The internet is a very large place. There are many times we think to ourselves how could it get any awesome, and then it just does. The days you don’t mean to find content that changes the smallest viewpoint, but then you find them.
We are here to share with you our top 5 coolest websites you should bookmark, immediately. Because believe us, you’re not gonna want to skip out on these.
Although not all windows come with a view, to look through the same perspective on repeat could get a bit mundane. There are times we look out the window to seek inspiration, or to simply check if the delivery driver is outside. But what if you could look from someone’s else’s viewpoint, who lives in a different part of the world, right from comfort of your home or the nearest Wi-Fi signal?
WindowSwap, created by the couple Sonali and Vai, is a very unique project that was assembled during our nationwide shutdown from Covid. What was seen to be only a distraction from the world became an internet sensation for distrubution and sharing original content.
Including this Worldwide collaborative music and art project called “Jitaku” is a WindowSwap music video that includes:
50 windows views from around the world.
30 different countries.
3 creative artists.
1 digital choir named “Vignettes At Home”.
Have you ever been to Amsterdam, Netherlands? Oslo, Norway? Have you ever been curious as to what it’s like if you were there? Maybe you’re you planning a trip in the near future and google images just isn’t cutting it?
City Walks, takes that exact concept and allows you to dive in the world of a stranger as they walk through the city for or with you. What’s the best part? Don’t worry about leaving the house if you don’t want to. After selecting a city and country, you can scroll through the local radio stations and choose whether you would like the walk to be during the day or night.
Meanwhile, you’d be amazed at what you can find when you’re not there in person.
3. Drive and Listen
Almost the same concept as the above City Walks, but instead of walking, you’re in someone’s vehicle driving while getting the ultimate street view. This time you’re choosing locations from different cities around the world including their local radio stations. If you don’t want any music playing, you have the option of selecting “street noise” which really adds to the feeling of being in that car.
Driving too slow? That’s ok, just speed the car up to 2x from the standard. Truthfully, the fact that Drive and Listen is free, it’s pretty shocking and we are obsessed. So make sure you send in a tip for a coffee or two on the house.
See you in Paris.
4. My 90’s TV
Remember back in the day when we had those gigantic silver TV’s we’d play video games and watch movies on? Welcome to My 90’s TV, where you turn on the power button and get quickly sucked back into the 90s by year.
It’s hard to deny some of the best comes from the 90s generation like Ren & Stimpy, Jerry Springer, and Clueless just to name a few. Good thing you can flick and filter through a great amount of content from old school commercials, gameshows, cartoons and more.
Do you crave content from even more generations? Go back all the way through the 60’s, 70’s 80’s then skip over to the year 2000 because why not? It’s all free and tips with coffee are encouraged.
5. Radio Garden
The act of planting seeds seems to have a new meaning.
Radio Garden, a Google Earth meets Radio combo that allows anyone to search the globe, choose a location, plant your seeds, and listen to a local radio station from that location. Imagine the sole purpose of connecting and re-connecting with people and cultures from a distance.
If you don’t know where to search you have the option to browse different playlists and dive yourself into something new. Make sure to turn your speakers up.