The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!
The Adult-Friendly Ball Pit of Your Dreams
Sometimes, you just need an escape. Long gone are the days of childhood where you could unwind under the watchful gaze of Chuck E. Cheese and his friends. Now D.C. kids and adults alike can recreate the classic fun of the ball pit without the terrifying animatronics. Over 1 million plastic (and bacteria-resistant) balls have become an installation at The National Building Museum called “The Beach.” For a small fee, you’re free to swim around to your heart’s content, or just relax on some of their lounge chairs. Wednesday nights feature adult swim time, with live music and snacks to really get the party started. Leave the sunscreen at home for this alternative vacation! – Lauren
Wander through the Sicilian Village in a Cave, Frozen in Time
I recently stumbled upon news of this tiny village near Sicily on Messy Nessy Chic and I could only hope to stumble upon it in real life. Between two mountain peaks is a quaint village complete with a chapel, cobbled main street and homes. Grotto Mangiapane as its known is located at entrance of a cave. Named after a family who settled in the cave and made ricotta cheese, very little is known about this village and only one surviving member of the family remains. If you make your way to this part of Italy, stop by this open living museum and take in the history. It’s now on my personal bucket list. – Vee
Food + Fashion Fabulousness
Yes. Just capital y-e-s with an exclamation point. YES! Gretchen Röehrs claims that she’s “still playing with food” and that’s something I can really respect. She’s not tossing a heap of mashed potatoes across a crowded school cafeteria though. Instead she’s incorporating food into her designs and it’s super awesome. A tiny sketch model wearing a banana jumpsuit? Absolutely. A jacket made out of peaches inspired by Jason Wu? Yup, you’ll see it here. These aren’t life size pieces though, they are incorporated into her sketches and they’re so darling you’re just going to want to eat them up! – Chrissy
Can Jon Wegener Bring Surfing Back To Its Roots With Handcrafted Boards?
I’ve never surfed before but it’s definitely something I want to try. I’m sure it’s not an easy feat but I’ve got some experience on a skateboard and also determination. These handcrafted boards by Jon Wegener seem like the type of board I would want to ride. Based on the more primitive designs from surfing’s Polynesian roots, these boards are styled in the alaia fashion, which is finless. This gives the rider more freedom to slip and slide around on the waves, but also a little more difficult to get the feel of. Either way, it looks like fun and something that I definitely need to ride! – Chris
Mark Waid discusses ‘overwhelmingly positive’ reaction to Archie Andrews’ new look after 75 years of Archie
Archie comics is close to my heart. I grew up with Archie, Veronica, Betty, and all the other kids at Riverdale High. In fact, it was a rare day when we were younger to not find me or my siblings reading about one of Archie’s adventures. So when I heard that after 75 years, Archie and the gang had been updated with a whole new look, I was a bit skeptical. But after the release of the first few pages to the public last month, the majority response to the new look (myself included) was positive. Archie is still Archie, now with skinny jeans and sarcasm! Artist Fiona Staples and writer Mark Waid did a fantastic job re-imagining the comic to match today’s generation in both style and feel. The best part is, starting with the first issue, you get to re-read the whole Archie saga from the beginning. – Mateo
What neat things did you find on the internet this week? Let us know in the comments below.