Archive for August 11th, 2011

Box with an Eye

I read about a study that found people are less likely to steal things if they feel they are being watched -even if it's just a photograph of someone looking at them. If that's the case, no one would dare op...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/box-with-an-eye/

Rebecca Wilson Ceramic Paper Cups

58 billion paper cups are thrown out every year, and ceramics artist Rebecca Wilson has perhaps found a solution. Rebecca talks about her paper cup project, “The paper cup is an icon of the ‘throwaway cul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/rebecca-wilson-ceramic-paper-cups/

Lace Spider Webs

Shane Waltener creates elaborate installations around his lace doilies, such as this one entitled Auntie Peggy Has Departed. To him, doilies represent dreamcatchers that make a moment in the past accessible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/lace-spider-webs/

Portal 2 Puppet

(Video Link) YouTube user trpchaki made this amazing puppet that looks like Wheatley from Portal 2. She took many in-progress photos showing the amazing skill and inventiveness that went into building it --...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/portal-2-puppet/

Braincar

This sculpture by Olaf Mooji, appropriately dubbed "Braincar", expresses his belief in "the nearly psychological connection between drivers and their cars." There's a projection system inside that permits Mooji to pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/braincar/

Window Doodles

Windoodles is a new Tumblr blog that compiles doodles that people have put on windows with dry erase markers so that the images project onto the scenery outside. This one is by a MTV employee named Gusto....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/window-doodles/

Combat Garden Gnomes

If your gopher problem is getting out of hand, you may need to acquire one of Shawn Thorsson's decidedly robust garden gnomes. He casts his riflegnomes from scratch and offers them in standing, kneeling, and prone po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/combat-garden-gnomes/

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

This brilliant print, inspired by a scene in The Princess Bride, was made by an artist named Rakka. He writes "like i had any choice as to what to make inigo out of." Well done, sir. Well done. Link -via red...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/hello-my-name-is-inigo-montoya-you-killed-my-father-prepare-to-die/

Briefcase Destroyed in Beverly Hills After Agent Refuses to Read Script

As an aspiring screenwriter (how many years can you be considered “aspiring” before you're just expiring?)  I can appreciate this writer’s plight, sending out countless script queries only to face rejection. Howev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/briefcase-destroyed-in-beverly-hills-after-agent-refuses-to-read-script/

Chair and Lamp

Photo Credit: Nieuwe Heren File this under the "Why didn't I think of that?" category! Nieuwe Heren, a Dutch design firm ran by two designers in their twenties, came up with a chair and lamp combo that could be accomm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/chair-and-lamp/

Space Classics

It's about time sci-fi movie scores got their props, right? So thinks the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, which is giving a concert featuring the music of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Close Encounters amo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/space-classics/

Jenny Odell Google Maps Art

While I would typically consider scanning the backyards of strangers' houses a bit creepy, Jenny Odell does it for art (and anything done for art is excusable, right?) Odell's Satellite Collections amalga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/jenny-odell-google-maps-art/

Strange Attractors is a Book About Extraterrestrial Sexuality

A new book is contemplating how extraterrestrials may reproduce. It aims to explore how sexuality might have evolved on other planets and does so with some interesting illustrations and video. How do you think alien sexu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/strange-attractors-is-a-book-about-extraterrestrial-sexuality/

8-bit Sculptures

Using hundreds of tiny wooden blocks artist Shawn Smith is creating "8-bit" sculptures. At a time when retro 8-bit anything is extremely popular these sculptures take this motif and apply it to every day objects and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/8-bit-sculptures/

'Mystery tree' Survives Wildfire -Again

A 20-foot juniper tree near Sunset Point, Arizona survived a wildfire last week that consumed everything around it. It's not the first time, either. In fact, the tree is a famous survivor. Every year it’s decorated fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/mystery-tree-survives-wildfire-again/

Past Versions of Our Future

(YouTube link) In 1964, forward-thinker Arthur C. Clarke predicted instant global communication, e-commerce, and remote surgery. Fifty years ago, everyone had some idea of what the 21st century wold be like. Some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/past-versions-of-our-future/

Nyan Cat as an NES Game

If Nyan Cat were around in 1988, he would the star of an NES game. And it would be in the bargain bin now. J. R. Baker took this idea and ran with it, designing both the front and back of the game case in the style o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/nyan-cat-as-an-nes-game/

The Bernie Madoff Collection

Bernie Madoff is serving time in a federal prison for running the largest Ponzi scheme ever. The U.S. Marshals Service held an auction of Madoff's possessions to recoup some of the losses. Frederick James designs bou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/the-bernie-madoff-collection/

Spyro Gyro Motorized Stylus

Spyro Gyro Motorized Stylus - $9.995 School is almost here. Are you looking for a fun way to waste time while you should be studying? You need the Spyro Gyro Motorized Stylus from the NeatoShop.   The Spyro Gyro comes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/spyro-gyro-motorized-stylus/

The Best and Worst Designed Alien Species in Video Games

What makes a good alien creature for a video game? It should look cool, have awesome powers or weapons, and provide a worthy adversary for the player. And it helps if they make some kind of sense. Unreality Magazine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/the-best-and-worst-designed-alien-species-in-video-games/

Stacey Mae

(YouTube link) Don't blink! This dog has perfected the art of the 5-second video. -via Arbroathdog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/stacey-mae/

What Is It? game 188

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what this object is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/what-is-it-game-188/

The First Cross-dressing Comic Book Superhero

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Madame Fatal is hardly up there in the pantheon of famous and beloved comic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/the-first-cross-dressing-comic-book-superhero/

Country Mints Star Wars Coins as Legal Tender

Niue, an autonomous island nation and dependency of New Zealand, will mint coins bearing the images of Star Wars characters. They will be fully legal tender there: A set of 40 coins is being produced by the New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/country-mints-star-wars-coins-as-official-currency/

A Documentary About Street Fighter Legend Balrog

(YouTube Link) For the Street Fighter fanatic in all of us, a documentary has been made detailing Mike Bison's (aka Balrog) rise to fame as one of the greatest video game champions of all time! Watch as he turns from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/a-documentary-about-street-fighter-legend-balrog/

Cool 3D Short-Defective Bigbot

Defective Bigbot Short from Michele Boldoni on Vimeo. A group of friends put together this cute CGI short about a defective robot, and it looks quite nice considering these amateurs had no experience as professional a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/cool-3d-short-defective-bigbot/

Unique Hand Stitched Leather Bowser

What could possibly make such a cool looking Bowser figure, complete with movable arms, wrists and head and hammer, even cooler? Make him out of leather. This rugged little version of the big bad boss carries a price...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/unique-hand-stitched-leather-bowser/

Personal Brewery Delivers Fresh Beer In A Week

If you love the suds but hate the difficulty and month of waiting for your tasty brew to be ready, then this self contained home brewery might be just what you need. The personal brewery combines the stages of fermentati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/personal-brewery-delivers-fresh-beer-in-a-week/

Interesting CGI Designs By Serial Cut

Creating eye candy for visual ad campaigns generally means using illustration to create something people will remember. Computer generated imagery has dramatically changed the design industry, and creative studio Ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/11/interesting-cgi-designs-by-serial-cut/




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