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 week cats have jobs, the Earth is full of naturally-made odd occurrences and did you know there are better ways to style your bookcases. Get it all here.
Newly Appointed Stationmaster Cat in Japan
Stories automatically become more uplifting when they involve a cat. This story in particular is completely focused on one cat by the name of Nitama. This feline has just been appointed as the new stationmaster at a rural Japanese train station. The previous stationmaster, Tama passed away earlier this year and the town was in mourning until now. Tama’s presence was responsible for drawing in visitors and tourists from around the world and therefore saving the train station from financial devastation. Nitama got the job because she had station master training from Tama, doesn’t mind wearing a hat and is considered a “beauty cat”. Sounds like a good resume to me! I vote for stationmaster cats in NYC! —Chrissy
The Craziest Natural Phenomena Around the World
After living through last year’s Buffalo “Snowvember” (7 feet of snow in 3 days), it takes a lot for me to be shocked by nature. How much more weird can it get once you’ve experienced a snowpocalypse? As it turns out, a lot more. A website in the UK compiled an infographic of the strangest things nature has to offer, and it gets pretty bizarre. Rocks move on their own, fire whirls destroy wildlife, and “fall streak holes” rip open the sky. So before you book your end-of-summer vacation, make sure the local climate doesn’t include anything too crazy. —Lauren
5 Health Foods Every Kitchen Should Have
I like to think I walk the line between eating healthy and eating not-so-healthy. I cook with coconut oil, I make cashew cheese and I prefer chia pudding to most (but not all!) cookies. When I came across this article on Food52 I was surprised to know I didn’t have all of these ingredients in my pantry. Although I do keep coconut milk on hand and apple cider vinegar, I suppose could benefit from switching to brown rice syrup from my beloved refined white sugar. Take a look for yourself and see what necessary swaps you need to make. —Vee
Better Bookcases by Valet Mag
Do you have a bookcase that needs some styling help? With help from professional designers, Valet Mag rounded up five easy ways to make a boring stack of books into a skillfully styled bookshelf. The key is incorporating visual interest by diversifying your shapes, color, textures, objects. However to do this elegantly, it’s best to remember that a bookcase is very much like a desk or workspace, in that it’s a design environment that changes with you. Keep it personal and keep it casually refined; your bookshelf has never looked better! —Mateo