Archive for January 31st, 2013

Stitched Eyes Cuff

Dogzillalives, maker of horrifying light switch plates, made this beautiful cuff out of polymer clay over aluminum. You know what would make this awsomer? If it could be machined to occasionally blink and twitch. I would...

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Deer Antler Bicycle Handlebar

Urban bicycling is a contact sport, so arm yourself with this: the deer antler bicycle handlebar by Brooklyn-based designer Taylor Simpson. If you think the dings in your car i...

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Ten Tips for Raising Happy Kittens

[http://youtu.be/wj_s0MbGz2k] (YouTube link)Coco gave birth to a litter of 15 kittens. Fifteen. Here are her mothering methods guaranteed to raise happy, healthy kittens. -via Viral Viral Videos cats, mother cat...

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Typographical Europe

With icons and typefaces, Gokhun Guneyhan created graphic designs to match nations, cities and neighborhoods in Europe. Do you think they fit?Link -via Fubiztypography, Gokhun Guneyhan...

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Now THIS is what a Dementor Should Look Like!

Photo: Cope/Arnold - via Yatzer Perhaps photographer Nicholas Alan Cope and creative director Dustin Edward Arnold of Cope/Arnold didn't mean to, but this image above, part of their V...

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20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2012

Illustrator Sébastien Feraut (Niark1) created this poster for SYZYGY containing twenty things that happened on the internet in 2012. I see the IKEA monkey pushing the button to add drama, and there's a dead whale,...

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Edward Scissorhands Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head

Edward Scissorhands Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and romance is in the air. This year celebrate your love for Tim Burton with the Edward Schissorhands Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head fr...

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X House

Don't let Magneto find out! This has got to be the new hidout of Professor X. Behold, a two-story X House by architect firm Cadaval & Sola-Morales, perched in the hills...

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Zip's Comeback

[http://youtu.be/Cd7XlljHjXY] (YouTube link)Zip the border collie had five canine agility championship titles before a hit and run driver left her paraplegic. She spent two week in ICU and several months in therapy, and...

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Obviously: Treadmill Desks Make You Healthier, But Impair Your Work

Treadmill desks are cool! Users get exercise while they work. We don't have them here at Neatorama, but Alex created a somewhat similar setup in the office. Should we get them? There are disadvantages:Ergonomic spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Obviously-Treadmill-Desks-Make-You-Healthier-But-Impair-Your-Work/

Marginal Improvement is a Big Victory in Solving the Travelling Salesman Problem

Image: David Applegate, Robert Bixby, Vasek Chvatal and William Cook In 1930, Harvard mathematician Karl Menger (he of the Menger Sponge fame) asked a simple question: what is the shortest rout...

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Would You Try This Slide?

Looks pretty dangerous to me! At one time, these were chutes in a factory for sending shoes down to lower floors. Now it's part of the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. From the website:Housed in the 600,000 square-foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Would-You-Try-This-Slide/

I Speak for the Trees

It's street art, but in a rural setting. Since 2006, the Zonenkinder Collective has added lively, often playful faces to trees in Germany, Denmark and France. The artists' goal is to "emphasize our close and unique conne...

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Spot the Hidden LEGO: Gorgeous In Pieces Artwork by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

See the thing made out of LEGO? Look closely. Photographer Dean West and LEGO master sculptor Nathan Sawaya collaborated to create the art series In Pieces, where structures...

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Magic Frog to Prince

Magic Frog to PrinceThey say you have to kiss a lot of frogs till you find your prince. Or, you could skip the whole kissing and just get the Magic Frog to Prince from the NeatoShop. Just open the cap, fill with cold wat...

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Father Daughter Wedding Dance

[http://youtu.be/JPDXmbaXvgw] (YouTube link)Andrea's father passed away due to pancreatic cancer early last year. When she got married in the summer, her brother sang and recorded "Butterfly Kisses," and she danced to it...

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Should You Ride Your Bike or Take the Train? Consult This Barometer

Richard J. Pope has one simple question at the beginning of his day: should he take his bike or the Tube to work? This gadget is a barometer that checks the weather--but also a lot more:The bicycle barom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Should-You-Ride-Your-Bike-or-Take-the-Train-Consult-This-Barometer/

Star Trek Wisdom

Is there intelligent life in TV's outer space? You decide."Is there anyone on this ship, who, even remotely, looks like Satan?" -KirkTuvok: "The phaser beam would ricochet along...

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Churro Apple Pie Waffles à la Mode

Waffles? Not enough. Churro waffles? Still not enough. We live life on the edge. We go to extremes. We're like the Spartans of the breakfast buffet. That's why we're glad that Chica Chocolatina took her churro waffles be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Churro-Apple-Pie-Waffles-la-Mode/

What is It? game 262

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the always-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this strange object is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, though you ca...

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Moustache Spoon

Photo: Andreas Praefcke/Wikipedia Mustache and soup don't mix (especially when the custom of the day is to wax one's 'stache), so what's a moustachioed Victorian gentleman to do? Well...

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Perfume for Babies

You could take your baby out without first splashing on some perfume. But what terrible lessons about fashion would you be teaching your child? For refined people, it's considered proper to make sure that a baby is fashi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Perfume-for-Babies/

Ketchup and Mustard Salt & Pepper Shakers

Ketchup and Mustard Salt & Pepper ShakersValentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking to spice up your relationship? You need the Ketchup and Mustard Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Ketchup-and-Mustard-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Paperman

[http://youtu.be/aTLySbGoMX0] (YouTube link)The Disney animated short Paperman is up for an Oscar this year. The technique used to produce it is a combination of hand-drawn art and computer animation, giving it...

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Night Into Day and Into Night Again

Not only do the astronauts onboard the International Space Station see the Earth slip from night into day and into night again, but they see it 16 times in a day (well, a day being a period of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Night-Into-Day-and-Into-Night-Again/

My Little Gundam

YES! Why doesn't this spinoff exist already?! I want to watch the mecha-focused anime show My Little Gundam. And I want a party cannon, just like Han Jan has drawn it.Artist's Gallery -via Equestria DailyMy Litt...

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Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner

[http://youtu.be/BtklUhYP0yk] (YouTube link)It's been a while since we checked in with Zach Anner, the comedian with cerebral palsy who won his own TV series. The problem was that the series was on the OWN network, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Riding-Shotgun-with-Zach-Anner/

Google Street View Movies

Who needs those fancy movie cameras? To make a movie, all you need is a Google Street View car. Google Street Scene is a site filled with movie scenes as seen through Google Street View. From top to bottom: Dumb and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/31/Google-Street-View-Movies/






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