- New Out of the Box
- Vincent Van Gogh's Self-Portrait as a Photograph
- The Truth About Rejection Letters
- Hobbit Pancakes
- Cub Tired
- Shelving the Body
- Draw the DC Universe Book
- Tunnel through the Swiss Cheese Alps
- A Little Too Realistic Version Of Adventure Time
- Soft Boiled Eggs Cooked in a Hot Spring
- Travel Through Space With This TARDIS Ring
- LMFAO Parody by Cats
- You Don't Actually Need the Windows Task Manager
- Ten Elaborate Underground Homes
- Psst! Wanna Buy a Launch Pad?
- Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed, Complete With Framed Pictures
- Time Teacher Boy LEGO Watch
- One Line Portraits from Science Fiction
- Steampunk Fantasy Short Film- The Wheel
- Deer Rescued from Ice
- Antique Camera Contains Undeveloped Film From World War I
- Bacon-Topped Apple Pie
- This Week at Neatorama
Posted: 13 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST
Neatorama reader Stephanie recomended we take a look at her YouTube channel starring her pets, Tommy, Gracie and Leo and I'm glad she emailed because oh boy are her videos adorable. I'm particularly fond of this video of little Leo coming home to meet his new family.
Posted: 13 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST
What would Van Gogh's 1889 self-portrait look like if it had been made with a camera? Tadao Cern used Photoshop to find out. He writes:
At the link, you can watch a video of the process.
Posted: 13 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST
One of publishing's best-kept secrets is out.
Posted: 13 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST
Are dwarves eating you out of house and home? Feed them these pancakes made by Nathan Shields of Saipancakes. Shields, I've noticed, is really improving as an artist.
At the link, you can see photographs of his kids reacting to their pancakes.
Posted: 13 Jan 2013 12:00 AM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST
Not just any bookcase will fit your head. That's why this one is custom made. Darragh Casey's Shelving the Body project requires users to stay shelved along with their belongings or else they'll fall down:
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST
Kerntype is a kerning game.
And of course, when it's done wrong it's called keming. I scored 73 out of 100, possibly because I hurried through it. With a little more care, I could've done better. If you're not a type nerd, the game will give you a sense of appreciation for those who labor to make type readable. It's an art, after all. Link -via Ed Yong
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
Have you always wished you could draw your favorite DC Universe characters? Now you can with the Draw The DC Universe Book from the NeatoShop. This fantastic book includes directions on how to draw 27 characters, a pen, colored pencils, stencils, and transparencies. It is perfect for kids or those who are just kids at heart.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST
The character designs for Adventure Time are anything but realistic, with floppy noodle arms and minimally detailed faces, so artist Lora Zombie took it upon herself to shed a realistic light on Finn and Jake.
Thankfully Bimo still looks cute and cubey, but poor Finn looks like he prefers to be all squash and stretch. The addition of nuclear bombs in the background is a nice touch, and Jake looks like he should be hanging out with Grumpy Cat!
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:00 PM PST
Onsen tamago is a simple Japanese dish, but you may not be able to make an authentic version of it at home. They're eggs slowly cooked in nature's crockpot--a hot spring:
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST
While you may never be able to fly away in the TARDIS, you can always let your heart float away with this beautiful ring made by C's Charms. If you aren't big on TARDISes though, you can always grab a golden snitch, triforce, My Little Pony or other great geek jewelry designs.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:00 PM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 04:00 PM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 03:00 PM PST
This luxurious house called Villa Vals is built directly into a hillside in the village of Vals in the Swiss Alps. A collaboration between architectural firms Christian Müller and SeARCH, it features four bedrooms that are surprisingly flooded with natural light and have beautiful Alpine views. A thermal springs spa is nearby. The exterior is partially made of quartzite collected from the springs and surrounding area. There is a private hot spring in the home, as well as a hot tub and patios. The environmentally-friendly house is thermally insulated and has a heat pump, heat exchanger, radiant floors and uses hydroelectric power generated by a local reservoir.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:00 PM PST
With the shuttle program over, NASA is hoping to recoup some of its investment and shed property no longer needed by selling it off. Several facilities are for sale.
NASA is allowing bids and proposals to be submitted quietly, and will take plans for the properties into account as well as the amounts of the bids. Link -via Not Exactly Rocket Science
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:00 PM PST
Creating a fashionable bed for your finicky feline can be inexpensive without looking cheap, and your cat will never know the difference between designer and DIY.
This fabulous cat bed, complete with purr-fectly awesome framed pictures and tiny pillow, was made from a $3 thrift store suitcase by Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone, and she's even shared the step-by-step for fellow DIYers at her website.
Your cat might not prefer it to a cardboard box, but your sense of style will thank you for putting in the time and effort.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:00 PM PST
Do you use a Kindle or eReader? Then you probably know that many books are available at no cost, but often they are hard to find or you don't know what you're getting. But now our friends Michael Powell and Jürgen Horn, whom you know from their travel blog For 91 Days, have launched FreebookSifter. It's a daily listing of books that can be downloaded from Amazon free of charge, plus ratings for each book. Here are the top-rated book available today, which may change at any time.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Are you looking for a fun way to introduce time to your favorite little LEGO fan? You need the Time Teacher Boy LEGO Watch from the NeatoShop. The set comes with a buildable watch, demonstration clock, and activity cards.
Time Teacher Girl LEGO Watch also available.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Watches.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Simple, crisp and clear: Christophe Louis (AKA Quibe) makes convincing portraits of characters from science fiction, comic books and anime using just one line each. You can view more at the link, but you should also check out his other website, which is filled with delightful mashups such as FrankEinstein and Donald Hulk.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:00 AM PST
The Wheel is an extremely stylistic short film which was created by John Roberts, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the R3D Festival.
Here's a bit about this ambitious indie short:
In short, it's fifteen minutes of visual bliss, with a pretty cool story to boot. Enjoy!
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:00 AM PST
A large mule deer became stuck on the ice over a frozen lake near the Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado. The deer, which had been seen in the neighborhood before, couldn't get enough traction with his hooves to move. After weighing a few options, park ranger Todd Taylor, a certified ice rescuer, was called in. Taylor was able to lasso the deer and pull it in, with the help from brewery employees. See more video at KRQE. Link -via Arbroath
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST
Read more about Anton's finds and see the rest of his fascinating photographs at his blog The Photo Palace. Link -via i09
(Images provided by Anton Orlov)
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST
The Loveless Cafe of Tennessee has quite a few tasty dishes on its menu, but perhaps the most impressive to those who love the salty, crunchiness of bacon is the bacon apple pie seen above. If you can't make it to Nashville to grab a slice for yourself, then don't miss the recipe at the link.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST
Have you had your flu shot? What I thought was a spate of post-Christmas colds turned out to be the worst flu season in recent history. The most common advice you hear for avoiding the flu is to get a shot and wash your hands often. I've found that working at home alone and not having children in elementary school is even more effective, but that's not something you can arrange at the last minute. So if you find yourself unable to get out of bed, keep your laptop or mobile device handy. Our constant updates here at Neatorama will help you pass the time until you're able to get back to your everyday activities. Here's what you need to catch up on from this past week.
Over at Neatorama's subblogs, we had plenty of treats that did not appear here on the main page. At Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly, we saw a wolverine pull a man out of an avalanche and a cat with a 100-decibel purr, among over cute videos.
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