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Haikubes

Haikubes

Keep inspired and entertained with this anytime game. Haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes from Chronicle Books and the creators of Cranium. Just roll the dice and pick from the upright words to create a three-line haiku poem using the classic 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Includes two cubes with cues to nurture your poetic genius.

Drifting Donuts

Drifting Donuts

We like all kinds of donuts: glazed ones, cake ones, and ones made by rear-wheel drive cars. This brief clip combines both the circular fried treat and circular tire tracks through a slick composite of drone footage and digital VFX. Created by Benoit Finck, John Bashyam, and Yann Bouloiseau for Warm & Fuzzy.

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Transformers: A Visual History

Transformers: A Visual History

Packed with over 400 pages of artwork and historical artifacts from the Transformers franchise, author Jim Sorenson’s coffee table compendium is sure to delight any Transformers fan. The deluxe edition includes a collector’s box and five ready-to-frame prints.

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

This intricate wooden sculpture offers a wonderful way to pass the time, first by assembling its 180+ laser-cut pieces to form its structure, then by guiding a marble through its 3D maze. In all there are over 150 obstacles to navigate inside of its acrylic cube. Includes everything you need – no tools or glue required.

Radiohead on Cello

Radiohead on Cello

Something about Radiohead’s music lends itself very well to being played on string instruments. Zack Reaves‘ multi-track performance of Everything In Its Right Place is a perfect example, as the warm and expressive sounds of the cello bring out even more emotion in the track. He also did a great cover of Burn the Witch.

Godzilla at Home

Godzilla at Home

Need your classic rock fix for the day? Well, you’re in luck. While sitting home with their tour on pause, the members of Blue Öyster Cult got together in their own home studios to record a performance of their 1977 classic about everyone’s favorite building-stomping Kaiju. Oh, no, there goes Tokyo!

Pammock Sleeping Pad Hammock

Pammock Sleeping Pad Hammock

Hammaka’s outdoor bed combines the comfort of a sleeping pad with the ability to hang it up as a hammock. Its inflatable pad can be adjusted to your desired firmness, and can be used standalone on the ground as well. Measures 82″L x 35″W x 2.5″H, and has a 300 lb weight capacity. Sale price ends 4.24.20 at Touch of Modern.

G-Boy Handheld Wii/GameCube Kit

G-Boy Handheld Wii/GameCube Kit

Would you love a handheld gaming system that can play classic Wii and GameCube games with actual Nintendo hardware? Shank Mods shows off a kit that lets you build your own portable using the actual circuit board from a Wii. GMan’s slick, professional looking system simply trounces those that run emulators.

LEGO Camera Lens

LEGO Camera Lens

Photography expert Mathieu Stern loves to work with unusual camera lenses. After being stuck at home sickened by COVID-19, he decided to build a lens using stuff he had lying around the house. He enlisted the help of his wife to design this LEGO camera lens, while he focused on the optics. We love the brick-shaped bokeh.

Taddy Goes Snowskating

Taddy Goes Snowskating

We’ve featured of skateboarding, snowboarding, and even a few cat videos over the years. But this is the first time we can recall seeing a video that combines all three. Smagical’s kitty Taddy loves to take a ride in the snow, and he’s got just the music video to go with his extreme winter sports.

Spaceship Earth (Trailer)

Spaceship Earth (Trailer)

Matt Wolf’s documentary takes us inside of the world of the famed Biosphere 2. The project, which kicked off in 1991, locked eight people away for two years inside of a sustainable approximation of the Earth’s ecosystem. But was the experiment grounded in science, or was it just part of a cult? Drops 5.8.20 on Hulu and digital.

Best Fidget Toys 2020

Best Fidget Toys 2020

Looking for a good way to burn off a little stress? Fidgeting is a good way to occupy your mind and to focus on something other than the day’s worries. The guys over at Everyday Carry have picked out 10 of their favorite fidget toys, including one of our go-tos, the stainless steel Mechforce EDC Gyroscope.

Nozilla Fire Edition

Nozilla Fire Edition

Taiwanese illustrator Noger Chen’s and Black Seed Toys imagine Godzilla as a youthful dude in shorts, a t-shirt, and sneakers. This variant dolls him up in a flame tee and black shorts, and comes with a tiny Game Boy, a video game, and a VHS tape. The original version already sold out, so grab one before it’s gone.

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Crazy on Ukulele

Crazy on Ukulele

The musicians of George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain do their part to bring a little cheer into our homes during the lockdown with a special quarantine edition of Gnarls Barkley’s hit Crazy. The ukuleles add a richly-layered sound to the track, while the lead vocals are a pleasant surprise.

Three Little Birds Music Video

Three Little Birds Music Video

Bob Marley’s track Three Little Birds is one of those songs that can brighten even the darkest day. Marley’s daughter Cedella asked Seed Animation Studio to create a music video for the track. Director Morgan Powell came up with a new take on the classic Big Bad Wolf fairy tale, in which peace and harmony win out over conflict.

Offex Gaming Chair

If you’re addicted to PC games, you should at least be comfortable while you play. This highly-supportive gaming chair from Offex Gaming provides numerous adjustments so you can get your gaming space just right. It has a high back design, and comes with removable lumbar and headrest pillows. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.

Yakety Fiddle

Yakety Fiddle

Boots Randolph’s tune Yakety Sax is best known as the music behind the various pratfalls on The Benny Hill Show, and then later as the theme for any slapstick video. While it’s usually played on the saxophone, Maria Lazareva performed this energetic arrangement on violin, accompanied by Moscow’s Eccellente Chamber Ensemble.

Sweet Oompah o’ Mine

Sweet Oompah o’ Mine

German band The Heimatdamisch is best known for their oompah-infused covers of rock songs. If you’re looking for a soundtrack to go with a stein of beer and some bratwurst, their ska-tinged version of Guns N’ Roses’ hit Sweet Child o’ Mine should do the trick. Ready for another round? How about some AC/DC?

Juho Kilkki: Social Distancing

Juho Kilkki: Social Distancing

Like many of us, skier Juho Kilkki is avoiding crowds and keeping to himself these days. But he still wants to get outside for some exercise. In this clip, he practices a few little tricks, not the least of which is recording it all without a cameraman. We love the low-tech rigs he set up to add movement to the shots.

Perry Mason (Teaser)

Perry Mason (Teaser)

Set in 1930s Los Angeles, this HBO original series stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in a gritty origin story for the vigorous and dedicated criminal defense attorney made famous by actor Raymond Burr in the 1950s and 1960s. Premieres 6.21.20.

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Office Sounds Simulator

Office Sounds Simulator

While some of us are quite content to work from home, we’re sure many of you miss being in the office with your friends and colleagues. To help satisfy that longing, Kids Creative Agency put together I Miss the Office, an online plaything which emulates the ambient sounds you might hear in an office with up to 10 co-workers.

Making Giant Hot Pockets

Making Giant Hot Pockets

If there’s one thing lots of people are eating these days, it’s microwave meals. Sitting near the top of the nukable lunch heap are Hot Pockets. HellthyJunkFood thinks the standard portion size isn’t big enough, so they decided jumbo-size their own homemade Hot Pockets. Now with 2.5x more mouth burns!

Flight of the Melodicabee

Flight of the Melodicabee

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee is known for its rapidfire sequence of notes, composed to conjure the image of a buzzing insect. The Melodica Men are here to show us how well the buzzy sounds of their mouth pianos suit the song.

Jurassic Park Voice Orchestra

Jurassic Park Voice Orchestra

After impressing us with his vocalization of Star Wars theme, singer Matthew Van Ness is back with another multi-track a capella cover of a John Williams track, this time taking on the familiar main theme from Jurassic Park, and again performing all of the instrumental parts with his voice. The only thing missing is the dinosaurs.

Incredibly Long Marble Run

Incredibly Long Marble Run

Scott’s Marble Runs shows off a truly impressive build that start outside of his house, then winds its way inside through countless bends and turns. It takes a full 6 minutes for a marble to complete the entire course, which he built using Quercetti Skyrail marble tracks.

Puddles: Don’t Give Up

Puddles: Don’t Give Up

Times are rough, and we could all use a little encouragement. This cover version of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush’s 1986 duet Don’t Give Up, sung soulfully by Puddles Pity Party and Rebekah Del Rio provides some much needed inspiration – in both English and Spanish.

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