Interview with Brian May, lead guitar player of the group Queen about his Red Special guitar that he and his father built from scratch. The “Whammy bar” is made out of one of his mom’s old knitting needles. Perfect.
Bobby McFerrin is a national treasure. Here he is improvising with a rather large group in a stadium who know exactly how to stick with him.
Here he is doing his thing at TED:
A quick pay it forward video. Very nice.
This is quite an amazing video of Japanese gift wrapping. I used large photographs that were on my seconds pile this year and the rag paper is to thick for this technique but this technique would work well with old maps or any thinner newsprint. Note the diagonal pattern, amazingly simple yet a beautiful design.
[via The Kid Should See This]
American Masters just aired a great documentary on the designers Charles and Ray Eames, the influential American designers. I highly recommend watching it by following the above link.
I don’t watch Monday Night Football but this behind the scenes slide show tour narrated by Mike Tirico is absolutely amazing. What a team. What a process.