Happy Caturday! It appears that we can now add Lil Bub to the list of late night television greats, like Carson, Letterman, and Leno. That's because Lil Bub now has her own talk show, where she interviews notable public personalities and they talk about life. It's called Lil BUB's BIG SHOW! You're a total natural at this, Bub!
Illustrator Joanna Zhou draws for us what we already know– certain types of pictures go on Instagram, and other ones don't. After all, we only want our friends and followers to think that we're having fun all the time! Below, Zhou shows us the '12 Types of Instagram Photos,' which include selfies, humblebragging everything, and things you do to your pets for internet fame. We all know it's true.
DING3000 is comprised of designers Carsten Schelling, Sven Rudolph and Ralf Webermann, and together the team creates consumer goods that have been carefully adapted for optimum functionality. The collective first gained steam when their project Pimp My Billy, in which IKEA's Billy shelves were subject to total modification, came to light. Now, DING3000 focuses on making products you already use, only better.
Photographer Iwase Yoshiyuki's Ama Divers, c. 1950s
Living out a tradition that dates back two thousand years, the Ama divers of coastal Japan are the closest thing you'll ever find to a real life mermaid. The women are experienced deep sea divers, and equipped with little more than a mask and some flippers, they hunt for oysters and abalone in the Pacific Ocean. In the 1950s, photographer Iwase Yoshiyuki went to the fishing village where he had grown up, and documented the extraordinary lives of these incredible women. The custom allowed these women to make more money in a single season than many of the men in the same village. Although the tradition still exists today, it is in much smaller numbers and the community is less dependent on these sea sirens. In 2011, photographer Nina Poppe followed up on the Ama, or women of the sea, to find out what was left of the mer-people.
Cat People is a magazine about cats, for cat lovers, by cat lovers. Does that sound perfect, or what? Cat People, currently in its first issue, features commissioned work from noted artists, and interviews from creative types from around the world, all of whom love cats. Is this the best, or is it the best? Since it's almost Caturday, your task is to share this joyous news with cat people everywhere!
Happy Turtlesday! For the next few segments, we'll be featuring some of the more unusual species of turtles, inspired by this Listverse post. Today's handsome contestant is the spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa) which is named, as you might have guessed, for the pointy spikes along the edges of its shell. It is also sometimes referred to as the 'cog wheel turtle.' The spiny turtle hangs out mostly in Southeast Asia, in countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand, and it is currently endangered. Below, see some pictures of our spiky new friend, plus a video from the Tennessee Aquarium.
Now on Indiegogo, the BayCycle project, designed by Judah Schiller is a revolutionary invention in aquatic transportation, or water biking, as we can now call it. Schiller's water 'kit' is designed to easily fit any standard bicycle, and allow you to pedal normally and move across the water. According to Schiller, crossing the Hudson River into Manhattan would take just 15 minutes! Schiller's campaign aims to begin production with a fundraising goal of $50,000, which he will then double. If you like the idea, learn more about the project and donate through Indiegogo!
Located in Bolsover, Ontario, this lake cottage was designed by architectural firm Uufie as a 'reinterpreted' treehouse, with a lot more grown-up details than your average children's treehouse. The two storey cottage features a cantilever overhang, and some unusual design details, like a fish scale shingle wall, and windows that peer through to the quieter living spaces. Overall, the cozy interior looks incredibly soft and sunny, which is in pleasant contrast to the modern, fortress-like exterior, which also features mirrors to reflect the forest.
Jack in a Box by Guy Hollaway Architects with Hemingway Design
Originally via Fast Company, The Doll's House project invites 20 of Britain's top architects and designers to recreate the classic dollhouse into something more modern (and decidedly more gender neutral). The reimagined dollhouses are to be auctioned off for charity (KIDS, a disabled children's charity). Each of the results, not unlike contemporary architectural proposals for public works and remodeling projects, reflects what these firms do best, and bring the classic Victorian-era staple into the modern age, with apartments, modular configurations, and highrise alternatives to the dusty old thing you might find in a grandma's attic.
Illustrator Stefan Zsaitsits brings you his newest series in which adorable graphite portraits of children turn into detailed landscapes, or maybe 'bodyscapes.' The drawings range from cheek-pinchingly adorable to hilariously twisted and terrifying, and some a combination of the two. Stefan's drawings relay a sense of boundless energy that makes it hard to tell where his drawings will go next, which makes his work all the more interesting. Also included below: some earlier painted works circa 2009.
Inspired by The Giving Tree, a story of the world's most selfless creature, these sticky notes serve to remind you of things to do, as well as the fact that you are using paper products in order to keep track of your life. It's a little sad to think of the dwindling trunk of a good tree, but let these Giving Tree Sticky Notes keep you on task, because you're using precious resources!
The Note Rocket app, designed by Panda Eyed Devs, allows you to annotate your picture messages, as well as add audio. The app makes it easier to tell your mom exactly what to do when she "lost the internet" or did "something, I don't know" to the DVR. Also, it's social commentary as provided by you! Note Rocket is rather similar to SnapChat, but perhaps you'll feel less childish when you use the app during a trip to Home Depot.