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Keng Lye’s Fantastically Realistic Resin Art

Fish In Bag

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At first glance, this fish seems pretty unremarkable. But upon closer inspection, it gets more interesting, since it’s really part sculpture and part painting. (Actually, inspect it all you like; it’s still going to look like a real fish.) Singapore-based artist Keng Lye manages to give aquatic life just as much grace as nature, and has been creating an entire series in his hybrid art form of resin painting, which accentuates the beauty of colorful sea creatures while also hinting at deeper questions about life and death.

Keng Lye Black Goldfish

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Lye graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy with a diploma in graphic design, and started his own graphic design company back in 1995. He decided to make a life-altering decision to pursue resin art in 2011 – after he discovered a different artist in the same discipline named Risuke Fukahori. Lye’s inspiration for his resin fish series is based on nostalgia; re-creating the aquatic life he used to catch as a kid.

Keng Lye Beta Fish

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Australia’s Creepy Doll Hospital

Doll Head Wash

Source: Daily Mail

For some of us, dolls are sinister, nightmare-inducing creatures with distant, glassy eyes that follow us around while they plot our demise in their little doll heads. Maybe these fears stem from a childhood misgiving, like cutting off most of P.J. Sparkle’s hair and dyeing it a magical shade of florescent that can only be achieved with a stolen green highlighter. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but what we ended up with was a deranged, wild-eyed goblin baby that vowed to eat us the next time we succumbed to slumber.

Still, there are some who regard dolls as a cherished childhood toy that embodies love and security. Those people are whom Australia’s Doll Hospital caters to. In a warehouse stacked to the ceiling with accumulated doll parts, “head doll surgeon” Geoff Chapman works to restore ragged childhood dolls to their former glory, repairing the silent victims of sibling rivalry or a teething puppy. He is the third-generation owner of the hospital, which started as an offshoot of a general store that received a shipment of damaged dolls.

Fair warning -in this hospital for broken dolls, there are things that can’t be unseen.

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Cartoon Characters In The Twilight Of Their Lives

In this clever short, Steve Cutts looks at the lives of cartoon characters whose best days–and figures–are long gone. Naturally, it involves a lot of dull, flickering TV screens, fatty foods and melancholic Erik Satie.

These Oktoberfest Pictures Will Make You Thirsty

It’s that time of year again. Along with changing leaves and the clean scent of new school notebooks, late September also welcomes the return of Oktoberfest, a 16-day festival that’s held each year in Munich, Bavaria i Germany. More than six million people trek to the city for Oktoberfest, celebrating Bavarian culture with tasty sausages and soft pretzels and a healthy dose of good German beer.

Along with traditional Bavarian food and drink, the city also celebrates by hosting a number of parades and performances. Check out this gallery featuring the many facets of the Oktoberfest celebration. Hint: you might want to keep a beer stein handy—these pictures are guaranteed to make you thirsty.
 

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Waitress Carries Beer Steins

Source: Hotel Nights

Toast at Oktoberfest

Source: Mashable

Rifleman's Parade 2014

Young men participate in the Rifleman's Parade at Oktoberfest. Source: Lollitop

Rifleman's Parade

Source: Flickr

Munich Parade

Source: Boston

Crowds Gather in Munich

Source: Boston

Gingerbread Hearts Munich

Gingerbread hearts are sold during Oktoberfest. Source: NBC

Parade of Costumes Germany

Source: News Cafe

Oktoberfest Parades

Source: RT

Oktoberfest Carnival at Night

Source: Wikipedia

Excited Festival Attendees in Germany

Source: Daily Mail

Hangover Hill Munich

Festival attendees sleep on the aptly named Hangover Hill. Source: The Global Experience Blog

Ceremonial Bavarian Costume

Woman dressed in a traditional ceremonial Bavarian costume. Source: The Atlantic

Olympia Looping

Olympia Looping, the well-known carnival ride, makes an appearance at Oktoberfest. Source: Wikipedia

Beer Stein Waitress

Source: WSJ

Crowds in Munich for Oktoberfest

Source: The Atlantic

Oktoberfest Carnival at Night

Source: The Atlantic

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