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This cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn’t put too much effort in (via DIY cat tent)

Hilla Shamia, a product designer in Israel, developed an amazing technique for combining the natural and the synthetic. She places blocks of wood inside molds, then pours in molten aluminum. The liquefied metal flows smoothly into every crack, filling it and providing support when it cools. (via Amazing Cast Aluminum and Wood Furniture - Neatorama)

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Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle is the latest in my Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animal series (Amamani for short). She is based on my FREE Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball Pattern, and as such comes apart into 3 segments that have to be assembled or “built” to form an octopus. (via Olive - Crochet Octopus Puzzle - Look At What I Made)

  1. Camera: Samsung GT-N7000
  2. Aperture: f/2.65
  3. Exposure: 1/17th
  4. Focal Length: 3mm

Plush is a somewhat friendly octopus hand made from bubblegum pink & mint green polymer clay. Each leg is jointed to the body with metal eye rings and jump rings. The hardware is reinforced with glue making it sturdy for versatile positioning. (via Plush by societysedso on Etsy)

  1. Camera: iPhone 5
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/120th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

Limited edition bronze of 20 - Year released - 2012 - Bronze giant squid dining table dimensions: 30” tall x 36” round glass. (via Giant squid table -Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture)

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/14
  3. Exposure: 1/80th
  4. Focal Length: 54mm

Kirk McGuire is an artist in San Francisco. He works extensively in bronze. Although he creates a variety of animal images, it’s his stunning sea animal tables that caught my attention. They look vibrant, as though they’re moving toward you for the kill, ready to drag you under to your death in the abyss. (via Kirk McGuire’s Sea Creature Tables - Neatorama)

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/13
  3. Exposure: 1/80th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

I thought long and hard about how we could incorporate a hands-on activity for mummification. Someone suggested we mummify a chicken, but I opted not to do that mainly because it sounds nasty, but also because we don’t eat meat and therefore don’t buy it. Then I heard about a project in which you can mummify fruits or veggies. Sounded a bit more like my kind of thing, but ultimately I really I wanted to do something that had more to do with the ritual aspect of mummification. So, we decided to mummify Barbie! (via Mummification: Let’s Mummify Barbie! - Kids Activities Blog)

  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ18
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm