Chacalall Orozco is a graphic designer from Mexico. Read the rest
Need to relax for a couple of minutes? Don those headphones and head over to Sand Tagious for some very satisfying slicing and smooshing of kinetic sand. Read the rest
There are various apps that purport to generate white noise, but the free ones I've tried have all been strange or skeevy, and YouTube's a minefield of allcaps woo and bad ads. Turns out that the best place to get it is a website: NoiseMachines.
The white noise generator is perfect, with an equalizer, presets and options to save and share your own. (Here's one I made for you that I'm calling "24 hours of bridge noise but something's very wrong with the spaceship")
But there's also lots of sample-based blends of noise, too, such as thunder, vinyl scratches, generative piano music (my setting), data centers, binaural beats, etc.
The creator is Stephane Pigeon, a sound engineer with various other similar projects to enjoy. Read the rest
The Hot Tub Boat is both at the same time. You can rent one to float around Seattle's Lake Union or custom order your very own from HotTubBoats.com.
"Well, the hot tub boat is fifteen feet over all, she's about six feet wide, about close to 400 gallons of water in the hot tub,” says (Seattle-based co-inventor Adam) Karpenske. “It can take six people on the boat at any time."
"She does her haul speed at about three-and-a-half knots. It's controlled by a little joy stick. Kind of like a lot of people have equated it to ‘if you ever played Pac-man, you can drive the hot tub boat.'"
"Hit the water in a Hot Tub Boat" (King5 via Weird Universe) Read the rest
The impossible architecture puzzle game Monument Valley is pretty soothing—it's inspired hours of ASMR videos, if that's your jam—but the newest iOS release from Monument Valley developer Ustwo takes things a step further with a straight up relaxation app. Read the rest
Beautiful video of air currents rippling through grassy knolls in Norway. Read the rest
Longing for a relaxing rainy day? Open a window with rainymood.com and feel your stress dissipate. Discover relaxing music by clicking the random song option to overlay on your rain. Read the rest
Not doing anything for the next 11 hours? Watch a pile of five cute puppies sleep, their breathing punctuated only by an occasional rooster crowing nearby. Part of the long-form YouTube genre Cory previously covered. Read the rest
Negativity-reducing website calm.com offers guided relaxation breaks of 2 to 20 minutes. They also have a free smartphone app to help you meditate, sleep, or relax wherever you are. Read the rest