Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Share:
Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com

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!

Get Ready for an Airport Animal Takeover

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com

As someone who despises any form of travel (hello, motion sickness!) I’ve always turned to airport terminals as a place to distract me from the inevitable. What better way to occupy your mind than sipping a smoothie with some free WIFI? While these spots may still offer some distraction, they’re also about to hit me with a monster dose of jealousy, thanks to a horde of rich animals and ARK. JFK is planning on building a giant terminal exclusively for animals, whether they’re restless cats waiting for a flight, or horses detained for a few days. I’m all about the safety and comfort of animals, but do they really need flat-screen TVs and a manicurist? With an overnight fee in the ARK on top of the base cost of animal airline travel, this isn’t for the light of wallet. So these animals are rich, well-traveled, and now living the luxury life at the airport…it may be my jealousy talking, but I’d gladly miss a flight to spend time hanging with some new furry friends. – Lauren

The World of Star Wars Vintage Apparel Collecting

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Boingboing.net

I thought this article about Star Wars collectors was really interesting. This isn’t about action figures or set pieces. These collectors only focus on apparel, sometimes character-focused, sometimes just t-shirts or other obscure clothing and accessories. What I find really interesting is that these collections aren’t valuable, it’s purely for the love of Star Wars. It’s a fun read! – Vee

Camp Under The Stars at El Cosmico

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Lakeflato.com

So, I’ve never been camping before—crazy right?! I’ve been looking for the perfect way to ease myself into the world of outdoor sleeping and I think I’ve found something that is equal parts campy, fun, kitschy, outdoorsy and still enough coverage for my liking! Meet El Cosmico! If you ever find yourself road tripping through Texas—specifically visiting the trendy area of Marfa—then you MUST stop and spend the night here. You can choose from a tent, teepee, yurt or trailer to stay in and they are unbelievably cool. Also, they have bathrooms, showers, hot tubs and a hammock lounge area so your camping experience isn’t exactly “roughing it”. Take time out to enjoy the surroundings of the local community and art scene….and then let me know if I should book a trip! – Chrissy

#Proposd (Lying to Friends and Family for Social Media Attention)

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Youtube.com

Comedian Zach Broussard always has fun ways to mess around on social media. In this little video, Zach and a number of friends posted fake proposal photos to the internet to see how much attention they could get! It’s pretty genius if you think about it—what better way is there to gain a ton of internet attention than by fooling your friends and family to think you are in love. It seems as though most of the well wishes are coming from high school friends that Zach hasn’t talked to in year, which isn’t that surprising. So next time you’re feeling a little down in the dumps just post go ahead and tell everyone “He (or she) #Proposd.” – Chris

From Harvard Innovation Lab, A Startup To Help Take Tiny Houses Mainstream

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Fastcodesign.com

Many people consider the tiny home movement just a silly trend, but if given an actual opportunity, would you give living in less than 400 sq ft a try? How about after finding out that the average tiny house runs only $23,000? Or that 68% of tiny house owners have no mortgage and 55% have more savings than other Americans? Well, a new start-up called Getaway is offering just that. Founded by Harvard Business and Law Students as part of the Harvard Innovation Lab Project, Getaway helps by letting interested folks test-drive the tiny home experience. At $99 a night, you and 3 of your best friends can spend the night in a mobile 160 sq ft structure in the rural backwoods of Boston. Take the tiny house plunge and book your getaway online!

What neat things did you find on the internet this week? Let us know in the comments below.