Inside Japan’s KitKat Factory

From the carpark to the chocolate tank room, baking line, moulding queue and beyond, this series of videos takes viewers on a tour of the KitKat factory in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture. Beginning with intense hygiene and cleaning rituals, the videos are “weird and wonderful” and entirely enthralling. See them all at Core77.

PULSE Art Fair Tackles “A Violence” Theme With Video Works

At Miami Art Week 2018, five artists will participate in the contemporary art fair's PLAY division

Perhaps there’s no subject more timely or appropriate for an art fair than violence. Its role in our society—public policies, personal lives and private thoughts—remains, unfortunately, ever-present. Art has long been a way of addressing, considering and subverting the status quo. And the present norms and acceptance around violence need all of the above. For this year’s Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (to be held during Miami Art Week) …

Brendan Ravenhill’s Versatile Ada Sconce

A new short film explores the method behind the dynamic yet minimal piece

The works of LA-based designer Brendan Ravenhill stem from a process involving many people. The Ada Sconce, for example, goes through metal-bending, hole-punching, and powder-coating before its assembly in Ravenhill’s Glassell Park studio. To offer a peek into this way of making, Ravenhill and his team have created a mini-documentary that follows how the minimal yet versatile light fixture is produced. “Ada is a celebration of …

Heron Preston’s NASA-Inspired Collection Goes to Space

In partnering with NASA, Heron Preston had to adhere to certain guidelines about color and copy—meticulously incorporating these requirements into his modern vision for apparel. Honoring the 1990 NASA logo, Preston dubbed his spacesuit-inspired FW18 collection the “Fall/Winter 1990” series, and sent some pieces into space to demonstrate his commitment to the inspiration. The footage is as captivating as the clothes and accessories. You can …

Instagram’s New Long-Form Video App, IGTV

For anyone who’s opened an Instagram story (and found themselves watching every single one that follows) comes IGTV—Instagram’s new standalone app and in-app feature. It displays long-form vertical video content from everyone you already follow (and some personal recommendations). The independent app will start off advertisement-free, but that’s likely to change. As for creating content, users can upload video up to 10 minutes in length …