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Felt Fairytale Houses For Cats

From Kosata Yuliya and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda. I want to get some of these — and I don’t even have a cat.

“As long as I remember myself I loved to create things. First I was painting and sewing. Then it turned into photography and then on one of my trip to Nepal I fell in love with felted things. It was nearly 8 years ago when I first saw such unusual shapes and things I couldn’t even understand how could be made from wool. It was incredible. Since then I decided to try to do it no matter what. I started to explore felting in wool I discovered unique material for creativity alive and warm. It demands a lot of efforts and skills and it always has own way and lives own life which force me to follow its lead, rethink the ideas I had and sculpt sometimes very different from what I wanted but still magic and beautiful.

It’s hard to say what exactly gives me ideas. My mind is always filled with images whichever I want to create in reality. It’s never easy and always unpredictable but feeling of creating is cover all the hardship. Creating own world with own hands makes me feel like something from fairy tale and wonderland united in one.”

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World

My Felted World 


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Maine Coons – The Next Best Thing to Owning a Lynx

I’m more of a dog person, but when it comes to cats, I like Persians and Scottish Folds (and Sabre-toothed tigers and Kzin). But I just discovered a new breed – Maine Coons. From Robert Sijka and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons – the largest domesticated breed of cats in the world. They’re basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

Sijka always saw cats as majestic, almost mystical beasts, and now he came up with a way to share that image with the rest of us: “My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible,” the photographer shares on his website. And he managed to combine those passions perfectly in his royal-like Maine Coon portrait series.

He got the inspiration from a “photo of Dolce Vita and De La Loo – two of the most majestic black Maine Coons… photographed beautifully on a simple black background”, Robert told Cat Behaviourist. And ever since that moment, he was creating these mesmerizing portraits himself.”

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat


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Cat and Mouse Armor! by Jeff de Boer

In His Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman has armored polar bears (panserbjørn). So, artist Jeff de Boer simply took the next logical (and diabolically genius) step. Pure unalloyed awesome from Bored Panda

Canadian artist Jeff de Boer creates impressive metal armor for cats and mice based on different historical eras. He started making these sculptures over 30 years ago as a little side project on his sculpting class. The side project eventually turned out to be the work of a lifetime. From Ancient Rome gladiator armor, to Renaissance knight armor suits – over these years Jeff has created too many of them to count himself.

Jeff uses various metals for his creations, but mostly bronze and copper. One tiny mouse armor takes from 10 to 40 hours to make and a cat armor takes from 50 to 200 hours. He has tried putting the armor on his cat only once, and still has the scars.

Recently, Jeff published a book featuring some of his favorite pieces. Looking at these meticulously crafted armor, we can’t help but imagine that this is what mice and cats would wear in the eternal war between two old enemies.

Dragon Cat

Bat Cat

 Samurai Siamese

Crusader army

Tournament Cat

15th Century Maximilian Rat

Rose

Tournament Cat

Tournament Mice

Persian Cat

Gladiator Cat Helmet

White Knight Cat

Elven Princess

Persian Cat and Crusader Mouse

Edo Period Samurat General

Click to Tweet: Cat and Mouse Armor! by Jeff de Boer at http://wp.me/p31Xf4-NP via @Nimpentoad


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Evil cat photos

Courtesy of http://mashable.com/2013/04/15/cats-plotting-to-kill/

Haunting a cemetery
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Shadow is displeased with her human slaves. The last time that happened, the undertaker had a very busy week.
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Mr. Tickles just cut the phone line.
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“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to ration my Friskies…”
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