China is the biggest toy exporter in the world - nearly 75% of all the world's toys are made in the country – but the retail price of one high-quality toy in the western market is often more than six months' salary for a Chinese toy factory worker. In order to depict the drudgery of mass toy production, photographer Michael Wolf made a large-scale installation where he attached 20,000 used plastic toys all made in China surrounding large sized photos of the workers who make them. Wolf called the project “The Real Toy Story”. The work portrays the human presence behind mass-produced goods and provides viewers with a visceral, immersive experience that evokes the sensation of density endemic to urban areas of the region.
As much as I like the Formula 1 racing simulator, it’s not everyone because it’ll cost you more than a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera or many other high end cars. The simulator is priced at £90,000 or about $144,000 at today’s exchange rate but that does include tax, delivery, set up, and a training session.
With the price out of the way and if you’re still reading, the simulator does come with some cool stuff like real Pirreli F1 slick tires and Brembo or AP Racing calipers. The body is made out of carbon fiber and composites and comes with realistic aero packages including front and rear wings, side-pod mounted winglets, and a rear diffuser. The cockpit comes with a quick release steering wheel designed to look like a genuine F1 wheel with paddle shifters.
In the spirit of Halloween this week’s feature is all about sculpture, that is, sculptures made by carving pumpkins! Scott Cummins from Perryton Texas is one of the best, he enjoys sculpting into the rind of the pumpkin for a three-dimensional effect. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.
Are you ready for Halloween?
These worst photoshop fails will have you wondering what in the world happened to quality control.
A collection of complete Photoshop mishaps from the media, where they tend to exaggerate a bit.
These people make a living doing this tuff... enjoy these horribly embarassing Photoshop FAILS from around the world!
This is not a real snake. It’s a snake cake. North Star Cakes made this thing to resemble a Burmese python. While I appreciate the effort, I gotta ask — Why’d it have to be snakes? I live for cake, just like every other fat kid who’s got a lot of love to give but nowhere to put it, but I’m not thrilled about this to say the least. Neither is Indiana. Sure, he’s in the middle of dealing with bigger, better, and more adventurous things, but I’m speaking for the both of us when I say “NOT cool.” Sure, it’s not gonna stop me from eating the cake outta this bad boy, but I’m not gonna be happy about it. Oh no, I’m gonna get a tummy ache and cry in my bed while watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. What?! It makes me feel less-bad about myself!
Housing Corporation Vanke Asked NL Architects to make a proposal for a Bike Club as part of a big resort in Souther China. TheClub should accomodate bike rental and a cafe. A protruding roof could be very welcome in the very tropical climate of the area. The elegant curvature of the steeply banked oval bike track creates an optimistic gesture: eaves curled upward; a surprisingly functional pagoda.
You already know our little fondness for Legos and pixels, this summer the Bronx Zoo center exhibits LEGO sculptures on view just outside in our Wild Forest area. Tigers, spray toads, flamingos, gorillas, penguins, and other exotic wildlife, created by LEGO’s talented team of expert builders, sit in natural habitats scattered throughout the zoo.
An American man has had what doctors say is the most extensive face transplant in history. The man’s name is Richard Lee Norris and years ago he suffered massive facial injuries in a gun accident. The accident destroyed most of the man’s lips and nose as well as his jaw and left him with limited mouth movement and no sense of smell.
The surgery was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and was paid for by the U.S. Navy as part of a program to develop techniques to help soldiers with facial injuries from combat recover. The surgery lasted 36 hours and gave Norris new teeth, nose, tongue, and jaw. Physicians say the man is now recovering well and has brushed his new teeth and shaved since the surgery.
Before the promulgation of worthwhile American sports such as baseball, football, basketball or hockey*, non-Americans were forced to content themselves with quasi-sports like croquet, Duck-Duck-Goose and soccer. It’s no surprise then that these diversion-starved people began to invent their own increasingly bizarre ‘sports.’
However, the Yorkshire miners who in the 1970s invented ferret legging, also known as ferret-down-trousers, had no such excuse. Although week after week, color television offered far safer and more athletically meritorious sports, the Yorkies designed a contest that very often results in bleeding genitals.
A French artist that calls himself MTO has done graffiti of famous movie roles all over Berlin. This German city is known for being the one with most street art in Europe. MTO has done anything from Ace Ventura the pet detective to Jack Torrance in The Shining.