SMOKE BREAK #1196 | Service Presses Ashes And Voices Of Dead Loved Ones Into Records

SMOKE BREAK #1196 | Service Presses Ashes And Voices Of Dead Loved Ones Into Records

(via) I don't mean to play macabre, but of all the things that could use a bit of an upgrade, the ways in which we remember loved ones after they've passed on are up there. That's why I like the idea of And Vinyly, a service that presses the ashes of loved ones into vinyl records. When it first launched 7 years ago the discs would only play ghostly pops and crackles, but this short video - Hearing Madge - tells the story of a man who wanted to hear his deceased mother's voice play… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1195 | Rediscovering A Lost Typeface And Adapting It For 21st Century Use

SMOKE BREAK #1195 | Rediscovering A Lost Typeface And Adapting It For 21st Century Use

(via) There's a different origins story for each and every typeface. We know, for example, that Swiss designers Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann invented… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1194 | Trailer Out For ‘Loving Vincent’ Film Made With 62,450 Oil Paintings

SMOKE BREAK #1194 | Trailer Out For ‘Loving Vincent’ Film Made With 62,450 Oil Paintings

The full trailer for Loving Vincent is out. The feature length film from Poland’s BreakThru Films and UK’s Trademark Films details the life of painter… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1193 | Eccentric Ghost Town Resident Heralded As Gift To Climate Science

SMOKE BREAK #1193 | Eccentric Ghost Town Resident Heralded As Gift To Climate Science

(via) New Jersey-born billy barr likes to spell his name in lower case letters and we're ok with that. When you live on your own on the fringe of a Colorado… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1192 | Animated Interview With Francis Ford Coppola On Death, Solitude

SMOKE BREAK #1192 | Animated Interview With Francis Ford Coppola On Death, Solitude

(via) Oddly, watching Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam epic (and Joseph Conrad riff) Apocalypse Now is a Christmas tradition in our household. I don't know… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1191 | Laser-Focused Xi’an Cook Making The Hell Out Of Noodles By Hand

SMOKE BREAK #1191 | Laser-Focused Xi’an Cook Making The Hell Out Of Noodles By Hand

This short video shows a Chinese cook making a whole lot of a la minute spinach noodles in Xi'an. The big round of dough that he starts with looks like it… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1190 | Meet The Old School Machinists Still Printing The New York Times

SMOKE BREAK #1190 | Meet The Old School Machinists Still Printing The New York Times

If you're even just a little bit interested in how big, complicated things work, you're going to dig State of Repair, a new web series from Motherboard (Vice)… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1189 | Restoring A 300 Year Old Map Found Stuffed Up A Scottish Chimney

SMOKE BREAK #1189 | Restoring A 300 Year Old Map Found Stuffed Up A Scottish Chimney

(via) There are magicians in this world, and then there are the very special people who can restore ancient documents and maps. One uses sleight of hand and… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1188 | Powerful Short Film Details Life Of A Syrian Refugee In Vancouver

SMOKE BREAK #1188 | Powerful Short Film Details Life Of A Syrian Refugee In Vancouver

(via) Directed by Adam Loften and Mary Fowles, Welcome To Canada is an excellent (not to mention very moving) short film that tells the story of Mohammed… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1187 | Donald Trump Versus Latinos – A Mythical Scrap On The US Border

SMOKE BREAK #1187 | Donald Trump Versus Latinos – A Mythical Scrap On The US Border

This timely, mesmerizing short film depicting a fantastical Donald Trump-like robot violently guarding the US border with Mexico was made by Uruguayan… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1186 | Stabilized POV Video Of A Local Mountain Biker’s Riveting Descent

SMOKE BREAK #1186 | Stabilized POV Video Of A Local Mountain Biker’s Riveting Descent

(via) The unseen rider - BC's own mountain biker, skier, surfer Steve Storey - positively tears a local trail apart in this mesmerizing video, which is… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1185 | How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill A Person? About 262 Pieces

SMOKE BREAK #1185 | How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill A Person? About 262 Pieces

(via) Halloween is almost upon us and every grocery store known to man seems to be brimming over with miniature candy bars seeking our sad and desperate… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1184 | The Transfixing Zen Of Re-Shelving Thousands Of Books At The NYPL

SMOKE BREAK #1184 | The Transfixing Zen Of Re-Shelving Thousands Of Books At The NYPL

(via) The famously beautiful and bustling (yet hypnotically tranquil) Rose Reading Room inside the New York City Public Library reopened last week after… more 

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