SMOKE BREAK #1133 | Chef Massimo Bottura On The Roles Of Taste, Memory, And Emotion

SMOKE BREAK #1133 | Chef Massimo Bottura On The Roles Of Taste, Memory, And Emotion

(via) We love it when chefs wax philosophical. This here's Massimo Bottura, the chef of the celebrated Osteria Francescana in Modena (three Michelin stars), almost making us cry... "I would say that my food is conceptual and playful. It is minimalist in the sense that I am trying to be very specific about flavour, but it could also be considered maximalist in the sense that I am making references to many things at the same time - art, music, history, literature. What I am… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1132 | If Wes Anderson Had Directed The New Star Wars Teaser Trailer

SMOKE BREAK #1132 | If Wes Anderson Had Directed The New Star Wars Teaser Trailer

(via) If Wes Anderson directed the teaser trailer of J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars VII, The Force Awakens, it would probably look something like this. The use… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1131 | Delicious-Looking Wearables Modelled After Favourite Foods

SMOKE BREAK #1131 | Delicious-Looking Wearables Modelled After Favourite Foods

(via) From the Department of Inevitability comes news that Japanese food replica company Hatakana has come up with a line of incredibly real-looking wearable… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1130 | A Powerful Short On The Ubiquity Of Everyone’s Instragram Feed

SMOKE BREAK #1130 | A Powerful Short On The Ubiquity Of Everyone’s Instragram Feed

(via) The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, an online dictionary of newly christened words, put together this short but riveting film. It details the meaning of… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1129 | Photo Series Sees Transit Passengers Through A Foggy Haze

SMOKE BREAK #1129 | Photo Series Sees Transit Passengers Through A Foggy Haze

This mesmerizing photo series depicts the isolated stillness of transit passengers from the outside looking in. The work by London-based street photographer… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1128 | Scientist Questions The Reality And Purpose Of Consciousness

SMOKE BREAK #1128 | Scientist Questions The Reality And Purpose Of Consciousness

(via) Professor Nicholas Humphrey digs into the reality and purpose of human consciousness for The Royal Institute: Consciousness is at the core of our very… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1127 | On Depression And Running From The Grand Canyon’s Depths

SMOKE BREAK #1127 | On Depression And Running From The Grand Canyon’s Depths

In this fascinating, highly personal short film that's completely unstaged and shot mid-run, Rob Krar shares his battle with depression while going hell for… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1126 | The First iPhone 6 Ever Sold Was Dropped In A Pitcher Of Beer

SMOKE BREAK #1126 | The First iPhone 6 Ever Sold Was Dropped In A Pitcher Of Beer

As part of a clever ad campaign for Reviveaphone - a new product that apparently fixes soaked phones - this guy travelled from Montreal to Brisbane to buy the… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1125 | On The History Of Melancholy & Why It Might Be Good For Us

SMOKE BREAK #1125 | On The History Of Melancholy & Why It Might Be Good For Us

Courtney Stevens digs into the history of how societies have viewed sadness and how melancholy can actually be construed as a positive, evolutionary advantage… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1125 | Up Close With The Science Of Tattooing In Super Slow Motion

SMOKE BREAK #1125 | Up Close With The Science Of Tattooing In Super Slow Motion

(via) This informative short video from Smarter Every Day takes us into a tattoo shop and nerds the hell out on the process with animations and super slow mo… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1124 | Understanding How And Why Tree Leaves Change Colour In Fall

SMOKE BREAK #1124 | Understanding How And Why Tree Leaves Change Colour In Fall

(via) Fall officially arrives tomorrow. If you want to understand the chemistry behind the imminent turning of Vancouver's leaves, study this handy chart by… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1123 | Starbucks Baristas Misspell Your Name Just To Fuck With You

SMOKE BREAK #1123 | Starbucks Baristas Misspell Your Name Just To Fuck With You

If the baristas at Starbucks have been spelling names wrong on take-out coffee cups by accident to date, this satirical video by comedian Paul Gale gives them… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1122 | Wes Anderson From Bikes, Sleds, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

SMOKE BREAK #1122 | Wes Anderson From Bikes, Sleds, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

This new supercut by Jaume R. Lloret splices together iconic POV vehicle shots from the following Wes Anderson movies: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou… more 

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