Sunday, May 24, 2015

Women And Their Doll Doppelgängers

For her limited edition publication, Five Inches of Limbo, photographer Annie Collinge photographed 10 women and their doll doppelgängers. She bought a lot of dolls in New York junk stores for the project. She then approached strangers and persuaded them to dress up like the dolls she had bought.


Via Blort

Computer Girls

From a 1967 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine:

Via Cliff Pickover's RealityCarnival

Peonies and Korean Lilac

London’s Pet Plaques And Memorials

England is known to be a nation of pet lovers. Years ago Mr. Nag and I were watching a film and I had to avert my eyes and put my hands over my ears during a scene where a dog was about to be thrown into a tub of lye. "Don't worry, the dog won't die," Mr. Nag said, "This is a British film."

So it comes as no surprise that British dogs and cats are often commemorated with plaques and memorials. Londonist has rounded up some of them.
Nipper, the famous dog from the HMV logo, has a number of memorials.
You can find a Nipper Alley in Kingston-upon-Thames, and an old memorial
plaque to his grave (sadly we don’t have a picture),
 but he’s also commemorated in this plaque on Piccadilly.
Image: Matt Brown

The tomb of boxer Tom Sayers in Highgate west cemetery includes
the sleepy likeness of his faithful dog called Lion.
Image: Matt Brown
Dr Salter’s cat, part of a group sculpture including the doctor, his wife
and daughter, can be found on the Bermondsey river front.
Parts of the sculpture were stolen by suspected metal thieves a few years back,
but have since been replaced.
Image: Roll the Dice

The Animals in War memorial on Park Lane commemorates the many animals who were unwittingly put to service during 20th century wars.

More London pet memorials here

Porcelain Sculptures That Glow From Within

American-based ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy creates pieces that are inspired by nature and lit from within by gold leaf.


Dog-eyed view

What catches your dog's interest? This new gadget straps a camera to your dog's chest, monitors its heart rate and takes a picture whenever it's excited.

Via The Guardian

Saturday, May 23, 2015

FHRITP. It’s messy. It’s noisy. It’s uncomfortable.

The  FHRITP meme began when American internet prankster John Cain uploaded several real-looking clips to YouTube. They featured live news reports, interrupted with the phrase: “f--k her right in the p---y.” Susan McLennan at has written an excellent piece about the viral video that has opened a window on how systemic the language of violence can be in our workplaces if left unchecked. How about turning FHRITP on its head, taking its power away and giving it another meaning all together?

Full story here.

My First Tree Peonies


When Hanan Levin left Grow-A-Brain blog many of us felt bereft but he didn't abandon us without a good reason. He had a new daughter, Adora, and when she was born he started documenting her life by posting a photo of her every day and invited people to contribute to the Adora art project. Adorable is a video of how the project inspired 1000 artists.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fender 80 Proof Amplifiers

Whiskey and rock 'n' roll have always gone well together.  River Drive's 80 Proof Blues Junior amplifiers are made of reclaimed whiskey barrel wood, accented with a leather handle and a brass control plate and knob. Just 100 will be released, and will retail for $1,900.