Using her own skin as a canvas, British artist Eliza Bennett has stitched into the palm of her hand using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. Considering the flesh as a base material, Bennett carefully stitches patterns and lines into the epidermis of her body using colored thread; ‘a woman’s work is never done’ results as an incredibly worn-looking hand, overworked and fatigued. "Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy."
Artist Fumiko Kobayashi used about 300 chairs to create "1000 Legs, Cultivating Fruits," a huge wall built entirely out of chairs and some old clothing. One side of the wall is composed of used clothes, creating a relatively flat surface while the opposite side is all chairs – almost 300 chairs. The wall, currently on display at the Mori Art Museum through January 13 as part of a show called Roppongi Crossing, evokes Japan's post-tsunami devastation. "The clothes and chairs for the piece were all collected from the neighborhoods surrounding the museum and the artist’s home. When stacked together, it transforms into a force to be reckoned with."
The Lapka BAM($200) is a breathalyzer. It measures the amount of alcohol in your blood through your breath and connects with your phone to give you a reading. The elegant Breathalyzer fits in your palm and doesn´t require a mouthpiece, and take a deep breath and blow into it for 4 seconds. And the design is a super minimalist black ceramic cylinder. The result will be be wirelessly transmitted to your phone´s app, give you a reading.
Beijing artist Li Hongbo has created these sculptures t look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. Watch the video, awesome! Hongbo recently had a solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Australia.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in an epic film in which he gets into a lot of trouble in his youth, grows up, takes a boat ride, becomes stranded in a strange foreign land, flies a plane out, and eventually becomes fabulously wealthy and successful, although he's still committing crimes. The story is strung together from clips from 18 movies!