Tuxedo – the side project of hip-hop producer Jake One and soul artist Mayer Hawthorne – dropped by NPR Music to ooze out pure funk and disco. They played Do It from their debut album, and 2nd Time Around and July from Tuxedo II.
This Exists talks about the rise of Japanese anti-idol groups such as Babymetal. While still manufactured and pigeonholed, these groups stray from the sweet and sterile facade of traditional pop idols by adding anything risqué and seeing if it sticks: metal, blood, Trump…
(PG-13: Language) Robot Chicken showed up at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con packing a trailer for their upcoming special episode, which roasts The Walking Dead, complete with a horny unicorn, a Terminus dance number, and of course, Chris Hardwick talking about it all.
Miabella Mojica and Dream Spirit Studios provide a fast and easy tutorial on how to make abstract and colorful paintings by swirling together acrylic paints, pouring medium, and silicon oil, then finishing them with a blow torch to create an organic, cellular effect.
Bladesmith Green Beetle has been collecting spiral shavings left over from the production of damascus steel blades, and decided to see if he could create a knife by melting down the excess bits with some powdered steel. We always enjoy the warm glow of molten metal.
The WOHO WOkit 2.0 is a lightweight carabiner that incorporates practically all of the tools you’ll need to tweak your bicycle, and then some. It has hex, Torx, flat screwdriver and Philips screwdriver bits, a chain rivet extractor, nine wrench sockets and a bottle opener.
Boots are almost certainly the most useful footwear. They protect your feet and ankles from dirt, mud, and water, and can provide the traction and support you need for varied terrain. If you’re looking for boots you can wear on a daily basis, check out Everyday Carry’s picks.
Etsy store GamerGram makes metallic prints that are so shiny you have to see how the light hits them to fully appreciate their beauty. Right now they’re focused on video game art and geeky fan-submitted artwork, but they’re looking for artists to diversify their prints.
Tim Smith of ustwo Auto and his friends are making a slick online museum for his Micro Machines collection. He currently has 1,172 Micro Machines cars, but so far he’s uploaded pictures and details of “only” 107 of them. He’s also looking for donors and sellers.
German bike shop Motoism is turning 16 Honda GL500 Silver Wings into street trackers. The Honda GL500-JPN is equipped with a tweaked 50hp engine and radiator. It also has Tokico CBR600RR disc brakes, Öhlins rear monoshock, and custom exhaust, lights and rear seat.
(SPOILERS) Master of None‘s second season makes no secret of its Italian neorealist influence. But ScreenPrism gives a great breakdown of the show’s ambitious yet successful mission: adopting the dour style for the middle class while remaining sincere.
Porsche posted this cool behind-the-scenes video, which shows off some of the assembly process of its awesome gold and carbon fiber 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Watching the body meet the chassis was particularly satisfying, as was the Porsche logo on the wheels.
Carry all the things. This ginormous denier nylon bag has an impressive 735 inches of free-form interior space, making it great for carrying clothes, shoes, and other soft goods. It’s got a pair of zippered side compartments, and MOLLE webbing pretty much everywhere.