Archive for January 27th, 2008

Web 2.0 Workplaces

Have you ever wondered what the home office of Facebook, Digg, or Craiglist looks like? This post has pictures of 12 workplaces that run some of the web's popular sites. Neatorama isn't there. As far as I can tell, it'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/web-20-workplaces/

The Shoe House and Other Buildings That Look Like Things

You're looking at the Shoe House in Hellam, Pennsylvania. It was an actual guesthouse (3 bedroom, 2 baths, a kitchen and a living room ... no word about shoe closet) of a local shoe magnate, Mahlon N. Haines. After his d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/the-shoe-house-and-other-buildings-that-look-like-things/

Telltale Sign that Chuck Norris Was Here

Thanks Trey! Does anyone know where this split rock is? (Or whether it's photoshop)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/telltale-sign-that-chuck-norris-was-here/

3D Alphabets Cut Out of Styrofoam

When he was at Yale School of Architecture in 2002, John Caserta created a series of 3D alphabets cut out of styrofoam. A particular piece, like this "S" here, would have many sides with different letters on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/3d-alphabets-cut-out-of-styrofoam/

Periodic Table of Printmaking

AzureGrackle started a neat project where she invited printmakers to create artwork for each of the elements in the periodic table: Ninety-six printmakers of all experience levels, have joined together to produce 118...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/periodic-table-of-printmaking/

Batman vs. Ninjas LEGO Diorama

Sometimes awesomeness comes in relatively simple things like this LEGO diorama of Batman kicking the tar out of some ninjas. Created by Nelson Yrizarry ("Big Daddy" Nelson [Flickr]), who also made the Joe Vig s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/batman-vs-ninjas-lego-diorama/

The World Of Acronyms

Did you ever want to find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stood for? That's what Mike Molloy, the founder and developer of AcronymFinder.com, said, when he launched the site in 1997, “I ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/the-world-of-acronyms/

Rescue Annie: L'Inconnue de la Seine

In 1900, the body of an unidentified young woman, an apparent suicide, was pulled from the river Seine in Paris. Enchanted by the mysterious corpse’s beauty, a morgue worker made a plaster cast of the woman’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/linconnue-de-la-seine/

Elastic House For Those Who "Love Instability"

French artist Etienne Meneau created this maison elastique (elastic house) out of modular riggings for those "who like instability" in their lives. Link - via BLDGBLOG...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/elastic-house-for-those-who-love-instability/

Glamour Mug Shots

Before and After mug shots of Tracey Gold of Growing Pains, booked for drunk driving in 2004 (The Smoking Gun) One day, photographer David Friedman of Ironic Sans got an idea: take a celebrity mug shots and turn it into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/glamour-mug-shots/

Pieta (Study) Sculpture by Paul Fryer

That's Pieta (Study), a 2006 sculpture of Jesus on an electric chair by UK artist Paul Fryer.I'll leave my interpretation of this sculpture's symbolism out of this post, but feel free to tell us what you think in the com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/pieta-study-sculpture-by-paul-fryer/

The U.N. Potato Plushie: Mr. Peacekeeper Potatohead

Lesley-Anne of Hello Pineaples heard that the United Nations declared 2008 to be the International Year of the Potato. She found this to be a completely ridiculous idea. So, she set forth to make her first political plu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/the-un-potato-plushie-mr-peacekeeper-potatohead/

Gomboc: World's First Self-Righting Object

Remember the 70's toy Weeble ("Weebles wobble but they don't fall down")? Well, no matter what position you place weebles in, they always sproing upright. They do this because their bottom end are weighted.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/gomboc-worlds-first-self-righting-object/

Gallery of Anti-Riot Vehicles

"Avalanche" system for Russian OMON (special police)Our pal Avi Abrams Dark Roasted Blend blog has a round-up of riot control vehicles from around the world, including a brief history of how they came to be:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/gallery-of-anti-riot-vehicles/

The Ghetto Pieta

Jim, a Gentleman of Elegant Leisure (says so on his business card) at Sweet Juniper blog, was walking in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, when he ran across a street art that put all street arts to shame: an anonymous painting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/the-ghetto-pieta/

Truck Bearing Kibble Webcomic

Truck Bearing Kibble, a webcomic by Jeremy Kramer and Eric Vaughn, is one of those delightful treats I come across while surfing teh Interweb every once in a great while.You'll find various pop culture references (always...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/truck-bearing-kibble-webcomic/

EVOL, a Love Story in a Backward World

EVOL is an amazing short film written and directed by Chris Vincze. It shows the life of two people who spot each other across a crowded street and fall in love ... in a backward world! Starring Rick Warden and Lucy Bark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/evol-a-love-story-in-a-backward-world/

Scientists Trying to Isolate the Scent of Fear

Remember The Scarecrow, the villain in Batman Begins that made fear-inducing toxin? Well, his weapons may soon be a reality, thanks to Pentagon scientists who are trying to isolate and harness the chemical scent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/scientists-trying-to-isolate-the-scent-of-fear/

Mark Kelso's Mega LEGO Sculpture: The Invisible Hand Spaceship

That's LEGO masterbuilder Mark Kelso posing in front of his latest creation: the Invisible Hand, General Grevious' spaceship from Star Wars Episode III. Kelso's ship is huge: 73 inches (185) long, 13 inches (33...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/mark-kelsos-mega-lego-sculpture-the-invisible-hand-spaceship/

Capa's Negatives Found

Thousands of Robert Capa's negatives, taken during the Spanish Civil War and thought to be lost forever, have been found - and the world of photography is abuzz:TO the small group of photography experts aware of its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/capas-negatives-found/

Maurizio Savini's Gum Sculptures

Italian artist Maurizio Savini uses a very unusual material for sculpting: pink chewing gum! Chewing-gum, as a matter of fact known in Italian also as “ American gum “, was introduced by American soldiers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/maurizio-savinis-gum-sculptures/

Walrus Found Stolen Bucket, Kicked It

Oh noes! Thanks to Neatorama reader Christophe, I've just found out that Minazo, Japan's largest Southern elephant seal and Internet superstar, actually died in 2005 (what can I say, Neatorama's always behind the time!)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/walrus-found-stolen-bucket-kicked-it/

A Ghost Town Buried in the Sand

Kolmanskop in Namibia was a booming town after diamonds were discovered in the region in 1908. But diamond sales dropped, and the town was abandoned in the 1950s. Mother Nature took over, and the shifting sands invaded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/27/a-ghost-town-buried-in-the-sand/
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