An incredible promo for Travel Oregon in the style of Studio Ghibli. It looks like idyllic, but we’re sad that there aren’t actually giant bunnies you can ride outside of Portland. Created by Ansel Wallenfang and Nick Stokes. Animated by Psyop and Sun Creature.
Thanks to our friends at Toyota, we had the good fortune to visit this year’s Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. From the athletes to spectators to the Koreans who ran the show, the Olympics showcased the best of people in these trying times.
Footage captured in and around Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium, as it went through a 4-year renovation, including a new sculptural roof and many other upgrades. We love watching the shadows move across as time passes during the daytime, and the fog rolling in at night.
From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.
Airstream revived its most compact camper trailer yet. The Basecamp’s light weight (2,585 lb) and high ground clearance make it suitable for exploring. It comfortably sits up to 5 people and sleeps up to 2, has solar pre-wiring, tons of USB charging ports and a large rear hatch.
Incase’s 22L NoviConnected luggage is a well-priced option if you’re looking to buy a travel bag with a built-in power bank. Its 10500mAh charger has both USB-A and USB-C ports, and can be monitored via an app. Works in a two-wheel or four-wheel configuration.
Subtech Sports’ 45-liter Pro Drybag is still lightweight, waterproof, airtight and floats on water thanks to its detachable airbag. But it now has detachable straps, waist belt and sternum straps. There’s also a 100-liter variant, and a waterproof tote bag with no airbag.
Colin Furze continues what he started. After last year’s life-size AT-ACT, the mad inventor once again scoured eBay for parts to build a life-size model of a Star Wars vehicle. This time it’s Kylo Ren’s ride, the TIE Silencer. The model is on display at Burghley House until 12/10/17.
Life Where I’m From created a brief history of Japan’s public baths. He also talked about why they remain popular despite bathtubs becoming commonplace, and an overview of onsens and other kinds of public baths that you might want to check out when you visit Japan.
The Beyond Electric or Be. toothbrush vibrates like its electric counterparts. But instead of charging it, you simply twist its dial two times to power it for 2 minutes. Its brush head is 100% biodegradable, and each toothbrush comes with a year’s supply of brush heads.
Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.
Japan has tons of rules and practices. But like other communities, some of them don’t make sense, and some of them are ignored. Life Where I’m From made this lighthearted guide about modern Japan’s rules. We can’t wait for the hit anime about the mighty safety cone.
The newly built LEGO House is many things, but it is not a hotel. So consider this Airbnb and LEGO raffle the chance of a lifetime. It’s for a one-night stay for a group of four, complete with a tour from a Master Builder and a LEGO bedroom. Raffle ends on 11/16/17.
We teamed up with Toyota to drive the all-new Camry to Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and St. Augustine, FL to learn about some of America’s oldest neighborhoods. It was a gluttonous, gorgeous, haunting, and humbling experience, with just enough history and humor thrown in.
Bobby Brown and pals decided to return to take us on a dazzling ride through what seems like every nook, cranny and mogul on the beefy Alyeska mountain in Alaska in this slickly shot vid. Tip: this piece is best viewed while seated, munching on pizza and french fries.