Today’s Generation in Porcelain

Barnaby Barford is a British artist who takes both mass-produced and antique porcelain statuettes and reshapes them into sinister figurines representing the world of today.

Mister Barford says his most recent collection is called ‘The Good, The Bad and The Belle‘, and represents how the today’s youth is perceived by older generations. The pieces depict scenes of teen violence, our fascination with junk food, graffiti artists, and each has a witty name.

via Telegraph.co.uk

Photos by NOAH COSTA/STOLENTNEWS.BIZ

‘Do It Again, I Didn’t Press Record’

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‘Happy Meal’

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‘Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses’

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‘Always The Best Way To Earn Your Wings’

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‘Wonderland?! What F*****g Postcode’s That?…’

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‘Family Feast’

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‘Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War’

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The Star-Trek Apartment

Tony Alleyne is a British hardcore Star-Trek fan who decided to transform his home into the ultimate home-made Star-Trek set.

Tony began his project in 1999, after his wife left him, he aimed to give his flat the ultimate make-over and turn it into a Star-Trek bachelor pad. He finished his masterpiece in 2004, but then decided to turn it into the Voyager starship.

Now his 500 square feet apartment features voice-activated lighting, air conditioning, LED lights, but is missing a bed. A few years ago doctors advised Alleyne to sleep on the floor to cure his sciatica, so he took this opportunity to transform his bedroom into a transporter room.

After hand-crafting the decor elements himself, Tony Alleyne opened his very own design company. Unfortunately this over-the-top project also got him broke. His ex-wife, who owns the apartment, put it up for sale, but so far no one is interested. Tony says he’s happy the deal didn’t go through, as he loves living in his very own Voyager ship.

If you are interested in acquiring the Star-Trek apartment or if you just want to take a virtual tour, visit 24thcid.com.

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via Telegraph.co.uk

The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project began in 1986 when Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey started painting houses in Detroit’s McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, which began to fall apart after the riots of 1967.

Guyton and Mackey painted the abandoned houses in bright colors and decorated them with salvaged items, similar to those used by Bogdan Litniansky for his trash house and garden, transforming it from one of the city’s most dangerous places, into a regular local attraction. The Heidelberg Project attracts over 270,000 tourists every year, making it one of Detroit’s most popular tourist destination.

The Heidelberg outdoor art environment project faced demolition twice since it was started, but Tyree Guyton and his supporters filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Detroit and managed to protect it. This year The Heidelberg Project celebrates its 23rd anniversary.

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Tim Burke’s studio gallery – Detroit Industrial Gallery

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The Heidelberg Project official site

Meet Tequila Sunrise and Eye Candy

First of all, no they are not pornstars, so if that’s what you were looking for, there’s nothing to see here. But if you’re into design and bicycles, you’re gonna love this.

Young Canadian designer Jason Battersby definitely doesn’t like conventional bicycles, so he decided to build two of them by his own taste. That’s how the incredibly cool-looking Tequila Sunrise and Eye Candy were born.

Battersby‘s creations were showcased for the first time on May 2. If you want to know more about these orange and green wonders, check out Jason Batersby’s website.

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The Amazing Apache Pistol

Amazing mostly through its original look, because in terms of effectiveness, Apache was more of a toy-gun.

Popular as a self-defense weapon, at the end of the 19th century, the Apache was a small weapon, measuring only 4 cm across, when folded. The blade, if we can even call it that, was only a little over 3 cm long, and very thin. If you were to stab someone with that thing, you would get yourself in even more trouble as that would only piss him off.

In terms of firepower, the Apache isn’t much stronger than it is in close quarter combat, the short nozzle and the fact that the hammer doesn’t hit the back of the cartridge, like it does in modern weapons, made it pretty week.

The knuckle-duster-like handle had such tiny finger holes that only the skinniest could fit in, so it’s no surprise the Apache didn’t make a big impact as a weapon. It did have in interesting design though, so it became a collectible. Most of the ones left today are plated with gold and sell for no less than $4,000

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via Hell in a Handbasket

The Trash House And Garden

I know the title sounds ugly, but this particular trash decorated home is quite beautiful.

Bogdan Litniansky left the Ukraine for France during the 1930s. Like many other immigrants, he was homeless when he arrived there, so he bought a derelict house in Picardy and restored it using all kinds of junk.

When he retired, at the age of 62, he continued to decorate his home using derelict objects, like bottles, mirrors, old toys, broken TV-sets, and turned his garden into a beautiful labyrinth. Check out his life-long masterpiece:

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via Every Day Glimpse

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

We’ve all seen chainsaw-carved sculptures before, but Mr. Boni’s masterpieces are simply amazing. No point in pointing out Randall D. Boni is a world-renowned wildlife sculpture artist. Just have a look at his work and you’ll see why:

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via Daily Art Pres

Extreme Balancing Acts

29-year-old extreme balancing artist, Eskil Ronningsbakken has to be one of the world’s most amazing performers.

Ronningsbakken has performed the most dangerous balancing acts I’ve ever seen, riding a bike upside down, balancing under a balloon in plain flight and on cliffs thousands of meters high. He says ‘That’s the balance between life and death, and that is where life is.’

His balancing career began when he was only five years old and he saw a yogin serenely balancing. Now he is one of the most famous extreme balancing artists in the world. His next dream is to perform his breathtaking stunts on top of the Burj al Arab Hotel, in Dubai.

Read more on the amazing Eskil Ronningsbakken here.

Photos by Sindre Lundvold/Barcroft Media via guardian.co.uk

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Starcraft Origami

This paper art never ceases to amaze me, I just can’t understand how people can mold paper like this.

Starcraft is also one of my all-time computer video games, so I’m particularly fond of these small paper masterpieces. They’re juts as amazing as the pieces from the Star-Wars origami collection.

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Warship Yamato, Largest LEGO Ship Ever Built

How long would the legendary Japanese Warship Yamato be, built out of LEGO bricks?

That’s the question Jumpei Mitsui asked himself since he was a young boy. Now a third year student, Jumpei has answered his own question by building a LEGO model of the Yamato. It took the young Japanese 6 years and 4 months to finish his masterpiece, using 200,000 LEGO bricks.

The LEGO warship is built at a scale of 1/40, weighs over 150 kilograms, measures 6.6 meters from bow to stern and is 1 meter wide at the widest point of the ship.

Jumpei Mitsui finished the LEGO Yamato on April 9, 2009 and he deserves our congratulations. Well done my friend.

Check the link at the bottom for more photos.

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via geocities.jp

Mini Moscow

If you don’t have the time to visit all of Moscow’s atractions you can see them all in miniature.

Following France’s miniature model, Russians have created a miniature model of their beautiful capital, ever since 1986. During an annual workshop, every structure in the model is wiped of dust and workers replace old buildings with the newly built, so the model is always up-to-date.

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via  Makzer

Putin Fishing Doll

Russians worship their former president Vladimir Putin, and now they have created a doll of him in a very popular scene.

We all remember the photos of shirtless Vladimir Putin fishing while standing on a rock. Many praised the Russian leader for his fitness and the photos circled around the globe. Now his loyal subjects have created a doll of him in that famous circumstance. I have to say the detail of Putin’s muscles are quite impressive. Good job comrades, your creation is a worthy adversary for the Obama action-figure and the Hitler Doll

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via Diorama

Cyborg Insects Are Real

Soon the Pentagon will announce they’ve managed to create cyborg insects, that will give the US a technological edge in future conflicts.

Ubyka‘s cyborg insects are a glimplse of the future, when insects and animals will be fitted with war gear like rockets, cannons, chemical sensors and other deadly devices. With names like Rapidus Explodus Jeticus, the Ubyka armed insects are a force to be reckoned with.

Copyright images by Dean Christ ( Ubika)

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Rolex Time Sand

Who better to make time sand than one of the world’s most famous time-piece manufacturers, Rolex.

In order for an hourglass to  acurately measure time, its sand would have to be of uniform size and texture. Michael Marcovici used this kind of sand in one of his latest artworks. Famous for stacking 10 million $100 bills on 12 pallets, to offer a view at $1,000,000,000, Marcovici now stacked 972 Rolex Time Sand bags, on 18 pallets. Each bag weighed 30 kg and it would last for 30 days, flowing through an ordinary hourglass.

All the sand bags, weighing over 29,000 kg, represent a generous estimation of an average lifetime, 81 years. The second photo shows the amount of life already consumed by the artist, 39 years.

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via Artmarcovici

Inside a Professional Camera

Ever wondered what a professional camera looks like on the inside?

You know how merchants slice watermelons at the market, so you can see they are ripe? I think somebody used the same sales strategy on this professional camera. How else would you explain this oddity, a camera sliced in half. I can think of just one other possibility that makes everything possible, art. The weirder the exhibit, the more successful it is.

If you happen to know why someone would ruin a great camera like that, shre your knowledge with the rest of us.

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