As relaxing as a lava lamp is to watch from the outside, from the inside it’s a whole other level of mesmerizing. You’d assume that dropping a GoPro in a working lava lamp would be like diving into an active volcano, but the footage is more akin to peering inside a beating human heart as blood cells swirl all around…
I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.
I remember being so fascinated with automatic car washes as a kid. Your mom would pull up the family car and then relinquish control to what seemed like a highly choreographed ballet of robot arms and soap ballerinas that worked together to clean your car. I would watch the bubbles, listen to the thumping and enjoy…
So this machine comes with a weird thingie and it starts moving the ground and then there's this weird hose that goes under and stuff or something. I guess the hose will be connected to a pump to drain the water at some point. I don't know. I don't care. I just know that I watched it all. So relaxing.
Aaron Gough makes great custom knives. Here you can see him crafting "a prototype bushcraft/camping knife using only simple tools. The blade is made from O1 tool steel, the handle is made from brown Micarta." It's so relaxing to watch that now I want to have a siesta.
Some people hate doing nothing. I am not one of those people. The calmness of inactivity peacefully re-centers your soul. It's not boring. It's soothing. And these GIFs wonderfully made by artist Rebecca Mock perfectly capture that accomplished feeling of doing nothing.