Musician Alban Claudin shows off his performance and production skills with a great live cover version of the M.I.A. track Paper Planes. Though without the vocals, it could almost be called a cover of The Clash song Straight to Hell, which M.I.A. sampled heavily. His version of Doja Cat’s Paint the Town Black is wonderful too.
There are a few items you should always carry in your pack when camping or hiking, among them a multitool, duct tape, a firestarter, and paracord. Bryan Lynch’s book offers 60 projects that can help you survive, along with creative ways to carry paracord wrapped around tools, worn as a bracelet, or woven into a pouch, and more.
Our ability to reclaim and reuse metal means it’s possible to make knives and tools out of all kinds of stuff. Knives Project shows us how they burnt the explosive coating off a bunch of sparklers, then twisted and forged the remaining metal rods to create a uniquely patterned blade.
This unique metal accessory from Design The Everything is designed for connecting multiple keychains or carabiner clips. Its hex shape and triangular cutouts are reminiscent of the wedges in a thin slice of orange. Available in brass, copper, titanium, or 304 stainless steel.
A while back, we checked out Engineered Arts’ expressive humanoid robot Ameca. In this short video, the recently upgraded bot takes a look at herself in the mirror and seems quite happy with her new capabilities. It makes us wonder if someday a robot will look in a mirror and question their reality.
If you’re going to carry just a single tool in your pocket, you can’t go wrong with a Swiss Army Knife. Made exclusively by Victorinox, these versatile knives come in all shapes and sizes these days, and Everyday Carry has picked their top models in the budget, outdoors, travel, keychain, and overall categories.
Zippo is best known for its lighters, but they also make this versatile tool that combines two critical campsite features in one. Its stainless steel axe head can chop firewood, while its 15″ blade saws through branches and sticks up to 4″ in diameter. Its axe is sharp enough to shave tinder, while its back end doubles as a hammer.
There was lots to love about the 1980s, like Max Headroom, VHS tape boxes, and this McDonald’s training video, created to familiarize the crew with Chicken McNuggets and their sauces. What we got was a hilariously surreal short film with googly-eyed Big Macs and french fries welcoming their new friends to the menu. Brought to you by Tony Pepperoni.
Always be prepared wherever you travel with REDI’s Roadie emergency kit. This compact nylon pouch is packed with 113 items for administering first aid, and an everyday essentials pouch for your glovebox. It’s organized with resealable supply bags, each marked with a QR code for resupply orders. Includes mounts for your vehicle’s trunk or cargo area.
There’s no question that extreme opinions have become more prevalent in recent years, and much of the blame is laid at the feet of social media. Kurzgesagt explores the psychology of online communication and theorizes why it’s making people less empathetic and more divided. They then provide some ideas about how we could make things better.
RECCO created a technology that helps rescuers find you in the event of an emergency in mountainous terrain. It uses radar waves to help detect your location, even in an avalanche. This small, inexpensive stick attaches to your pack to reflect radar waves and improve your chances of being found by a RECCO-equipped search team.
When it comes to bardcore covers of popular songs, Hildegard von Blingin’ is at the top of the game. Her interpretation of Chris Isaak’s 1989 hit Wicked Game is just as impassioned as the original, with Aaron Dolan’s uilleann pipes and whistle helping to set the medieval mood.
MSCHF’s Gobstomper shoes are designed to be distressed. So, the mischief makers teamed up with Dremel to bundle the shoes with a rotary tool kit. The shoes come in a black-white-blue colorway, ready for you to wear away their four layers for your own personalized look. The limited purchase drawing ends at 2 pm EST 11.29.23.
We’re only slightly exaggerating when we say that black leather motorcycle jackets have been a top-10 gift wish-list staple forever. Buck Mason finesses theirs by hand-cutting tanned lambskin, then dying it twice: first by dying the premium leather crust, then by applying a top dye for a natural patina.
We love how metal can be used over and over again. After one object has served out its life, it can often be melted down and turned into something new. In this clip by metalsmith Random Hands, he shows us how he took a rusty link from an old piece of ship’s chain and hand-forged it into a beautiful new samurai sword.
Contrary to popular belief, one horse is said to produce about 15 horsepower. But that number is disputed because there’s some question about the accuracy of the original measurements. With the help of Motivo, the guys from Donut came up with a new test: connecting a horse to a dynamometer to measure its true pulling power.
Since 1865, Don Q has consistently delivered great rums. Don Q Reserva 7 is a robust Puerto Rican blend of rums aged in American white oak barrels for seven years. Rich in flavor, it’s just the ticket for seasonal hot drinks like Hot Buttered Rum and many other tasty cocktails.
Inspired by the two-legged droids being tested at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could build a similar walking robot without Disney’s millions of dollars. His 3D-printed robot is powered by four servo motors and has no hip joints, so it teeters around impatiently from side to side.
Matador’s weather-resistant, 28-liter backpack holds all your everyday gear and then some. It has four zippered compartments which can be accessed externally or left empty to increase interior space. Features include a padded laptop pocket, a gear pocket on top, a side water bottle pocket, and multiple grab handles for carrying flexibility.
Many modern microwave ovens have a popcorn button, but microwave popcorn bags have a notice saying not to use that button to cook their product. Technology Connections offers an entertaining explanation of the issue, the rationale behind the warnings, and how to know if the forbidden button is okay to use on your particular microwave.
The minute you take a case of beer out of the store fridge, it starts changing temperature. But if you’ve got an insulated Kase Made cooler bag from Kanga, your beer will stay cold for up to seven hours without ice. Simply slide the case into the bag’s side, zip it up, and carry. Available in 12-pack, 24-pack, and 30-pack sizes.
With the holidays upon us, the fragrance of pine is in the air. After buying some pine cones from the market, Boxlapse plucked and planted one of their seeds to see if it would grow into a tree. This captivating time-lapse footage condenses 300 days of growth to about two minutes. Perhaps it’ll be big enough to use as a Christmas tree in a few years.