It's been a big weekend. Now it's time to dive into this week headlong. Here is our take on the best of the web, curated for you. First up, find out if you are saving enough money... You know, for grown up stuff. Then, Dan Hong is throwing a huge party at Ms. G’s this week and everyone is invited! Following this, check out the 6 best things that happened (or are about to happen) in Sydney. Do you ever think people on Instagram are having more fun than you? It’s usually because they are. The "side hustle" has become a career must-have, so roll up your sleeves and get to work with this read from Forbes. Lastly, ever wanted to fly first-class? Here are some ways people pull it off.
Tom Ollivier is a freelance art and creative director who likes to play with branding and products. One glimpse at his Instagram page is enough to make that quite apparent. His latest project delivers a dose of nostalgia and laughs, as he reimagines old-school products as if they were made by modern tech companies. What kind of things are we talking? A Walkman from Spotify. A Facebook pager. Netflix even previews the latest shows on a View-Master. We hope there are more of these to come, because it’s a great way for us to reminisce on our childhood. Check out some of the shots above and jump over to Ollivier’s Instagram for more.
The daily grind can be hard to get into. To help you get through this week, we've gathered the best of the web for you with the things we think you should browse, watch, read or do. First, see the city of LA in glorious 8K (or close to it). Read about the greatest counterfeit story you’ve never heard of. Learn how to do Movember right this year. See the world through Quin Schrock’s lens (otherwise known as @everchanginghorizon). Get pumped at the latest plan to revitalise Sydney’s nightlife (in more ways then expected). Lastly, learn how to turn your love of the outdoors into a full-blown career.
No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 915-metre vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each movement, Honnold talks about what it was like performing one of the most dangerous climbs ever.
In the food industry, few things are further apart than burgers and sushi. One is the ubiquitous American staple and the other is as much an art form as it is a meal. But sometimes worlds collide, and sushi legend Masa shows Ben and Brent from Eater how he cooks burgers at his restaurant in the Tribeca neighbourhood of New York City (and subsequently blows their minds with his approach).
Gaining popularity in the early twentieth century, Californian bungalows can be found dispersed throughout streets in most Australian cities. While their charm is undeniable, with neat facades and welcoming front porches; their layouts weren’t built for our modern way of living. Taylor Knights Architects were tasked with transforming a traditional home in Brunswick West into a multifunctional space for a young family. A modern bungalow extension to the rear was chosen as a way to retain the integrity of the original home while offering flexible new spaces to enjoy…
Scan the rocky coastline of San Juan de Alim and you might miss the SJAIII House. The home is almost entirely embedded into the Mexico landscape. Hanging vines and native vegetation cascade over the front elevation, making the exterior become a part of the scenery. Its interior is wrapped in rich woods, a warm contrast to the hillside's exposed stone. Retractable walls turn the inside into an open-air pavilion with extensive views over the Pacific Ocean. The living spaces now spill out onto an outdoor terrace covered by the oversized roof. A stone walkway leads down to a swimming pool. Like the rest of the residence, the water feature is integrated into the natural environment using the existing rock formations as a basin.
There are plenty of documentaries that highlight great teams and scorers, but Shut Up and Dribble is more about what players are doing off the court. The three-part special explores how NBA icons have used their notoriety to bring about social change and voice their own political issues. Produced by LeBron James and narrated by Jemele Hill, the series will premiere on Showtime November 3, 2018.