Alyssa Jensen

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Abandoned Puppy and Stray Kitten Become the Most Adorable Best Friends

Meet Chip and Adele, the duo that proves we all need friends, especially when we're going through a rough patch. Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter in Texas, is currently the home to Chip, a five-week-old chihuahua puppy, and Adele, a four-week-old kitten. The two came into the shelter on the …

Adele

Hello Kitty’s Ancestors? The Zany Cats Of Japan’s Edo Period

The world was obsessed with pictures of kitties long before LOLCats took over the Internet. That human-feline love transcends time and culture is clear in an upcoming exhibit at the <i>Japan Society, Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-E Collection,</i> which showcases the glorious cat-themed …

A Bionic Eye Restores a Man’s Vision

68-year-old Allen Zderad has regained his vision almost 20 years after he was diagnosed with an untreatable degenerative eye disease, ten years of which he spent nearly blind. The Minnesota man underwent a clinical trial of Second Sight, a new technology that bypasses the damaged retina by sending …

Emerging Technology

Werewolf Role-Play Game

The party game Mafia—invented by Russian psychology student Dimitry Davidoff in the late '80s as a teaching tool—has been shared and played all over the world (it's called Loups-garous in France, for example), simply through word of mouth. It's a game of inside knowledge, lying in the face of …

RPGs

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth

Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where <i>Honest Slogans</i> comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif …

Trends

This Noisy Wearable For Kids Will Drive Parents Crazy

What do you get when you combine a smartphone, a fitness tracker, a Nintendo Wii remote, and one of those small yappy dogs that barks when it detects air? Moff!<p>There’s a long and noble tradition of children’s toys that, at their core, are noisemakers, from fake laser guns to fake hands that clap. …

One-hand Rule

The Q Ruler is a piece of innovation that helps you measure the length of any figure. It is designed so that it can be with one hand only and …

The Creepiest Horror Movie Of The Year Was Made With Puppets

1984 meets Alien in this stop-motion masterpiece.<p>Stop-motion animation–where a puppet is moved by an animator and photographed frame-by-frame to create the illusion of motion–is a special-effect technique that is as old as the movies themselves, but in recent years it’s been on the wane, with only …

A Mind-Reading Dog Translator That Just Might Work

Science fiction? Absurdity? The No More Woof is neither. (But, okay, maybe it’s still a little silly.)<p>Today on Indiegogo, you can preorder a device called the No More Woof for $65. It promises to read your dog’s mind and speak out what he/she is thinking.<p>At first glance, it’s the epitome of …

Piperoid Robots

When it came to Lego starships, friendship bracelets and sandcastles, there was nothing like getting your hands a little dirty and creating daily, back when we were kids. It's a shame that for so many adults—even for many of us working in creative fields—that the inventive, hands-on spirit is …

Kids

This Awesome Stop-Motion Video Was Shot Using 1,000 Pictures Entirely On Google Glass

Google Glass

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds …

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) …

AJ Fosik’s New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Art

Brit Band-Aids

Wes Anderson Collection

This <i>New York Times</i> bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and …

Exclusive Recipe: The Meatball Shop's Turkey Meatballs

This Meatball Shop founders share their recipe for these savory bites.<p>Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman put meatballs on the (very trendy) map when they opened The Meatball Shop in downtown Manhattan. If you're looking to shake up your Thanksgiving meal, attending a Friendsgiving celebration, or …

Parents Keep Their Kids’ Imaginations Alive with Creative ‘Dinovember’ Project

Parents Refe and Susan Tuma aren’t big on Movember, at their house November is reserved for a different tradition: Dinovember. Documented in photos …

Go From A Tropical Rainforest To An Arctic Wonderland In One Awesome Building

At the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea, visitors will soon be able to walk through more than 35,000 square feet of greenhouses mimicking the world’s most diverse ecosystems.<p>Called the Ecorium, and designed by Grimshaw Architects with S.A.M.O.O., this visitor’s center will consist …

Adorable Bear Photography

Bears are such adorable creatures, right? These huge, furry mammals sure are a lovely family, but depending on the species you might get a terrific …

Quick and Comforting Winter Meals

Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples<p>Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples.

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

Cute

The Addams Family’s Living Room Was … Pink!?

When it comes to interior design, a photograph of the Addams Family television set shows that TV’s weirdest family was even weirder than you think.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>Quick! …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

PUSH Bowls: From 2D to 3D

PUSH starts out looking like a flat metal plate and with the help of your hands, it gets pushed into a solo metal jewelry bowl or an attached trio of …

Farm Popsicles – Promotional Packaging Design

Farm Popsicles.<p>Pasadena, California based creative branding and design studio Farm has created this delicious promotional piece to keep their clients …

Graphic Design

Man Spent 15 Years Building a Massive 5-Story Tree House

Anyone who ever wanted to have a small tree house in their backyard will be totally amazed by this massive construction, <i>The World's Biggest Tree House</i>, located in Crossville, Tennessee. Designed by Minister Horace Burgess, the structure relies on six oak trees as the base to support all five …

12 Things Only Girls With Straight Hair Will Understand

The grass is always greener, they say, and nowhere is that truer than in the world of hair debates. Curly hair girls always lust after straighter, flatter, more manageable locks (hence the booming industry around hair relaxers, chemical straighteners and a zillion different kinds of flat irons).<p>But …

Numero: A Beautiful Pop-up Book of Numbers by Marion Bataille | Colossal

<p>Five years ago graphic artist and illustration Marion Bataille took the pop-up book world by storm with her incredible ABC 3D book. Bataille is back …