Archive for July 25th, 2011

A Salacious Crumb Crochet Plush

I hate to admit it, but I'm on a bit of a geek kick still so you'll have to excuse my extensive Star Wars posts today. That being said, how awesome is this great Salacious Crumb crochet plush? He was created by Allis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/a-salacious-crumb-crochet-plush/

12 Things Inspired By Darth Vader

I just got back from Comic Con today and while there were tons of people dressed as Darth Vader and a few artistically painted Vader helmets, there was nothing like this wonderful disco ball or the Darth Vader gas ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/12-things-inspired-by-darth-vader/

Retro Disneyland Map In Hi Rez

Have you ever wondered what Disneyland had to offer before it began getting massive, modernizing facelifts? Then take a look at this old map of the magical kingdom from 1962, scanned and uploaded in full size by Wish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/retro-disneyland-map-in-hi-rez/

The Comedy Of A Doggy Tragedy

Tragedy on the Sea Nymph from machine project on Vimeo. (Video Link) Opera has become infinitely more enjoyable since the canines have hit the stage. Watch as wig wearing hounds get dramatic, in a silent performanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/the-comedy-of-a-doggy-tragedy/

Cool Shooters Ice Tray

Cool Shooters Ice Tray - $7.95 Are you looking for a great way to beat the heat? You need the Cool Shooters Ice Tray from the NeatoShop.  This fabulous ice tray makes 4 picardie-style shot glasses. The Cool Shoote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/cool-shooters-ice-tray/

If Gustav Klimt Had Painted The Legend of Zelda

The Kiss is the most famous work of Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Rich Pellegrino was inspired by it and other works of Klimt to depict Link and Zelda in this moving piece entitled Zelda's Slumbe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/if-gustav-klimt-had-painted-the-legend-of-zelda/

Recycled Tire Sculptures

Korean artist Yong Ho Ji takes old tires and turns them into awesome sculptures of sharks, horses, monsters, and men. Much of his work is a warning about the dangers of genetic manipulation: Ho’s concept of muta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/recycled-tire-sculptures/

Waterfall Flowing Upwards

(Video Link) Storms recently hammered Sydney, Australia, dropping a month of rain in a single day. They were so severe that this waterfall south of the city appeared to be flowing upwards. If you watch carefully, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/waterfall-flowing-upwards/

Laser Cut Paper Towel is Very Judgmental

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your paper towel roll, then artist Brooks Bischof has the perfect product for you. His laser cut roll proclaims "You used me once and threw me away." http://www.priva...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/laser-cut-toilet-paper-is-very-judgmental/

Gold-Plated Copier

Designer Yogi Proctor coated a Canon copier in gold. It is, sadly, no longer functional. So it may not be a good buy if you're in the market for a new copier. When asked to explain why he made it, Proctor cryptica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/gold-plated-copier/

Paper Eyelashes

With the right selections, you could almost tell a story with these eyelashes available at Nonesuchthings. They're inspired by Chinese papercrafts and carry symbols from its traditions: The designs come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/paper-eyelashes/

Duke Nukem Visits The Shining's Overlook Hotel

(Video Link) Have you ever found yourself wondering about the layout of the Overlook Hotel while watching the Shining? No? Well, me neither, but film analyst Rob Ager sure has, and he’s made an unusual little film...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/duke-nukem-visits-the-shinings-overlook-hotel/

Mashup of Rebecca Black's "Friday" and the Nyan Cat Theme is Really Good

(Video Link) Lara, a classically-trained musician in Sydney, has been earning major Internet points in the past few weeks for applying her skills to the sounds of pop culture, including the theme to The Mighty M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/mashup-of-rebecca-blacks-friday-and-the-nyan-cat-theme-is-really-good/

Taxidermed Koopa Paratroopa

Darick Maasen made this taxidermed version of a Koopa Paratroopa from the Super Mario Bros. franchise. It's the perfect display item for a man cave -- far superior to a mere mounted deer head. http://www.dar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/taxidermed-koopa-paratroopa/

Knit Knitting Octopus

Max Alexander knitted this adorable octopus, hoping that the little fella will be as good a knitter as himself: I seem to have a bit of a thing for knitting octopuses at the minute. (2 here and 1 here!) I’m not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/knit-knitting-octopus/

The Fantastic World Of Jim Henson

There's a fuzzy new exhibit coming to a museum near you that showcases the works of puppet messiah Jim Henson. The Fantastic Voyage is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and showcases some of Henson's most belove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/the-fantastic-world-of-jim-henson/

New Birth Control Pill... for Dogs

Both the ASPCA and Humane Society strongly encourage pet owners to spay and neuter their furry friends to prevent overpopulation (and a dearth of homeless puppies, sad face). It shouldn't really be a surprise,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/new-birth-control-pill-for-dogs/

10 Completely Useless Homemade Machines

Just like the father in Gremlins we all think we have a great idea that everyone else will love as well. Most of us shelve those ideas, but for the few they (unfortunately sometimes) become a reality. Here'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/10-completely-useless-homemade-machines/

Windows Cheese Snack

This doesn’t appear to be an officially endorsed product, yet someone has created a Windows brand cheese snack. I wonder if the cheese also makes you crash after a few hours?   See all the cheesey goodness at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/windows-cheese-snack/

Magnetic and Electric Properties in a Single Material

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory announced today that they have observed a rare property in a special class of metals called multiferroics: they have both magnetic and electr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/magnetic-and-electric-properties-in-a-single-material/

Punctuation Matters

A Tweet from @TheRealLadyLuck was illustrated by Jeff Naslund and became a Twaggie. And I thought I was the only one who did this! Linkstar trek, Twitter, Captain Kirk, tweet, Twaggie, Shat, Willian Shatner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/punctuation-matters/

Hurricane Story

The day hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, photographer Jennifer Shaw was giving birth to her son in Alabama, where she and her husband had taken refuge after evacuating the city. Two months later, she returned to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/hurricane-story/

10 Weirdest Ways to Remember Your Deceased Pet

Losing a pet is losing a best friend who lived with you, so of course you want to remember him. However, the way you do it isn't proscribed by tradition the way human memorials are. So a wide variety of creative busi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/10-weirdest-ways-to-remember-your-deceased-pet/

Kerembeyit's Dragons

DeviantART member Kerembeyit doesn't paint just dragons, but he's done a lot of beautiful dragon paintings. Unreality magazine posted a collection of 16 of his best -check them out! LinkArt, dragons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/kerembeyits-dragons/

The Basket Cat Blog

Shiro loves small baskets the way Maru loves boxes. And 9-year-old Shiro has a patient zen attitude for wearing hats and other materials on his head, which leads to many photo and video opportunities. See photos and vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/the-basket-cat-blog/

Ben Willers' Life In Data

Ben Willers visualizes minute details of his day to day life. He has created information graphics of everything from his nutritional intake to his bank account activity. The chart above is a record of Willers' televis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/ben-willers-life-in-data/

State Champs

DeviantART member Bewheel painted a team picture of "Bobby and the He-man villains: '84 state champs." An unbeatable team! Link -via @JohnCFarrierpainting, basketball, heman, villains...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/state-champs/

Over Time

(vimeo link) In Over Time, a group of puppets find that their creator has passed away. This 2004 film by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland, and Damien Ferrie doesn't explicitly say it is about Jim Henson, but you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/over-time/

How Monarch Butterflies Eat

Minnesotastan studies butterflies and shares his observations and pictures. In this post, he takes us through the process of what a Monarch butterfly will do to a milkweed plant, from laying an egg to almost consumin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/how-monarch-butterflies-eat/

Doggie Doo Game

Doggie Doo - $24.95 Do you love wacky activities and toilet humor?   We have a great game for you!  You need the Doggie Doo game from the NeatoShop.  This hilarious game is simple to play: Feed the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/25/doggie-doo-game/




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