Etsy seller Big Nerd Wolf makes tea hangers. These are paper attachments for tea bags. The arms of these figures hang off the edge of your tea cup, steeping the tea while making the bag accessible with your fingers. Also, they look cool.
The tea hangers are available for digital downloading. They include characters from Alien, Escape from New York, Star Wars, and The Legend of Zelda.
The late pop artist Keith Haring was noted for his simple human figures and forms. One of his more famous images is Five Dancing Figures, which he recreated in different colors and backgrounds.
Last year, the art magazine Garage Magazine asked balloon artist Robert Moy, the founder of the Brooklyn Balloon Company, to remake that famous Haring piece using only balloons. This time-lapse video shows Moy making his poppable pop art.
In 2012, world traveler Joel Oleson visited Antarctica. He stayed at the Russian base on the frozen continent. While there, he visited a penguin colony that had 3 different species: Adele, Chinstrap, and Gentroo. He and the other tourists were not allowed to touch the penguins. But they could let the penguins approach them.
Oleson lay on the ground. A curious baby penguin explored him, then hopped on his belly!
To honor the late actor Leonard Nimoy, Andrea Nyilas made this wooden table. Nyilas is skilled in marquetry, which is the art of using wood inlay in surfaces to create images and patterns. For this piece, Nyilas used walnut, maple, ash, chestnut, and root. You can see process photos at her Hungarian-language blog (translation).
The Komondor dog originates in Hungary, where it was a sheepdog. It looks like a sheep. Or, to modern owners, it looks like a mop. To complete the illusion, all that is necessary is to add a few props.
Yamaha is popularly known for producing two types of consumer goods: motorcycles and musical instruments. In an experiment called AH A MAY (Yamaha spelled backwards), the company switched design teams from its motorcycle and musical instrument divisions. Now the musical instrument designers were tasked with coming up with a motorcycle and the motorcycle engineers had to build a new type of musical instrument.
One of the musical instruments that resulted from this switch is the Raijin, which means "God of Thunder." It's a drum kit that wraps completely around the drummer's body. Rain Noe of Core77 points out that it looks like something you'd expect to use in zero gravity.
Your human has placed you in the bathtub. Now water flows over your body, sadly removing all of the good scents that you have worked to hard to accumulate. It is a sad time. But it is also a contempative time. Let the water pulse over your body. Let your mind relax and reach new, previously unconsidered possibilities.
Cassandra is a cartoonist in Canada. She has long hair and sometimes draws about it. Flowing long locks can be beautiful. But, in reality, there's a price to pay for them. In the past, Cassandra has shown us the differences between the expectations and reality of long hair and painful truths about having it.
Actress Lucille Ball, who was most famous for her 1950s show I Love Lucy, grew up in the town Celoron, which is in western New York. In 2009, officials erected a bronze statue to honor her. It shows a scene from an episode of her signature show.
The people of Celoron love Lucy. But they hate the statue. It's so ugly that they want it torn down. The New York Daily News reports:
"It looks like a monster," a Celoron man championing the cause told the Daily News. “It not only does not look like Lucy, it doesn’t look human. And at nighttime it’s even scarier."
He has a point. But look into the hungry eyes of that statue. Do you really think that it's safe to try to pull it down?
This weekend, professional cosplay photographer David Ngo attended WonderCon, a fan convention in Anaheim, California. He took shots of great costumes worn by visitors, including this one that shows Adventure Time's Princess Bubblegum as Princess Leia and Marceline as Han Solo. At the end of every day, he uploads his best photos onto his website. You can view more top-notch cosplay from WonderCon here.
We've previously featured a Scotch Cadbury Creme Egg before, but it's clear that Perry Santanachote of Thrillist has improved upon the concept. She made this beautiful-looking chocolate wonder by first freezing a dozen Cadbury Creme Eggs. Then she coated them with chocolate cake mix powder, followed by egg whites, then cocoa powder, and finally--this is the brilliant part--Cocoa Krispies cereal.
Santanachote deep fried each egg for about a minute or two. Pictured above are the gorgeous results.
Tobias Fränzel, a product and furniture designer in Berlin, calls it the Ping Pong Door. It's a functional interior door. An inside panel flips down to become a little ping pong table. Attach the net, grab some paddles and a ball, and you're ready to play!
This could be a great addition to a playful office environment.
And who wouldn't? It offers bachelors degrees and graduate degrees in awesomeness and butt-kicking.
University Jackie Chan isn't real, but this photo (minus the Jackie Chan meme) is. Sichuan Normal University, a teachers' college in China, has a bus station on campus with this sign. It's not named after the famed actor from Hong Kong. This name is probably the result of a computer-generated translation. You can read more about it at Kotaku.
It's an oddly-shaped towering structure that looks like the product of a children's book illustrator, not an architect. That's why local residents call it the Dr. Seuss House. They explain that it was built shortly after a forest fire stripped the area of trees. That deforestation gave the owner a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.
But the trees grew back. So the owner built another storey onto the house. The trees grew higher, so he built another one.
The left eye is named Mamutik. The right eye is named Sulug. The big grin is named Manukan. Together, these three islands in Malaysia are sometimes called the Smiley Islands. They're part of a national park and are a popular location for scuba diving.
Disney's 2006 animated movie Cars was a huge hit, so it's no surprise that the company has turned it into a franchise that includes 2 sequels and 2 spin-off movies featuring not Cars, but Planes.
What other vehicles should Disney's Pixar unit tackle next? Pedal boats? Zambonis? Street sweeper trucks? Those might work. But since Disney now owns Star Wars, it might as well produce a movie showing living X-wing fighters.
Big Bee Studio produced this parody of Cars showing Rebel Alliance X-wing fighters cracking jokes, singing songs, and, most importantly, destroying the Death Star. Opposing them is a TIE fighter with the voice of Darth Vader.
The above fish tank is not unique. It is apparently a common craft. Recyclart rounded up photos of several old pianos turned into aquariums. Some of them, such as the one in the video below, remain playable as electric pianos. You can read about one man's experience building one here, which includes this inevitable story:
The kids in the neighborhood would come visit me to see the work in progress. The typical response was, "Cool, but why?"
Baron is a German Shepherd who lives at Hill Country K9, a dog training and boarding business in California. He is a highly skilled dog who helps around the house. Watch Baron help his human load dishes into the dishwasher.
Comedian and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had a great idea. He asked viewers to play a simple prank on people in their lives: offer them coffee, then say “April Fools” or “I did nothing to your coffee.”
This immediately raises suspicions. “What did you do to my coffee?!”
There’s a pile of pancakes that look like a Chanel bag, grilled cheese sandwiches that look like a Prada purse, and a fancy Louis Vuitton baguette. They’re Bread Bags, a new project by artist Chloe Wise. They look good enough to eat, but no amount of real syrup will make these hotcakes edible. They’re made of oil paint, urethane, and metal attachments.
Shawn-Marie and Adam operate Love and Water Photography, a studio in Maui, Hawaii. They've developed a unique specialty: underwater engagement shoots. The photographers capture tender moments as the couples swim underwater, lovingly embracing and kissing. They're simply beautiful.
Christine Royles, 23, of South Portland, Maine needed a kidney. She took a spot on the national waiting list for a donor kidney, which is over 100,000 patients long. The odds were bad, so in an act of desperation, she wrote a message on the back of her car asking for a kidney.
“I looked over,” says Ashley Dall-Leighton, “and I go, ‘Oh, my God, that’s the saddest thing I’ve ever read.’ And he’s like, ‘What?’ And I read it out loud, and he said, ‘Did you get the number? Text her right now.'”