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It’s all Smiles and Pantsula in the new Basement Jaxx Music Video

To shoot the music video for their upcoming single, electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx and South African-born director Damian Weilers headed to Alex township. Visuals of motherly love and brotherly friendship accompany the catchy tune, and there’s some fancy footwork too. Check out pantsula dancers Donald Phasha and Envent Mdluli do their thing in What a Difference Your Love Makes.

[via we-are-awesome]

Cute Mood Wheels for Ovaries and Testicles

Purveyors of plush internal organs, I Heart Guts created two handy visual guides for when you need to share the inner feelings controlled by two rather important glands. While the mood wheel for the ovary goes through a cycle of different emotions, it seems the testicle is uncomplicated and single-minded. Check them out after the jump.

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Cookie Monster Want it (But Him Wait)

When Sesame Street’s googly-eyed and lovable oaf Cookie Monster wants a cookie, he usually gets his cookie. However in this little nugget of edutainment, he reins in his obsession to teach us a valuable lesson on self-restraint. Sung to the theme of Icona Pop’s I Love It, watch Cookie Monster in Me Want It (But Me Wait).

[via Neatorama]

Fear of Flying

Dougal has nightmares that he is falling through the sky uncontrollably. Dougal is a bird.

With winter fast approaching, Lucy and Dick make ready to flock off to warmer climates but Dougal heads to the grocers and stocks up on rations. The house-bound Dougal sits in the biting cold, watching horrible re-runs, until one night when he is scared into action. Does Dougal overcome his Fear of Flying and make it to the sunny south? Find out below.

This endearing live-action short film was created by Conor Finnegan from Dublin, Ireland.

[via This Fox is Black]

D’aww. Chinchillas Taking a Dust Bath

Rapper Jay Z (dropped hyphen seeking new employment) is cut from a different cloth. His texture is the best fur — Chinchilla. And speaking of those adorable rodents, did you know that they cannot bathe in water because their fur is so dense that it won’t dry properly? So how then do they establish an effective skincare routine? By chinchillin’ in a bath full of dust.

[via Holy Kaw! | Chinchilla image by radioimp]

Superhero Kids

“To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind.”

Illustrator Andy Fairhurst creates super-cute watercolour silhouettes of kids as they cosplay their favourite comic book heroes and villains. The likenesses are undeniably cute. Check out Fairhurst’s Superhero Kids after the jump.

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Designing an Artisanal Hipster Logo in Six Easy Steps

If you like Earl Grey-fed lactating hamster milk in your flat white, keep your pencils in a moonbag case case, and take many a cross-processed selfie, it’s too late. You’ve gone full hipster.

While hipsters may have niche interests, it appears that hipster branding is rather conventional and common. In fact, six steps is all it takes to create a hipster logo. Illustrator Tim Delger creates a handy step-by-step guide on how to design an authentic, artisanal hipster logo. Check it out after the jump.

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Jellies in the Sky

Marine biologist, Alexander Semenov, works at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) in northwest Russia and has posted over 900 photos of the undersea life around the station. The most captivating are of Cyanea capillata, or the hair jellyfish. Semenov changes his shooting angle to set the creatures against a backdrop that makes them seem like they’re aloft in the sky. Have a look at some of his images of Cynea in the sky after the jump.

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Hipsters and Hashtags

If there’s a nonconformist hipster living inside you, they don’t want to watch this video. It’s already received 300+ views, so you totally need to boycott this mainstream malarkey.

However, if your hipster level is camo pants and middle partings, you may like the latest music video from comedy duo of Nic Smal and Gareth Allison. The hashtag besties wax lyrical about hipsterdom in Cape Town from the nesting doll approach to storing pencils to using hamster milk in flat whites. Hipsters tend to watch viral videos on Vimeo, so check out Hipsters and Hashtags on YouTube.

[via @walker_texas]

Waltzing Around Saturn

Not having the best Monday? Boss telling you that you don’t know Uranus from your elbow? I know that feeling too.

Get away from it all (even if temporarily) by watching this most wonderful time-lapse video. The 2.5-tonne spacecraft Cassini–Huygens will be your chauffeur on this tour of the Saturn’s rings and icy moons, set to a dreamy classical piece by Shostakovich.

Around Saturn was put together by Fabio di Donato who pieced together more than 200,000 images taken by the Cassini as it whizzed around Saturn’s rings from 2004 to 2012.

[via io9]