7 posts tagged Skateboard
7 posts tagged Skateboard
Check out the awesome moves of Didga the skateboarding cat! Didga lives in Australia with animal trainer Robert Dollwet of Malibu Dog Training and loves to go riding on a remote-controlled skateboard named Ollie. This video shows Didga and Ollie skating around Coolangatta, a beach town in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
If you’re skeptical about how much a kitty could enjoy riding a skateboard (we’ll admit that we were too), just wait until Didga starts performing tricks on his board - which includes jumping over a great big Rottweiler.
Visit My Modern Metropolis to check out some photos of Didga and Ollie in action.
Illustrator and copywriter Alexander Barrett created each of these awesome sculptures using Oreo cookies or sometimes just the creme filling. The project began when he was asked by the Wieden + Kennedy ad agency to participate in Oreo’s Super Bowl Instagram Experience. Alexander in turn asked his fans to send him photos to use as inspiration.
He says, “They asked if I was a sculptor. I lied” and furthers, “At no point in those 72 hours did I know what I was doing. And it was a blast.”
Visit Alexander Barrett’s website to view more of his Oreo cookie sculptures.
[via Laughing Squid]
We love this awesome skull made from repurposed skateboard decks by Japanese artist Haroshi (previously featured here). The braces and gold tooth are nice touches. Haroshi is opening his second solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York on January 12. We wish we could attend.
Meet Alby the skateboarding Barn Owl. Alby is a resident of the Folkestone Owl Sanctuary in Folkstone, Kent, England, run by Brian Maxted who first opened the sanctuary back in 1989. The sanctuary has grown steadily since it was started and now has both the dedicated staff and space enough to care for as many as 50 birds of prey at one time.
But let’s get back to Alby. Brian says that he first discovered Alby’s unusual talent during a trip to a nearby shopping center:
"I often take some owls into town to try and get some donations from shoppers. I had the owls out one day last week and a young lad stopped to look at them. He put down his skateboard and Alby, who’d been fast asleep, saw it and jumped on. Someone pulled it along the ground and he loved it so much, we had to get him one of his own."
13-year-old Alby has since developed his skateboarding technique. He swoops down on the board and uses the momentum from his flight to propel himself along. Once the board rolls to a stop, Alby takes off and flies in a small circle before once again swooping down onto the board, thus pushing it along again. Pretty awesome.
Watch video of Brian Maxted and Alby at the Folkestone Owl Sanctuary. Brian explains how Alby first discovered his unlikely hobby and gives a demonstration of Alby being pulled along on his own tiny skateboard.
It’s Animals Doing People Things Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Recycled Skateboard Art by Haroshi
[via My Modern Metropolis]