A list of intriguing things
One: South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi uses plastics discarded in local rubbish dumps and city streets to create amazing art. He first discovered this very unique technique because he couldn’t afford expensive oil paints:
Next to my studio at the college was a dumping site. I saw all of these brilliant colors, these materials ... and I said to myself, what can I do to make sense of these plastics that are everywhere?
The lead image above is one example of how vibrant even plastic can be. Today, his art is also a comment on the state of the planet—and creating beauty out of what we already have. (CNN)
Two: The humble desktop keyboard just got an amazing makeover. Finalmouse’s version is called Centerpiece—and has a screen embedded underneath transparent keycaps. So it feels like you’re typing on the screen directly. The $349 peripheral is mainly for gamers, but we think it looks pretty cool—though not very usable. We would never get anything written. You can catch a glimpse below—but the highly dramatic demo video is here. (Gizmodo)
Three: Forget beautifully decorated cakes and perfectly cooked meals. Influencer foodies on Instagram are embracing ‘chaos cooking’. So you throw the recipe book out the window and do whatever the hell you want. Think Nutellasagna or Cherry-Bourbon Glazed Ribs. But more importantly, this is about facing down every cook’s greatest fear—making something that tastes bad. Below is a perfect example of a ‘chaotic cake’ lol. Washington Post (splainer gift link) has lots more.