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Portraits With Strange And Bizarre Beautifying Tools Found On Ebay

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Portraits With Strange And Bizarre Beautifying Tools Found On Ebay

This strange portrait series documents the many strange and unusual beauty products available for purchase on Ebay.

Going by the title ‘Beauty Warriors’, the series was shot Latvian photographer Evija Laivina. You’ll spot unusual devices like constricting face slimmers, nose reshapers, and lip plumpers.

Most products are entirely bizarre and all were made in China.

“I want to show how ridiculous it is, to all the time try to beautify yourself,” she says. “People are willing to spend a lot of money for a facade, creating outer beauty not inner beauty.”

The women look strong and beautiful, willingly submitting to these bizarre glamor rituals. It’s a strange visualization of the money and effort needed to reach societal beauty standards.

Via Fast Co

Portraits With Strange And Bizarre Beautifying Tools Found On Ebay

Portraits With Strange And Bizarre Beautifying Tools Found On Ebay

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Live Your Unicorn Slaying Dreams With These Chilling Skull Masks

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Live Your Unicorn Slaying Dreams With These Chilling Skull Masks

Need a killer mask for your next costume party? These skull masks are sure to make a bone-chilling statement.

Crafted in the Ukraine by Etsy shop owner Viktory, each mask is cast, painted, and polished by hand. The process takes about 3 weeks to complete and each one is unique due to the hand detailing work.

If you’re aiming to look like a unicorn hunter or dragon slayer, these masks are just the thing. Keep it around the house as a warning to your enemies or wear it to a party to shake things up.

Choose between a dragon, unicorn, or crow skull. Check out the Silvan Etsy store here.

Via Etsy

Live Your Unicorn Slaying Dreams With These Chilling Skull Masks

Live Your Unicorn Slaying Dreams With These Chilling Skull Masks

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Heartbreaking Mug-Shot Photos Taken By A Young Auschwitz Prisoner

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Heartbreaking Mug-Shot Photos Taken By A Young Auschwitz Prisoner

These photos by Wilhelm Brasse document the terror of the Nazi-run Auschwitz camp during World War II.

Brasse was a young man at the time and had been brought to Auschwitz with 400 other Polish political prisoners. After six months of forced labor, he was transferred to a bureaucratic department called ‘Erkennungsdienst,’ the photographic identification unit. There he was forced to take mugshot-style photos of each inmate brought to the camp.

"I made photographs of young women for Dr Mengele. I was aware that they were going to die," Brasse recalls. "They didn’t know – to photograph these women and to know that they were going to die was so highly distressing. They were so full of life and so beautiful …"

The photos are brutal. Despite Brasse’s efforts to calm the subjects, horror stories are clearly written on the subject’s face.

In total, Brasse shot around 50,000 of these chilling identity photos, each one a terrible reminder of humanity’s potential for darkness.

Via Vintage.es & The Guardian

Heartbreaking Mug-Shot Photos Taken By A Young Auschwitz Prisoner

Heartbreaking Mug-Shot Photos Taken By A Young Auschwitz Prisoner

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Meatwreck Makes Some Of The Weirdest And Most Uncomfortable Images On the internet

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Meatwreck Makes Some Of The Weirdest And Most Uncomfortable Images On the internet

Meatwreck is a collaborative series that has two artists making absurdly disturbing imagery.

Each photo is original and utterly cringe-worthy. These are things that should never happen, things that will literally make your skin crawl.

You’ll spot frequent themes surrounding lunchmeat, hair, raw meat, the human body, and lots of things holding food that should never hold food. The combinations are simple yet extremely effective. Meatwreck has this kind of cringe-worthy content down to a science.

Meatwreck has a huge online following for their bizarre photos and even opened a webshop at one point to sell weird products. Sadly, the shop no longer seems to be open. We can only imagine what kind of oddities they were trying to sell in that shop. Soup in a shoe? Toilet paper seasoned with Cayenne pepper?

None of these things should exist.

Follow Meatwreck on Instagram.

Via Ignant

Meatwreck Makes Some Of The Weirdest And Most Uncomfortable Images On the internet

Meatwreck Makes Some Of The Weirdest And Most Uncomfortable Images On the internet

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Banksy Comments On The New Basquiat Show With Brutally Ironic Graffiti

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Banksy Comments On The New Basquiat Show With Brutally Ironic Graffiti

As London prepared for its first major Basquiat exhibition this week, anonymous street artist Banksy executed two new pieces on the Barbican gallery walls. This was just one day before the show’s opening and the pieces are scathingly ironic.

One piece depicts Basquiat begin frisked by cops. This piece was paired with the caption, "Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show."

The other piece reveals a line of people waiting to pay for a ticket to ride a Basquiat-themed ferris wheel, an uncomfortable comparison to the ticketing system for the art show.

"Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls," Bansky writes of the ferris wheel piece.

The tone is ironic and scathing, yet we see Bansky’s point: galleries are more accommodating toward unconventional art forms if it means selling a ticket. Hosting a major retrospective show is very lucrative.

Still no word on whether the gallery will keep Banksy’s graffiti pieces up or have them removed.

Via Dezeen

Banksy Comments On The New Basquiat Show With Brutally Ironic Graffiti

Banksy Comments On The New Basquiat Show With Brutally Ironic Graffiti

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Adorable Photos Of Yawning Animals That Will Make Your Day So Much Better

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Adorable Photos Of Yawning Animals That Will Make Your Day So Much Better

Yawns are contagious. So good luck with these adorable snapshots.

You’re likely to start yawning any minute now.

Within the human species, yawning is a reflex that can spread quickly due to our social behaviour. It can be caused by sleepiness, stress, boredom, or even hunger. When you see someone yawn, you’ll most likely feel the urge to follow suit.

When it comes to animals, yawning can mean even more!

For example, yawns among baboons are a way to display canine teeth and appear more threatening to enemies. Guinea pigs yawn to show dominance, fish yawn to take in extra oxygen, and snakes use this mouth flexing technique to realign jaw or breath after a big meal.

Whatever caused the yawns in these pictures isn’t too important. The main thing to focus on is how cute it makes these guys look.

Wow, we can already feel the stress disappearing. And an afternoon nap is sounding sweeter by the second.

Via Design Swan & Wikipedia

Adorable Photos Of Yawning Animals That Will Make Your Day So Much Better

Adorable Photos Of Yawning Animals That Will Make Your Day So Much Better

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Hanging Baby Cages Used To Be All The Rage In 1930s London

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Hanging Baby Cages Used To Be All The Rage In 1930s London

Apparently, it used to be totally acceptable to hang your baby outside the apartment window in a tiny cage.

And not only was it acceptable, it was even encouraged! My, how things have changed.

This set of photos of strange photos reveal what it was like to raise a baby in crowded 1930s London.

Newspaper clippings reveal that these baby cages were hailed as a fantastic new invention and the perfect solution to apartment living.

Don’t have a yard for your tot to wander around in for fresh air and sunshine?

Apparently, placing the baby in a precarious cage suspended several stories off the ground was a great alternative. Clearly, this was before lawsuits were commonplace.

Keep scrolling for photos and even a video outlining the benefits of this strange phenomenon!

Via Daily Mail

Hanging Baby Cages Used To Be All The Rage In 1930s London

Hanging Baby Cages Used To Be All The Rage In 1930s London

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