4 Music-Loving Kitties Come To Listen To Street Singer Everyone Else Ignored

This Malaysian busker was about to call it day, as not many people gathered around to hear him sing. Just as he started to sing for fun, the cutest little audience showed up… A group of four 3 month old kittens came to show their support!

“Suddenly, the kittens (3 months old) come and sit in front of him, he continued, it’s like [they] know his feeling and give him support,” the owner of the video wrote online. “The kittens be his audience till the end and he thanked the kittens for watching his performance.” The best part? At one point, the kittens started to bob their fuzzy little heads along with the beat!

 

Watch how the kittens reacted to his music below:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/cats-listening-music-street-musician-jass-pangkor-buskers-malaysia/

Dogs Before And After Their Haircuts (16 Pics)

I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these images are from my new photo series titled HAIRY.

I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot. There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States.

All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible – cute on steroids- by highlighting the uniquely cute characteristics of the dog. These cuts are works of art – each haircut takes hours as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly talented groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Hope you enjoy!

Biggie Smalls Before

 

Biggie Smalls After (grooming by Cameron Adkins)

 

Rocco Before

 

Rocco After (grooming by Patricia Sugihara)

 

Herman Before

 

Herman After (grooming by Cindy Reyes)

 

Raider Before

 

Raider After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)

 

Lana Before

 

Lana After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)

 

Athena Before

 

Athena After (grooming by Donna Owens)

 

Teddy Before

 

Teddy After (grooming by Donna Owens)

 

Yuki Before

 

Yuki After (grooming by Alyson Ogimachi)

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/hairy-before-and-after-transformations-of-dog-haircuts/

Teen Bullied For Her Incredibly Dark Skin Color Becomes A Model, Takes The Internet By Storm

Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old Senegalese model who was once bullied about her color. But now the self-proclaimed “Melanin Goddess” is taking the internet by storm with her beautifully rich skin tone.


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“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” Khoudia, who is based in Paris, told the Daily Mail. “And now even online sometimes, people will make comments. Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies. As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people.” Since then Khoudia, who started modelling when she was 17, has won the internet with her beautiful pictures that have earned her a following of over 235k on Instagram. She’s also inspiring people to embrace their differences, writing that “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.” We couldn’t agree more.

“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” says 19-year-old model Khoudia Diop

 

“And now even online sometimes, people will make comments”

 

“Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies”

 

“They nicknamed me darky, daughter of the night”

 

“As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people”

 

“The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter, as long as you feel beautiful inside”

 

“One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their “beauty standards””

 

Khoudia only started modelling 2 years ago when she was just 17, but she already has over 235k followers on Instagram

 

“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change”

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/dark-skin-model-melanin-goddess-khoudia-diop/

Polish Painter Who Learned To Photograph Dreams His Works Will Give You Nightmares

Let us take you on a journey through the curious mind of a Polish artist, Zdzisaw Beksiski, who made a name for himself with his dystopian surrealism paintings, filled with post-apocalyptic imagery and nightmarish creatures.

The artist is no longer with us to better explain the vast roster of over 300 of his works, but he used to say: “I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.” And that is exactly what popped into my head when I first saw his paintings. Even, though, they utilize recognizable everyday objects, those are paired and arranged in ways only the dream world could sustain in a single picture.

These unseen combinations gave birth to mind-bending scenarios, which do build an anxious feeling while looking at them. The artwork is beautifully abstract, yet it does have the power to invoke real world references, which makes it even creepier. The artist’s explanation? Well, it may lie in these cryptic words: “What matters is what appears in your soul, not what your eyes see and what you can name.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/polish-artist-paintings-nightmares-zdzislaw-beksinski/

Meet Zo, The Cat Who Literally Wears Her Heart On Her Chest

When her soon-to-be humans came over to adopt her sister, kitten Zoë charmed them into adopting her as well. She had a little trick up her chest: a big black heart-marking. Remarkably, no one had noticed this anatomically correct heart patch before then. Her humans fell in love with Zoë on the spot, and the two tuxedo sisters remained united. As Zoë grew, so did her heart and her fur. Her longer coat has earned her the nickname ‘The Fluff’, though she also goes by ‘Queen Of Hearts’.


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Zoë and her sister Izzy have their own Instagram account, where they currently have nearly 75.000 followers. At first, most attention went to Zoë and her adorable heart-marking. But recently, the sisters have become equally popular as Izzy has amassed quite the fanbase of her own due to her irresistible and expressive face.

The British Shorthair mixes are similarly adorable but have different personalities. Izzy is fearless and adventurous, while Zoë is more cautious, yet extremely curious. Both kitties are very affectionate, towards their humans and each other. Just look at these pictures, and see if they can conquer your heart as well.

When her soon-to-be humans came over to adopt her sister, kitten Zoë charmed them into adopting her as well

 

Her humans fell in love with Zoë on the spot, and the two tuxedo sisters remained united

 

As Zoë grew, so did her heart and her fur

 

Her longer coat has earned her the nickname ‘The Fluff’, though she also goes by ‘Queen Of Hearts’

 

This is what her heart looks like when she walks

 

Sometimes she can be the court jester…

 

…or the most serious cat in the world

 

And she is basically a real-life Care Bear

 

Zoë and her sister Izzy are inseparable

 

At first, most attention went to Zoë and her adorable heart-marking

 

But recently, they have become equally popular as Izzy has amassed quite the fanbase of her own due to her expressive face

 

Just look at her!

 

Though sometimes she leaves this to Zoë

 

Both kitties are very affectionate, towards their humans and each other

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/meet-zoe-the-cat-who-literally-wears-her-heart-on-her-chest/

The Winners Of 2017s A Design Award & Competition Have Just Been Announced, And Theyre Genius

The A’ Design Award & Competition is a magnet for creativity, and every year the contest attracts thinkers and inventors from all over the globe. The winners of the 2016-2017 period have just been announced, and they’re so innovative they could change the world as we know it – or at least make it a little more functional.

The awards were doled out to over 1200 projects spanning a wide spectrum of categories, including but not limited to furniture, packaging, graphics, and architecture. The designs share common themes of practicality, modernity, and efficient use of space and materials. A’ Design is a unique concept in the competitive world, offering winners the prize of mass publicity rather than cash, and giving the designers an arsenal of tools to forge success on their own terms.

Have a scroll through some of the most handy inventions from different categories that won the 2017 A’ Design Award & Competition, and tell us which ones you’d love to have right now in the comments.

A’ Packaging Design Award Winners:

Little Pocket

This is a french fries box design.The “little pocket “on the front can guide user to squeeze ketchup in it, rather than on paper plate, provide a sanitation, environmental protection and healthy way to eat (Image credits: Dong Jiang)!

Marais Piano cake packaging

The inspiration for this design, the piano, is an instrument that creates beautiful harmonies from the combination of each individual key’s sound. You could say that society is a lot like this as well. We know that you will be giving this gift to someone important to you, and you want to give them something that was made with care. We’ve made each and every one of our gift boxes with our customers needs in mind. With each key of this gift box, your feelings are sure to be heard. All Japanese pianos are made here in Shizuoka Prefecture. In Japan, as well, the piano is considered to be a special symbol of elegance and splendor (Image credits: Kazuaki Kawahara).

Honey packaging design Funny Honey

This seemingly honeycomb structure, through folding and reversing can become a checkerboard, while in the taste of honey, but also to experience the fun of life. Reduce the excessive waste of packaging, and increase the fun and interactive experience (Image credits: Lu Zhao, Jian Zhang, Lin Huang, Tingyue Yan).

Meow – The Cat Nutrition for Stray Cats

In Turkey, there are lots of stray cats in the streets even documentaries have been made about it. When we come across a poor stray cat in the street it is really hard for an animal lover to look another way and go ahead. We care about them so lots of people carry cat food in their bags. But the hardest part is not just feeding, it is mostly about giving them water or to find a container to pour fresh water for them. The idea with Meow is to supply both cat food and clean water in one package (Image credits: Bahar Bostanc, Evrim Uvacin Isik).

Instant noodle packing box

This is an instant noodle packaging box design, it is different from a normal instant noodle packaging.Firstly, when it is not being used, its size will be much smaller, but when we use it the volume will be larger .In addition, during preparing the fork,customers could hold the lids and keep them clean.Besides, expanding the size of the bowl can increase the user’s sense of comfort,so that a good user experience will be felt by the customer (Image credits: Cao Weizhi, Ding Jian, Chen Yuru).

Whisky heart chocolate packaging design

This boutique chocolate box opened after the fold, that is, chess board, inside each chocolate monomer packaging along the polyline open, and then fold can become a chess pieces, will be delicious and entertainment together, Is the innovative design of this packaging design (Image credits: Lu Zhao, Jian Zhang, Chaoyi Wang).

Pasta Nikita Packaging

I use the strands and shapes of pasta to create an interesting series of packaging that capture attention on the shelves. It emphasizes the high-quality & naturalness of pasta. An of course It should bring good mood for people with good taste (Image credits: Nikita Konkin).

A’ Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Award Winners:

The Travel Bra Anti-theft and comfort

The Travel Bra has a patented drop-down mesh pocket that stores cash and even stretches to take a passport. It folds up under the band when not in use. It has a side mesh stretch sleeve that takes a credit card or hotel room key. It has mini-pockets integrated into the shoulder straps for jewelry or scan card. Extra storage is available under the cups for storing more cash. In one version it has a front pocket for storing lipstick. The Travel Bra has no underwire, is ant-odor treated and super soft (Image credits: Dr Annie Holden and Brenda Barnett).

A’ Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Winners:

Teanochio Tea infuser

Teanocchio comes from puppet play, aims to change the way we prepare our drink and make teatime events more pleasurable. Adding some fun and nostalgia about old games while preparing tea, makes a joyful user experience and causes user feels he is making alive the character while drinking (Image credits: Soroush Vahidian, Mohammad Afkhami).

Coffee Cup Indicating temperature

Nowadays, people especially office workers like to drink coffee on the way to work. If they can know what temperature they can drink, it may give people good taste and avoid scaling people’s lip. Thus, this design is suitable for them especially for office workers. They can enjoy good taste coffee at suitable temperature with this indicative design (Image credits: Yi Teng Shih, Rengrui Xiang, Yuting Chen).

A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winners:

Keymotif Key holder

The idea that one’s absence from home or office could be transformed into a colour footprint by removing a key holder from it’s base was very intriguing to me (Image credits: Vassilis Mylonadis).

Grow up Multifunctional Chair

The rapid growth and development of children shorten the children products’ life , resulting in a waste of resources . The children’s dinning chair is designed into a dual-purpose chair through a reverse way to prolong the service life of the chair.From parenting chair to the adult chair , the change of this two using ways witnessed the parental process (Image credits: Yong Zhang,Ya-nan Shi).

Feather Coffee and Side Table

The impression of the beauty of the plumage while drifting and overlapping layers. It has become to be the Feather collection. The collection consists of one side and one coffee table. Both have that hand-made welded stainless steel base with a laser cutting and a wooden top. The Feather table gives the sensation that is so light and it could be fly (Image credits: Apiwat Chitapanya-Asia Collection).

Whale Chair Stool

My goal was to make a connection between everyday life & the faraway nature; and to create a simple & modern stool inspired by the whale’s tale that can be quite comfortable & can help overcoming the tiredness made from sitting too much. A one leg plastic stool with two piece mold, the lower parts made from heavy materials and the upper parts made with light & durable materials (Image credits: Farzaneh Biazaran).

Multi functional chair

A chair that could modified according to environment setting. By pushing or pulling to make them four art installation pieces. The composition will be changed according to environment. With different viewer’s experience, it start to generated unlimited imagination. It will fit in any kind of space and create interesting spatial experience (Image credits: Yi-An Hung, Yestudio).

 A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award Winners:

Gita Robotic Vehicle

Gita is an intelligent, robotic vehicle that extends a person’s cargo-carrying abilities. What is unique about the design is the integration of engineering and performance into an elegant form. The parent company is the maker of the legendary Vespa; Gita is inspired by that heritage, with an approachable, recognizable and attractive design (Image credits: Greg Lynn).

A’ Social Design Award Winners:

UltraDry Dryer in bus stop

There’s very little to do while waiting for the bus. We propose using this time to ensure that umbrellas are properly dried before boarding. With UltraDry we can safely store away dry umbrellas and ensure a dry floor on the bus greatly decreasing the chances of slipping or falling. By placing the action in the most sensible place we can improve the experience of public travel (Image credits: National Taipei University of Technology).

Bookhouse Latrine

Bookhouse Latrine is the outhouse design exercise in the Garden City Lands, Richmond, Canada. As the usage of physical books is on the decline in the digital age, the Bookhouse Latrine project is the architectural attempt to recycle or recirculate physical books for public. A waterless composting toilet was placed in the centre. Wooden bookshelves were designed to be a load-bearing structure, and books on the shelves become “walls.” Depending on the types of books or materials used, a program of Bookhouse Latrine could be variously changeable. For example, it can transform into a chapel (bibles), a meditation retreat (sutras), a dvd storage (dvds), a thrift store (recycled clothes) or a stuffed animals house (stuffed animals), etc. (Image credits: Yongwook Seong).

A’ Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design Winners:

VELO SOCK Bicycle Storage Solution

Urban cycling is growing and more people are keeping their bicycles in their living quarters. Our idea was to create a solution which helps to store bicycle inside with function to keep floors and walls clean from dirt, mud, sand and other debris which stick to a bike after a ride (Image credits: Gvido Bajars).

A’ Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Award Winners:

Jazz Shower

Jazz is an artistic and lavish design project that aims to challenge our perception on how do we imagine a shower. Jazz is designed to be the artistic object that fulfils the looks of a modern bathroom space by creating an unique experience for the user through the shape of a trumpet which carries water instead of sound. Its ideal dimensions make it highly practical in every home even if the space is limited (Image credits: Vlad Mititelu).

A’ Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award Winners:

RECRYSTALLIZATION Movie Theater

Firstly, we took mountains into our consideration as the local physical geography features mountainous and rugged terrain. In order to stir visitors’ physical and mental enjoyment of the mountains, the features of mountains, being rolling, lofty, amazing and rugged, are adopted to give an eyes feast to visitors by means of deconstructuralism.There are many natural karst caves, natural formed crystal. The round stalactite and natural crystals are combined together to amaze film goers (Image credits: YANG WANG & HAO NIU).

Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore

Upon exposure to the forest of books, we intend to acknowledge readers the awareness of knowledge as indispensable as oxygen from trees in our lives. These tree-like pillars stand tall, and emit the light of knowledge to indulge every soul comes here. The ceiling is decorated with small lights that are dancing joyfully as the elves guarding the forest. The ground-stationed desks are mingled with the forest, flexibly as creek to allow people to read by sitting on or standing beside (Image credits: Li Xiang).

Ocean Chapel

The idea of a space that functions as a wedding hall to spend an extraordinary moment for once in a lifetime is materialized in a space that gives a feeling of ‘buoyancy’, free from “gravity”. Because it was designed in such a way that we may feel as if we stand at the bottom of the ocean, when we look up, there is an illusion of being sucked up to the surface of the sea. Ocean is the overall theme of this place (Image credits: Atsuhiko Sugiyama).

 CONTemporary Library Exhibition Installation

The architectural installation represents a CONTemporary library containing solely books of contemporary art. It provides lots of comfortable places to sit or lay, bookcases, magazines and newspapers shelves, as well as computer with very rich and detailed multimedia and video archive of contemporary artists. It can be used also for presenting contemporary art performances (Image credits: studio 8 1/2).

A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winners:

Organic House House

The organic house is born with the idea of creating an area adapted for man, according to his environmental, physical and psychological needs. Its origin is in nature, because it looks for areas similar to the maternal womb, to animal shelters, to those of man, who in the beginning, adopted the caverns without modifying its environment, to an igloo and to all the friendly spaces and concave that recall the arms of the mother that cuddles the child (Image credits: Javier Senosiain, Daniel Arredondo).

Rosemont Hotel and Residences Hotel and Serviced Apartments

Representing a shell & pearl, moving lights illuminate Rosemont’s five star 448-key, 53-storey hotel tower in a pattern inspired by atomic, orbital rings. Wrapping the tower, lighting spirals around the podium, shaping the dynamic form. Inspired by the element of water, the 280-key, 55-storey fully-serviced apartment tower is conceptualized as a flowing river – the façade’s dynamic lighting enhances its bold architecture (Image credits: ZAS Architects in association with K&P).

Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office

The inspiration was to translate a traditional Indian facade pattern by using digital simulations into an iterative processes to create a responsive built form. This traditional “Jali” screen creates culturally a sense of belonging. Sustainability is at the epicenter of the project embedded in form of, optimized natural lighting, cross ventilation and reduction of heat gain. An urban lobby is created whereby landscape flows inside the building and creating a seamless movement path (Image credits: Amit Gupta: Britta Knobel Gupta).

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-winning-entries-design-award-competition-2016-2017/