Ain't no party like a retro gamin' party! NeatoShop artist Azafran pokes a little bit of fun at the term "retro gamer" with this punny design (the guy in the monocle's cheating, by the way). Somewhere a dog is laughing at us.
It's a poopy trap! After peace has prevailed in a galaxy far far away, the mighty rebel admiral retired from military service and started his own diaper cleaning service. And he's already got a handy motto, courtesy of NeatoShop artist Matt Sinor.
Check out Matt's Facebook and Twitter pages, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more amazing designs. Not a trap, we promise:
Tonight he dines on turtle soup! NeatoShop artist Twist Media artistically reimagines our favorite fightin' turtles and their mortal enemies like you've never seen them before. Check out Twist Media's Facebook and Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more fantastic artwork:
The newspaper classifieds (remember those?) is so anachronistic in today's digital world that it's like delving into a trippy and foreign world.
Felipe Salazar, Creative Director of Sancho BBDO advertising agency in Colombia, managed to grab our attention by cleverly manipulating the local newspaper's classified sections to create this unusual ad for his client Corona Kitchen. The ad shows a three-dimensional outline of a kitchen - including a range with hood, counter top and shelvings - simply by stretching and rearranging the text.
In his house at Hundred Acre Wood dead Winnie the Thulhu waits dreaming ... about honey! NeatoShop artist TeeKetch mashes up our favorite elder god with a classic kid's story to create this horrifyingly good design.
It's a love story, basically - a love story between brother and sister, mixed with lots and lots of death. NeatoShop artist Gordon Brebner Designs mashed up one of our favorite fantasy TV series with a Broadway classic to come up a design that all the gangs of New York and the houses of Westeros will love.
The cake may be a lie, but this nifty shirt by NeatoShop artist Moysche Designs is very much real. You don't have to fight the Vox Populi to get it, though - all you have to do is visit Moysche Design's NeatoShop:
Bello! Twist and shout "Poppadom!" because here comes The Meanions by NeatoShop artist Gil.
After a hard day's night looking at all of our neat blog posts, you deserve this neat T-shirt. So act naturally and come together to visit Gil's Facebook and Tumblr, then head over to his NeatoShop for more fantastic designs. Go on, don't let me down (help!) or it's misery for all of us. Kampai!
Need a body part? Soon, thanks to research by Alexander Seifalian at University of College London, you can just order one up. "It's like making a cake," Seifalian said in this post over at AP's The Big Story, "we just use a different kind of oven."
Last year, Seifalian and his team molded a nose for a man who lost his due to cancer. They started with a polymer mold, then added a salt and sugar solution to mimic the sponge-like texture of a natural nose and cover it with a solution of stem cells previously harvested from the patient. Later, the nose was implated onto the man's forearm so skin would grow to cover it. Seifalian is now awaiting regulatory approval to implant the new nose onto the man's face.
Ears, according to plastic surgeon Michelle Griffin, is much harder to make "... because you have to get all the contours right and the skin is pulled tight so you see its entire structure. At the moment, children who need new ears have to go through a really invasive procedure involving taking cartilage from their ribs."
More complex organs like kidney, lungs and liver are much further down the road. Read more about lab-made organs at The Big Story.
Where's the Ark when you need it? The film Noah just got a tad too real for moviegoers at the Vue Cinema in Exeter, England.
According to Exeter's Express & Echo, the theater was supposed to show the latest Hollywood blockbuster Noah, starring Russel Crowe as the biblical patriarch, when staff arriving in the morning discovered that the building flooded because of a broken ice machine. They had to cancel the first screening of the movie.
It was unclear whether this was divine intervention or a simple mechanical failure -Heaven works in mysterious ways - but the irony wasn't lost on moviegoers, one of whom tweeted "#Irony The day Noah was released, Exeter Vue was flooded overnight because of a burst pipe!"
In her artwork series emoji-nation, Natasya Ptichek mashed up classical works of art with modern elements we are familiar with. The Ukrainian artist overlaid Windows-style dialog boxes and social media notifications and icons over paintings to create ironic commentaries.
It takes about three seconds for the automatic paper airplane folder (for lack of a better term) to convert a plain sheet of paper into a fully functional, flying paper airplane. The machine-precision extends even to the flying: every airplane flies along the same flight path into a cardboard box a few feet away.
Paperless office would have to wait for a few more years thanks to this bit of office fun!
Being a movie fanatic, Etsy seller MRQ19 has quite a bit of old VHS tapes - one day, he noticed that white plastic spools at the bottom fo the VHS cassettes look just like the dots in the arcade game Pac-Man. And thus the Pac-Man VHS Tape Coffee Table was born!
You've probably heard of the urban (well, technically, rural) myth of cow-tipping, where someone sneaks up on an unsuspecting cow and push to tip it over. Well, cows aren't exactly common in San Francisco, so vandals there decided to flip over Smart cars instead.
NBC Bay Area reports [self-starting video] that three Smart cars were found flipped on the rough streets of San Francisco. Witness Brandon Michael said that he witnessed six to eight suspects wearing hoodies huddled around a Smart car. "They looked like they were up to no good," Michael said," And sure enough, they huddled around it and lifted it up." The tipped 1,500-pound cars "look[ed] like they are dachshunds sitting on their hund legs," he added.
Smart car-tipping isn't exactly a new phenomenon and while the flipped cars may look amusing to bystanders, the damage could be in the thousands of dollars.
LiveScience posted an analysis of Twitter data of tweets sent between June 2012 and May 2013 to find out the beer preference of various states. This one above shows what cheap beer is popular in different regions of the United States. Surprisingly, hipster favorite PBR wasn't listed.
A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable
Local received a postcard about successful
vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, chief
executive of Petra Coach. Though
the two man have never met in person, Kerpen said in his blog post that
the postcard had a "profound effect" on his viewpoints on what
sets successful people apart from others.
in his blog post that Bailey's postcard sixteen differences between
successful and unsuccessful people "[reinforced] values I believe
in and [reminded] me on a daily basis of the attitudes and habits that
I know I need to embrace in order to become successful."
Liz and Jimmy Reed are the husband and wife team behind the "disturbingly
cute" comic Cuddles and Rage
(who is cuddles and who is rage? Perhaps they switch roles every now and
then to keep things interesting). The two started drawing food-related
things during a bar trivia in 2010 and decided to turn that into a webcomic
and neat side business
- plus, the couple said, they like to talk about food A LOT.
There's a lot of webcomics out there, but what sets Cuddles and Rage
apart is their weekly diorama, where they spend 3 to 8 hours creating
detailed scenes featuring the comic's various characters in polymer clay
with dollhouse furniture as props.
Here are some of our favorites Cuddles and Rage dioramas - (their cartoons
ain't bad either, be sure to check
out their website) Enjoy!
YouTuber Picsel and Zootropio collaborated to bring us another (in a long line*) video clip of people dancing to Pharrell William's insanely happy** song "Happy." This time, however, instead of young people dancin', we get something better: old people dancin'.
I can't help but smile seeing (such well dressed) grandmas and grandpas dancing. They truly look happy!
*Note 1: Allowing people to remix your video clip to make it viral is an incredibly smart strategy. I don't understand the music and movie industries' insistence that their woes are due to piracy. Their main enemy is not piracy, it's obscurity.
**Note 2: I don't know which is insanely happier, Pharrell's Happy or Darwin Deez' Radar Detector.
The art piece above, titled "Matriarch" and a smaller accompanying
piece called "Next of Kin" are made from sculpted fiberglass
covered with wax, leather and blood details that look like human intestines,
tissues and skin.