“The place where Christmas was invented now feels like a city under siege, and in serious need of some festive cheer.” This hour-long documentary is about how Banksy and director Danny Boyle created a satirical nativity play at Banksy’s hotel at the West Bank Barrier.
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Whether or not you loved The Last Jedi, you’ve got to hand it to the effects departments for their work on the film. While we assumed the Vulptex (aka “crystal foxes”) were CGI, it turns out they built an amazing animatronic puppet for close-ups, then scanned it for digital use.
Artist and goofball Bobby Duke laminates together a few hunk of bass wood and carves them into the shape of a mug. But his craft project doesn’t end there, as he eventually transforms his creation into an awesome sculpture with the help of some colored pencils.
MZPA’s geodesic dome chair offers a private place for work, study, and relaxation. It’s open on the front for conversations, but its sides, roof, and padded interior provide a peaceful, personal space. Made from 51 triangular plywood panels connected to four metal legs.
A nifty puzzle based on the neatly organized photography of artist Jim Golden, this 1000 piece set features a gallery of classic video game systems, accessories, and games, from the Atari 2600 to the Mattel IntelliVision. The perfect gift for the gamer on your list.
“No chaos dammit.” The Art Assignment made this great overview of Jackson Pollock and his divisive drip paintings. He wasn’t the first to do it, nor will he be the last. But the timing and coverage of his short-lived peak marked a new level for abstract expressionism.
(PG-13: Lyrics) The first thing you’ll notice about MGMT’s music video is that it stars Alex Karpovsky, best known for his role as Ray on Girls. But that’s not the only highlight of the clip. It’s the trippy “style transfer” VFX, which have been empowered by machine learning tech.
EverBlock’s interlocking plastic blocks are like giant size LEGO bricks, but are sturdy enough to create temporary or semi-permanent partitions, walls, and furniture. They’re also perfect for building playhouses for kids and pets. Play with their online 3D builder here.
Before the characters we know and love first emerged on movie screens, there were other conceptual incarnations created by George Lucas and artist Ralph McQuarrie. The DAVE School envisions what the first movie might have looked like had those early ideas stuck.
Funnyman Matt Shirley is famous on Instagram for making hilarious charts and graphs on a whiteboard. He recently started an online shop where you can grab some of his graphical jokes as 8″x 10″ prints on cardstock. The Cycle of Adulthood needs to be taught in science class.
(PG-13: Language) Complex’s new show Jobs Unlisted is about uncommon professions. In its first episode, host Speedy Morman visited Pensole Footwear Design Academy to learn about designing sneakers. Eustace stayed up all night for you Speedy. Show some gratitude.
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UK-based interior decor shop BespOak handmakes beautiful and unusual wall-mounted bookshelves designed to look like the branch structure of trees. Each one is inspired by the shape of a specific type of tree. Also available as standalone branches without trunks.