Sandy Paws is an animal “grooming” shop based in “Old Town” Yucca Valley. Look it up on google maps, it looks thoroughly depressing. Clearly if you live in Yucca Valley California, their isn’t a whole lot going on. So what better way to spend your time than to dress your dog up to look like a camel, or a ninja turtle, or even a peacock. I shit you not. Sandy Paws you should be ashamed. And no I don’t think Cindy enjoys it, as you say, (Cindy is the dog at the centre of each transformation by the way) just look at the fear in poor Cindy’s face when you dressed her up as a dragon. Roooaaar!
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If you own a dog like me. You can now set up a twitter account for them. So when your pooch has finished being sociable in the park (sniffing another dogs arse) they can be sociable at home. The unique iphone app records your dog’s bark and turn’s it into a tweet.
Unfortunately this only exists in The japan at the moment and Mattel are set to release their own version later this year. Has the world gone barking mad? (Obvious pun I know, but i couldn’t resist.
Kent Rogowski has created a series of portraits of ordinary teddy bears, but unusually each Bear has been turned inside out and restuffed.
Kent reckons “Each animal’s appearance is determined by the necessities of the manufacturing process. Simple patterns and devices never meant to be seen are now prominent physical characteristics, giving each one a distinctly quirky personality: their fasteners become eyes, their seams become scars, and their stuffing creeps out in the most unexpected places. Together these images form a topology of strange yet oddly familiar creatures. They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable, while offering a metaphor for us all to consider. These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own.”
More bear stuff here.
I saw this before Christmas, but in the madness I forgot to post it up here. So here it is now for all of you who haven’t seen it.
If you are in the least bit squeamish this vid probably isn’t for you. But then again if you choose to fly in a plane maybe you should be forced to watch it. The advert for Plane Stupid is pretty shocking from an animal cruelty pov, but will it stop me flying to go on holiday or business? No. How else can I get across the atlantic in 7 hours? Also, I’m not entirely sure the tagline, “it’s not about polar bears anymore” fits with visuals. I thought that was what the ad was trying to prove.
But the ad did get me thinking and before i get down off of my high horse, this week alone I have heard of three conflicting climate change issues. Monday, the unregulated business of global shipping was responsible for more carbon emissions than anything else. Tuesday, car journeys were more responsible for climate change than anything else. Yesterday, it’s flying.
In an already cluttered market, where consumers (that’s what we are) are bombarded by thousands of messages a day. How is the punter on the street supposed to decipher the green/carbon messages and get behind any of these initiatives. If I did react to all of this weeks messages, in a positive way I wouldn’t purchase any items, travel by plane or get in my car. Hmmmm. What to do?
Spike Jonze’s new film “Where The Wild Things Are” is based on the stories by illustrator Maurice Sendak. The film is being trailered with a sort of making of doco film. Maurice talks fondly about Spike and you get the sense he’s really proud of how it’s turned out. It made me want to see it anyway.
Apprently the trailer keeps getting pulled from youtube so if doesn’t work you can watch the film here.
This summer Banksy is taking over the museum in his home town of Bristol . If you can’t get there or don’t want to bother. Watch this Youtube video and you’ll be able to talk with authority about the hottest art exhibition this year. You have to watch it just for the last shot.