The only thing Korean about this page is me. The rest is filled with randomness I find on the web. These wares represent the things I find most worthy. Welcome to the Korean General Store.

Woodhouse

This is short film at its finest. Though only 8 minutes, this manages to capture all the depth, drama and storyline of a feature length film! -KGS

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Rob Cantor - “Old Bike”

Whimsical! -KGS

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Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

UPS engineers found that left-hand turns were a major drag on efficiency. Turning against traffic resulted in long waits in left-hand turn lanes that wasted time and fuel, and it also led to a disproportionate number of accidents. By mapping out routes that involved "a series of right-hand loops," UPS improved profits and safety while touting their catchy, environmentally friendly policy. As of 2012, the right turn rule combined with other improvements — for the wow factor, UPS doesn’t separate them out — saved around 10 million gallons of gas and reduced emissions by the equivalent of taking 5,300 cars of the road for a year.

-Priceonomics

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Google Night Walk, An Immersive and Interactive Trip Through a Beautiful Neighborhood in Marseille, France
This seems like an exceptionally good use of Google Maps… -KGS
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Google Night Walk, An Immersive and Interactive Trip Through a Beautiful Neighborhood in Marseille, France

This seems like an exceptionally good use of Google Maps… -KGS

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In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave Desert to Antarctica to the Australian Outback. Her unique portraits reveal the living history of our planet as well as what we stand to lose in the future, thanks to climate change and human encroachment.

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Bathtub IV

The most recent Vimeo Staff Pick was a tilt shift called Tiny Sidney, but I find that recent tilt shifts pale in comparison to an old faithful, Bathub IV from five years ago. Enjoy. -KGS

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The Betrayed Confidence: Edward Gorey’s Weird and Whimsical Vintage Illustrated Postcards

-Brainpickings

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Over the course of ten years, Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji captured the special bond between Japanese pig farmer Otchan and his 1,200 pigs. As you can tell by these photos, he cared for each individual pig in a loving and caring way. In Yamaji’s book Pigs and Papa, watch as the cigarette smoking, beer drinking man becomes like their proud papa as he reads the newspaper to the pigs and plays music to them on his guitar.

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"Welcome to the end of the world," said a woman as we stepped out of a Bolero jeep, the government escorts trying not to clatter their guns while hopping down from the back. Since leaving the little airport outside of Dimapur, the last four hours had been the most pulse-pounding drive of my life: a cliffside trek where roads lacked guardrails and drivers lacked propensity to slow down for the nauseatingly elevated hairpins turns. As we loaded out of the car, I didn’t think to ask the woman why she called this the "end of the world". There was a feeling I had —somewhere deep inside me like a cavern that had never been lit up— that told me there was nothing beyond this. That this was "it". There was no going back and no going forward. We had arrived at the end.

In the Autumn of 2013, I was one of three filmmakers recruited to explore the work of a team helping children in some of the most ignored area of the globe. Myself and cinematographer Chad Terpstra ventured out into the Indian state of “Nagaland,” one of the most remote regions of the eastern Himalayas to learn about it’s habitants, the health conditions of the children, and a group called “Vitamin Angels”.

This is what happened.

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Graphonaute

Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. Though animation is not his primary focus, Germain spends his spare time mixing live action footage with various 3D tools to create quirky visual effects and experiments. You can see more over on Graphonaute.

-Colossal via This Isn’t Happiness

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‘SHAPE’ – AN ANIMATION ABOUT DESIGN THAT EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH

If, for one day, you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?’ – This is the question posed in Shape, a new animated short from director Johnny Kelly. The film is part of a larger project called MakeShapeChange which invites young people to think about how the world around them is made and where design fits in. It’s a wonderful little film and a fantastic way to encourage people to think about design.

The film also has a great website which introduces young people to the many ways that design exists in our world. Go check it out and make sure to spread the word about this excellent project.

-The Fox is Black

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Cat Becomes Entranced By His Reflection On A Daily Basis

Why and how cats are continually fascinating to humans becomes apparent when a cat seems completely fascinated with itself! -KGS

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A Dystopian Sci-Fi Movie Filmed Completely under the Radar in China … Starring Ai Weiwei

Anything involving Ai Weiwei tends to be epic, and so we have his acting debut with Christopher Doyle (“In the Mood for Love”) on the team to boot. The Kickstarter campaign is ready for pledging. -KGS

-Colossal

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Bibo

Beautiful short about a robot living in the shadow of a world that once was. -KGS

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We Will Live Again looks at the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. Follow Ben Best and Andy Zawacki as they maintain the ninety-nine deceased human bodies stored at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. Meanwhile, cryonics movement founder Robert Ettinger, long-retired from overseeing operations at the Institute, still lives nearby, self-publishing books on cryonics, awaiting the end of this life and eagerly anticipating the next.

This is incredible, in the truest sense of the word. -KGS

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