Portraits of Sleeping Pregnant Couples by Russian Photographer Jana Romanova
The Uniface Mask
Tired of spending hours putting makeup on everyday? Have a feature on your face such as your nose, eyes, or mouth that you don’t like? Forget plastic surgery. Get the Uniface Mask. Each mask is specifically designed to fit the dimensions of your face. The website states:
"I put make up on everyday, but I never feel satisfied with my face. Uniface newly developed a ‘Bionic-skin’ face mask and ‘Cell-blending’ glue. Simply by one spray, you can have all the beautiful facial features. Perfection is only one step away, Uniface."
Sound a bit strange? Even stranger is the fact that the whole website and product are fake — the product does not exist. Zhuoying (Joy) Li, a design and technology graduate of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, created and markets the mask as a tool to “…ironically communicate how media has manipulated women’s desire to have the same extreme facial features.” Li’s website features gloriously detailed product descriptions, a user’s guide and maintenance instructions for the mask on the highly professional and completely real-looking website.
For women interested in obtaining the mask, the website requires them to take measurements of their face and submit them with their initial inquiry about buying the mask. I am not sure of the motives behind this. If a woman really wants to purchase something like this, it’s not so funny. They are not only being fooled, but are now labeled as a naive follower of the media. The website is a must see just for the amazing amount of work and thought put into this strange deception.
Tom Beddard (aka subblue) has been responsible for some of the most fascinating work being done with fractals. His totally mesmerizing video of fractal shapes morphing into one another was one of the first things I posted on this blog.
In his series Fabergé Fractals he has created digitally generated objects with designs as intricate as the eggs they’re named after.
Beddard on his work:
The 3D fractals are generated by iterative formulas whereby the output of one iteration forms the input for the next. The formulas effectively fold, scale, rotate or flip space. They are truly fractal in the fact that more and more detail can be revealed the closer to the surface you travel.
The fascinating aspect is where combinations of parameters can combine to create structural “resonances” of extraordinary detail and beauty—sometimes naturally organic and other times perfectly geometric. But then like a chaotic system it can completely disappear with the smallest perturbation.
In the café: Agostina Segatori in Le tambourin
Vincent van Gogh
OMG!! (by AlphabetHerbie)