Archive for April 10th, 2013

C-3PO Made From Junk

Gabriel Dishaw, who created the Darth Vader's Mask from Old Machinery we told you about on Neatorama a while back, is back with another neat creation. This time, C-3PO got the honor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/C-3PO-Made-From-Junk/

Roadsworth's Clever Street Art

The street artist Roadsworth brings humor to the roads of Montreal. Sometimes he just adds light touches to the pre-existing infrastructure to create appealing images. He makes particularly good use of shadows. You can v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Roadsworths-Clever-Street-Art/

The Jayne Hat Saga

The TV series Firefly aired for only four months in the 2002-2003 season. But it left behind many devoted fans. In one episode, the character Jayne Cobb received a gift of a knitted hat. It was shown for only a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/The-Jayne-Hat-Saga/

Wall Wart Computer Mouse

This object looks like an AC adapter--a device commonly called a "wall wart"--but it's actually a computer mouse. Alec Smecher, a software developer and artist who specializes in "technological surrealism", built it. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Wall-Wart-Computer-Mouse/

Chair or Alien?

Good question! The UB1K chair, designed by Edward Kim, certainly looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie. From Yanko Design - via Trendhunterchair, alien, Edward...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Chair-or-Alien/

The Mantis Shrimp

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has written a comic essay on Why the Mantis Shrimp is My New Favorite Animal. The picture here is an idealistic view of this strange creature, and not to be confused with the truth. And truth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/The-Mantis-Shrimp/

Real Life Hobbes

Matt Curran turned his 10-month-old Lab pup into something that many of us Calvin and Hobbes fans wanted when we were younger: a real-life Hobbes (well, labs are much safer t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Real-Life-Hobbes/

Where's The Fire? Salt & Pepper Shakers

Where's The Fire? Salt & Pepper ShakersCould your meal use a little rescuing? Season it with the Where's The Fire? Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This adorable set features a Dalmatian puppy peeing on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Wheres-The-Fire/

Elysium

[http://youtu.be/oIBtePb-dGY] (YouTube link)South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp made a name for himself with a short film called Alive in Joburg which became the 2009 blockbuster District 9. Blomkamp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Elysium/

Keyboard Sofa Bed

The ZO_loft designers write, "Sooner or later, at home or at work, we all end up by falling asleep on our computer’s keyboard." That's why they built a sofa bed to make the transition to sleep easier. The QWERTY So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Keyboard-Sofa-Bed/

Not Haunted Home For Sale

Accentuate the positive. Real estate agent Kristy DeBruhi took that age-old advice to heart when she listed this charming four-bedroom home in Washington D.C: The riders (o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Not-Haunted-Home-For-Sale/

The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on Their Bookshelf

Any time you want to add to a child's reading experience, whether the child is yours or someone else's, a book from this list will be much appreciated. I counted 13 that I had as a child; most of the others weren't writt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/The-25-Books-Every-Kid-Should-Have-on-Their-Bookshelf/

SkyArt

For talented artists, the sky is the limit. For French artist Thomas Lamadieu (AKA Roots Art), the sky is a canvas. Literally! He turns the skies in photographs of buildings around town into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/SkyArt/

Ramen Sandwich

Some brilliant recipes are invented out of necessity. For example, legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte's chef invented Chicken Marengo from whatever he could find in the field after a battle. Now it's a popul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Ramen-Sandwich/

Tree Dwellings

Fairy doors lead to fairy houses, of course. But no one has seen these tiny dwellings before, until Boston-based illustrator Daniel Barreto came along. Enjoy his photo series Woodhouses*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Tree-Dwellings/

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Gabrielle Rogers and Stefan Auer build ships in bottles the old-fashioned way (and if you don't know how it's done, you'll be amazed to find out). They got a request to build the boat from the 1975 movie Jaws in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Youre-Gonna-Need-a-Bigger-Boat/

Company Offers Cruises for Your Pets

Do you find cruises relaxing? So do your pets! To help relieve them of their stress, Pet Cruise in Singapore offers pets boat rides:Boat owner Joe Howe, 48, started the Pet Cruise company last July.His 26-foot (7.8-metre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Company-Offers-Cruises-for-Your-Pets/

Wedding Message from Afghanistan

[http://youtu.be/qSjG4xQysTY] (YouTube link)When Brandon married Mandy, his brother couldn't be there because he was busy at work. So he turned his dashcam around and recorded a greeting from the cockpit of his Harrier j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Wedding-Message-from-Afghanistan/

Dig-Ins Cookie Cutters

Dig-Ins Cookie CuttersAre you craving cookies? Now is the perfect time to dig up that old family cookie recipe and rescue it from extinction with the Dig-Ins Cookie Cutters from the NeatoShop. This terrifyingly fun set i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Dig-Ins-Cookie-Cutters/

Fish Head Pie

This British dish is spelled stargazy or stargazey. And yes, those are real fish heads:Stargazey pie sounds rather quaint, but this Cornish dish of pilchards baked under a pastry crust won't appeal to everyone - it tradi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Fish-Head-Pie/

TV's First Interracial Kiss

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.The story of TV's first-ever interracial kiss is actually one of the medium's biggest urban leg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/TVs-First-Interracial-Kiss/

Wasp-Infused Liquor

Shouchuu is a Japanese liquor similar to vodka. For medicinal reasons, some people soak the corpses of giant wasps in it. Rocket News 24 reports:Surprisingly, the benefits of drinking this filthy brew are said to include...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Wasp-Infused-Liquor/

City Plates

City Plates are 12-inch porcelain plates that have grid maps of 24 different cities on them, from Boston to Brasilia to Berlin. They are more of an art display than everyday dishes, because you wouldn't want to risk brea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/City-Plates/

Robotic Coat Hugs You Like a Real Girlfriend

From kissing machines to augmented reality sweethearts, Japan leads the way in simulated relationships. That nation's most recent contribution to the field is a coat that hugs you and says sweet nothings in a female...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Robotic-Coat-Hugs-You-Like-a-Real-Girlfriend/

Think Positive

Shining a light on your inner demons doesn't sound so positive now, does it? This comic is from Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants. Link  -via Tastefully OffensiveJosh Mecouch, Formal Sweatpants, inner demons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/Think-Positive/

17 Year Cicadas

After living 17 years in the ground, a swarm of cicadas ominously called "Brood II" is set to come topside. And if you live on the Eastern seaboard, you're in for a treat, as b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/10/17-Year-Cicadas/
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