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La Puerta — Very clever stop-frame animation

A stop motion animation represented by Limow and created by Sam3 in Grottaglie, Roma, Barcelona and Murcia.

Via Wooster Collective.

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Dec
21
2009
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Copenhagen Ice Bear

The life-size polar bear, carved from ice by the Ice Bear Project in Copenhagen to showcase the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. Carved out of ice on December 5, it has been melting since then, revealing the bronze skeleton sculpture inside.

The ice bear stands at the head of a visually stunning photographic exhibition, its creators say, that leads visitors to the events taking place in the Arctic Tent set up by wildlife conservation society WWF in Copenhagen for the duration of the climate change summit in the Danish capital.

“In touching this sculpture everyone can become sculptors and make a direct connection with the bear and its ice-locked kingdom. We hope that this creative act will bring home to each person how humanity has the power to affect the delicate balance of nature,” the Ice Bear Project, a not-for-profit arts organisation, said on its website.

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15
2009
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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

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From International Business Times:

Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday.

According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10 Kennedy bonds and other U.S. government securities worth a billion dollar each.

In order to stop money laundering Italian law sets a ceiling of €10,000 per person for importing or exporting money without declaring it. The penalty for violating the law is 40 per cent of the money seized.

If the certificates were real, the fine alone would amount to US$ 38 billion, five times the estimated cost of rebuilding quake-devastated Abruzzi region. It would help Italy’s eliminate its public deficit.

Jun
11
2009
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Chloe Ruchon: ‘Barbie foot’ at DMY Berlin Design Festival 09

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From Design Boom:

‘barbiefoot’ by french design chloe ruchon combines the iconic doll with table football.
on one side it uses barbie’s pink, frilly world and on the other its uses the predominantly
male world of table soccer, the one that is traditionally called ‘babyfoot’ in france.
barbie became a symbol of ideal femininity, with exacerbated body proportions
and a vast landscape of fantasies surrounding this cliche.

by bringing the two worlds together ‘barbiefoot’ wishes to stimulate thoughts
about different mentalities and the pre- digested everyday ideas we commonly face.

the product was created in partnership with mattel brands consumer products
and babyfoot bonzini.

‘barbiefoot’ was part of the DMY youngsters exhibition at DMY berlin design festival 09.

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