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Starbucks Coffee - Perfection

By Ben on Fri Dec 12 2014 |
Gear | Video
This video tells the reversed story of how they make coffee. From coffee bean to coffee cup.
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Beautiful steampunk creatures

By Ben on Fri Dec 12 2014 |
Beautiful steampunk creatures

Beautiful steampunk creatures
Gear | Projects
Russian Artist Igor Verniy creates amazing these steampunk animal junkbots from watch parts, car parts and electronic junk (here's his Etsy store, and Facebook page); The animal sculptures are equipped with moving parts that simulate their species' movements in real life.
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Spacetime curvature placemats

By Ben on Fri Dec 12 2014 |
Spacetime curvature placemats

Spacetime curvature placemats
Gear | Design
AP Works's Trick Mat is a placemat that mimics spacetime curvature; no word on whether or how it can be purchased.
"A placemat that uses an illusion to make it seem as if its pattern has sunk under the weight of the tableware."
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California Neighborhood Coordinates Musical Christmas Light Show

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Gear | Video
A stretch of more than 16 homes in Yucaipa, Calif. coordinated their holiday displays, which light up to music, and the entire show is being captured via drone.
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Watch This Guy Ski Through a Tiny Crevice

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Gear | Video
"Most insane ski line EVER" Woow!
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Today's Problems, Illustrated in Fifties Style

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Today s Problems Illustrated in Fifties Style

Today s Problems Illustrated in Fifties Style
Gear | Pic
British illustrator John Holcroft illustrates present day problems with biting satire. His style is based on advertisements from the 50’s, and he reproduces everything from their visual design style down to their aged vintage feel. Holcroft takes a look at technology used as a crutch, the practice of medicine and its relationship to profit and savings, outsourcing and instability of employment and more. 
Holcroft's website, Behance site and Facebook, more images after more.
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90 Facts about the '90s

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Gear | Video
This week, John looks at 90 facts about the 1990s.
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Most Hot Air Balloons In Flight

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Gear | Video
"Climb aboard as 408 hot air balloons take off in this week's Spotlight for the greatest hot air balloon mass ascent! This took place at the Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons festival in Lorraine, France. "
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The Landing -A Short Sci-Fi Film

By Ben on Thu Dec 11 2014 |
Gear | Film
"A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960. "
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Do The Numbers On Toaster Dials Mean Minutes?

By Ben on Wed Dec 10 2014 |
Gear | Video
Tom Scott  posted a video testing the Internet rumor that claims the numbers on toaster dials correlate to minutes of cooking time.
"There's been a "Life Pro Tip" going around the internet lately saying that the numbers on toaster dials are actually minutes. I was so sure it was false. Oh, I was so sure. I got four toasters set to "2", and I had one take to film it all in a back room at my office. This is that one take."
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Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Trailer features a post-apocalyptic world full of violence and explosions.

By Ben on Wed Dec 10 2014 |
Gear | Film
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.  
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
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