In 2009, artist Jean-Michel Rubio designed a 6 feet tall giraffe made out of 3000 paperbacks and had it installed on the Canebière in Marseille, France. In 2010, the giraffe was used as a terminal book exchange. After surviving the winter in 2010, however, the giraffe made of books was burned down to ashes by vandals.
Still, it's awesome this existed. I wonder how long it would have survived if not for the vandalism.
I wish I had a TARDIS play tent when I was a kid! However, since this tent is 61" tall and I'm a fairly short adult, I could still get one today and be just as satisfied now as I would have been then. Even better, This canvas tent folds open to reveal the 11th Doctor's control room.
What's better than baking cute little dinosaur cookies? Baking the separate parts of the dinosaur so that you can connect the pieces and build an edible 3D dinosaur! Here are the details from Suck UK:
Cookie cutters in the shape of dinosaur body parts. Cut out cookie dough, bake in the oven, then slot the cookies together to make edible dinosaurs that will stand up your plate. Create the tastiest treats this side of the Jurassic period... then eat them into extinction. Each pack includes cutters for the body parts required to bake a whole dinosaur, with 4 to collect (Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and T-Rex).
If you order more than one we will send you different dinosaurs.
Of course, depending on how creative you are and how good you are at cooking, there's so much more you can do with these 3D dino treats than just bake the cookies and put them together.
This is a pretty interesting picture, and it spawned all types of speculation and fanfiction about Dexter's Laboratory being a prelude to The Big Bang Theory. I was going to mention the questionability of Dexter being Leonard and Dee Dee being Penny, but Wickfield, the Deviant Art creator of the Dexter's Laboratory image, had this to say about the incest implications:
AND NO IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE INCEST, PUH-LEASE. I just put Dexter as Leonard because he's the main character (and shortest), and Dee Dee is Penny because she's the sole blond girl. It's not supposed to be an exact copy, but everyone on Tumblr is freaking out about that and THAT'S THE JOKE. THAT IS WHY DEXTER IS 0.0. Read the description, that's why it's there.
Dexter: "Dee Dee, this is not the Big Bang theory I thought you were talking about!" Dee Dee: "Oh well - a little dress-up's always fun!" Mandark: "Yeah right, especially when your own brother gets to date you before I do...." Dexter: 0_0
You see that beetle on her eye? That's a Longhorn Beetle, and, though it's dead, that's still a real beetle glued to her face. Pixie Cold is an artist who focuses mainly on eye and face art. This picture, called Toxic Meet, is just the first part of her new butterfly and bug series.
According to Brand Licensing Europe, Nickelodeon has interesting plans in store for Spongebob Squarepants sometime in 2013:
For SpongeBob, a humorous adult-targeted clothing line is on the way, including ‘Keep Calm and Gary On’ T-shirts. The ‘Dare to be Square’ marketing initiative will be ramped up in 2013, and ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas’ special movie will arrive in Christmas 2013, complete with computer generated imagery and its own marketing campaign, as well as a range of consumer products.
Can you see yourself in an adult-targeted Spongebob Squarepants outfit?
To promote the premier of the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle show that appeared on Nickelodeon September 29, 2012, NickALive created TMNT 3D street art on the Riverside Walkway by St Gabriel’s Wharf in London.
I love 3D street art. At first, the art looks so realistic that it's terrifying, but once you get over the fact that it's not real, you almost wish it was. Well, that's my thinking process at least.
Admittedly, if this were in my house, I'd use the TV to figure out what time it is, but this clock made of clocks is such a beautiful, creative idea! When designer Ron Benshoshan and his girlfriend moved into their first apartment, the place definitely needed work. It was messy, like the previous people who moved there frantically move out, and the design scheme was inconsistent. The clock made of clocks was only part of the major, beautiful changes Benshoshan made. You can see the before and after images at Desire to Inspire.
This looks like something right out of a fantasy book. Somewhere in Vermont, a couple of kids had not just one tree house to share, but three separate houses of their own that they could go to and from with a ladder and a bridge. If I had one of these tree houses, I'm sure I'd only ever go home in the winter time or to stock up on food and clean clothes.
If there's anything I know for sure about the internet, it's that people online love cats. In spite of that, cats don't much like computers - especially when you're pecking away at the keyboard and not petting or feeding them. Stay on a computer for too long with a bored cat by your side and they'll soon behave just like the kitty in this picture.
Do you have any funny stories about how a cat has reacted to you being on a computer?
Though this performance happened two years ago, it's still extremely interesting to look at. Choreographed by Willi Dorner, "Bodies in Urban Space" consisted of multiple performers finding spaces throughout the Financial District in lower Manhattan to fit into and fill in. The Wall Street Journal has many more pictures.
Mikeasaurus, an Instructables member, has been featured on Neatorama for both his Beer Advent Calendar and his DIY Magnetic Silly Putty. It's safe to say that if you need a creative, amusing way to tell someone you miss them, an "I miss you" card created by Mikeasaurus is definitely a great idea. You can download a PDF scaled to A4 (8.5" x 11") and the template at the card's page, where you can find more cool images of the card. It's up to you whether you actually take the card to the shooting range or just poke the gunholes in with a pen.
My childhood would have been so much better if I could wait at the park for my parents to pick me up and check out a book there at the same time. The stand, officially called Paradero ParaLibros ParaParques (Whereabouts For Books, For Parks) is part of a program ran by Fundalectura to promote literacy across South America.
Bookmobiles are awesome. There's an amazing sense of adventure in seeing a truck roll down the street full of books and wondering what you can get inside. While a paper bookmobile doesn't have that same sense of adventure, having a papercraft bookmobile to spice up your desk's design would still be amazing. Over at illustrator Bob Staake's website, you can download the print file explaining how you can go about creating your own 3-D paper bookmobile.