Becoming Sumo

Watch and listen to Ōsunaarashi (大砂嵐金太郎), the first professional sumo wrestler from the African continent, talk about his experience leaving home to fulfill his dream of becoming a sumo wrestler at the age of 16.

Man At Arms: Jake’s Sword

Man at Arms made Finn’s sword from Adventure Time in a previous episode, but this time he’s gonna make Jake’s sword. Enjoy!

Grandma Yu Um Chon’s Kimchee

Watch grandma Yu Um Chon as she makes a pot of kimchee. Delicious!

If you want to try your hand at making some, her recipe is as follows:

1 Napa cabbage
1 Korean (or daikon) radish, cut into matchsticks
1/2 C ground Korean hot pepper
1/4 C Korean salted shrimp
1 bulb of garlic, finely minced)
1 (three-inch) piece of fresh ginger root (minced)
1 bunch of scallions
salt and sugar to taste

Dissolve about six tablespoons of sea salt in a large bowl of water (about a gallon), add the cabbage, and let it soak in the salt water overnight, rubbing the salt on the cabbage a few times.

Remove the cabbage from the salt bath, drain, and rinse. Combine all ingredients with the shredded radish in a large bowl. Season with salt and sugar to taste.

Layer the radish mix in between the cabbage leaves, place into a large glass or other non-reactive container, and allow it to sit for two to three days.

*All amounts are approximate and can be varied according to your preference!

Cut Brooklyn: Knifemaker Joel Bukiewicz

I posted about Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn before when he was featured in a madebyhand video. Cool Hunting also has a video about Bukiwicz about how he got his start, but also the process behind making his kitchen knives.

High School Students Solve Watery Ketchup Problem

If you’re still wondering what the benefits are of affordable 3D printers and what purpose they may serve, this video may be able to help illustrate that benefit. These are two high school students, Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson, who had a problem with the initial watery ketchup on the first squeeze. By having the tools of 3d rendering software and and 3d printer readily at their fingertips, they were able to take a problem, come up with an idea for a solution and form their concept into a working prototype.

Young minds are full of creativity and if we can equip them with the proper tools and education, I’m sure they can solve many, many problems no matter how big or small. Well done Richards and Thompson.

Ultra Violet (aka Isabelle Collin Dufresne)

Get a quick glimpse inside the mind of Ultra Violet (aka Isabelle Collin Dufresne).

Peace and Fulfillment

"Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment."  — Og Mandino

Chicago Sandwich Restaurant Goes 2 Years Without Creating Trash

Chef Justin Vrany owner of Sandwich Me, utilizes only local meat and produce, runs the business on renewable energy and is trash free for 2 years by recycling, composting and using other methods as well.

Gentlemen of Letters: A Dublin Sign Painting Film

Gentlemen of Letters: A Dublin Sign Painting Film, a mini doc on the sign painters of Dublin.

I didn’t realize until watching some #madmen last night that my cup at work is a sterling cooper & price mug. Haha