Toucan, panda bear and whale, three oversized cushions /cuddle toys from the ongoing Zoo project by French designer Ionna Vautrin.
Yes it exists! Its a work of artist Nickolay Lamm and its based on measurments of an average healthy 19-year-old woman and it raises awarenes over anorexia and increasing body hatred among young women.
iIf a Barbie existed in reality, her head would be two inches larger than the average U.S. woman’s, her waist would be 19 inches smaller and her hips would be 11 inches smaller. Her waist would be four inches thinner than her head and so her body wouldn’t have the room it needs to hold all of its vital organs ( would contain half a liver and few incehs of intestines), and her uber-skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary for her to walk on all fours.Plus she wouldn’t be able to support her head because the neck would be unaturally long and thin. In other words, if Barbie existed would be on a wheel chair, wearing a cervical colar and connected to feeding tubes. And yes she would also be blond, slim and long leged but certainly not so glamorous!
Via Huffington Post.
Click here to see “How a Barbie Body Measures Up To Real Bodies” in infografics !
Guillotine children’s toy made during the time of French revolution (ca. 1794), from the book: Children’s Toys of Bygone Days: A History of Playthings of All Peoples from Prehistoric Times to the XIXth Century by Karl Grober, published in 1928 by B.T. Batsford ltd.
“..the nineteenth century it was the custom in Italy to tie a string to the leg of living birds or big cockchafers and give them to children as a toy to play with. The custom was so universal that we even see such living playthings represented in the hands of the Christ Child, especially in pictures of the Italian Renaissance. A curious example of a similar kind was to be found among the usually so simple and harmless German toys, as a Nuremberg catalog of the eighteenth century proves (image bellow). These were comic figures with space inside to hold a bird which in its struggles gives to the figures all kind of motions. As the catalog says: ‘No one would imagine that a living bird was inside, but would suppose that it was clock-work which made the head, eyes, and beak of the bird move.”
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Real toys disfigured from years + years of love, by Ireland-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon.
via junk culture