Super Chilled 8-Bit GIFs Depicting Life In Japan

On August 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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These simple and charming GIFs (I’ve never described a GIF as charming before, but I think you’ll agree with me) are created by Yoyoi Yuuta (Tumblr pseudonym 1041uuu). There’s something relaxing but slightly...

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A Brief History Of The Facekini

On July 19, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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What’s a facekini? Well, it’s a snazzy bit of facial wear that has taken China by storm. Below is a short history of the device and some rather amusing images. If you are...

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Wild Cats #6: Sand Cats

On July 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The sand cat (Felis margarita), also known as the sand dune cat, is the only cat that spends the majority of its time in true deserts. Of all the wild cats we’ve tackled...

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Curved Origami By Hoàng Tiến Quyết

On July 10, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Vietnamese paper master Hoàng Tiến Quyết uses a technique called wet folding to create origami masterpieces with a literal twist. By wetting the paper slightly he is able to add curves. Apparently wet-folding is...

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Chinese Hell Money

On June 25, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Hell Money is fake currency that is burnt at funerals, particularly in China. This faux cash has been burned as an offering since at least the late 19th century, but quite possibly from much...

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PHOTOS: China Scraps Millions Of High-Emission Vehicles

On June 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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China has a bit of a problem with pollution. Don’t we all. But China’s is worse than most. Beijing has recorded air pollution readings of over 20 times the limit considered healthy by the...

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The Submersive Art Of Yang Yongliang

On May 28, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Yang Yongliang, born 1980 in Jiading, Shanghai is an awe-inspiring contemporary artist. His early training was steeped in classical Chinese techniques which becomes apparent when you look at his work. But Yongliang is clearly passionate about bringing...

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Is The Indian Purple Frog The Ugliest Animal In The World?

On May 2, 2015 by Tim Newman
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I don’t think that even a herpetologist could find the purple frog attractive. They could definitely find them amusing and/or fascinating, but no one could look at this guy and think “wow, what...

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Philippine Scops Owl: The Skull Crusher

On April 26, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) hangs out in the forests of the Philippines. They stand around 20 cm tall and have distinctive sticky-up ears, as is the fashion amongst the 45+ types of scops...

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Chen Wenling’s Odd And Uncomfortable Art

On April 16, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Chen Wenling is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Beijing. He was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province in 1969. His weirdly uncomfortable but sort of childish constructions have been displayed in galleries across the...

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