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Windows Update

  I don’t know where this is, but the lettering on the sign look Cyrillic to me. Maybe you can translate. There’s no way this window job could have been easier (or better) than just replacing the originals where they were! -via Arbroath

The Slowest Slo-Mo Ever Recorded

“How does light look in slow motion?” asks Ramesh Raskar in this brief TED Talk, demonstrating his “femto-photography,” a slow motion technique that achieves one trillion frames per second. He proceeds to show us: the camera captures so many frames that you can SEE LIGHT TRAVELING THROUGH WATER. You can see light moving across [...]

Beautiful Animal Sculptures By Beth Cavener Stichter

I really like the look of these savage animal sculptures by Beth Cavener Stichter. Their rough clay finish makes the critters look as if they’ve just come into creation and have yet to have their forms polished and smoothed out. They’re part of her new series entitled Come Undone, a series full of raw texture and majestic [...]

An Angler Fish Tricycle

While these look like they’d be perfect for Burning Man, they were actually created by Australian design collective Group D so they were instead presented at the Vivid Sydney Festival.I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love to take a ride in one of these -but maybe that’s their evil plan for eating all [...]

How to Hide a Cell Phone Tower in Arizona

This makes the landscape look good, but sooner or later they’ll be penguins roosting in it. Link -via Boing Boing

Rainbow School

This is the colorful new look of the Ecole Maternelle Pajol in Paris. The building housing the kindergarten has been around since the 1940s, and was recently updated by French architectural firm Palatre & Leclère. The inside is just as bright! See more pictures at The Cool Hunter. Link -via Boing Boing

The Diving Suit That Inspired The Big Daddy

Remember that mindless bucket of bolts known as the Big Daddy that you had a hard time killing while playing Bioshock 1 and 2? Well, it turns out that the iconic look of the Big Daddy was inspired by an actual diving suit that dates back to 1882. Created by brothers Alphonse and Theodore Carmagnolle, it weighed [...]

Chalk Typography

Wow. This is just. Wow. Take a look at the level of details that Liz Collini went through with her hand-lettered chalk typography, drawn in the style of mechanical blueprints: See more over at typetoken [...]

The Literary Wave

We’ve featured Guy Laramee’s book sculptures before on Neatorama, but his new ones are too good to pass. Take a new (or another) look at Guy’s artwork: Link – via swissmiss [...]

Awesome Full Sized Final Fantasy VIII Replica Gunblade

This is one beautiful cosplay accessory-a replica Gunblade from the video game Final Fantasy VIII that doesn’t look like a cardboard blade covered in gobs of paint. The guy who built this screen worthy replica made it for a college course in prop making, using MDF, balsa wood an a Pringles can to get the job [...]