Dreaming of a new car with a big red ribbon from Santa? Car collector and rally driver Harrison Woodruff one-upped that notion by gift-wrapping his entire Lamborghini Urus, and topping it with a lit Xmas tree. A metamorphosis is to come when the car is redesigned by 1016 Industries in 2021.
Head to the Pacific Northwest in this epic snowboarding film from KORUA Shapes. The black-and-white photography evokes quite the mood as boarders take to the slopes in the days before the pandemic lockdown. The title is based on the nickname for Washington state’s Ranier Beer, which served as lubricant for the cast and crew.
(PG-13: Language) Nicolas Cage hosts this six-part documentary series about the origins of expletives. Along the way, Nic drops an 8-second F-bomb, and you might learn a thing or two about the importance of swear words in our vocabulary. Coming to Netflix 1.5.2021.
“Surf your skate” is Bureo and Carver Skateboards’ motto for The Ahi, a performance board made from recycled fishing nets. Combining Carver’s tech with Bureo’s NetPlus materials, it’s a 27”x 9” concave-deck, double-kicktail cruiser. Made in Cali with a reverse king-pinned truck system and roundhouse wheels.
Do you have lots of gifts to wrap? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a machine that could measure and cut paper to exactly the right size? LEGO builder The Brick Wall made just the thing. Simply place a present on the box scanner, and the Mindstorms-controlled machine automatically unrolls the paper and cuts it to size.
This unique metal memento from J. L. Lawson & Co features a concave shape and spiral pattern inspired by the gravitational pull of a black hole. Thanks to a ceramic ballpoint, it can spin like a top for up to 15 minutes. The 1.25″ diameter coin is available in blackened iron or fine silver.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back for an all-new adventure in New York City. As his father Joffrey Joffer passes down his crown, he proclaims that now King Akeem must return to Queens in search of a son he didn’t know he had. Premieres 3.5.2021 on Amazon Prime.
This compact coffee maker makes delicious espresso-based drinks with ease. It can brew coffee and froth milk at the same time, and automatically controls brew time, pressure, and temperature for the perfect cup. It works with both ground coffee and coffee pods for added versatility. Ships starting in January 2021.
Freestyle MTB riders Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw met up with their fellow Drop and Roll teammate Rory Semple for a little fun in the sleepy seaside town of Rhyl, North Wales, jumping their bikes and balancing their wheels on just about every surface they can put their tires on.
What happens when you let artificial intelligence write a Christmas song? Musician Chase Holfelder wanted to find out, so he turned to the Jukebox neural network to create the lyrics, chord progression, and vocal melody of this tune, titled “Rudolph, the All-Gracious King.”
Wood model makers Time for Machine have a new series of kits that let you assemble objects that move. Each plywood model features a splash of color in its wheels or spring-wound mechanism. Designs include a supercar, vintage car, hot rod, minibus, locomotive, and a lockbox.
With the help of some high-tech camera gear, BBC series Inside the Bat Cave gives us a rare look at the way that bats move through the air. The anatomy of each bat affects the speed at which it can fly, topping out with the incredible Brazilian free-tailed bat, which can fly at speeds up to 160 km/h (~100 mph).
Feit Electric’s unique smart light bulb can produce the warm amber glow of an old-fashioned Edison-style filament lamp, or one of millions of colors from its RGB LED strips. Works in any standard E26 base, and can be controlled remotely via Alexa, Google Assistant, or the Feit Electric app.
We love furniture that folds to get out of the way when not in use. In this video from builder Izzy Swan, he shows off a wall-mounted Sapele wood cabinet that unfolds into a small table. The items stored on its shelves stay flat as the table is extended, and he says it’s sturdy enough to hold a 5-gallon bucket of water.
Based on the bestselling novel by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger is the story of a man who grows up in abject poverty in India. After he finds work as a driver for a wealthy family, he uses his wits and perseverance to bootstrap himself from the bottom to the top of Bangalore’s dysfunctional food chain. Hits Netflix and theaters 1.22.2021.
Glow sticks can add a splash of color and light to nighttime festivities. But they’re also filled with hazardous chemicals and only last a short time. Nite Ize’s version uses LEDs instead, and lasts for up to 8.5h per charge. It offers multiple colors to choose from, is IPX7-rated waterproof, and includes an S-biner clip for attachment.
To celebrate the holidays in these times of social distancing, Jason Allemann created this little machine that can fling candy canes at a recipient so they don’t have to go rummaging around his candy bowl with their grubby hands. He built the gizmo using the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Set. Full build details here.
Nemo’s Switchback sleeping pad offers the perfect combination of comfort and convenience. It features a dual-layer foam construction with both firm and soft layers. It also has a metalized insulating lining to keep you warm. Its accordion-fold design makes it easy to pack and deploy in seconds.
We might not be getting a Mandalorian holiday special any time soon, but if we ever do, we already have the theme song. AtinPiano’s mashup of Ludwig G?ransson’s epic Mando score with the Christmas classic Carol of the Bells would fill the bill perfectly. They previously gave The Imperial March the holiday treatment.
“Giant Minifig” is an oxymoron. The idea of LEGO’s little people is that they’re small enough for a LEGO-scale world. But Jason of Bourbon Moth Woodworking wanted to give his kid a supersized minifig for Christmas, so he fabricated a 2-foot-tall figure out of wood. LEGO sells a smaller wooden minifig, but it’s not as cool as Jason’s.
(PG-13: Language) Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, and Tracy Ullman head up the cast of this documentary special to send off the worst year most of us have experienced. It’s from the creators of Black Mirror, so we expect the comedy to be especially dark. Coming to Netflix 12.27.2020.
Burls Art makes guitars out of unusual materials. Having built instruments out of Himalayan salt and jawbreakers, this time he turned his attention to coffee. He built the body using several pounds of beans from Copper Coffee, bathed in clear epoxy. We love the copper accents in included on the finished guitar.
Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.
Mathematician Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University shows off another brain-breaking optical illusion, taking home the prize of Best Illusion of 2020. While it looks like a simple design at first, the 3D Schr?der Staircase looks exactly the same right-side-up and upside-down, its left end looking taller than its right.
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