Know When To Fold ‘Em

Physics meets the Japanese art of Origami (Paper Folding) when former NASA physicist Robert Lang uses his mastery of paper art to tackle big challenges in exploring space. What an awesome connection between the simple art of folding paper, and the almost incomprehensible task of escaping Earth’s gravity. Fascinating content from Great Big Story.

Patriot

It’s surprising how some of the best film and TV content around comes from relatively unorthodox newcomers now. My wife and I have been enjoying the Amazon series Patriot quite a lot. It is very strange and often painfully awkward. If you like Wes Anderson movies, I think you’ll enjoy it a lot.

New York Serenade

An incredible ode to the Big Apple, NEW YORK SERENADE documents geographic sites that hold significance in the city’s musical history, such as a Harlem intersection visited and then sung about by Lou Reed, the building featured on the cover of Led Zep’s Physical Graffiti, and the world famous Apollo Theatre. The title relies on the work of accomplished photographer Ciro Frank Schiappa and the accompanying text is by Michele Primi of Rolling Stone. The beautiful 9″ x 11″ hardcover is fresh out from Skira books. [See More]

TSOTW: Sprinkle Me Mane

This week’s T-Shirt Of The Week is this meme-driven wonder from Los Angeles-based brand BTLG. It deftly mashes up the slightly disturbing Instagram phenomenon that is #SaltBae – a chef who lovingly caresses his meats (that is not a dirty joke, btw) and got famous for flamboyantly sprinkling some salt. BTLG have combined that with the equally famous E-40 line, “Sprinkle me, mane.” Get it at Hutch.

KLIPS / FREND

I was lucky enough to tag along with two great artists to The Graff Lab near DTLA a couple weeks back. The space is a large yard, where graf writers and artists can get permission to paint a throwie, piece, or mural. While some people take all day with it, KLIPS and FREND hustled hard to bang this out in about an hour and a half. [See More]

Memrise

My wife told me about this free educational app for learning a new language, Memrise, and I’m enjoying it tremendously so far. I’ve been trying to learn Korean, and have made some good progress. The app is based around flash-card memorization with audio queues. The native speaker pronunciation is great. It’s available for mobile phones and for your laptop, and perhaps more importantly, it’s fun.