volume 131

Sweet A*s Brew

Do you like your coffee bitter or sweet? If the answer is sweet, you might consider trying this new brewing trick you can do right in your office. A cold brew doesn’t release acidic notes, therefore the coffee’s flavour is less intense. How about brewing beer in the office as well?

Fancy a solar probe?

NASA’s mission for next year is to send a probe to the sun! The Parker Solar Probe, named after the astrophysicist Eugene Parker, is set to come within four million miles of the giant gas ball’s surface as it attempts to unlock the secrets of the star. If successful, it will become the closest man-made object to ever pass the Sun. Solar Probe Plus will boldly go where no spacecraft has ever gone before.


Lost Spirits Distillery is the latest trend in boutique booze-making, geared up as an experience. You imagine things… and they make it. It’s holistic, it’s trippy, it’s pretty cool.. They even managed to create oak-aged rum in 6 days instead of the usual 20 years! Necessity is the mother of all invention.


Neill Blomkamp is embarking on an experimental film-making venture that he’s calling Oats Studios. The District 9 and Elysium director released a trailer for the upcoming series of short, experimental films called Oats: Volume 1. The project which represents a war of the worlds will be released to stream in the next couple of months. Sweet.


Designers, beware. Algorithms are here to take your jobs. Unless you can make 7 million design variations of the Nutella jar by yourself? Didn’t think so. The Nutella designs have been splashed across the front of jars in Italy and sold out in a month. It’s only a matter of time before these limited editions are going to start selling on eBay for extortionate prices.


After serving us sweaty workout goals in Kanye’s video, “Fade”, and being smeared (while naked…) in gold for his “Champions” video, Teyana Taylor continues her streak of high ‘sextensity’ music video appearances. This time, it’s for her own song. The 26-year-old released “Drippin'” with Migos and no surprise, it’s R-rated.