exterior wrapped around a bunch of string and a bouncy ball in the center. But it's the precision cutting, curved stitching, and precise size
The Legacy of Cool is a new film about all things denim: its longevity, pervasiveness, cultural impact, and the fact that it's basically the coolest fabric of all time.