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 we’re talking flying cows, frightening makeup tutorials and ding-dong, parties are dead. Let’s get to it!
The Netflix and Chill Button
At the 2015 World Maker Faire Netflix unveiled a prototype of a…well….”Netflix and Chill” button that they’re calling “The Switch”. This handy button will be programmed to dim the lights for you, silence your cell phone, order you food and of course get your Netflix queue ready for your viewing pleasure. The company even set up DIY instructions so you can make it yourself! Warning: it’s not easy. I’m not a lazy person by any means, but I do value novelty items! I can’t fully tell if this is a joke or if this is something that is really going exist one day. It’s been rainy here in New York and nothing sounds better to me right now than this button. —Chrissy
A Creepily Amazing Makeup Illusion
As someone who’s been a cat for at least 1/4 of my total Halloweens, I’ve never really gotten inventive with costumes. But after seeing this insane makeup illusion one beauty blogger pulled off, it’s pretty inspiring to try something new…albeit semi-scary. While the final photo is dizzying on its own, the real trippiness comes from watching the woman use everyday makeup to make something so realistic looking. My brain hurts, my eyes hurt, but I’m beyond impressed. —Lauren
The Funny Farm is Flying High
Is it a bird? It’s a plane! No, actually it’s a cow, and that’s a dead cat. Artist Bart Jansen, age 36 and from the Netherlands, is really good at turning dead animals into remote-control vehicles. His portfolio includes a cat, a rat, and an ostrich built to fly, all of which fulfill their new purposes quite successfully. In fact, Bart is doing his part to repurpose and reuse, recovering animals like the shark that had died of natural causes in an aquarium and sparing the earth as burial ground. What’s nosediving next? Just this week, Business Insider Australia announces that a cow will be the NEW helicopter to take off. —Alexandra
The Thought Process of an Artist
Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a brilliant artist? Wonder no more, thanks to this video by filmmaker and co-founder of Likeknowslike.com, Bas Berkhout. In this video, Bas dives into the mind of notable animal sculpturer, Beth Cavener. Cavener explains her thought process when it comes to her work and how she aims to show very human behavior through an animalistic form. The video, beautifully shot, allows the audience in to the internal and external struggle Cavener experiences in each of her creations. —Mateo
The Death of the Party
I love throwing a good party which is why I was surprised by this New York Times article that claims parties are on the decline. According to this story, house parties thrown by and for those people in the 20’s are dropping because of technological, economic and cultural reasons—and this is during prime socializing years. Sure, entertaining can be expensive and then there are the social pressures of producing a fun event, but for me it’s always been about bringing people together. —Vee