Hyper-realistic owls: drawings by John Pusateri

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Would you believe these owls aren’t real? They are actually hyper-realistic illustrations by New Zealand-based artist and professor John Pusateri. He uses charcoal, pencils, and pastels to draw the nitty gritty details of these birds.

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Owl cafes are now a thing in Japan

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Those with ornithophobia, turn away now—here is your worst nightmare. Lovers of Harry Potter, owls and quirky cafes, this one’s for you! We’ve all heard about the cat cafes and dog cafes all over Asia, but what about the newest trend—owl cafes! Known as ‘fukurou’ in Japan, these hangouts are all the rage and serve owl themed foods and drinks, and of course, serve plenty of good times with a bunch of real owls perched around the place.

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The Transformer Owl

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 4 April 2013

Spoiler ahead: owls behaving wickedly. This owl, as seen on a Japanese variety show, knows at least two ways to scare off other beaky threats: puff and fluff up (cute) or supershrink into what looks like a cross between Lord Voldemort and Megatron. It’s a hoot. According to another YouTube user who uploaded another clip […]

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Yes, you can wear that vial of owl vomit around your neck

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 14 September 2012

Well, close enough. So the vial really contains the regurgitated remains (read: small animal bones) of an owl’s meal. Sounds like owl vomit to us. Designer Trixie Khong has crafted this series of handmade vial necklaces under her By Invite Only label, made possible thanks to her connections to a friend who owns an extremely helpful pet owl. No animals were apparently harmed in the making of these statement pieces. 

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Eagle Owl flying at the camera at 1000 frames per second

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By Ed Tucker in Video on Wednesday 29 August 2012

This is a cracking little video of an owl flying towards the camera and landing. It starts off nicely enough but the end is just stunning.

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