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!
Ever wonder what it takes to make a sandwich from scratch? Find out this week on our roundup of the best of the internet. Stay around for stunning calligraphy and a deeper look at the selfie movement.
Japan’s Giant Sushi Conveyor Built on the River
I love learning about interesting things that are going on in other parts of the world and this definitely speaks to me! I’ve wanted to travel around Asia for as long as I can remember and quirky trends like this only increase my desire. On October 3rd, 4th and 17th a giant sushi conveyor belt installment will float right on down the Osaka river in Japan. I should let you know now, that despite your greatest wishes the floating sushi is not actually edible so be sure not to show up hungry! The giant sushi display is part of the Osaka Canvas Project, an annual outdoor art festival. Can’t wait to make the trip (hopefully one day soon)! —Chrissy
The $1500 Sandwich Made From Scratch
Its no secret that I love food, and it’s always interested to learn more about where it all comes from. One man set out to ensure that he knew where every aspect of his sandwich came from, by taking 6 months (and spending $1500) to source and prepare it all himself. He harvests wheat to bake bread, butchers and cleans a chicken, and grows an entire vegetable garden from scratch. Even minor ingredients like salt and milk are gathered from ocean water and freshly milked from a cow. It’s fascinating to watch, though I can’t think of any food I’ve ever eaten that I’d be willing to spend that much time and money on. —Lauren
Go Girl: The “Selfie” is Healthy
Lights. Camera-Stick. Action! As reported on Salon this week, local Brooklyn artist Rafia Santana supports our obsession with, er, ourselves. At the age of 25, this multimedia artist is taking a stand for the “selfie” generation by combining images of herself with eclectic backgrounds and soundscapes. Each piece explores her personal experience with issues of race, femininity, and mental health, redefining the “selfie” as an important source of self-reflection. Want to take a look? Santana’s SELFiE exhibit is on display at Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) until September 27th. —Alexandra
An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester
There is little else as awe-worthy as beautifully drawn calligraphy. With a social media following of over 1.2 million followers watching his online calligraphy videos, master type designer Sebastian Lester does it well. “Seb” makes it look easy, but each calligraphy piece is the result of years of painstaking typography research and a blend of traditional & modern tools. Sebastian recently released a video featuring a compilation of his all time favorite calligraphy pieces and it’s a must-see! —Mateo
Welcoming Neighbors Around The World
Forget the plates of cookies (or jello molds from the 1970’s and 1980’s) as a way to welcome new people to your neighborhood. This fun Huffington Post article compiled various traditions of inviting new residents into the community. One of my favorites is the ancient German gifting of a rooster, believed to keep away trespassers from the home. Although these loud “gifts” could also double as alarm clocks, they’ve more of a symbolic gesture nowadays. Making friends with the new folks down the street in German today results in a dish or home accessory decorated with roosters, so worry not about relocating to Berlin. —Vee