World’s Strangest

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Miniature Worlds By Takanori Aiba

You may remember John Farrier’s post about the Bonsai Tree Castle, which was created by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba. Well Takanori’s art certainly doesn’t stop there, and would you believe that the rest of his miniature worlds (structural sculptures) are even more fantastic than the tree castle?! With a style ripped straight from mythology and every minor [...]

Salt Staircase

John Farrier posted about Motoi Yamamoto’s amazing salt labyrinth before, but that’s just one of many cool salt artwork that the artist has made. Check out this crumbling salt staircase called Utsusemi: Link [...]

Thom Browne’s Fall 2012 Haute Couture Fashion

Zeon posted about Thom Browne’s latest Fall 2012 haute couture designs, but he missed these two. I think I saw John Farrier sporting these looks just a couple of [...]

Digital Content Curation

You may or may not already know that Neatorama author John Farrier is also a librarian. The two jobs aren’t as different as you may think! He wrote about the process of “content curation” in an essay on the skills librarians need and develop in the digital information age. For Neatorama, John sifts through an [...]

Little Miss Laugh-Out-Loud

Congratulations to Neatorama artist Adam Koford (Ape Lad) and his wife on the arrival of Elsa, who was born over the weekend. There’s the explanation of why one of his cartoons was posted twice on Friday! Link -Thanks, John Farrier! (Image credit: Flickr user Ape Lad)

Steampunk Computer Workstation and Toilet

I’ve found the secret to John Farrier’s blogging prowess: it’s all in where he writes his Neatorama blog posts. Actually, no. John’s still Master of the Blogosphere but the Steampunk workstation above, called the Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom [...]

Hair Sandwich

Today I learned that John Farrier once made a peanut butter and hair sandwich because his mom said hair was made of protein. That’s just one more reason you should be perusing NeatoBambino every day. All he was doing was highlighting a post about an artist who illustrates children’s misconceptions, but I don’t think I’m [...]

Women of Television

This graphic makes you think, but how true is it? When I watch TV, it’s usually crime shows, in which successful, independent woman are over-represented as cops, lawyers, scientists, politicians, and criminals. Maybe it all depends on the shows you choose to watch. Link -via @John Farrier

Kinetic Sculpture Metropolis II To Premiere At LACMA

<p><iframe class=”embeddedvideo” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”480″ height=”303″ src=”;hl=en_US”></iframe></p> <p style=”text-align:center;”>(<a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=””>YouTube Link</a>)</p> <p style=”text-align:left;”>Anybody who built tracks for their Hot Wheels as a kid will drool when they see this incredible setup! Metropolis II is an amazing, kinetic work of art by Chris Burden that measures 20×30 feet, and features over 1200 matchbox cars that travel at [...]

Neatorama Annual Meeting and Staff Party

YouTube link. This past weekend the authors and administrative staff of Neatorama gathered for the organization’s annual get-together. After a brief business meeting, during which a proposed takeover by AOL was roundly voted down, participants adjourned to a “bonding” activity. For the third year in a row, Alex’s staff (in the white T-shirts*), successfully defended [...]