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This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

What you see here is not a model of a midcentury house. Well, OK, it is, but, but… it isn’t an architecture model. It is actually a birdhouse. Yep. A house for birds. I bet some of our houses don’t even look half as good. Damn, lucky birdies! Created by furniture maker and entrepreneur, Douglas Barnhard, under the brand name Sourgrassbuilt, these miniature homes for birds drew inspiration from midcentury works by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler but with a dose of skate and surf culture of Santa Cruz where Douglas is based in. Continue reading This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

I knew it! I always knew chickens are not merely food for humans! There maybe some clever ones like, you know, those in Chicken Run (2000, DreamWorks), that are perhaps intelligent like aliens. Superior beings, as we would call them, but how I know? Just look this UFO Chicken Spaceship Coop by Backyard Chickens. While these chickens may not have built them, it does paint a perfect picture of aliens, I mean chickens, landing here on Earth. That being said, we can shut our argument on chickens or eggs first. Because, its UFO first. Maybe. Like, who knows, right? Continue reading UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

This Super Weird Microphone Lets You Keep Bad Singing To Yourself

Between being a bad sounding amateur singer to one that actually sings something bearable to everyone else, you will need a lot of hard work, but while doing so, you are likely to drive your housemates and neighbors bonkers. The solution? Clad the inside of your room with soundproof materials, or you could use this: the Utaet Voice Training Silent Karaoke Microphone. As weird as it might sound, Utaet Voice Training Silent Karaoke Microphone might just be one of those quirky stuff from the Land of the Rising which you have some use. Continue reading This Super Weird Microphone Lets You Keep Bad Singing To Yourself

Centre Spin Is A Minimalist Fidget Spinner That You Never Knew You Need

If you have been following this blog, you will notice we hardly mention fidget spinners until of late when one custom fidget spinner actually piqued our interest. Sorry to say, I am in the camp that thought fidget spinners are kind of lame (though we don’t discriminate them, just so you know), but when I first lay eyes on the Centre Spin, I felt compelled to share it with you folks because it is, you know, classy. Before you get acquaint with Centre Spin, may I suggest you purge everything you know about fidget spinners because Centre Spin is unlike any other. It didn’t even look one to begin with and that’s just one of the many beauties it possesses. Continue reading Centre Spin Is A Minimalist Fidget Spinner That You Never Knew You Need

JellyTank Will Mesmerize You With Graceful Jellies

Jellyfish is a graceful creature and when you combine a few of these soft bodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with a purpose-built LED-equipped aquarium, the result is therapeutic like lava lamps. Such is the effect the JellyTank, billed as the ultimate jellyfish aquarium, will do. Unlike other competing tanks, brother Blake and Brock Gratton creation is backed by science with assistance of a nationally accredited aquarium and research laboratory. So, the survival of the jellies you rear in there is pretty much assured. Continue reading JellyTank Will Mesmerize You With Graceful Jellies

25 Hours And 15,000 Dominoes Took Just A Minute And Half To Topple

Some people has a particular gratification of putting together massive domino structure (not the pizza, mind you) and seeing them crumple to nothing in matter of minutes. YouTuber Hevesh5 is one them and boy, is she good at it. Her latest works, entitled The Amazing Triple Spiral, is an incredibly complex domino structure that took her 25 man-hour (lady-hour?) over a span of 8 days to build, and at the end, it took just a minute and a half for all to crumple to what it was initially: a pile of colorful dominoes. Well, at least she has the video to document her build and destruction as keepsake as she move on to other more challenging projects – domino-based, of course. Continue reading 25 Hours And 15,000 Dominoes Took Just A Minute And Half To Topple

And This Is How You Make A Real-Life Pokémon Egg Incubator

I am sure there’s no shortage of Pokémon-related merchandises, officially-licensed or not, in the market, but also, I am quite sure there’s no Egg Incubator among those merchandises. For the uninitiated, the Egg Incubator is a in-game device that incubates a special egg (duh…) that will only hatch if you walk the required distance (but that’s to the cranky GPS system, sometimes you need walk a less or more than the stipulated distance). Anyways, in case you are a huge fan of the Pokémon GO’s awesome egg incubator, then you probably a ‘real’ egg incubator in your life. But just to clear the air, ‘real-life’ means a prop, a replica of the game’s item which don’t actually hatch any Pokémon eggs, or any other worldly eggs, ostrich’s one included. Continue reading And This Is How You Make A Real-Life Pokémon Egg Incubator

1800s Ukiyo-e Illustrates Internal Bodily Functions With Tiny People

Back at the time when human’s knowledge of our inner workings was scarce, folks of the olden days already knew roughly the functions of the various organs and sometime in the Edo period, some Japanese artists who were well versed in Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds” (basically wood block prints, a technique for printing text, images or patterns), had taken that knowledge to create a series of anatomical depictions of a human’s internal bodily functions, known as Inshoku Yojo Kagami, or Mirror of the Physiology of Drinking and Eating. Continue reading 1800s Ukiyo-e Illustrates Internal Bodily Functions With Tiny People

Stunning D&D Diorama Looks Like Graphics Straight Out Of A Video Game

I am not a fan of D&D, neither am I a huge fan of tabletop strategy RPG, but those didn’t stop me from ogling like a madman over this absolutely stunning D&D tabletop diorama. Trust me. It is so awesome that you will wish your game room had this setup so you can admire it every, single day. Even more stunning is when the setup is captured on stills and you probably can see why; because the photos look just the graphics straight out of the strategy RPG game. Continue reading Stunning D&D Diorama Looks Like Graphics Straight Out Of A Video Game

Seriously, We Never Thought Ant Farm Could Look This Classy

I have to admit. Ant farm isn’t my thing. I am not myrmecophobic, btw, so it has nothing to with those tiny creatures. They just don’t interest me as a decorative piece or as a science project. However, this ant farm, the Split Earth Ants by brothers Blake & Grant, may just change my perspective about rearing ants. The ant farms you see today are quite kiddish and seriously, businesses have to know that adults too, may love to have ant farms and also, even if its targeted at the young ones, it does not mean they have to be grossly under design or look kiddish. Split Earth Ants, on the other hand, is a contemporary take of ant farms that anyone who cares about style would not mind one to be part of their home or work desk. It is an ant farm reimagined for the better. Continue reading Seriously, We Never Thought Ant Farm Could Look This Classy