Real Life Mr. Potato Head (9 pics)

Thorsten Schmidtkord’s "Head on Top" series reminds me of a real-life Mr Potato Head. The German artist switches up the facial features of his subjects – the top of their heads are found at the bottom, while the eyes and noses are left where you’d expect them to be. The mouths, however, are nowhere to be found. The images provoke quite a reaction – It’s hard to decide whether to smile or cringe…

Thorsten Schmidtkord via [lookslikegooddesign]



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Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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