At Mohamed Naguib Metro subway station in Cairo, meows have been heard coming from behind one wall. Uncle Abdo, the owner of a shop outside the station, traced them to a tiny hole alongside it and realised the cat must have climbed inside and gotten trapped. He named it Biso and fed it for five years.
Come 2016 and the world’s first airport terminal for animals will be opened at the John F Kennedy International Airport. Named The Ark, and built at a cost of US$48 million, the 178,000 square feet terminal will serve as a comfy waiting area for all animals while they await their turns at being transported to their destinations overseas.
So it looks like wolves don’t just howl to make themselves heard to other wolves: they pick up and exchange communication cues just by looking at each other. Wow. Japanese researchers, who watched the interactions of canid species in zoos, concluded that those with eyes that were easier to see were more likely to be social.
Architecture and design firm Paperna-Yaniv has given the likes of mussels, birds and even mozzies a complete steel makeover, while keeping their overall essence in place. The 2D templates were first etched in stainless steel before they were expanded into 3D forms.
It turns out that dogs aren’t the only creatures who look good decked out in trench coats, fur collared jackets, or denim shirts. In Miguel Vallinas’s series, Second Skins, we see all sorts of beasts – from deer and zebras to owls and roosters – modeling the best of contemporary fashion for us.
Animal cruelty is a problem all around the world, but in Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is doing something about it in an interesting way. Replacing animals eyes with humans eyes on posters, the RSPCA is showing how similar we really are to our four footed friends (oh, and […]
Looking for an update to your run-of-the-mill datebook? Or a new office accessory that’s actually useful? The 2013 Calendar Pack from artist Anne Nicholson is just the ticket. This pack features 12 original animal illustrations, which also cleverly serve as oversized postcards. Complete with a plastic stand and some good old animal antics, this is just what your desk has been waiting for. Shop for the Anne Nicholson Calendar Pack in the Lost At E Minor store.