Stressed out? Put on your headphones, press play on this video, and expand it to full screen. Project JDM created this digital music box that plays notes as its dots bounce back and forth along rainbow-colored arcs. As the hypnotic visual patterns evolve, so do the soothing sounds, traveling from ear to ear.
You’d think that a bullet train whooshing by you at 200 mph might be jarring, but this video of Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed railway zooming by in the snow is oddly soothing. YouTube channel It’s railway! shared this compilation of footage captured on snowy days at the empty Kurikoma-Kōgen Station.
Need to unwind your mind? The Wryfield Lab YouTube channel is filled with soothing visuals and soundscapes. Among their collection is this reverse video of tomatoes being sliced, resulting in the illusion that they’re being reassembled. They also unsliced some kiwi and paprika, as well as unpeeled a grapefruit.
Videographer Frederic van Strydonck created a smartphone rig that allowed him to attach a camera to a brush marker pen, providing a unique perspective as ink flows smoothly onto the paper beneath its tip. Laughing Squid has a picture of the camera rig that made the shot possible.
Digg compiled this sequence of various activities which are particularly enthralling to watch, from an artist twirling hot glass, to a baseball being crushed in slow-motion, to an endless model railroad. We’ve seen many of them before, but it’s fun to watch them back to back.
“After probably about 200 sketches, I decided on the free-range chicken… and that makes sense to me.” TheCrafsMan shows us how he designs then sculpts a figure for resin casting, while wooing us with the most soothing voice in an art lesson since the mighty Bob Ross.