Animal Bone Flowers by Hideki Tokushige

Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige uses animal bones to create stunningly detailed Honebana (bone flowers).


"For the flower, I used the scapulas (shoulder blades) of 127 mice."


“We’ve been creating paintings and sculptures for over 70,000 years and our relationship to bones is just as old.”

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“Everything around us – clothes, nuclear power plants, internet – can be traced back to the structure of bones.”


“We don’t come in contact with bones anymore, and yet we all will one day become bones and return to the earth. Perhaps by returning to a fundamental state of mind and contemplating bones we can learn something about ourselves.”


"The bones are from real mice and rats that are sold frozen in pet shops as feed."


He then defrosts them, cuts away the flesh and collected hundreds of miniscule bones.

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"I am easily scared, more than ordinary people, and I am not good with horror movie as well. So I have feelings of resistance toward touching dead bodies at first. But as I treated them several times, I became to feel a familiarity with frozen mice."


"When my idea is fixed, I start to dissect. Then the construction part is started finally."


"The upper skull was used to make buds. It is hard to see in the small image, but in two places on the stem - toward the middle and near the bottom - the pelvis has been used as is."


"This time, I used not only bones but fur as well for the first time.
I made a vase from the fur and three carnations from the bones taken from the same mouse."

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"My work starts from taking bones out. When making a flower, I always use around 100 mice bones and sometimes it takes over a month for only dissection."

He then glue each tiny fragment together until they become beautiful yet gruesome flowers .

After photographing his Hanabone, the artist returns the animal bones to the earth.

"I often bring up the image of a flower from the bone's shape, I never whittle and manufacture bones, I just use the natural characteristics of the bone."

"I only use real bones, fur skin, and glue. Because for all stuff will be able to return to the earth. Bone flowers are pulled apart and put in the ground after shooting."

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Frozen Blood Self-Portraits by Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn using his own blood to create a detailed self-portait frozen bust project titled 'Self'.

Self 2006

The project was made as a means of recording the changes of his face throughout the years.

Self 2001

For each of his frozen portraits, Quinn used between 4.5 litres of his own blood, extracted over a period of five months. After creating a detailed mold of his face, he froze the blood in refrigeration units at a constant temperature of -15 degrees Celcius to stop them from liquefying.

Self 1996

"By some freak coincidence, the volume of my head is the volume of the circulation system of my body, about nine pints. In the years I'm making a blood head I go and visit my doctor every six weeks and he takes a pint out in the same way as if i was giving blood. I do feel a bit tired the day after but one of the great things about the sculptures to me is that they are about the amazing regenerative power of the human body, in that I exist, and five of these sculptures exist so there are about 60 pints of my blood in the world and I'm still alive."

Self 1991

"In a funny way I think "Self," the frozen head series, is about the impossibility of immortality. This is an artwork on life support. If you unplug it, it turns to a pool of blood. It can only exist in a culture where looking after art is a priority. It's unlikely to survive revolutions, wars and social upheaval, I also think that the total self portrait-ness of using my blood and my body has an ironic factor as well, in that even though the sculpture is my form and made from the material from my body, to me if just emphasises the difference between a truly living person and the materials which make that person up. The sort of literalist point that has been missed by the cryogenicists who freeze themselves for supposed future regeneration."

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Creative Sandals and Slippers Designs

This post showcases unusual sandals and slippers designs from all over the world.

KUSA Grass Lined Sandals

Australian brand KUSA flip flops are lined with a layer of life-like artificial grass to give you the feeling of walking out in an open field, designed by Yashin.

Metal Detecting Sandals

These Metal Detecting Sandals were designed to offer a new easy way to treasure hunt.

It has a built in metal detector, and and can find buried treasure up to 2 foot or 60cm deep depending on the material buried under. As soon as you spot a metal object, the battery pack alerts you using a flashing red light and the detecting unit will buzz and vibrate.

The Metal Detecting Sandals are powered by a single 9V battery, which will last for up to 6 hours. Unplug the battery box and you've still got a good looking, comfortable pair of sandals to wear!

Topless Sandals

Topless Sandals adhere to your feet and give you the freedom of going barefoot. You have no straps and nothing between your toes. Eliminate tan lines and blisters. Topless sandals stick to the bottom of your feet, but leave no residue on your feet when you take them off. The “stick” is guaranteed for a year, which is the typical life span of a flip flop.

Ashiato Animal Footprint Sandals

This is a cool new trend from Japan called Ashiato Animal Footprint Kids Sandals. They are wooden children’s footwear that come with a choice of five different animal type footprints on the bottom. Very creative!

Color Pencil Sandals

These Color Pencil Sandals are made out of colored pencils, designed by Lauren Milroy, a mechanical engineer with a background in the aerospace industry.

Keyboard Sandals


These nerdy keyboard sandals will make a great gift for the computer geek in your family.

Zombie Feet Slippers

These slippers shaped like zombie feet and great for your Halloween costume this year.

Werewolf Feet Slippers

If you want your feet to be cozy warm like the furry feet of a werewolf’s, then you need to slip on a pair of Werewolf Feet Slippers.

Walk ‘n’ Clean Mop Slippers

Now you can clean you floors without expending any extra energy by using these clever slippers. Microfiber soles are attached via Velcro to the underside of each slipper, effortlessly cleaning your floors simply by walking. When you’re done moseying about, you peel off the soles and throw them in the wash. Not only is it easier on you, but it’s also better for the environment because the soles are reusable.

LED Light Slippers


These unique slippers are both weight and light sensitive, so they light up only in the dark while you’re wearing them. The LEDs easily illuminate an area 20 to 25 feet in front of you and four replaceable lithium-ion batteries power the slippers. Now you can move around dark areas without turning on any lights.

Double-Sides Slippers

These Double-Sides Slippers made of a thin sheet of rubber with a slit in the middle, enable the user to wear the slippers from both directions avoiding the hassle of rearranging the slippers in the event that they're upside-down.

Designed by Zhang Xun and Li Cheng, the designers who won the 2008 Red Dot Award for Design Concept with these slippers. The concept behind the futuristic slippers is based on the Yin Yang philosophy.

Gross Art

Halloween is generally viewed as an opportunity to be creative. Maybe you want to try to make an awesome (n gross) art like these?

McDonald's Food Mummy

Artist: Ben Campbell

This 5 feet 2 inches mummy was created out of about $200 worth of McDonald’s food (McDoubles and French Fries) and epoxy resin.

“Ancient Egypt was obsessed with achieving immortality through customs that included mummification and the construction of pyramids. Modern society is likewise obsessed with achieving a from of immortality through our own customs that include pursuing celebrity status and constructing corporations.”

First, Campbell had to make a rubber mold of the mummy. Then he prepared the McDonald's food. "I dried the food out and ran it through a blender."

The artist then mixed that blended formula with clear epoxy resin and pouring the paste into the rubber molds.

"The last part was using the mixture to stick the cast parts to each other and cleaning the sculpture up."

The sculpture aims to show the world "that McDonald's food is so full of preservatives that it will literally last forever."

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Chewing Gum Sculpture

Artist: De Eindhovense & SintLucas Art Students

This 4.5m (15 feet) high sculpture of a man with his arms raised made entirely of chewing gum.

Approximately 3,000 students from two vocational art universities (De Eindhovense and SintLucas) in the Netherlands, each chewed on a piece of gum before adding it to the structure - a sign of unity - as part of a campaign developed by international communications agency KesselsKramer.

'Youngsters no longer left their chewing gum under chairs and tables, but used it to create their own work of art.’

Chewing Gum Portraits

Artist: Anna Sophia Matveeva

Anna Sophia Matveeva, from Makiivka, Ukraine creates portraits of celebrities from used chewing gum.

Every one of her artworks use over 1,000 pieces of chewed gum, so she asked her husband, her relatives and some of her friends to help her out. If the donated pieces of gum were hard, they just need some time in the microwave before being stuck on to the canvas.

Anna molded and placed every single piece with her bare hands.

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French Fries Skull

Artist: Christopher Chiappa

Christopher Chiappa has created this amazing skull using McDonald’s french fries.

He photographed himself and calls the diptych “McMiracles.”

The Apex Predator

Artist: Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young

Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young of Fantich & Young have created The Apex Predator series.

It includes a pair of oxford shoes called the "Apex Predator Shoes" with 1,050 teeth dentures glued on the bottom, with two gold teeth at the toes of the shoes on the sole.

There is also a female version that features a pair of Jimmi Choo Empire shoes with 500 teeth from dentures on the sole.

A suit made from human hair with glass eyes as buttons and teeth from dentures as accents, called the "Apex Predator Suit".

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Placenta Teddy Bear

Artist: Alex Green

Toy designer Alex Green can craf your baby’s placenta into a unique teddy bear.

To make the teddy bear, the placenta must be cut in half and rubbed with sea salt to cure it. After it is dried out, it is treated with an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk to make it soft and pliable.

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Anatomical Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre carves beautifull anatomical forms of animals and humans out of common everyday objects.

The above piece called 'Incarnate' (Three Degrees of Certainty II) is rendering of a human skull from a thick stack of outdated computer manuals.

Images are © Copyright of Maskull Lasserre

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