Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. “Be prepared for any adverse reaction from onlookers, as the revelation of such an intimate area may promote feelings of shock, disgust, arousal or otherwise.” Her Lollipop Gag combines a real lollipop and a pair of oversized, lacquered red lips; when you’re done sucking the lollipop, you can wear the lips. And her Good for You/Bad for You syringe pins are more Alice in Wonderland than heroin chic. Find out more about Lucy and her work at her blog: The Magpie and the Marble.
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See that photo to the left? It took me 15 minutes to make. I’m sure you’re thinking, “That piece of ‘art’ looks like crap. Any four year old could have made it.” You may be right, but I’m proud of “Striped Mountains,” as I call my creation. I made it at ThisIsSand.com. It is much more difficult to create things with sand than you would think. In fact, when I started working on this creation, I had it in my head that I would be able to spell “The Frisky” in colored sand. That was a pipe dream. [ThisIsSand.com] Keep reading »
ZOMG! It’s wedding season! You know what that means? If you’re getting married, you’ve got to register for gifts and if you’re going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you’ve got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at department stores or home furnishing shops in search of the perfect 15-piece set of pots and pans. A lot of couples go the more unusual route, and register with online stores with specialized wares. Here are five we think are fun.
1. Honeymoon: Dying to go to Aruba, but don’t have the cash for a super luxurious post-wedding honeymoon? Register your honeymoon vacay with TheBigDay.com, a site which allows guests to contribute to the special couple’s trip. [TheBigDay.com]
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Ever wanted to run your hands all over Captain Kirk? Well, you’re not the only perverted geek. Artist Devorah Sperber has strung along Spock, McCoy, Kirk, Sulu, and even Uhura. She nailed them all by being crafty and recreated scenes from a vintage Star Trek episode in bead and spool curtains. The pieces are as colorful as the late sixties and as awesome as the space explorer hunks themselves. Sperber, inspired by reruns on Spike TV, has elevated fan art to high art. Perhaps, our Amelia can get her Next Gen “I heart Wesley Crusher” notebook doodles in a gallery too? [Wired and Caren Golden Fine Art]
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“I Want You To Want Me,” an interactive installation at MoMA, uses information from online dating profiles to explore the search for love and self. I wonder if my profile is included. [I Want You To Want Me]
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PixlPorn.com is a site with nude celeb photos you can actually peruse while you’re at work. How is it possible, you ask, to view Paris Hilton’s nipple, Pamela Anderson’s vagina, and Colin Ferrell’s penis without getting bad looks from my boss? Well, the photos are of such low resolution that you actually can’t see much of anything. Clive Owen’s butt is just nine flesh-colored pixels. But maybe thinking about the fact that you’re staring at Clive’s backside will turn you on, even if you can’t recognize what it is. [PixlPorn.com] Keep reading »
Check this story out. Aliza Shvarts is a senior at Yale, majoring in Art. For her senior art project she has been documenting “a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself ‘as often as possible’ while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.” Yeah. Let me just say that while I love art, I don’t really get this kind of modern, political, conceptual stuff, but Shvarts says, “I believe strongly that art should be a medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity. I think that Iâ€™m creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be.â€ Now, I think it goes without saying that if you’re Anti-Choice, you’re gonna find her art project pretty darn offensive, but what if you’re Pro-Choice? Keep reading »