An Artist’s Conception of Capitalism in Ruins
In one of his most ambitious art installations ever, artist Isaac Cordal spent three months constructing a corporate city in ruins for his art project Follow the Leaders. The sprawling collapsed society involves some 2,000 cement figures and decaying concrete buildings that the artist says are meant as a “metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress.” You can see many more photos on his website, or you can stop by Place du Bouffay in Nantes, France through September 1, 2013 to see the installation.
In Orbit - An Interactive Art Installation
Artist and architect Tomás Saraceno created a massive layered installation that’s suspended more than 25 meters (approx. 82 feet) in the air of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Orbit stretches across the piazza under the mammoth glass ceiling of the K21 Ständehaus with its three levels of steel wire netting. Situated on the three levels are six inflated spheres that range in size, with the largest being 27 feet in diameter.
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are zipper bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared lunch look spoiled. Don’t let a sticky-fingered coworker or schoolyard bully get away with lunch theft again! For $8, you receive 25 plastic sandwich bags with strategically placed green splotches on the surface, to make the contents inside look like something no one would want to steal, let alone eat.
London-based artist and photographer Carl Warner creates incredible food art with his series titled, Foodscapes. They are scenes of landscapes made entirely from food. Its the most incredible and original use of food as an art medium. Meat becomes mountains, bread floats as clouds and broccoli and carrots make great trees. Warner’s Foodscapes cover all different types of landscapes. With such titles as 2001: A Breadscape to Cereal Dust Bowl, his images are inspiring, detailed and amazingly creative. His website has over 50 different Foodscapes to view as well as his ad work and still life.
Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
- Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
- Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
- Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
- Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
- Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
- Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
- Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
- Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
- Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
- The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States
this won’t get 1% of the women’s version of this post.
the world we live in, and people in general don’t care about men. we are pretty much robots who aren’t allowed to show emotion. we’re taught from a young age that boys don’t cry.
fact is women are sexualised, men are idealised. because men can’t be raped because they’re big and strong right? right? yea, pretty much the idiots view of living.
This would be the Patriarchy at work.
The Patriarchy says that men are supposed to be tough, strong, and sexual. That they always want sex and always enjoy it.
It says that women are weaker than men, and being otherwise is a crime against men. It says that women can’t rape men because men have to be dominant and commanding, and women have to be weak and submissive.
The Patriarchy spits on men who are abused by anyone - women, other men, whomever - because it sees men as invulnerable, and if that doesn’t hold up, then the Patriarchy shames the men who fail to live up to its ideals.
The Patriarchy shames women for being too sexual, and men for being too weak, instead of loving each person as individuals and supporting all people.
This isn’t a “men’s rights” issue. This is a human right’s issue. One that the Patriarchy will deny over and over again, because to accept it is to put a chink in the armor.