SMOKE BREAK #1010: On How Our Planet Changes For Us When We Leave Its Surface

(via) We’re digging this short film on “The Overview Effect”, or how space travel irrevocably changes how astronauts view the planet and mankind’s place upon it. “Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.” It arrives 40 years after the world first saw the “Blue Marble” photo of earth, the first of the planet ever taken from space.

There are 0 comments

Brewery Gets Cease & Desist Letter from Budweiser via Town Crier

This is perhaps the coolest way in which a brewery has ever told another brewery to stop infringing upon their trademark.

When Development Interferes With an Artist’s Daily Inspiration

When artist Gwyneth Leech learned the view from her studio was going to be blocked by a new high-rise, she was devastated.

Understanding Gochujang, the Ultimate Korean Condiment

Great Big Story hits the village of Sunchang and looks in on the gochujang tradition of a master.

Slurp Noise-Erasing Forks for Culturally-Sensitive Ramen Fiends

This new gadget from Japan aims to overcome a Western cultural sensitivity with wireless audio tech synched to a fork.