Just Add Water

Just Add Water

In this silly animated short, a man tries out one of those capsule toys that expands when you add water to it, and gets way more than he bargains for. At least he has a new friend for a little while. Directed and animated by Emma Ehrling for Animade .

Marshall Uxbridge Voice Speaker

Marshall Uxbridge Voice Speaker

This tabletop speaker features iconic Marshall amp styling, with the usefulness of a built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. It has a 30-watt class-D amplifier, Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect capability, and you use them to create a multi-room audio system. A Google Assistant version is also available.

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Every Adobe App Explained

Every Adobe App Explained

Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, xD, Premiere… these are just a few of the Adobe apps we use on a regular basis. But as Humtog points out, there are over 50 different programs that Adobe makes, some that overlap with others. His 10-minute video does a great job explaining what purposes each one is best suited to.

Scorpion Multitool

Scorpion Multitool

Trixie and Milo’s scorpion-shaped pocket multitool deftly combines form and function, packing in a pry bar, cord-cutter, wing nut key, bottle opener, letter opener, serrated blade, scraper blade, flat screwdriver, hex wrenches, phillips screwdriver, and a headphone wrap. Machined from sturdy stainless steel.

5 Levels of Super Mario World

5 Levels of Super Mario World

Violinist Rob Landes kicks things off in Noob mode with the familiar music from Super Mario World, then quickly levels up and progresses towards the incredibly challenging Epic mode. Rob previously did the same for the Super Mario Bros. theme.

CarAIDE 3X Emergency Tool

The CarAIDE is a versatile tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, a strong magnet, and more. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

LEGO in Real Life 5

LEGO in Real Life 5

BrickBros Productions is back with another episode of their stop-motion LEGO in Real Life series. This time, a man heads into the office only to find that everything around him is gradually turning into bricks. Was it all a dream, or is he stuck in the LEGO Matrix? The T.Rex game was a nice touch.

LEGO Brick Erasers

LEGO Brick Erasers

When you build with LEGO, it’s easy to correct your mistakes just by unsnapping and snapping some bricks. Now, LEGO can help you correct your written mistakes, assuming you use a pencil. These novelty erasers look just like 4×2 LEGO blocks. They’re sold eight to a pack, in four light and airy colors.

City Street Becomes Canal

City Street Becomes Canal

Decades ago, Utrecht, The Netherlands, was like many others, clamoring for more roads for motor vehicles. Now, the city has started to reverse course, transforming streets into bike paths and walkways, and restoring the city’s moat, which had been used as a motorway. BicycleDutch takes us on a virtual visit to the unusual project.

NYT Reef Octopus Print

NYT Reef Octopus Print

Bern, Switzerland illustrator Jared Muralt created this wondrous image of a mythical giant octopus for The New York Times’ Kids Edition. Now you can hang a copy of the artwork on your wall. The offset print measures 836mm x 483mm (~32.9″ x 19.0″) and would look fantastic in any nautically-themed space.

Skydivers Unite

Skydivers Unite

As we previously saw in Fest, filmmaker Nikita Diakur has a trademark “ugly” CGI style, which replaces normal characters with blobby-looking humanoids with exposed wireframes and scraggly bits of hair. His latest animated short takes to the skies with a particularly unattractive group of parachuting enthusiasts.

When in Doubt Kitchen Towel

When in Doubt Kitchen Towel

Add a bit of levity to your kitchen with this cheeky towel from Twisted Wares. It provides the sage cooking advice “When in Doubt, Pull It Out,” which you can interpret in whatever way you prefer. The 26″ x 26″ towel is made from 100% cotton and comes with a built-in strap that keeps it from falling. More punny kitchen gifts here.

Who Needs Paint Brushes?

Who Needs Paint Brushes?

A father and daughter playing with finger paints isn’t an uncommon sight. But as you watch this video play out, you’ll quickly realize there’s a bit more talent at work here than your typical home arts and crafts project has to offer.

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Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

The #1 bar in Victoria, BC and one of Canada’s 50 best, the gorgeous Q Bar at the iconic Fairmont Empress is a wowser. Equally stunning is its magical signature drink which changes colors from bold indigo to soft pink. Canada’s oldest craft distillery, Victoria Distillers, created indigo Empress 1908 Gin to do the trick.

Black Hole Sun: Funk-Soul Cover

Black Hole Sun: Funk-Soul Cover

The musicians of Scary Pockets continue to impress with their funky cover versions of classic songs. Led by the smooth, soulful vocals of Maiya Sykes, they performed a awesomely unexpected take on the 1994 Soundgarden track Black Hole Sun.

Justice League: Retro Edition

Justice League: Retro Edition

AListProductions used footage from 1970s to 1990s DC Comics movies and TV shows to create their vision for what a Justice League movie might have looked like back in the day. It’s certainly looks more entertaining and less morose than Zack Snyder’s version.

Laser-Cut Leather Wallets

Laser-Cut Leather Wallets

Woolly Made’s leather wallets blend traditional materials with modern design. Each one is made from precise laser-cut leather, hand-sewn by local makers in Portland, Oregon. The bi-fold offers two large pockets for cards, two quick-draw slots, and a full-width bill compartment. Also available as a half-size 4-card wallet.

Hearing Half-way Around the World

Hearing Half-way Around the World

Sound doesn’t travel all that far in the air or on the surface of the Earth. So how is it possible the sound of explosives detonated off the coast of Australia traveled half-way around the globe to be heard in Bermuda? MinuteEarth dives into the physics that allow sound to travel so much further at the bottom of the ocean.

HCG1 Pro Gaming Headset

HC Gamerlife’s over-the-ear gaming headset cranks out big, dynamic sounds, and are built with longevity in mind. Gamers rave about their sound quality, comfort, and build quality. They feature a metal frame, real leather ear pads, and come with a removable mic for online chats. Save 45% in The Awesomer Shop.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (Trailer)

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (Trailer)

Written, directed, and starring Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), this drama follows the story of a small-town sheriff faced with a series of murders that occurred during the full moon. As others suspect something supernatural, the sheriff sticks to his guns that it’s a human behind the brutal killings.

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White Claw Lemongrass Candle

White Claw Lemongrass Candle

Despite its low alcohol content and questionable flavor, White Claw spiked selzer has become something of a cultural phenomenon. Now you can enjoy the delightful citrus fragrance without the hangovers with this lemongrass candle from Meriwether. It’s made from an upcycled can and hand-poured soy wax.

Tunnelen (The Tunnel)

Tunnelen (The Tunnel)

Director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) presents a dark vision of the future, as a family returns from a day at the beach, only to be stuck in a painfully-long traffic jam waiting to enter a tunnel. But we gradually learn the passage serves a terrifying purpose. Based on the 1961 short story The Tunnel Ahead by Alice Glaser.

United States of Letterpress

United States of Letterpress

The Fall 2020 collection from Field Notes includes captivating covers from nine independent letterpress shops around the country. Each shop was provided with a different color of paper, and the same two red and blue inks, and asked to create a design. Learn more about the artists in the accompanying short documentary.

Bob Ross Painting in 3D

Bob Ross Painting in 3D

It took CG Geek almost a month of work, but he managed to create a digital 3D environment inspired by the style of artist Bob Ross. Instead of paint, he photo-scanned real-world nature imagery to create textures for his happy little trees. We love how he makes it sound so easy.

Wilson Launch Pad Graphite Irons

Wilson Launch Pad Graphite Irons

Whether you’re new to golf or a high-handicap player needing to break bad habits, Wilson Golf’s Launch Pad Graphite Irons optimize loft so your swing floats above the turf, resulting in higher ball flight. These clubs really get the ball airborne, thanks to hollow construction that maximizes speed and distance.

Vintage Organ Dancing Queen

Vintage Organ Dancing Queen

A few years back, Alexey Rom’s video of Bohemian Rhapsody performed by a 100-year-old self-playing organ was a massive hit. We recently stumbled onto one of his follow-ups, a version of ABBA’s 1974 hit Dancing Queen. For each song, Alexey painstakingly creates his own custom player scrolls.

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