Archive for January 20th, 2013

Piano Bookcase

This classy bookcase fits neatly into the corner, don't you think? Entero, a custom furniture company in Estonia, made it from a ruined antique piano:As work progresses, the strings and hammers where removed from the bod...

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Bandage and Scab Plush

Bandage and ScabValentine's Day is coming. Do you know a emotionally wounded individual in need of a little TLC? Get them the Bandage and Scab Plush from the NeatoShop. This is the perfect way to say, "Love hurts, but yo...

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Winnie the Welder

Photo: Bernard Hoffman - LIFE You probably knew Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon that symbolized the mass entry of women into the American war effort during World War II, but have...

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Fun with Appliances

Swiss artist Peter Gut puts animals in delightfully absurd situations! See a collection of illustrations from Gut's book Tierisch Unter Strom at Animalarium. Besides these penguins emerging from their thrill rid...

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Precision Walking

[http://youtu.be/E5QWNzN5Yes] There's walking and then there's precision walking. And it's a sport of sorts in Japan, complete with Precision Walking Competition (previously on Neatora...

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Football Zucchini Fritters

It's just two more weeks until the Super Bowl! Beth Jackson Klosterboer has some great treats for the football fans in her house. She made these fritters by grating zucchini, potato, carrot and onion together, then shapi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/Football-Zucchini-Fritters/

Bowing Practice

[http://youtu.be/nhekhBKkDXw] (YouTube link)The robot bows, and the little girl knows that the only polite thing to do is bow as well. But the robot doesn't ever stop bowing! This was recorded in Korea. -via Tastefully O...

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The Mother of All Splash Pages

Everybody hates website splash pages, right? That's why the trend died out with Web 1.0, but not at artist Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung's website! No, sir! In fact, Kenneth's website, http://www.11111111...

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President for a Day

President Obama took the oath of office for his second presidential term this afternoon, even though Inauguration Day with all its festivities is tomorrow. Why? The 20th Amendment to the Constitution says that a presiden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/President-for-a-Day/

TARDIS Ceramic Teapot

TARDIS Ceramic TeapotAre you hoping the Good Doctor will be stopping in for a spot of tea? Make sure you look like the hostess with the mostess with the TARDIS Ceramic Teapot from the NeatoShop. This beautiful teapot wit...

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The Home Office Beach: Surfing (The Web) With Sands Between My Toes

Like the saying goes, if the beach will not come to Justin Kemp, Justin Kemp will go to the beach. Well, almost. See, when Justin Kemp wants to go to the beach, but can't because he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/The-Home-Office-Beach-Surfing-The-Web-With-Sands-Between-My-Toes/

Carved Cow Femur

Romanian artist Capraru Marian works in many media, but I'm especially impressed with his carvings. In this gallery, you can see the delicate, careful work he's done on a cow femur and a horn. He also makes, appropriatel...

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Big Dreams

Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.How many times have we heard this advice? And when we hear it, we all have a sort of fantasy that we never manage to share. This reminds me of the time I told my young...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/Big-Dreams-2/

Dragon Head Violin

Like the prow of a Viking longship, this violin is topped with the head of a fierce beast. Dutch artist Jeroen made it and other beautifully carved violins. Linkviolins, dragons...

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Darwin's Neon Orange Balls

If you're wondering what in the world are those neon orange balls growing on a beech tree, you're in good company. See, it was Charles Darwin himself who first encountered the strange balls...

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Snow in Russia

Moscow got a snowstorm that left a ten-inch-thick blanket of snow. They have 12,000 snow removal trucks, but they couldn't keep up with the tons of snow in the big city. Meanwhile, Norilsk, the northernmost city in the w...

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Meowwwwwwch!

Photo via LIFE Magazine Oct 31, 1969 This poor kitty certainly won't forget the day it met a porcupine. Meowwwwwwch!cat, porcupine...

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Boo Boo Kisses Bandages

Boo Boo Kisses BandagesValentine's Day is almost here. Do you know someone who is still nursing a broken heart? Kiss their boo-boo and make it feel better with the Boo Boo Kisses Bandages from the NeatoShop. The tin incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/Boo-Boo-Kisses-Bandages/

Clet Abraham's Altered Street Signs

Stop! Come back with that bar! We need it! Clet Abraham, a street artist in Florence, Italy, adds stickers of little people to street signs to alter their meanings. He writes:My adhesives are developed to add a further l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/Clet-Abrahams-Altered-Street-Signs/

Wading Through a Sea of Puppies

[http://youtu.be/XGzmgSx40RE] (YouTube link)The golden retriever puppies love Alice's slippers! Of course they do; even I love her slippers. They kind of remind me of the monster feet slippers at the NeatShop. -via Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/Wading-Through-a-Sea-of-Puppies/

9 Star Wars S'Mores

If you've ever wanted to eat a Wookie, here's your chance! Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons has spent the past week making s'more pops that look like characters from Star Wars. Click through the gallery to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/9-Star-Wars-SMores/

A Lesson in Dying

[http://youtu.be/-a7REdsSvSI] (YouTube link)Martha Keochareon became a nurse in 1992. She enjoyed caring for patients, and she enjoyed teaching student nurses, which was unusual among her coworkers. When Keochareon was d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/A-Lesson-in-Dying/

The Deer That Think It's A Sheep

Oh, deer! Lost and lonely, separated from its family, a young red deer got itself the next best thing: a new family in form of a flock of sheep in Suffolk, England. Andrew Capell, a she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/20/The-Deer-That-Think-Its-A-Sheep/

You Say You're "Pregnant," Huh?

We featured the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotes before, but it's been quite some time. The site celebrates the disconnect between sign makers who think quote marks are for emphasis or decoration and the people who read th...

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