Surreal Photos of People Posing With Their Life-Size Crochet Double

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In an ongoing series of sculptural works entitled Villagers, Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen crochets 1-1, life-size versions of people in her hometown of Hämeenkyrö. On her website, Liisa adds:

I meet my models in natural everyday situations. The process of choosing a model is intuitive. The person depicted might be someone I meet in the library, in the locker room of the gym or walking their dog on the way home. I don’t know most of my models beforehand but as the process goes on I get to know them.
 
The slow handcraft techniques work as a counterforce to the accelerating pace in different areas of life. To me important values in my works are encountering someone very concretely, seeing the other for real and getting to know them slowly. I see these as relevant values and balancing actions especially in contrast to quick stirs and thin encounters in social media.
 
After settling in Hämeenkyrö I wanted my work in the village to be meaningful both for myself and the others living there. When each Villager sculpture is finished I bring them to public sites in Hämeenkyrö for the locals to see… Working in a community is an essential part of my work and I want to have a dialogue with the people directly in my surroundings.

 

Below you will find some highlights from Hietanen’s Villagers series. You can also find more of her artwork on her website and Instagram.
 
© Liisa Hietanen, Photos by Marjaana Malkamäki
 
[via Colossal]

 

 

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Dutch Artists Paint Giant 3D Bookshelf of Neighborhood’s Favorite Books

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Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed recently completed this amazing mural on the side of an apartment building in Utrecht, Netherlands.

According to Jan, the artists asked people in the neighbourhood to share their favourite books so they could incorporate local favs into the 3D mural (also known as trompe-l’œil). The mural took about a week to paint and you can see the fantastic end result below.

[via Laughing Squid]

 

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 520

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Welcome to the Shirk Report and bwahmygod 10 years, I love you all, where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to [email protected]

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Time to celebrate
Protect the ones you love
Live look at me working on the shirk
Me, when I realize I have spent the past 10 years shirking on the Internet
This kid met Mike Tyson dressed as lil mac
Pssst
Relatable
That’s gonna stay with her for a bit
What is this sorcery
Teamwork makes the dream work
Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily
Life is but a dream
Preach!
Improvise
Adapt
Overcome
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

The Perfect Irony That ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Film Was Also a Real-Life Scam
The Day the Dinosaurs Died
How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need?
Why Do I Put Off Doing Things I Love?
The woman who finished last in the Olympic Halfpipe Skiing competition
On Flooding: Drowning the Culture in Sameness
When LeBron learned the power of saying no
What’s the Least Useful Body Part?
Meritocracy doesn’t exist, and believing it does is bad for you
A Leonardo Made a $450 Million Splash. Now There’s No Sign of It.

 

5 VIDEOS + the sultans

 

Billy Corgan rides a rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/rgaizgpMbs

— dave (@airbagged) March 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO 10 MORE YEARS

 

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In the Soup

Identica are pleased to announce our latest work on a new innovation – In The Soup – a range of fresh soups made with a delicious shot of alcohol, due to be launched in October 2019, as the weather begins to get colder.

May Duperson, our client and brand manager at The Alcoholic Soup Company, is excited about the potential, saying: ‘we always felt there was a gap in the market for a sustaining alcoholic drink, in particular something warming that can be enjoyed on a cold day.  Other than mulled wine or mulled cider or Jagertee or hot toddy or buttered rum or Docteur du Miel or Irish Coffee, it’s really a completely untapped market.’

Research showed that consumers who enjoyed watching live sport in cold weather, or who just loved the great outdoors in autumn and winter, felt that the experience would be much enhanced through having something that’s both warming and alcoholic to drink. ‘What could be better than watching England trounce the All Blacks at Twickenham 92-0, whilst enjoying a warm mug of In The Soup?’ mused Ms Duperson. ‘Now you can have lunch and celebrate a try simultaneously.’

The team went through an exhaustive wave of testing to find the right recipes. Those chosen were ones which featured the more esoteric spirits and liqueurs, drinks that the average person might not have a bottle of to hand but which the development team could still swipe a sample of from their parents’ drinks cabinet for testing purposes without it being missed.

The range at launch will comprise:  parsnip, apple; and calvados; tomato, orange, and triple sec; French onion and aquavit; Thai chicken and coconut rum.

The soups are all freshly made and come with a sachet of spirit, for the user to add to their taste.  They can be found in the chiller cabinet.

If the whole shot is used, the soups have an ABV of 4%, and so care should be taken (for example: not to drink and drive; not to operate heavy machinery; avoiding grouse shooting or archery; not to try break dancing or pole vaulting etc). We advise consumers to heat the soups first, and then add the alcohol shot, to avoid driving off the alcohol through heat, which would be a terrible pity.

A summer range of refreshing, alcoholic cold soups is planned for summer 2020.

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