🍄Shoes Made from Mushrooms, Vaporwave Cassettes, and Digital Candy
3d Printed Snowmen Candy
Hey friends! I hope y’all are doing awesomely this week.
Merry Christmas, by the way! 🎄
I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Let me know if you get anything super cool for Christmas. Personally, I asked for a Google Stadia so I can play Cyberpunk 2077.
I’ve waited 8 dang years for this game. I don’t care if it has bugs. I’ve graduated from High School, College, had two career changes, gotten married, and had a baby.
I’m. Playing. It.
It’s crazy to think that 2020 is nearly over. It’s gone by so fast.
Oh - it’s been a while since I’ve shared this, but if you’d like to follow some of my daily randomnesses, you can find me on Twitter @land_ofrandom
I’ve got a lot of goodies for you today . . .
If you’re looking for some last minute one dollar digital stocking stuffers, my friend Andrew Kamphey has you covered. There’s some cool stuff on this list!
Are you ready?
🍄Get Some Mushroom Shoes
Where do shoes go when they die? Mostly to the landfill to live forever.
If only there were shoes that were biodegradable . . .
Well, now there are!
Mycl is making shoes and other products from mycellium. It’s fabricated as a natural leather style fabric, and used to construct wallets, shoes, and other products.
Here’s the technical details on the fabric according to their Mycellium spec sheet. It sounds like a pretty complex process.
The Mycelium leather structure includes a direct-bonded enforcement of fabric to enhance tear strength of the material. The leather comes with natural brown-ish color while for black, it is naturally dyed. The leather structure itself consists fully of natural layers of mycelium fibre that create a solid and strong bond. (Source)
I’m not sure how much of the shoe is made from mushroom leather,but I’d wager at least the whole upper portion of the shoe. Sadly, it’s sold out at the moment. Here’s what it looks like. (Source)
Pretty cool right? I imagine that they plan to create jackets and other garments at some point. I’m pretty excited about this tech. The more we can replicate current clothing technology to create sustainable products - the better!
Check out MYCL at the link!
I’ve discovered a fascinating underground scene of music. Yes - yes we know about the Youtube Vaporwave playlists, Spotify playlists, and underground artists on Soundcloud.
But, did you know about the ones on Bandcamp?
Yessss. There’s tons of very cool Vaporwave albums on Bandcamp . . . and they have physical merch.
Look . . . just look at all this beautiful modern nostalgia. These are all limited edition cassettes, and they’re dirt cheap too.
The digital albums are insanely dirt cheap too! For example, you can buy all 282 digital releases of Business Casual for as low as 1 DOLLAR. Here. See for yourself
Can you imagine how much fun it would be to get out a cassette player at a party and say “I’m going to play some Vaporwave music?” Here’s some merch by the power_lunch_foundation. (Source)
For example, there is only one copy of that Noire Shadow Edition Cassette by VHSRelay left, and it’s got some great vibes.
Here. Listen to some samples here. Heck, maybe that one copy is left?
Business Casual has some really great cassettes too.
This stuff is absolutely fascinating. I knew about Vaporwave Vinyl - but had no idea where to purchase such stuff.
I had to go deep on Twitter to find out.
I managed to stumble across this post which was retweeted by a Vaporwave account I follow.
And I was off to the races! It’s a much larger subculture than I anticipated, so - honestly, this is just an introductory post to the topic. I’ll deep dive for sure in the near future.
For now - you know what I know. 😁
Don’t worry - you can actually buy and eat this candy.
Sugar Lab makes 3D printed candy that you can enjoy - or just look at. They are definitely a great conversation starter at a get together. For example, take a look at these sugar cubes. They’re ornate, complicated, and attention grabbing. (Source)
They literally beg the question - how in the world are these made
Here’s the brief bio of Sugar Lab
The Sugar Lab is the world's first true digital bakery, run by a small team of rogue chefs, architects-turned-designers, and tech geeks in East Los Angeles. Our chefs imagine, our designers model, and our kitchen 3D prints.
So cool! The infusion of tech into food. Imagine bigger versions of these that you could use as props for your cakes. You could take a modest dessert to the next level!
I think we’re going to see 3D printing make more and more inroads into the world of cooking. How cool would 3D printed bread, pasta or pastry shells be?
or a sugar cube model car you could build with your kids? For example, they have these awesome looking snowmen you can put together.
They also make custom designs too - so if you wanted a custom 3D printed sugar model of the Eiffel Tower - they could make that.
Check out their cool creations at the link!
👾The Land of Random
Haha! More wonderful and random links.
Sate your curiosity for the interesting every Sunday! Topics range from the history of Christmas Trees to the dark art of world class Scrabble, fascinating YT videos, Podcasts, Poetry, and more! It’s always a bevy of curious content and great articles to read. I enjoy learning something new every week!
Neo Tokyo Jams
This is possibly some of the most creative music I have ever found. Check out the vibes from the BARCODE SCANNER!
This enjoyable little game lets you create trees, plants, UFO’s, and more from the four elements. There’s no instructions - and it’s all about discovering what works. I ended up creating floods and lava. What will you make? I must mention that it works great in my browser.
The Ultimate Camper
Ready to ride out the apocalypse in style with your family? Well, now you can with the Commander SLRV 8x8. This massive vehicle even has a second floor, and a solar panel system!
You can now add a LIVE community Chat to your website for free . . . and it all lives in one of those little Messenger style bubbles. Seriously, this is one of the MOST INNOVATIVE products I’ve ever seen. Think of what you could do for Ecommerce. YOUR super fans could literally find eachother and bond over your products in your website. Obviously, this would definitely need moderation - but it’s super cool.
Back 4 Blood
The Spiritual Successor to Left 4 Dead made by the same team? Say no more . . .
This Neat AI tool will literally summarize articles for you as you research. If you have to consume vast amounts of research, this could probably come in handy.
TikToks You Can’t Miss
It looks tasty, but I don’t know if it is.
Nothing like a TikTok ARG - Is it real? Is it Fake?
This is the sweetest thing ever . . . you may cry
Well that’s absolutely terrifying
Where did all these raccoons come from?
The Xbox 360 Halo Servers were STILL online?
Well that’s all for this issue of The Land of Random. See you next time my friends!