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Play with your food! Bizarre Dioramas Created with Real Fish Heads (with the Remainder Saved for Dinner)

Friday 08.16.2013 , Posted by

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It’s official. We can all stop being creative because it’s all been done now. That’s because French artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard is creating elaborate dioramas using fresh and expressive fish heads for her characters. Bet you never thought of that idea! [Read more...]

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What’s Inside these Bizarre Cartoons? A Whole Lot of Weirdness, That’s What.

Wednesday 08.07.2013 , Posted by

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The cartoon characters drawn by the dynamic duo of Juan and Alejandro Mingarro (aka Brosmind) are always weird and surprising, so much so that they reveal even weirder things when we look at their insides. Yeah, that’s pretty weird, but we’ve come to expect this kind of thing from these Spanish designers. They created their studio back in 2006 as a professional outlet for their constant sketching which always seems to combine a healthy dose of fantasy, humor and the absolutely bizarre. This latest series, What’s Inside, is no different. [Read more...]

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Nail Houses: Lone Chinese Homes, When the Owners Won’t Move for New Development

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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It’s not often that we think of China when it comes to defending human rights, but that’s apparently the case with a unique Chinese phenomenon: the “Nail House.” These are homes where the resident refuses to move in order to make way for new construction. In extreme cases, builders are forced to work around the lone building, leaving single home monoliths standing in the midst of construction zones and even in the growing basements of skyscrapers. [Read more...]

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Self Portrait as a Panda? Tomas Schneider Creates Bizarre Sculptures Inspired by Dreams

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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The world of dreams is one that makes complete sense until you wake up… the fact that you might be part panda, part bearded human makes no difference. Then your eyes open and the realization hits you… what was that?? Artist Tomas Schneider’s strange sculptures are inspired by those dreamy and mind wandering states where anything is possible and bizarre events often transpire [Read more...]

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11 Rustic Animals Disguised as Fans, Because Inanimate Objects Should Keep You Cool

Tuesday 07.30.2013 , Posted by

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During my hunt for ways to keep me cool in an air condition-less Southern California office, I quickly found myself on the hunt for a desk fan. In my search, I randomly stumbled upon San Diego-based design house Deco Breeze, a firm that makes a range of rustic fans and night lights in the shape of some of my favorite (and most hated) animals. [Read more...]

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Nicolas Cage Has Become a Disney Princess

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Just when you thought Nicolas Cage couldn’t play anything more weird/bizarre/strange/odd, he’s showing up around the web as Disney’s iconic Princesses. What’s better than Nick Cage’s face on Ariel from The Little Mermaid? Nothing. That’s what. He wants to be part of your world. Get over it. [Read more...]

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Would You Eat a Sandwich in a London Urinal?

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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As the Brits would say, we’re not “taking the piss” when we say this London sandwich bar/cafe is situated in a Victorian urinal. Called Attendant, the narrow subterranean place is located just south of Regents Park and somewhat hidden below an ornate wrought iron entrance gate. The urinal, which was abandoned for over 50 years, was remodeled by partners Peter Tomlinson and Ben Russell for a respectable $150,000. Besides knocking out one wall, the duo report that the main project was a very thorough cleaning. [Read more...]

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Wookiees in Real-Life

Saturday 07.06.2013 , Posted by

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When you’re a Wookiee and not off defeating the Empire or shooting down Tie-Fighters, what’s there to do but feast with the family or go rollerskating? Then again, if those aren’t thrilling enough pastimes, you could always practice Karate on the beach or stick up a convenience store. Ahh… such is the life of the Wookiee here on Earth… always looking for the next place to show off your ferocious skills. [Read more...]

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Not Photoshop: Trippy Melting Inkjet Prints

Tuesday 07.02.2013 , Posted by

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These bizarre melting portraits from Portland, Maine-based artist Ben DeHaan are created with a surprisingly clever technique using just a conventional inkjet printer and gravity. His project, called Uncured, features two side-by-side images of the portrait before and after it has melted away leaving drips of watercolor-like paths down the page. [Read more...]

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Feeling Too Relaxed? Anxiety Inducing Photographs

Monday 07.01.2013 , Posted by

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Maybe you know someone outside the boundaries of what general society considers normal… someone who checks if the lights are off 10 times, or has to arrange everything “just so”… maybe that person is even you. Photographer John William Keedy was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder nine years ago, one which left him unable to interact with society, but one which inspired him to create a series titled “It’s Hardly Noticeable.” It’s dedicated to those who don’t quite fit into the standard definition of normal. [Read more...]

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