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Facekini: Chinese Bathers Strange-looking Yet Fashionable Skin Protection By Philipp Engelhorn
The facekini is just what it sounds like: a head-sock, often in colorful patterns, worn over the head to protect one's face from the sun. They've become hugely popular in China, and the world of high fashion embraced them with a spread in CR, the new magazine from former Vogue Paris editor Carine ...  More
Feb. 20, 2018
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The Strange And Grotesque Decoration Of King Henry VIII Horned Helmet
One of the most mysterious objects in the Royal Armouries’ collection is the ‘Horned Helmet’ that belonged to King of England Henry VIII. Made by Austrian goldsmith Konrad Seusenhofer, a leading armor manufacturer of the 16th century, this strange-looking horned helmet was originally part of a ...  More
Feb. 18, 2018
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Georgiana Houghton Drawings And Watercolors ‘guided By Spirits And Higher Angelic Beings’
Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) was a Spiritualist medium who, in the 1860s and 70s, produced an astonishing series of abstract watercolours. Detailed explanations on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including several Renaissance artists, as well as higher ...  More
Feb. 10, 2018
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The Competitive, Colorful And Quite Frankly Bizarre Creative Dog Grooming
There’s a new fad that’s taking the dog grooming community by storm and raising some eyebrows in the process. Competitive groomers aren’t settling for a haircut and a green-tea scented bubble bath anymore. Instead, they’re using their skills to make works of art out of their canine’s fur. ...  More
Jan. 5, 2018
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Morten Borgestad Awkward Advertising Photography
'My name is Morten and I’m a photographer based in Oslo. I’m trained as an art director and still do selected projects, but since 2006 I’ve focused on photography ... As an art director I know how disappointing it is when a finished image differs a lot from the original idea ... An advertising ...  More
Nov. 14, 2017
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Beauty Warriors: Evija Laivina Collection Of Strange Beauty Products Found On Ebay
'The series 'Beauty Warriors' is collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. All the products were bought on Ebay, and most items were made in China. These products promise instant cures to almost all beauty problems; they fight 'problem zones' and promise to ...  More
Oct. 25, 2017
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Lulu Hashimoto Aka LuluIdoll: Cute, Impressive, Disturbing Human Doll
Lulu Hashimoto aka LuluIdoll is the world's first 'living doll fashion model', and you can actually become her by putting on a realistic body suit consisting of doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned with doll-like joints. As you can see in the photos below, the effect is pretty disturbing. ...  More
Oct. 1, 2017
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Behind The Mask: Ken Hermann’s Weird Hollywood Street Characters
Among the bustling crowds and chic boutiques on the streets of Los Angeles are a cast of costumed characters, waiting for curious passersby to take a photo. These figures make a living by playing the part of Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Darth Vader, by letting themselves being ...  More
Aug. 18, 2017
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Ronit Baranga’s Creepy Tableware, Tattoed Babies And Other Clay Sculptures
Ronit Baranga is an Israeli contemporary artist who has always been attracted to creating art. Once she became introduced to clay, she became quickly addicted to the medium. Her figurative artwork deals with emotional states and relationships. Baranga's creations have been displayed in museums and ...  More
Aug. 17, 2017