Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.
Cats in classical oil paintings? How the internet didn’t completely breakdown when these came out is a complete mystery. But for those amazed and enamored by this cute and artsy-fartsy series, guess what, we interviewed the guy who did it. Read on to find out the bigger story of the artist, Eldar Zakirov and the cats immortalized on canvas. [read our original post about these royal cat paintings here]
Nothing blights modern life like selfies do. Or cats, for that matter. Which naturally means that cat selfies are now a thing. Making it a snap for cats to take selfies is the Snapchat app on Android, where a red dot darts around on the screen and takes a shot when your cat paws at […]
We first got to know of writer Angie Bailey through her hilarious Texts From Mittens blog where she imagines text conversations with cats. Now we’ve found an even more hilarious bunch of haikus (meditative Japanese three-lined poems written with a 5-7-5 syllable count) that she’s penned on Catster. So, so brilliant.
Some bright spark realized just how much in common cats have in common with the ‘yakuza’ (or Japanese gangsters). Must be their terror-inducing character attributes, spine-tingling sneers and evil expressions. Cats and the mafia: there must be some truth in the matter. Hell, even Don Vito Corleone had a cat, you know.
As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]
Forget those endless hours of fun watching the podgy plumber jumping around the Super Nintendo game. You can now have the real thing for your furry friend, via Etsy. Mike Wilson has created a real-world rendition of the beloved video game franchise for his two cats, complete with his own toned-down version of the game’s […]
Uzbekistan-based digital artist Eldar Zakirov takes cats and casts them in classical oil paintings. We know how high and mighty our feline pals can get, but this stylized treatment really takes their snootiness to a new height. UPDATE: Here’s a sneak peek of our exclusive interview with cat oil painting master himself, Eldar Zakirov! [you […]
What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.
Everyone reading this has had an experience with a slightly disgruntled animal before. Whether it was a yappy dog, an unhappy snake, or a very angry little ant, I can assure you that it was not as angry as this cat from Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west. Unfortunately people have to co-exist with the Angry […]
Bad news, cat lady–your kitty isn’t attached to you like you think. The University of Lincoln have conducted an old experiment to tell whether or not a cat is as attached to its owner as the owner is attached to its cat. Using The Strange Situation study from the 1970s, cats were put in a […]
Cute cats, cute guys, same cute poses. This is the single-minded proposition of the Des Hommes et des Chatons (or Men and Cats) blog. It will either make you wince in pain or make you feel all fuzzy inside. Whatever rocks your boat, Internet. Whatever rocks your boat.
Antwerp, Belgium-based design firm Unfold knows how to exploit the internet’s weakness. They’ve come out with Felix Domesticus, a giant cat-shaped sofa that will soon replace every couch in the world. Wait, wait, I need to retract that statement. Sadly, turns out this is only an art installation and won’t be in stores anytime soon… […]
Tashirojima is a small island in Japan with a weird population. No, the 100 human inhabitants are not what I’m talking about. It’s just that there are more cats here than humans. The island is known as Cat Island because of its thriving stray cat population. Locals believe that cats bring wealth and good luck, […]
Some kids have all the luck. Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota got a special request from her feline-obsessed son when she was making custom-sized clothes for him: he wanted cats on his shirt.