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  • Zenroast Ceramic Coffee Roaster (Video)

    Zenroast Ceramic Coffee Roaster (Video)

    In Japan, they’ve been roasting tea leaves for myriad generations using a primitive tool called a “horoku.” Somebody out there had the inspired idea to try this process with coffee beans, and the result is a ceramic coffee roaster known as Zenroast. Zenroast is made to roast whatever fancy coffee beans you have on hand over an […]

  • “Crown”: Run The Jewels Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

    “Crown”: Run The Jewels Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

    It was only a matter of time before virtual reality music videos became the norm, at least for a little while, and who better to get in on the action early than Run The Jewels? Interestingly, they’ve paired up with The New York Times to do just that for their track “Crown.” Unfortunately, to see […]

  • ‘BEER by Charles Bukowski’ Animation From NERDO (Video)

    ‘BEER by Charles Bukowski’ Animation From NERDO (Video)

    Italian visual studio NERDO is paying tribute to the infamous Charles Bukowski with a new promotional video that provides animated visuals to one of his poems. The video is called BEER by Charles Bukowski, so I assume that I don’t have to tell you what the name (or the subject) of the poem in question […]

  • Pins Collective: Customizable Digital Pins

    Pins Collective: Customizable Digital Pins

    Pins are a fun way to personalize your clothes or accessories, but they’re limited by the fact that they can only bear a single image.  For example, let’s say you get a bunch of Dr. Who pins for Christmas, they’re pretty much useless if you stop being into Dr. Who and start getting into Red […]

  • Asian Cobra Tower: Russian Billionaire Designs Snakelike Skyscraper (Pics)

    Asian Cobra Tower: Russian Billionaire Designs Snakelike Skyscraper (Pics)

    Among Russian billionaire Vasily Klyukin’s hobbies is coming up with crazy ideas for skyscrapers, and his latest is a doozy, albeit one that will more than likely never see the light of day. It’s called the Asian Cobra Tower, a proposed serpentine addition to any Asian metropolitan skyline. The Asian Cobra Tower isn’t called that […]

  • Tovala: “The Smart Oven That Makes Home Cooking Easy”

    Tovala: “The Smart Oven That Makes Home Cooking Easy”

    The name “Tovala” makes me think of a 1930s crime-fighting magician, but it’s actually the name of a new smart oven that purports to make home cooking easier than ever, in conjunction with its proprietary food subscription service that basically eliminates human error from your kitchen process. Tovala does that by way of chef-prepared meals […]

  • DreamRide: Follow Cyclist Mike Hopkins Across The Country (Video)

    DreamRide: Follow Cyclist Mike Hopkins Across The Country (Video)

    Even if you’re a hardcore bicycle enthusiast, the realities of our physical world mean that you have to put your bike in a car or something to see all the different terrain the United States of America has to offer. Not so in dreams, though, or in the short film DreamRide, staring cyclist Mike Hopkins. […]

  • Google Chrome Music Lab is Bad News for Productivity

    Google Chrome Music Lab is Bad News for Productivity

    Music is a surprisingly complex subject, should you choose to study it thoroughly. And unless your job involves that kind of study, the new Google Chrome Music Lab is probably going to serve as an addictive distraction from whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing with your time. Ostensibly designed for the purpose of […]

  • Field Skillet: “Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron”

    Field Skillet: “Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron”

    Cast iron is a good and sturdy material for things like pots and pans that need to endure a lot of physical distress over the course of their service. But its durability and versatility come with a drawback: Its weight. Now, the people at Field Company have developed a process by which a cast iron […]