Myth As Object by Cameron Stalheim"Stemming from my experience as a gay male from the Midwest and transitioning into the gay culture of the east coast, this sculpture, the first in a new series of work, questions the relationship between fantasy, reality and the objectification that happens in between." Amazing merman sculpture by artist Cameron Stalheim.Media is Plastic, Foam, Steel, & Acrylic.
They really need to bring back ski ballet to the Olympics. It clearly rivals the beauty and grace of ice dancing. (The video for the commentary and 80’s music.)
Song: Human Man
Some dance-in-your-underwear-while-getting-ready-for-work/school music to kick off the week.
BBC One: Funny Animals Talking
I know this video has probably already made its rounds, but rediscovering it totally just made my week.
This is true power
The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]
after an apparent attack by a fox, a street cat named bob was found injured and curled up in the hallway outside of a support housing flat in tottenham were james bowen, a recovering heroin addict and homeless busker, was staying. james took the cat in, got him to the rspca, and nursed him back to health using what little drug money he had for antibiotics.
but in the process, bob helped to nurse james back to health as well, giving him a reason to get up in the morning and get clean. since his recovery, bob has refused to leave james side, following him everywhere for the last six years.
thanks to a literary agent who passed him on the streets, james has since written an international bestselling book about his hardships and friendship with bob. “we’re two injured souls looking for someone we can trust,” james says. done in collaboration with the writer garry jenkins from an islington café, the book also attempts to dispel some of the social stigma that goes with homelessness.