Archive for April 18th, 2011

Louis Vuitton Critters

Artist Billie Achilleos created bespoke designer animals constructed out of genuine Louis Vuitton bags, purses and accessories for Louis Vuitton shop windows. The chameleon above is one of several fashionista sculptur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/louis-vuitton-critters/

Ape Hanger Handlebars on This Motorcycle Are Ridiculous, Awesome

A Jalopnik reader sent in this photo of a custom motorcycle with dangerously high ape hanger handlebars: The high handlebars — "ape hangers" in chopper speak — rank among the tallest in the world, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/ape-hanger-handlebars-on-this-motorcycle-are-ridiculous-awesome/

Maxime Ansiau's Conjoined Plates

Maxime Ansiau, an artist based in Amsterdam, has made four sets of conjoined porcelain plates showing very tall or very wide buildings. I have no idea how she does it, but I'm most curious. http://www.maximeansia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/maxime-ansiaus-conjoined-plates/

Miniature Crossbow Fires Flaming Bolts

(Video Link) YouTube user T. Shamir, who made the excellent tiny cannon that we featured last year, has machined a crossbow from gold, silver, and steel. It comes with a tiny aperture sight and a pull of 5.9 pounds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/miniature-crossbow-fires-flaming-bolts/

The New Headquarters of Lucasfilm Looks Like a Sandcrawler

The Lucasfilm Animation building in Singapore looks rather like a sandcrawler, don't you think? This is just an artist's conception, as groundbreaking occurred only this week. Link via CrunchGear | Images: Furiou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/the-new-headquarters-of-lucasfilm-looks-like-a-sandcrawler/

Tree Has Far Too Much Pollen

(Video Link) This tree in Lewisburg, Tennessee has a lot of pollen. A gentle shake reveals how much. via Geekosystempollen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/tree-has-far-too-much-pollen/

Wood-Burning El Camino

We've posted about wood gas burning cars before, but those were cars not inherently cool, namely a Yugo and an old Citroën. An El Camino, on the other hand, is awesome even if it can't run. This one, however, dubbe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/wood-burning-el-camino/

Cadbury Creme Egg inside a Chocolate Cupcake

Melissa Smith of Zoey Cakes has made what may be the ultimate Cadbury Creme Egg creation. It's baked with an egg inside, covered with vanilla buttercream frosting, and then topped with a mini egg. Link via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/cadbury-creme-egg-inside-a-chocolate-cupcake/

Doctor Who Retro Alarm Clock

Doctor Who Retro Alarm Clock - $25.95 Do you know a Doctor Who fan who has trouble getting up in the morning? Get them the very cool Doctor Who Retro Alarm Clock from the NeatoShop!  This fabulous clock features the 11...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/doctor-who-retro-alarm-clock/

Axe Guns

It's hard to find much information about this type of firearm. Steve of The Firearm Blog suspects that these weapons were decorative rather than practical. There are apparently a couple examples on display i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/axe-gun/

Philosophical Debate Referee Signals

This handy chart was created by Landon Schurtz, a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. I'm curious about what would constitute a personal foul in debate. via Marginal Revolutionphilosophy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/philosophical-debate-referee-signals/

Unclaimed Baggage Center

Where do unclaimed baggage from the airport end up? In Alabama, actually - at the aptly named Unclaimed Baggage Center, where you can browse and buy things that your fellow travelers left behind:Welcome to the final...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/unclaimed-baggage-center/

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Getting a Stiff Competition: Here Comes Viagra Gum!

The little blue pill is going to have some competition Pfizer's patent on Viagra ends next year, so the company is trying to market something edgier: Viagra gum.The market for drugs to correct erectile dysfunction ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/erectile-dysfunction-drugs-getting-a-stiff-competition-here-comes-viagra-gum/

Kohler Numi: $6,400 Fancy Toilet Can Do Everything Except Poop For You

If you have money to flush down the drain, then surely you're not going to sit your bum down on some plebeian toilet. Thankfully, Kohler has got you covered.Behold the Numi Bidet Toilet. At a mere $6,400 it's a steal:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/kohler-numi-6400-fancy-toilet-can-do-everything-except-poop-for-you/

Student Yawned in Class ... And Couldn't Close Her Mouth!

Got a boring class? Whatever you do, suppress that irresistible urge to yawn, just in case. Here's what happened to a British teen after she yawned in one particularly boring class:Holly Thompson, 17, of Kingsthorpe,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/student-yawned-in-class-and-couldnt-close-her-mouth/

You're Not Stuck in Traffic. You Are Traffic

Someone handy with Photoshop subverted an advertisement (photo by: Carlton Reid [Flickr]) for a satnav gadget into a call to ride bikes to work. The downside of that, obviously, is that you'd have to ride in snow (like t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/youre-not-stuck-in-traffic-you-are-traffic/

Honest Logos

Graphic artist Viktor Hertz turned famous logos into "Honest Logos," where he "[reveal] the actual content of the company, what they really should be called. Some are cheap, some might be a bit funny, some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/honest-logos/

The Floors of Heike Weber

Heike Weber surely didn't listen to her parents as a toddler writing on walls with crayons. But that probably turned out well, as her art installation, where she drew on acrylic floor and walls with permanent markers, is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/the-floors-of-heike-weber/

Being in Space No Excuse for Astronauts Not to File Taxes

Did you file your taxes yet? No? Got a good excuse - like being in space? Not good enough for the IRS: astronauts orbiting Earth in the International Space Station have to file taxes just like everybody else!As it tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/being-in-space-no-excuse-for-astronauts-not-to-file-taxes/

Literal Concert Posters

Did you just see a concert that sucked? You should've listened to Grant Snider of Incidental Comics. He's given us fair warning with this Literal Concert Flyers above.poster, concert, Grant Snider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/literal-concert-posters/

FCC Complaints: Glenn Beck vs. Jon Stewart

How well do you keep up with political television? Anna Merlan of mental_floss looked through the public records of FCC complaints and found plenty that concerned Glenn Beck and The Daily Show. In t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/fcc-complaints-glenn-beck-vs-jon-stewart/

A Salute to Tarsiers

Do we ever get tired of looking a the nocturnal primates we know as tarsiers? Ugly Overload has a collection of tarsier pictures, facts, and links for your enjoyment. Link (Image source: I Can Has Cheezburger)tars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/a-salute-to-tarsiers/

Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit

Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit - $11.95 Easter is this Sunday!  Are you still looking for that perfect plush bunny?  Check out the Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit from the NeatoShop! Chase this rabbit's link a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/alice-in-wonderland-white-rabbit/

Tweets in Real Life

Connecticut artist Ted Mikulski has a project in which he takes Tweets from various people and posts them in appropriate real-world settings. The result is often a clash between the idealism of our plans and the real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/tweets-in-real-life/

Baby Raccoon in a Bathtub

(YouTube link) This little guy's having all kinds of fun trying to catch running water. How cute can it get? -via The Daily WhatCute, raccoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/baby-raccoon-in-a-bathtub/

East of the South Pole

If you stand at the South Pole and walk in any direction, you'd be walking north, wouldn't you? So how do people in Antarctica read a map or give directions? Minnesotastan looked it up, and the answer is: they throw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/east-of-the-south-pole/

What a Wonderful World: The Painting

(vimeo link) Artist Dan Berglund illustrated the song "What a Wonderful World" performed by Louis Armstrong, frame by frame, using ink on glass. The result is a pleasant three-minute break in your workday. -via Arbr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/what-a-wonderful-world-the-painting/

The Empire Strikes Back in Icons

A couple of months ago we saw Wayne Dorrington's retelling of Star Wars Episode IV using only icons. Now he has completed the the plot of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in the same man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/the-empire-strikes-back-in-icons/

The World's Biggest Pac-Man

To promote the new Internet Explorer 9, Soap Creative developed a Pac-Man game that involves thousands of user-submitted screens, and could take years to play. Link to story. Link to game. -via Simply Left Behindpacm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/the-worlds-biggest-pac-man/

Classic Pin-ups with the Original Models

See a series of classic Gil Elvgren paintings of women in various cheesecake poses, alongside the original photograph he worked from. Slightly NSFW. Link -via Nag on the LakeModels, cheesecake, Elvgren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/18/classic-pin-ups-with-the-original-models/




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