Happy Paradies / Hiroshi Fuji

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Installation titled Happy Paradies, at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji. Images courtesy of the artist.

Zoo cushions / Ionna Vautrin

Ionna Vautrin Zoo cushions

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Toucan, panda bear and whale, three oversized cushions /cuddle toys from the ongoing Zoo project by French designer Ionna Vautrin.

Barbara and Bitches Behind Bars

Illuminati_Toys_Barbara_Prison_Block“Now you can acclimatize your Kids to the New Word Order behind bars. Learn the ins and outs of proper slave conditioning from your Masters with this new complete Barbara & Bitches training set. Rules and Regulations included! ”

Photoshop moke-ups of toy sets by the brand “Illuminaty Toys”!

Normal Barbie

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.

barbie4iIf 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!

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Click here to see “How a Barbie Body Measures Up To Real Bodies” in infografics !

Children’s Toys of Bygone Days

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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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Read more @ 50watts

Home Zoo / Silvia Knüppel

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Inflatable sea animals covered with slip covers that can be used both as sitting obejcts or as outdoor summer toys with out the cover, from the Home Zoo Covers collection by German designer Silvia Knüppel.

Pictures by Rebekka Seubert

Previously: Silvia Knüppel’s hair-extension-shirts

drawing machine / All Lovely Stuff

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A drawing machine that consists of an oak cotton reel, peg, felt tip pen, rubber band and a small bit of wax. Buy from London design brand All Lovely Stuff (here).

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Rocking thing / Marcin Bahrij

Rocking thing, Marcin Bahrij

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Rocking toy /stool made of recycled wine corks by Polish designer Marcin Bahrij.

More animalorphic design: 1, 2, 3, 4

MuchLoved

Real toys disfigured from years + years of love, by Ireland-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon.

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remake reality

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Man-eater by Daniel Disselkøen turns the tram’s daily journey into a game. It is part of his graduation project “Remake Reality” for the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands.
Found here. Link to video.

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IV.10 by Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann).
Found here. Link to video.

Dinosaur

Dinosaur istallation from Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji for 3331 Arts Chiyoda festival, created by old toys leftover from his toy exchange program. Read more @ Spoon & Tamago.
Photo by Masanori Ikeda