Outside of Amsterdam, a cluster of round homes looks like an out-of-this-world colony on Earth. Designed by Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp, Bolwoningen's houses stand out among the traditional apartments and houses around them. Built in 1984 with a grant from the Dutch government, these round homes are designed to give the best view of the natural environment around them while looking like nothing else you've ever seen.
For the people that grew up reading DC comics, the current state of DC superhero movies leaves a lot to be desired — especially when compared to Marvel's dominance in the genre. You could almost describe DC movies as being too comic book-ish, with convoluted action sequences, a disregard for physics, and extra-campy dialogue. The Nerdwriter has a few common-sense suggestions for his beloved DC universe in this video essay that compares and contrasts their efforts with Marvel's movie juggernaut.
Stirling Moss raced a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTs to victory in the 1961 Goodwood TT. You can't buy that car, but you can buy this outstanding 1:8 scale model. As one of just three right-hand-drive short-wheelbase models built, the car is exceedingly rare, and no doubt the most famous example of its kind. The original was scanned using extremely accurate digital techniques, and both the scans and Ferrari documentation such as imagery and drawings were used to create what you see before you. From the deep blue Rob Walker racing livery and the number 7 to the plates, badging, leather bonnet straps, and blue interior, every detail was handcrafted to be as faithful to the original as possible. It comes mounted on a display base, protected by a clear acrylic cover, with the model title, original branding, and edition number displayed on a polished stainless steel plaque at the front of the base.
It's easy to forget, but today is Earth Day. With everyone stuck in their homes, it's also easier to appreciate the natural beauty of our planet. Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with this Earth Puzzle. Measuring 26.5" in diameter, the puzzle is made up of 1,000 pieces that fit together to form a detailed image of the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean. The image is from NASA, the difficulty is a 3.5 out of 5, and the challenge is a perfect distraction from the urge to go explore.
You're probably thinking to yourself that Christopher Nolan is a masterful filmmaking god and Screen Junkies is here to tell you, you're exactly right. This honest trailer for every single one of his films highlights the cinematic genius' use of sporadic timelines, mind-blowing plot twists, and dead wives. So many dead wives.
The Gorillaz do not know how to slow down. Following last year's Humanz, the virtual band's next album The Now Now is slated for release on June 29, 2018. The first of two tracks of the new record, "Humility" features jazz and soul artist George Benson with a special guest appearance by Jack Black. Watch the second track, "Lake Zurich (Visualizer)" here.
Grado has been in the audio business since the '50s, and they take their reputation seriously. As such, they took their time developing a true wireless earphone, and the GT220s are the result. Their compact black bodies house custom mini-drivers to deliver the neutral, lively sound the company is known for. They also integrate touch controls, a built-in microphone for calls and voice control, and a battery that lasts up to six hours per charge. The carrying case adds another five full charges and supports recharging both wirelessly and over USB-C.
Bluetooth: 5.0 / Battery Life: 36 hours / Headphone Battery: 6 hours; 50mAH / Case Battery: 5 full charges; 500mAH / Charging: USB-C, Wireless; 2 Hours / Codec: aptX, AAC, SBC / Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz / Nominal Impedance: 32ohms
Imported from Italy, Marvis Toothpaste removes plaque and tartar while keeping your breath minty fresh. This Classic Strong Mint toothpaste was the first product released in the Marvis line back in 1958 and remains the brand's top seller to this day. Each apothecary-inspired tube will not only freshen your breathe but also add a dash of style to your bathroom vanity.
On a beach in West Jutland, Denmark, a low building near the beach houses one of the most crucial Internet connections in the world. Undersea fiber optic cables from New Jersey terminate here, connecting the US with Europe. MOTHERBOARD talked with a marine maintenance manager to find out just how important it is keeping the transatlantic link up and running in the information age.
With as many characters as the Star Wars franchise has, not every story is going to be a winner. The contrast between the arcs of Finn and Kylo are a study in meaningful change — one with an undefined motive and the other that undergoes a radical change through the course of The Last Jedi. Lessons from the Screenplay looks at the two narratives and dissects their strengths and weaknesses in this video essay.