Archive for October 28th, 2007

The Peckham House

Most people saw this small plot of land in southeast London and thought it was too small for anything but a broom closet, but not Monty Ravenscroft. After buying the land, he built an amazing house with a retractable roo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/the-peckham-house/

Car Crushed ... by a Runaway Wrecking Ball!

This is the sort of thing you thought only happens in the movies: a crane was demolishing a building with a wrecking ball when its cable snapped, sending the 1,500 pound (680 kg) ball tumbling downhill into town!As i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/car-crushed-by-a-runaway-wrecking-ball/

Tetris Quilt

Behold the Tetris quilt, lovingly made by Amy of Rabbit Style News blog. Now, if I were a crafty guy, I'd totally make something from my favorite game of all time: Dig Dug ;)Link - via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/tetris-quilt/

Cows with Guns

Ah, this is what the Intarweb is for: a strange yet very funny Flash animation and song about a cow rebellion fighting for bovine freedom.Song by Dana Lyons, animated by Bjørn-Magne Stuesøl.Definit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/cows-with-guns/

Money Wallpaper

WallStreetFighter blog has a post about Money Pubs, bars with wallpapers made out of ... money!Everyone wants to open a bar. Financially it is one of the worst investments you could ever make, but the cool factor is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/money-wallpaper/

PAW, The Bounding Robot

Mechanical engineer and robot builder James Andrew Smith of McGill University's Centre for Intelligent Machines created this "bounding" robot named PAW that - perhaps one day - you can take out for a walk!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/paw-the-bounding-robot/

Designer Packing Tape

Who knew you could get packing tape in so many different designs? See many designs at Reuben Miller. I particularly like the tape that says "Shut Up!" Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/designer-packing-tape/

The Last Supper - Now Online in Amazing Detail.

An Italian technology firm, HAL9000, has created an online mega-composite of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper at an incredible 16 gigapixel resolution (about 2,000 times more detailed than a standard digital photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/the-last-supper-now-online-in-amazing-detail/

Jennifer Bain paintings

Jennifer Bain paints pretty and atmospheric paintings inspired by nature. The vertical (mostly) strips in her paintings are individually exquisitely composed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/jennifer-bain/

HP Lovecraft-inspired Poster

Julien Notter and Sébastien Vigne of at-elier created this awesome optical-illusion poster inspired by HP Lovecraft:Now, one would think an op-art Cthulhu would be a lot more appropriate than just a plain ol&#...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/hp-lovecraft-inspired-poster/

Trivia: Roulette and Mark of the Beast

All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666, the Number of the Beast.According to legends, François Blanc, who set up the first casino in Monte Carlo, supposedly bargained with the devil to obtain the secret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/trivia-roulette-and-mark-of-the-beast/

Steve Miller's Pumpkin House

We've posted about the awe-inspiring Kenova Pumpkin House with its 3,000 jack-o'-lanterns, but this particular home was actually built to look like a pumpkin!Steve Miller got interested in geodesic domes in 1972...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/steve-millers-pumpkin-house/

Private Firefighers for Rich Homeowners

The Southern California fire disaster has revealed another benefit of being rich: better protection against fires!Insurance company AIG has a private client group, an elite program offered only to homeowners with propert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/private-firefighers-for-rich-homeowners/

Sleeping People of China

You may have heard the term "The Sleeping Giant" being applied to China, but as German photographer Bernd Hagemann found out, the term may actually have a more literal meaning: Chinese people can sleep anywhere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/sleeping-people-of-china/

Nick Derington's Stranger in a Diner

Image: Nick Derington [Flickr]Cartoonist Nick Derington promises that this amazing drawing is just the first in the Stranger series, with meanings to be played out in subsequent panels. And what better way to st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/28/nick-deringtons-stranger-in-a-diner/






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