61 posts tagged Strange
61 posts tagged Strange
Here’s yet another awesome thing about Japan: Pigeon Mask Parties.
Whether they’re made of feathers or latex, hanging out in the park or at a bar, it’s clear that pigeons love to flock. Did you know that a group of pigeons is called a loft? That means you could also call these gatherings Loft Parties. It sounds like Pigeon Mask code.
Nothing says I love you like a molded chocolate model of your own teeth. Right? A Japanese dental student named Matsumtoooo thinks so:
“It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so I made some chocolate!!!!! I’m attending dentistry school so it’s denture chocolate!!!!! Both the upper and lower jaw!!!!! My folks don’t really like it!!!!! I’m bringing it to school tomorrow so everyone eat up!!!!!”
Whether or not these chocolate chompers successfully woo anyone is secondary to how impressively detailed they are, from the crenulations on Matsumtoooo’s molars to the texture of her soft palate.
These are (you had to know this was coming) some seriously sweet teeth.
Inspired by the artwork of Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist Oscar Tusquets and Deyrolle, a famous French taxidermy studio known for working with Dalí, collaborated on a series of 21 remarkable nightstands made using taxidermied sheep.
Each bedside table sheep stands on bronze feet and features a wooden tabletop and single drawer. They were made in reference to a Dalí painting entitled “Interpretation Project for a Stable-Library” [see bottom image], on the left side of which appears a lamb featuring a drawer in its flank and a phone set atop its back.
There will be 20 white sheep and 1 black sheep with white legs. The Daily Mail explains that the black one is a reference to a Catalan expression, “a black sheep with white legs,” which is something that is impossible.
The cabinets will sell for roughly £50,000 ($82,000) each. We can’t help but wonder if it’s easier to fall asleep with one of these sheep beside your bed.
Check out this awesome suit of Hello Kitty kendo armour or bogu (防具). Hello Kitty has appeared on all sorts of products during her 40 year career, but this may be the first time we’ve seen Sanrio’s beloved Kitty-chan being used to prettify a set of Japanese training armour, complete with a shiny red bow atop the mask. Protective gear festooned with kawaii kitties may not intimidate your opponent, but it might lull them into a false sense of superiority or at least distract them long enough for you to get in a good strike or two.
Yuko Higuchi’s artwork combines so many of our favourite things, such as tentacles, cats and anthropomorphism, that looking at her drawings feels like we’ve fallen down a rabbit hole created just for us. We were delighted to learn that the adorable kitty featured in so many Yuko’s pieces is based on her own pet cat named Boris. He’s her primary source of inspiration.
These pieces are just a small sampling of Yuko Higuchi's surreal world. You can see lots more of her artwork on Facebook, via Twitter, or right here on Tumblr. She also recently published her very first illustrated book.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
We recently experienced first hand how our Squirrel Mask instantly transforms a party from a fun gathering into a wonderfully surreal experience.
It turns out that almost everyone has an inner squirrel that they’re eager to let out. Now we understand that there should always be at least one latex animal mask on hand in order to enable a party to achieve its potential awesomeness.
Redditor duffman82991 shared this video of his remarkable father, musician and entertainer Leonard Solomon, performing Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms on a strange and wonderful instrument of his own design, called the Majestic Bellowphone.
"No description can adequately convey the goose-honking and train-whistle cacophony of the Majestic Bellowphone."
That’s certainly true, but this delightful video is a great introduction.
In front of a shopping mall located in Taiyan, China stands a giant statue depicting a seldom seen side of of Santa Claus. That is, the side that wears a red velvet dress and imitates Marilyn Monroe's iconic pose above a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch. Yipe, Santa! That looks chilly.
Dark Roasted Blend recently assembled an impressive collection of Extremely Weird Bus Stops & Shelters. Our favourites include the fabulous disco bus stop, kawaii fruit and fish-shaped bus stops (that are, of course, located in Japan), a hungry bunny bus shelter (caught in the act of devouring two ladies oblivious to their peril, and the ferocious great white shark bench in Bangkok, Thailand (previously featured here).
Visit Dark Roasted Blend to view many more strange and wonderful bust stops.
It’s not a dog. It’s not a bird. It’s a Dird!
Welcome back to the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids. Eat Liver assembled an entertaining collection of skillfully photoshopped images that place bird heads onto dog bodies and sometimes the other way round. The combination works surprisingly well.
Head over to Eat Liver to view more Dirds.
[via Laughing Squid]