10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #38

A sparkling Bladerunner vision of the future by Danguiz

Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of activated almond milk with added full moon energy. Haere Mai and welcome to another edition to 10 Interesting Things, a collection of ragamuffin and rebellious things from the good ole’ webs that can’t really be neatly categorised. I hope you enjoy.


Van Gogh’s Starry Night as Lego

With thanks to the always interesting blogger Miscellaneous Details.

A 25-year-old PhD student just convinced Lego to mass-produce Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as an official toy kitArtnet News
The kit is the brainchild of Truman Cheng, a 25-year-old PhD student from Hong Kong, who submitted the idea to Lego Ideas, which allows fans of the colorful construction toys to share their suggestions for future Lego kits.

Van Gogh's Starry Night as Lego
Van Gogh’s Starry Night as Lego

An epic playlist of music from the year 1980 by A 1000 Mistakes

Expect a mix of obscure 80’s bands, Australian pub rock, punk, post-punk, new wave, metal, pop, new romantic and everything in between. The highlights for me were: Grace Jones, Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, The Angels, Australian Crawl, Flowers, Peter Gabriel and Ultravox. However there is something for everyone to enjoy here, even if you weren’t a child of the 80’s. From the amazing music blog A 1000 Mistakes.


A sparkling Bladerunner vision of the future by Danguiz

A cat, a hologram of a tiger and a hologram of some dices: you can see some (or sometimes all) of these in every artwork I make. These Easter eggs became so meaningful and consistent in my artworks, that now they are a sort of “watermark” for me.

Danguiz via twitter

25 Things I Would Be Doing on a Friday Night If It Was Still 1984

Continuing with the 80’s vibe, Brian Lageose blogger of Bonnywood Manor helps people young and old to recall what it was like to live through the 80’s. I was only a little kid but I can still remember the music and also the fashion…oh the fashion! Here is some of Brian’s epic list. He has many other cool lists too.

  • Trying to stonewash my own jeans, using bleach, because buying the real thing was too damn expensive. (And failing miserably with the home-school fashion update, reducing the denim to the consistency of mosquito netting.)
  • Wondering if Madonna will ever be able to do anything to top the “Like A Virgin” performance at the MTV Awards, where she rolled her ass around on stage in a wedding dress. Little did we know that she was just embarking on her mission of world domination, incessant hairstyle changes, and a burning desire to show her uncensored burning desire in the metal “Sex” book that surfed coffee tables for a few years there. (And no, the carpet did not match the drapes.)
  • Watching “16 Candles” and thinking that the scene where Molly Ringwald gets both the hot guy and the birthday cake while sitting on a dining room table, as a Thompson Twins song plays in the background, was the most romantic thing ever. Of course, this completely doomed the satisfaction prospect of any relationship I would have from that point forward.

More on Bonnywood Manor


14th Century bridge construction in Prague

They may not have had modern technology or 3D modelling but they still knew how to make things look symmetrical and beautiful. Via Reddit


Frankenstein a film from 1910 restored to HD in 2017


Tiny Japanese cakes artfully sculpted from clay

Via Twitter


Hooplaback Girl’s cosy embroidery about women just chilling out

Via Twitter


Crunchy tofu breakfast wrap from Will Yeung


How to sex-up tax time…with an R&B song

It’s almost tax time in New Zealand, are you ready for your sensible deductions, or to put in for salary deductions?


Hope you like these offerings. Let me know what you think below. If you wish you give alms to the poor you can do so here.

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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