This is a video that reminds me of the Tesla Insane Mode videos. There are 2 videos where people trying to make sense of reality that doesn’t make sense. In the Tesla video, it is the concept that electric cars can’t go fast. In the Maxman video, it is the concept that young girls can't drive. These videos show how people confront their prejudices about driving.
Because fashion is one of those things that have an ephemeral nature, it is easy to think that the styles of today are all that is. Truth be told is that there are similarities and differences in styles, because of social and political influences. When you look at these videos - Iran, Mexico, North and South Korea, America - white and African American, you will see how fashion and style influences the events of the time in that region. Look at the video of North and South Korea video. After Korean conflict, you will see the difference in style between these two countries, because of different political philosophies.
Tim Baker is a prop maker. He makes daily use objects based upon a fan's favorite TV show or movie. This is fascinating how a brand's strength can be seen in its adapted form for alternative uses and not be stuck to its brand. My daughter is not a Batman fan, but she loves the stroller concept. She actually wants one. And that's cool.
When sushi is going to be served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, this is probably how it will be served.
In commemoration of Mother's Day, here's two cute videos which documents the struggle of working at home mothers. For all those mothers out there who travel far away or stay at home, your service and love allows us to be our best.
Macklemore is going to pop some trash...
As a general rule, churches are places that lack good design. It is a cross between thrift shop and late 70s corporate design. In most cases, it lacks being cozy. Yet if you ask people one thing that they want in their religious organizations, they want a place that they can feel comfortable. Now this is the challenge: how do you take a space that has a corporate function and make it feel cozy.
As I looked at these photos at Airbnb office in Portland, I wished that more churches could take inspiration from this interior design. Look at the photos to see what I mean.
Notice the color palette is bright and white. The designer broke the big space into smaller spaces, but the designer keeps the feel of openness by using bright colors.
I love how they named their rooms in unconventional manners. I think this is better than using names of people for these rooms or spaces. Fifty years or so, these names will be forgotten and we would not be able to pass on the stories of these names to the next generation.
I like how they bring in natural objects of wood, cotton, metal and natural rope to the environment. I feel that every church should have a presenters loft. Figurehead???
Watch unsuspecting riders experience the Insane Mode on a Tesla P85D, which is a fast electric car that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Watch the expletives fly.
Here is a powerful video about the messages that will never be read:
Be Nice NOW !!!!
We will consume 58 million pounds of chocolate candy this week thanks to Valentine’s Day. For your Geeky Gastronomical Valentine in your life, the ultimate gift is Chefjet 3D Printer.
This will only put you back $5,000 to $10,000, and it will be sold the later part of this year. However, there was an IndieGoGo campaign from Print Arsenal to make 3D printer for $3800.
Maybe next year at this time you will print personalized candy for your Valentine? Aww… romance!
If you like chocolate check out my recipe Magical Mud Cocoa Mix
One of the things that most people don’t know about is when you empty the trash on your computer, you are not erasing the file. You are erasing the line on the directory file. But there are ways to write over the file. See the infographic below for further clarification.
Here are some of the blogs that I read on a regular basis. Thought you may enjoy reading them as well.
This is a good website to check out new interesting designs out there. I like to call it a "geek gadget porn".
I don’t always agree with everything on this website, but I do find that it informs me theological perspectives that are outside my theology. Reading this blog helps me to grow my living faith, by looking at different perspectives of faith that are different from mine.
I have read this blog for a long time, and I find his point of view refreshing and engaging in our modern reality.
While I cannot claim that I am an entrepreneur, I do see many of these articles help me to develop a sense of entrepreneurial ministry.
This is a great website to explore about creative people who are doing interesting things on the Web.
This video is about a group of strangers riding on the Underground singing 'Respect' by Erasure. I love this idea that the chorus comes out of nowhere and then goes on its way. I think this reflects similar experiences of encountering the divine in the world. We often go through our lives doing our daily tasks and routines and then out of nowhere something unexpected happens. It feels real and then it vanishes. We move on in our lives doing about our business. Yet because of that unexpected moment, we are changed forever.
I recently came across a recording called "Flood Preview".
Stef Conner and Andy Lowings collaborated to create recordings of songs based upon Mesopotamian text by using reconstructed instruments of the time. My interest was peeked, so I downloaded the album.
To the modern ear, the music has a sense of minimalist jazz. I experience this surreal image of an Babylonian jazz club in the 4th millennium BCE. Yet with lines like: "Chickpea flour is appropriate of every woman in the palace.” It opens up the experience finding oneself on a street in some town in Samaria hearing the sellers hocking their wares. That leads me to wonder more about the context that these songs were sung. Their music provokes a visual imagery of ancient peoples and an idea of what their lives may have been like.
As I watched Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive" occurred to me that secret to keep people's attention is seeing that the viewer creates their own story, through the story that is given to them. Story tellers don't just tell the story but give people the material to create their own stories. Evangelization is giving the Gospel to people to create their own story.
In this upcoming year, may we hear a new symphony of siblinghood from the past year of jangling discords of our nation.
Here is a cute cover song of "All About That Bass”. The NASA interns performed their own parody of this song, in which they call it "All About That Space”. Enjoy the video.
Videos for your season's joy: