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!
This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years
Opened for 1300 years, the Houshi Ryokan in Japan once held recognition as the oldest hotel in the world. Built on the coasts of Ishikawa, the hot springs and green gardens have said to be good for healing joint and muscle pains, skin diseases, and trauma. Having opened in 718, this ancient inn was passed down from eldest son to eldest son in the same family. The ownership tradition broken in 2013 when the eldest son passed away, leaving the daughter Hisae to take charge of keeping the Houshi going. This beautifully shot video from The Atlantic is a thought-provoking look at the bonds of tradition, some more restricting than others. – Vee
‘High and Dry’ performed by Headless Chickens, feat Thom Yorke
I’m a pretty big fan of Radiohead, along with a good majority of the population. I’m also a really big fan of punk music—so when The A.V. Club found this video of Thom Yorke playing High and Dry with his college punk band I was pretty excited. I’ve listened to it a
few lot of times and I think you should too. It’s an interesting take on an already great song. – Chris
The Well Organized Workspace
This week ValetMag clearly shows you that you’re missing out if your workspace is cluttered. From chic mousepads to reclaimed wood caddies, this round up of ultra cool desk accessories could help inspire you to get organized and seriously up your office style game. Sure, you could buy new or you can head on over to Krrb to find the perfect pre-loved pieces. We have mid-century modern desk trays and industrial table lamps that can turn any ol’ cubicle into the corner office. So if you had to guess, what does your workspace say about you? – Mateo
A 6-Year-Old Trick Shot Pro
It’s easy to get frustrated with attempting something new, especially if you keep failing at it. After 11 years of dance training still couldn’t make me touch my toes, I quit. That’s why watching this Australian 6-year-old stone-faced nailing these trick shots was equal parts impressive, inspirational and just super cute. Finding out that some of them took over 130 tries to get right also teaches a nice little lesson about persistence. If Riley and her dad can try to perfect a DVD flip dozens of times, can’t we be a little bit more patient with learning new skills? I’m starting toe-touching practice…now. – Lauren
What neat things did you find on the internet this week? Let us know in the comments below.