In 1983, Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. That same year, she was interviewed by Gloria Steinem for her series ‘In Conversation with…’ and discussed her early career. The short animated film from PBS Digital Studios also provides an insight on the views from the media and society in the early 80’s. Ride reveals that while NASA was enlightened about flying women astronauts, the press seemed the opposite as they asked irrelevant questions about bathroom facilities and make up rather than her abilities to operate the arm or deploy communication satellites. Hear more outtakes from the interview here.
Fun fact: we named our first BGC varsity after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space!
The Miniature Calendar project is going strong, now in its fifth year. Japanese art director Tatsuya Tanaka posts an image every day on his Instagram and Facebook to feature his ongoing photo project. Utilizing office supplies, food, and other household objects, he creates whimsical sets to tell a story in each. Take a look at a few of his photos below. More photos after the jump.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly displays liquid ping pong with a 4 mL drop of water between two paddles with hydrophobic, a water repellant.
Start your Super Bowl weekend with Pharrell if you’re in the San Francisco area and 21 or over. Pharrell will be performing live this Friday, February 5th, with an after show set by DJ Khaled at Pier 70. Tickets available here.
Here’s a sneak peek at a few toys that will be released this week at our Webstore and Flagship Store from Medicom Toy. Shop our other Medicom Toy merchandise here.
Talk about a conversation piece– the Abyss Table from Duffy London will be the conversation starter in any home. Designed by Christopher Duffy, this coffee table explores the majesty of the ocean depths as layered pieces portray the geological cross-section of the sea. Made of high-grade wood and glass, Duffy London incorporates sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials in their designs. The Abyss Table is limited to 25 editions worldwide, as all of Duffy London’s products are handmade by local artisans and craftspeople and handmade to order.
Via Duffy London.
New episode alert! Hit play to gain the Keys to Success with DJ Khaled and Aziz Ansari.
This week, Aziz Ansari and DJ Khaled appeared on Episode 14 of Pharrell’s Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone. Dubbed “anOTHERtone” by Scott Vener, this episode features discussions on late night studio vibes and valuable Keys to Success dropped by DJ Khaled. Hit the jump to see a few clips and be sure to check out the full episode on iTunes.
The GRAMMYs just released a short film celebrating the city of Compton with Kendrick Lamar, featuring the citizens reciting the lyrics to his hit “Alright.” He leads this year’s GRAMMYs with 11 nominations and is set to perform at the ceremony. Kendrick will also receive the key to Compton on February 13th.