Gorgeous Samoyed Dog Happily Performs the Wonderful Tricks That He’s Learned Over the Past Year

A gorgeous white Samoyed named Vasko happily performs a series of the wonderful tricks that he’s learned over the past year. According to his to human, Vasko was having a lot of fun, particularly in the snow.

(translated) A new Vasko video which took one year as of 16 November. He has made progress in obedience and agility and learned new tricks. It snowed a little here, he was all happy as you can see. Not everything is in the video but I tried include the main ones.

Here’s some footage of Vasko training with his human in May 2014.

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The Gute Shepherd Hut, A Small Prefabricated Trailer Hand Built From Wood

Sheperd Hut

The Shepherd Hut is a prefabricated mobile trailer hand built from wood by Ontario small house designers Gute. The little homes ship fully furnished and are modular, making it possible for their owners to continually upgrade them.

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

images via Gute

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Tested Profiles the Work of Creature Portrait Sculptor Mike Hill

Tested paid a visit to British artist Mike Hill, who designs highly detailed and extremely lifelike creatures. Hill creates many realistic portraits, but his true passion is for movie monsters.

I deal with hyper-realism, and my love is the classic Universal Monsters. I like to remake these guys from the old movies, and I always say that I want it to be like they’re meeting a friend for the first time.

Mike Hill

Mike Hill

Mike Hill

images via Mike Hill

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The Social Lamellaphone, A Collaborative Musical Instrument Made From Recycled Street Sweeper Bristles

The Social Lamellaphone is a musical instrument created by Australian artist Gary Warner made from discarded street sweeper bristles that is designed to be played by several people in tandem in a manner similar to an African thumb piano. The instrument is currently on display at the SNO Contemporary Art Projects gallery in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia.

‘The Social lamellaphone’ is accompanied by a series of small monochrome paintings lining the walls of the space, encircling the instrument and its players. Titled ‘colournotes’, they directly reference early modern and ongoing currents within abstract art exploring notions of ‘colour-music’, synaesthesia and cross-sensory evocation.

The social lamellaphone

The social lamellaphone

The social lamellaphone

The social lamellaphone

images via Recyclart

via Recyclart

‘A Tax on Bunny Rabbits’, An Animated Text-Based Short Film About Rabbits and Robots

“A Tax on Bunny Rabbits” is a short film directed by Riotsquad artist Nathanial Akin that follows a conflict between rabbits and robots through entirely text-based animation. The short debuted at the Ottawa International Animation Festival back in 2011 and is now available in its entirety online.

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Pee-wee Herman Launches a New Blog With Optional VIP Premium Diamond Platinum Club Membership

Pee Wee

Pee-wee Herman has launched a new blog that features an optional VIP Premium Diamond Platinum Club membership. When applying for the free VIP membership, users are encouraged to share things like their favorite hobby, shoe size, and even write an essay to Pee-wee.

VIPen

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An Explanation for Where Birds Disappear to During the Winter Months

It’s Okay to be Smart (previously) host Joe Hanson marks the coming of winter by explaining why birds in the northern hemisphere disappear when it starts to get cold outside. The migratory patterns we now understand weren’t always recognized by the scientific community.

In 1703 [Charles Morton] published a pamphlet claiming that the reason some birds disappear during the winter is because they were vacation on the moon. It really puts the “loon” in “lunar.”