Leonardo Talarico, a designer from Italy, made this chair out of tofu. He dehydrated and then baked the tofu into hard shingles which remain stiff and solid even under heavy weight. It retains the natural colors of the source material. This chair would look nice in a modern home.
This is Olav the Wolf, a sculpture made from scrap lumber by Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo (previously at Neatorama). It was commissioned for the Copenhell 2015 music festival. They asked him to make a large, evil wolf, so he made it appear as if it were emerging from the underworld- and named it after a friend who helped him build it. The sculpture had lights inside, so it glowed red during the entire festival. Then by tradition, it was torched on the final night of the festival.
High school students in Leonia, New Jersey noticed that eight ducklings had fallen into a storm drain. Their anxious and agitated mother stood nearby, unable to help. They summoned the police, who blocked off the flow of water, then reached down into the drain to scoop up the ducklings with a net. North Jersey reports:
To catch the remaining three, Garris said they called in Police Officer Erik Goodell, who at 6’6” and with “very long arms” was a natural for this unique rescue operation. The officers pried open the grate of the adjoining storm drain and used a cardboard box to block the entrance to the tunnel, said Garris.
After doing so, the officers were able to reach down and grab the last three ducklings, said Garris.
The officers then motioned the ducklings toward their mother, who had been hiding in some bushes during all the commotion, said Garris.
Wookiees are fierce warriors, fearless pilots and faithful comrades-in-arms, but they're also living humanoid beings who need to feel loved. So make your Wookiee pal feel like a star and show them how much you appreciate them by grooming their fur, giving them a good petting and feeding them their favorite snacks - bantha surprise!
Spread some love for the shaggiest species in the galaxy with this Have You Pet Your Wookiee Today? t-shirt by Jmascia, and make sure your geeky fashion is a force for good.
Saying Japan is strange nowadays is like saying rain is wet or the sun is warm, because everybody knows Japan loves the bizarre. But how do we further define that particularly Japanese style of strange?
Puppies are perhaps some of the sleepiest creatures on the planet, and who can complain. Because if there's one thing cuter than a puppy, it's a puppy who has fallen asleep. It also doesn't hurt that when puppies are awake, they're almost guaranteed to be up to some kind of mischief. But when they're sleeping, the angelic side comes to the forefront.
Sculptor Susanna Hesselberg titles her work When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down.
The knowledge, experiences, and memories of a lifetime--enough to fill many volumes of books--vanish when a person takes his last breath. Hesselberg expresses this fact with haunting beauty in this unique sculpture. It is lined with books that descend into the ground, into darkness and the abode of the dead.
People have access to the hits and misses from every single decade of 20th century fashion, and yet with all that knowledge at their disposal they still choose to wear some pretty funky outfits.
Heck, hipsters have created a whole pseudo-subculture based around wearing goofy getups, and they definitely consider themselves part of the 21st century, so subjectively fashion from the 70s wasn’t that bad, right?
Reserve your judgment until you see these Groovalicious Peter Max Fashions From The 1970s, which include these hideous patterned ties that should be considered too distracting to wear to work.
But this skirt and blouse combo is actually pretty cool looking, so I guess we can consider this Peter Max collection featured in Seventeen magazine in April, 1970 both a hit and a miss!
Read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers of your clothing. They're usually correct. And even if they don't immediately apply to taking care of your clothes, the advice is still sound. Pandas are not for slapping.
Beauty blogger Em Ford of My Pale Skin recently posted some pictures of herself without makeup. Like most young people, she has acne. The reaction to the pictures put her through the wringer, and when she put makeup on to show the difference, commenters put her through the wringer again! So she made the video You Look Disgusting to tell the story concisely in images.
I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing - You ARE beautiful.
You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself.
Is there any wonder that young women have so many body image issues? Sure, you can say that she shouldn’t put pictures of herself on the internet, but there are plenty of young women who don’t, but still relate to what goes on in this video. -via Viral Viral Videos
Sometimes all you need to create a great piece of art is a jumping off point, some sort of inspiration to get those creative wheels turning.
Many artists use reference photos for this exact reason, or come up with thumbnail sketches before they get down to work, but artist and copywriter Stefan just lets the coffee flow and sees where his artistic mind goes.
Stefan's full blown art and caffeine addiction has led to over 480 coffee-monsters being born so far, and Stefan will continue to bring those java stains to life, and tell their story, as long as it makes him happy.
Alfred had been feeling a bit under the weather since his last run in with the bird flu, so he was confined to bedrest until further notice. One day he woke up from a nap and found some birds sitting on his bed, and as he wiped the sleep from his eyes dozens more birds came in to roost all around him. There was a look in the birds' eyes that Mr. Hitchcock found unsettling, and as Alfred reached for the intercom to summon his nurse a wild eyed crow started pecking at his face...
Celebrate Hollywood's master of suspense with this Bird Attack by Fathi, it's a great way to show the world that classic cinema never dies!
Ooh, look at the steampunk ghostbuster! I’d love to know how long it took to procure and assemble all those parts. Montreal Comic Con happened earlier than usual this year, but that didn’t stop the most dedicated and talented cosplayers from showing their stuff. There were planety of mashups, aliens, and mutants.
Particularly in modern times, the American public has had a keen interest in the lives and lifestyles of their presidents. That includes just about every aspect, including what and how much the presidents eat and drink. The linked article below cites a number of instances in which food and drink somehow factored into presidential news items. While not all were seriously controversial per se, they did make headlines at the time. President Clinton's former love of McDonald's is one example. From the text,
"Bill Clinton’s Love Affair With McDonald's Until he starting dabbling with veganism in 2011, Bill Clinton was notoriously fond of the fast-food chain. This was especially true in the early '90s, when he was frequently found visiting McDonald's, including on jogs. His love of the Big Mac and other fatty food provided a lot of fodder for commentators and comedians, particularly this classic SNL sketch."
Protest art comes in many stylistic flavors, and the artists who create works with a political edge employ many different methods of creation to get their message across.
In Japan during the 1950s that message was generally “Go Home, G.I. Joe”, because the fact that there were U.S. military bases on Japan bothered and offended the Japanese people immensely, and with good reason.
But, in true Japanese style, they didn’t express their derision with violence or massive demonstrations but rather with the written word and visual art.
One artist emerged from the 50s protest art scene as a true master of the visual arts, creating a surrealist-protest hybrid style all his own.
For even though not everyone will understand Hiroshi's message today we can all appreciate the amazing surreal creativity found in each piece, and the masterful skill he used to create each mind blowing work.
Jon Almeda says that he's "a bit of an extremist." He used to make huge pieces on spinning pottery wheels. Now, he's gone all the way in the other direction. He uses tiny wheels to mold and sculpt clay pots using the traditional techniques, just scaled down very small. You can find more of his work on his Instagram page, including short videos in which Almeda demonstrates his production techniques.
I always consider it a treat when I catch the 1981 movie Stripes on TV. When it hit theaters, it had a very few stars and a bunch of unknowns. Now it is full of stars. The film was born from Ivan Reitman’s concept of “Cheech and Chong join the army” and blossomed from there. All these years later, it’s time to learn something about what went into the making of Stripes.
1. HAROLD RAMIS AND COLUMBIA PICTURES DID NOT WANT HAROLD RAMIS IN THE MOVIE.
With the knowledge that the studio didn’t want him, and more comfortable with writing at that point than with acting, Ramis was reluctant to play Russell. He even had Dennis Quaid (P.J. Soles’ husband at the time) read for his part. Bill Murray stepped in and insisted that he only wanted to work with Ramis.
4. THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LIKED THE SCRIPT.
So they gave the crew a ton of access, including allowing Ivan Reitman and company to shoot in Fort Knox and letting real troops play extras.
It's hard enough to be around another person for a whole year straight, let alone spend 75 years married to the same person, but for one San Diego couple that was their sweet reality.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko claimed to have been in love since they were eight years old, got married back in 1940 and somehow not only managed to stay married but were actually happy together right up until the end.
The beginning of the end came when Alexander Toczko fell and broke his hip, and started fading fast. Their children insisted he be brought out of hospice so he could be with Jeanette during his final moments, and Alexander died in Jeanette's arms just like he wanted.
24 hours later an otherwise healthy Jeanette passed away, unwilling or unable to live without Alexander in her life, and the couple now get to spend the afterlife in post-wedded bliss...
Professional dancer and choreographer Keith Silva and his four-year-old son Jayden are seen cutting their living room rug together to the Little Einstein's theme song in this entertaining footage. Via Viral Nova
Isabelle was already the most interesting and appealing character in the town of Animal Crossing, but then she went and watched both Grease one and two and changed her name to Sandy. That summer the critter residents of the Crossing gave up their fishing and crafting for choreographed dancing and fashion design, and when fall rolled in so did the rumbles...
Bring a bold new look to your geeky wardrobe with this Tell Me About It, Stud t-shirt by Paperpumpkin, it's the most rebellious way to show love for your favorite animal town video game!
Dylan Henry recorded a homeless man playing “Come Sail Away” on a piano in Sarasota, Florida. The slightly out of tune piano was on public display as a project of the Sarasota Keys Piano Project from the Arts and Cultural Alliance. It was decorated by artist Viktorija Bulava.
You have to wonder how long it's been since he's had a chance to play. Henry met the man again the next day, and found out his name is Donald Gould. In an interview Gould, we find out he played a clarinet in the Marine Corps, then learned many other instruments in college. He worked in the building trades, and has been unemployed since the crash of 2008.
Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani was featured previously at Neatorama for these funny portraits of dogs dressed as their humans. Now Magnani is back with a follow-up series called Undercats, in which he has given cats the same human stylings, with equally amusing results. Magnani's portraits of humans and their pet cats are digitally merged, giving them their similar overall shapes and otherworldly quality.
Phew! That would have been one messed up courtroom appearance for the Hulkster if he couldn’t don his signature scarf headed swagger!
Hulk is hoping to teach the gossipers at Gawker a lesson about invading his privacy, and the judge had one thing to say about the whole affair- "This is not going to be a carnival". Of course not, it's going to be Hulkamania!