When someone named the telly “idiot box” they probably knew of its capability of staring into the human soul and bringing out the idiot. Or not, but it is almost painful to look at some of these photographs. Photographer Olivier Culmann apparently takes an interest in how people look while watching the TV, and he’s traveled half way across the globe photographing them. Reading about is quite interesting, as interesting as looking at these photographs entitled “Watching TV.”
The gentleman we see in the image here does not look the least bit odd, even in a fur-like coat that should appear to give him the look of a grizzly, which is further complemented by a hoodie that resembles a bear head. Off the top of our heads, we’d say this guy could be BFFs with Conan the Barbarian, as long as he doesn’t tell him the tale of buying this thing for $249.
When you’re going in to a show called Killer Karaoke, you should kind of get the feeling that life isn’t about to get any easier. Especially when you’re supposed to continue singing while getting dunked in a tank of ice water that also happens to be full of snakes. We’re surprised the girl didn’t shit herself.
Women, as we have been told stereotypically, have a love for things that shine and gold is very nearly at the top of that list. Inspired by that very idea, India’s Datta Phuge covered himself in what can scientifically be described as a boatload of gold, and even got himself a shirt made entirely out of gold. Clearly, women find him irresistible now, as the image shows he’s already overworked in a ton of female admirers. It took 15 goldsmiths two weeks to iron out that shirt from 24-karat gold thread. The shirt alone cost Mr. Phuge about $22,500, and we’re not even talking of all that jewelry.
There it is, a longhorn beetle glued right next to the eye, making a wonderful (read: gross) fashion art statement. While the work of artist Svenja Jödicke a.k.a. PixieCold freaks us out, we’re at least thankful she didn’t combine that beetle with dead fly legs for eye lashes.
Tin foil hats are just too obvious and too subject to ridicule. As opposed to a banana you speak into. The banana phone headset keeps you free from the dreary cell phone radiation, while the user makes no good attempts at being cute and talking into a banana. The cost of sanity is $22.
We tend to be spooked out by clothing made out of human parts, though wearing animals is considered okay and even classy. We’ve already seen the teeth shoes by Fantich & Young, but it looks like the studio has an entire range of apparel centered around human-sourced accessories. The set currently includes a suit, and two pairs of shoes for men and women. The suit is covered in human hair, has small bones and glass eyes for buttons. Teeth in the shoes are still the old rubber sole teeth though.
Funerals probably don’t need to be entirely sad affairs. Or they could continue to be that, but with a flair of these bizarre coffin designs by Olaf Breuning. These designs were commissioned by a coffin maker from Ghana, where apparently these dazzling coffins have a good share of takers. Well, probably not a bad idea to have some fun for the afterlife, but the funeral probably could get slightly cheesy.
For all the innocence we would expect from a set of photographs of children, this one has a fair dose of creepiness imbued in its very idea. That may be because these images are not children, but adults whose photographs have been masterfully manipulated by artist Cristian Girotto into their child-like analogues. There’s a child inside every human, but goddamn it’s scary when it shows up.
Everybody loves the scent of pizza, but would you wear it without eating it? Well, that’s probably the biggest question about the perfume that will always make you feel hungry. It started with a little social campaign by advertising firm Grip Limited, but the response was interesting enough to convince Pizza Hut to actually make a perfume that smells of pizza.