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Japanese Twitter Falls In Meme Love With Perfectly Timed Photo Of One-Punch Shiba Inu

Anything posted on the internet has potential to become a meme, but there is something about strangely simultaneously derpy and stoic nature of shiba inu that seems to give them a head start over everything else. That might best be on display with an impeccably timed photo posted by Japanese Twitter user @Ninjamaaaaaan that some are calling “One-Punch Shiba Inu.” h/t: grapee ブォン pic. Source
Tags: Animals, Dogs, Japan, Meme, Shiba


Artist Creates Adorable Cloaks That Will Turn Your Pet Into A Game Of Thrones Character

Who doesn’t love dressing up their pets in cute clothing? It’s undeniable how adorable they can look with the right kind of clothing. And since we all now that winter is coming, it’s a good time to make sure your pets are staying warm. If your canine friend is as excited about snuggling up to you as you watch the Game of Thrones season finale, there’s something that will make this moment even more... Source
Tags: Animals, Clothes, Game of Thrones, Got, Pets


Recreating the Face of a Neolithic Dog

Built upon one of 24 dog skulls excavated in 1901 from Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, this facial recreation reveals the appearance of domesticated canines roughly 4,500 years ago. The recreation—commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland and National Museum of Scotland—aimed to draw further attention to the close relationship between Neolithic humans and dogs. It was achieved by way of a 3D-printed model …
Tags: Science, Design, Dogs, Scotland, Animals, Tech, History, Archeology, Linkaboutit, Orkney Islands, National Museum of Scotland, Neolithic Age, Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn


You Can Live With A Polar Bear Mother And Cub With These Life-Sized Art Masterpieces

This unique work is the first in film-oriented creative studio Blast, Inc.’s ANIMALS AS ART product line. Blast, Inc.’s producer Junya Okabe got the idea after he had the misfortune of seeing a taxidermy specimen of a once living polar bear set up in a storefront during a visit abroad. More: Shop h/t: grapee Although deeply saddened to know that such as majestic creature had been... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Beer, Sculpture, Mother, Polar, Blast Inc, Junya Okabe


Artist Designs Classic Cars Inspired By Exotic Wild Animals

Aston Martin DB5 from 1963 Let’s admit it, almost everyone has a fantasy of owning a super-cool classic or vintage car. For some of us, these cars remind us of the good old times, for the rest of us, they are associated with romantic movies where the main character brings his girlfriend to an unforgettable adventure on the road. These cars are pretty much guaranteed to cost a fortune but one can... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Cars, Aston Martin, Classic, Frédéric Müller


Heat wave in Australia kills 23K flying foxes

A historic heat wave in Australia killed off thousands of flying foxes late last year. In Australia’s northern coast, temperatures reached over 107 degrees for several days, leading to the deaths of around 23,000 flying foxes, which are some of the largest bats on the planet. The flying foxes did everything in their power to beat the heat. This includes panting, using their wings as fans and coating their bodies with saliva. Unfortunately, the heat proved to be too much, and many of the bats fe...
Tags: Design, News, Indonesia, Australia, Animals, Queensland, Western Sydney University, Heat Wave, Australia heat wave, Australia New Guinea, Australia Bats, Flying Foxes, David Westcott, National Flying Fox Monitoring Program


Eloise Brodeur: Seeking Understanding Through Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


Eloise Brodeur Really Sees Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


Animal Symbolism in Logo Design, Graphic Design & Branding

A company’s logo can be as synonymous with their brand as the product that they offer consumers. Some of the best logos not only stick in your head because they are so iconic, but because the imagery that is used can convey emotions that can build a relationship, before a consumer even purchases a product. For many companies throughout history, this brand awareness is curated using animal symbolism in their logo. Depending on the type of animal chosen, a brand is strong, fast, luxurious, caring,...
Tags: Design, Greece, China, Animals, Earth, Egypt, Artemis, Branding, Logo Design, Adam, Roy Smith Sergey Kovalenko Sava Stoic Wolf, Bryan Downey


Russia to release hundreds of illegally captured orcas and belugas from 'whale jail'

Officials in Russia announce the release of nearly 100 whales currently being held in what amounts to a whale jail in Srednyaya Bay. A few months ago, a drone discovered the whale pens in the bay, which held over 90 belugas and 11 killer whales captive. Environmentalists believe the whales were captured using illegal means and were slated to be sold to amusement parks and aquariums in China. Related: Plastic pollution is causing reproductive problems for ocean wildlife Earlier this month, the g...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Russia, Marine Life, Whaling, Beluga Whales, Orca Whales, Captive Killer Whales, Captive Whale, Whale Jail, Captured Animals


“Make Your Pet’s Chew Toy Great Again”: Trump Dog Chew Toy Is Getting Popular

When it comes to making fun of Trump, people get really creative. We’ve previously featured Donald Trump Piñatas, but now people are feeding the president to their dogs… Donald is stylin’ with his golden tan, quaffed plush hair, and flashy garb. His well-heeled foot will inevitably end up in your dog’s mouth. This squeaker toy also features a bottom gusset and top-stitching at the... Source
Tags: Toys, Design, Dogs, Animals, Trump, Donald, Piñata


Bird deaths from skyscrapers reaches into the hundreds of millions

Scientists believe the number of bird deaths associated with skyscrapers has reached hundreds of millions. Researchers estimate that anywhere between 100 million and one billion birds die from smashing into glass buildings every year — and they now know which areas of the country are the worst for these incidents. More birds die from hitting buildings in Chicago than any other city in America. Scientists believe around five million birds migrate through Chicago in the fall and spring as they ma...
Tags: Design, News, Wikipedia, Animals, America, Chicago, Birds, Canada, Skyscrapers, St Louis, Bird Migration, Central and South America, Cornell Lab, Animal Conservation, New York City Audubon, Kyle Horton


Fairmont canine ambassador program promotes human-animal connection

It’s uncommon to see people flop down on the carpet in an upscale hotel lobby. But at the Fairmont Banff Springs on a Friday morning, a middle-aged woman from Indianapolis and two kids from Montreal are the latest of many to reject decorum when faced with Bear’s charms. The black lab gazes at them with liquid amber eyes while rolling over for a belly rub. It’s all in a day’s work for Bear, a canine ambassador who give travelers a dose of human-animal connection. The Fairmont’s canine ambassador...
Tags: Travel, Design, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Indianapolis, Washington Dc, Hotel, Montreal, Ottawa, Banff, Lewis, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont, Jason Lewis, Georgie


Four-Legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

A 140-foot whale fossil has been discovered off the coast of Peru, only it’s unlike any other. This particular gigantic mammal would have been able to transition between land and sea with ease, thanks to its tail and four legs. Its webbed feet would have helped move underwater, but the bend in the limbs suggests that the creature could move just as well on land. …
Tags: Science, Design, Animals, History, Culture, Peru, Archaeology, Evolution, Whales, Fossil, Linkaboutit


Japanese Artist Creates The Most Realistic-Looking Wearable Animal Heads You’ve Ever Seen

Whether you’re a passionate furry or just someone who appreciates cool headgear, you’re most likely going to love the incredibly realistic wearable heads made by Japanese modeler Kamonohashizokei (Platypus Modeling). More: Instagram h/t: odditycentral View this post on Instagram クリスマスらしくトナカイ…ではなく、エルク(アメリカアカシカ)のかぶりものができました。 角を含めるとかなりのボリュームがあります! ということでみなさま、 merry Christmas!! #鹿 #かぶりもの #
Tags: Japan, Design, Animals, Masks, Realistic, Heads


This Artist Is Using Technology To Draw Watercolor Animal Illustrations

According to an artist Yuliya Pieletskaya: ” My name is Yuliya Pieletskaya and I’m a Chicago-based illustrator. I draw animals on my iPad in the Procreate app with an iPencil. And here I would like to show you a few examples. A lot of people ask how I get a watercolor/gouache look to my digital drawings and it all comes down to the brushes I use. I also apply a paper texture to my... Source
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Animals, Chicago, Illustrations, Inspirations, Yuliya Pieletskaya


Japanese Food Stall Staffed By An Adorable Shiba-Inu Dog

Food stalls in Japan have apparently gone to the dogs. The aptly-named “Dog’s Sweet Potato Shop”, a small kiosk selling roasted sweet potatoes, in Sapporo, Japan is manned (dogged?) by a three-year-old Shiba-Inu dog. More: Twitter h/t: odditycentral Japanese Twitter user @hina_shii_ver2 first learned about the unique “Dog’s Sweet Potato Shop” in her home city of Sapporo earlier this month... Source
Tags: Dog, Japan, Design, Animals, Shop, Sapporo, Sapporo Japan, Shiba, Shiba Inu, Shiba Inu Dog


Funniest Animal Fails Caught In Panoramic Pictures

Imagine you’ve found the perfect spot for a fantastic panoramic picture… unfortunately some animals just cannot sit still or mind their own business, always photobombing your best photos. Scroll down to see the funniest examples! h/t: Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Humor, Fails, Panoramic, Aimals


Japanese Art Student’s Graduation Project Is A Lineup Of Cats Adorably Asking You For High Fives

Japanese sculptor Sakura Hanafusa expertly crafted one that all cat lovers would love in their home. A lineup of seven cats extending their paws to high five you after you come home. Hanafusa made the sculptures as her graduation project from art university in 2016, and writes on Twitter that she “wanted to make a piece that people not only looked at and enjoyed, but could have fun... Source
Tags: Japan, Design, Cats, Animals, Sculptures, Sakura Hanafusa, Hanafusa


Photographer Documents Chickens, And They All Look Like Supermodels

Matteo Tranchellini is a professional photographer and he first got fascinated by the beauty of chickens while looking for a Concincina as a pet for his studio garden in Milan. In 2013 he met a farmer named Giorgio who invited him to an aviary exhibition, and that was the day he fell in love with the beauty of these magnificent and underrated birds. His friend Moreno joined Matteo on this... Source
Tags: Design, Milan, Animals, Moreno, Giorgio, Supermodel, Matteo, Matteo Tranchellini, Chikens, Concincina


8 Digital Paintings Of Famous Characters And Their Pets By Aleksei Vinogradov

Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley in “Pirates of the Caribbean”) Aleksei Vinogradov is a Russian freelance digital artist who shares his skills and talent with 120k followers on Instagram. His charming artistic touch, masterful use of pastels and subtle brush strokes create lively portraits full of character and attract the attention of art lovers from around the world. His beautiful works are... Source
Tags: Design, Movies, Animals, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Series, Characters, Caribbean, Inspirations, Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley, Aleksei Vinogradov


Hen Harriers on the verge of extinction due to gamekeepers killing illegally

A new study reveals that hen harriers are being killed at an alarming rate on U.K. grouse moors. Scientists found that gamekeepers are eliminating these birds, which are on the verge of extinction in England because they hunt red grouse. Conservationists have been tagging hen harriers in the U.K. for several years and discovered that 72 percent of the birds involved in studies have come up missing. The researchers believe the majority of these birds were killed illegally. Related: Don’t forget ...
Tags: England, Design, News, Animals, United Kingdom, Endangered Species, Don, Conservationists, Hen Harriers, Red Grouse


“Under-Cats”: Photographer Andrius Burba Captures Photos Of Cats From From Underneath In Colorful Backgrounds

British Shorthair According to Andrius Burba (previously featured here and here): “Hi guys, my name is Andrius Burba and I’m a photographer from Lithuania. I’m happy to present my new project photographed on the glass plate from underneath! “Underlook” project started four years ago when I saw a ridiculous looking picture on the Internet. It was a cat sitting on a glass table... Source
Tags: Design, Cats, Animals, Pets, Colorful, Lithuania, Andrius Burba, Underneath


Crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse being eliminated by the White House

The White House is eliminating crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse. The protections, originally put in place by President Barack Obama, are being rolled back to open millions of acres of land for gas and oil development. Conservationists warn the move could land the sage grouse back on the endangered species list. The Donald Trump administration’s new plan targets 8.7 million acres of Sagebrush Focal Areas, an important habitat for the sage grouse and hundreds of other wildlife. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Design, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Animals, America, Barack Obama, Endangered Species, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Dakotas, Bernhardt


Baby turtles officially return to the beaches of Mumbai after largest beach clean up in history

Olive Ridley baby turtles have officially returned to the beaches of Mumbai, and it is all because one of the world’s largest beach clean-up efforts. Last summer, conservationists watched as over 80 baby turtles made their way across Mumbai’s Versova Beach, which was previously home to a massive garbage heap. “I had tears in my eyes when I saw them walking towards the ocean,” Afroz Shah, an activist in Mumbai, shared. Related: Plastic pollution is causing reproductive problems for ocean wildlif...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Ocean, Plastic, United Nations, Landfill, Waste, Mumbai, Trash, Garbage, Shah, Ridley, Sea Turtles, Baby Turtles, Afroz Shah


Activists trying to prevent the vaquita porpoise from extinction

Researchers just confirmed the sad news that only around 10 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Unless immediate steps are taken, these sea creatures will undoubtedly become extinct over the next few years. Vaquita porpoises are among the ocean’s smallest cetaceans and they only reside in the northern Gulf of California. The update on population numbers comes after news of the first vaquita death this year. Scientists are expected to release more information on that front later this week. Rel...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Animals, Endangered Species, Gulf Of California, Vaquita, Porpoise, International Committee, Center for Biological Diversity, Lopez Obrador, Obrador, Gillnet, Mexico Andres Manual, Sarah Uhlemann


IKEA teams up with London artists to upcycle old furniture into funky abodes for birds, bees, and bats

Although putting IKEA furniture together is known to cause immense stress for humans, the giant Swedish furniture store has now found a way to bring some peace to the world’s smallest critters. The company has just kicked off a collaboration with London–based artists, architects and designers on the new project, “Wild Homes for Wildlife” that sees old IKEA furniture being upcycled into unique animal abodes for bees, birds, bats and insects. The Wild Homes project is part of a celebration of the...
Tags: Design, London, Animals, Architecture, Gallery, Ikea, Greenwich, Green Design, Upcycling, Repurposed Materials, Little Sun, Greenwich London, Ikea Furniture, Bird Houses, Insect Houses, Wildlife Homes


Fantastic Beasts of Berlin: A Safari Park at the Tempelhofer Feld

I’m sure we’ve all experienced some bizarre sightings on Tempelhofer Feld – but still, the pictures that you’ll about to see in this post will most definitely surprise you. Wild animals running free along the same stretches of land that are usually frequented by skaters? Read on to see some fantastic impressions of wildlife captured in one of the most iconic urban locations of Berlin and find out what it’s all about. Few places epitomize Berlin’s free and open spirit like Tempelhofer Feld doe...
Tags: Photos, Art, Photography, Fashion, Animals, Berlin, Safari, Zoo, Endangered Species, Giraffe, Tempelhof, Tempelhofer Feld, Malte Jensen, Tempela National Park, Tempela Malte Jensen, Tempela


New Humane Society report shows animal testing labs kill thousands of dogs annually

The Humane Society of the United States just released a report on their investigation into widespread animal testing. The inquiry lasted a little over three months and discovered that tens of thousands of dogs are being killed annually in the name of product testing. The study uncovered laboratories across the United States where scientists are using beagles and hounds to test toxicity levels in drugs, dental implants and pesticides. Over the course of 100 days, one undercover operative recorde...
Tags: Design, News, Dogs, Animals, United States, Michigan, Humane Society, Marshall, Animal Testing, Product Testing, Kitty Block, Animal Experiments, Beagles, Animal Laboratories, New Humane Society, Human Society of the United States


Wildlife conservation aided by a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Train

A Chesapeake Bay retriever named Train is playing an important part in wildlife conservation. Train, who was too energetic to make it as a drug dog, is lending his nose to sniff out endangered species by smelling their poop. Train is helping conservationists like Karen DeMatteo track down some of the world’s most elusive animals, such as oncillas and jaguars, by finding their scat in the wild. DeMatteo and her colleagues are focusing their research in Argentina, and Train is helping them discov...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation, Argentina, Endangered Species, Nebraska, Wildlife Conservation, Chesapeake Bay, Habitats, Karen DeMatteo, DeMatteo, Argentina DeMatteo



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