You'll never want to make a paper crane again after you see Robert Lang's epic origami designs. A former NASA physicist, Robert's love of folding paper isn't limited to just animals — his designs have been used in everything from spacecraft to air bags. In 2001, Robert quit his day job to focus on origami full-time, applying its principals to everyday problems in the real world.
A beer-quenched blade with a handle of fries and bacon. It's America in the palm of your hand. Steve at Green Beetle created his own steel from iron and Tums that became the blade of this epic knife, and spent more time than was necessary to make the handles. See how he did it in this how-to video, and then try making your own.
Adrian Fisher is the master of getting people lost. With over 700 maze designs across the world, he has perfected the art of confusion, disorienting hundreds of thousands of people every year. But making people wander around isn't his only goal — Adrian knows that the best part of every maze is finding the end.
Whether it's vintage Star Wars action figures or classic Rolex watches, don't ever throw away the box. Peter Planes of Antiques Roadshow got the chance to appraise a rare 1960 Rolex GMT Master, complete with all the packaging and documentation that came with the watch when the owner bought it overseas while serving in the Army. All that paperwork added about $30,000 to the auction value of the watch, which Peter estimated at a conservative $75,000.
In the desert of New Mexico stand buildings that look like they might have come from the future — or another planet. The brainchild of architect Mike Reynolds, these earthships were born from the oil crisis of the 1970s. Completely self-sustaining and built with repurposed materials like tires and bottles, Reynolds' designs aim to introduce a more eco-friendly and affordable shelter for people across the globe.
There are watches, and there is Rolex. The name has meant accuracy, quality, and craftsmanship since 1905, and if time is important, then there is a Rolex on your wrist. This retrospective shows some of the iconic scenes that Rolex has shared over its 112 year history.
When you have a great mattress you look forward to nothing more than going to bed at the end of a long day and you probably even catch yourself day dreaming about it as you sit at your desk at work. But if you have a beat-up mattress that should have been replaced years ago and dread dragging yourself into your old lumpy mattress only to wake with the same nagging aches and pains from a poor night's sleep then it's time to upgrade your sleep game. Leesa is ready to help, with a 100% American-made mattresses that features 3 premium foam layers. There's a 6-inch dense core support foam for durability, 2-inch memory foam middle layer for body contouring, and a 2-inch Avena foam top later that keeps you cool. Your Leesa mattress ships directly to you in a compressed box and includes a 100-night risk free trial with free shipping.
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Not all comforters are created equally. For those looking to step up their sleep game, Brooklinen's All-Season Down Comforter is the ideal addition to turn your bed in to a year-round cloud of comfort. Handmade in Northwest Canada of premium Hutterite down, a soft cotton sateen shell and a baffle box construction, this is a no-brainer upgrade. Warm enough to rely on during the winter and light enough to keep on your bed year round. After 5 months of back orders, these babies are finally back in stock so grab one while you can.
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In 1987, Nike debuted the Air Max 1 to the world and instantly a new era was born. The original Tinker Hatfield design has evolved over the last 30 years from its smooth form into the bulky shape we see today. With collectors begging for a return to its "Golden Era" look, the Nike Sportswear design team answered with the Air Max 1 Anniversary.
Good lighting is always important in film and photography. United Visual Artists think it's equally as important on the stage. While showcasing their work with the British band Massive Attack, the London-based art and design group explore not just the visual aspects of stage lighting, but also the emotional and physical effect it can have on an audience.
Ebru is a form of art that uses ink or paint suspended on the surface of water to create an effect similar to marble stone. Practiced for centuries in Turkey, Asia, and India, it became popular in the West for book covers and stationary. Artist Garip Ay was commissioned to create ebru works of the Netflix series The Crown, Narcos, and Stranger Things. Instead of setting the work on paper, Garip uses video to capture his manipulations of the piece, creating beautiful pieces that only exist for minutes.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and even his own residence in Santa Monica — all considered to be some of the most important works of architecture in the modern era, and all designed by master architect Frank Gehry. The Masterclass series of lectures now brings the legendary designer and artist to the masses, with his own run of talks. You can learn more about the 15 lessons at the Masterclass website.
When we think of CGI, Michael Bay explosions and giant monsters are what come to mind. It often comes off as fake and over the top. But sometimes VFX can be much more subtle. Roy Peker shows us just how digital compositing works, popping up in the least suspecting places.
It's February, and February means Valentine's Day. Significant others the world over begin a mad scramble for flowers, chocolate, and all the things that supposedly say "I love you". Brad Hall was out of ideas and nearly came home to his sweetheart empty-handed, when he got a great idea: giving his wife his brand-new pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Breds. Nothing says love like sneakers that won't even fit.
The PBS carpentry classic This Old House and Nick Offerman go together like two sides of a dovetail joint. So it's only fitting that host Kevin O'Connor made the trip out to Los Angeles to visit Nick in his monument to woodworking. Nick takes Kevin on a tour of the grounds, and peppers the conversation with enough kiln-dried carpenter humor to fill an HBO special.
With the rise of Instagram, at-home photography is more important then ever, and the only way to get professional looking photos is with a studio. The real equipment can set you way back, or you can create your own for a fraction of the cost. In this DIY tutorial, you'll learn all of the lighting and background tips and tricks to getting great looking pictures.
George Rocha is an artist — but don't think about hanging his work on a wall. George is the creator of Iris Skateboards, crafting decks and other functional art from old skateboards. Taking a lot of good wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill, George gives it a new life as tap handles, furniture, and screen print squeegees.
Charlie and Dawn Trevor are the owners and operators of Equus Leather in County Durham, United Kingdom. Charlie has been producing leather products for over 22 years, inspired by a leather suitcase that his grandmother used to travel around the world. The Lloyd coat wallet is based on a 1950s wallet carried by Charlie's grandfather, updated for modern life with things like slots for credit cards. As with all of Equus Leather's products, the construction of the Lloyd wallet shows the painstaking handmade process and fine materials that are the company's hallmark.
Massive 30-foot waves aren't limited to just the Atlantic or Pacific. Big waves can be found in the most unsuspecting places — like the Great Lakes. Enduring icy waters and frigid winds, professional photographer Dave Sandford has made it his mission to capture the colossal swells of Lake Erie.
You love it or you hate it — and you probably hate it. Designer Vincent Connare created the ubiquitous font that came packaged with Microsoft Word, and became the bane of PowerPoint presentations, signage, and break room flyers everywhere. Vincent's quest for something different begat Comic Sans — and turned everyone into a typeface critic.
Agent X and Agent Full Stop are on a mission: to rid Quito, Ecuador of grammatically incorrect graffiti. As founding members of Quito's Grammatical Action, these vigilantes are on the lookout for misspellings, illegible work, and grammatical errors. Their plans are much bigger than just their hometown of Quito — Agents X and Full Stop want to make the world better, "one punctuation mark at a time."
Staring at a young age, artist Alan Williams had an affection for fantasy and the unknown. A long-time fan of H.R. Giger, the Academy Award-winning designer of the Alien films, his same biomechanical surrealism can be seen throughout Williams' pieces. In this biopic, he describes how childhood rejection and his love for strange nautical creatures fueled his passion for creating his dark works of art.
In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers became NBA champions for the first time. And with a championship, comes a ring. The designers and crafters at Baron Rings reveal the process behind creating the 6.5 carat stunner that slyly captures the team's historic 3-1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors.
Even if you live in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, you've never seen them like this before. Using experiments and chemical reactions, this video depicts flowers blooming, leaves falling, waves crashing, and snow falling in microscopic form.
In Hong Kong, the neon sign industry is going dark. Crafting a neon sign takes a good eye, steady hands, money, and time — something in short supply. This short documentary looks at the last of a dying breed, as LEDs and machines take over the storefronts and streets of Hong Kong.
To perform at their best, athletes have to consume the right diet. Photography is no different, except capturing the perfect photograph doesn't require a well-balanced meal. Photographer Craig Semetko breaks down the photographer's DIET, while describing the key elements to taking a great picture.
Paris in three words: Art, fashion, architecture. Parisian artist Charles Derenne focuses on the last of these in his latest video, soundtracked by his music project Derenne: 1982. With a twist, the Parisian buildings and monuments that immediately come to mind are conspicuously absent — the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe — with Derenne instead capturing the more familiar concrete jungle of his youth.
From the jookin' dance style of Memphis, Tennessee, to the halls of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, dancer Lil Buck has come a long way. Lil Buck takes his blend of street and classical dance on a tour through the halls of classical modern art, in a building that's a work of art itself — design by architect Frank O. Gehry.
Street artist Banksy has built his reputation on politically and socially conscious work and legendary secrecy. Over the last 20 years, none of that has changed at all. This interview with Banksy from 1995 shows us how the artist has remained uncomprimising and true to his vision.
The subjects and the photographer are unknown, but the photo is one of the most iconic of all time. With Central Park in the background, 11 men casually have lunch 800 feet above Manhattan. In this short piece by Time Magazine, archivist Christine Rouselle explores the story behind this historic image.