Friday, November 21, 2008

Sculpture by the Sea 2008

Every year there is a large sculpture exhibition along the Sydney shoreline. The sculptures are placed within the environment between Bronte and Bondi Beaches.
It’s a great walk, very beautiful, and attracts a whole heap of people while the exhibition is on.
Have a look at my photos from this year.

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Jury Bra - Made in Japan

Hiromi Nishiuchi, campaign girl for lingerie maker Triumph International Japan, displays the "Jury System Bra", designed as a scale and inspired by the image of Lady Justice at their headquarter on November 6, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Japanese lingerie line Triumph International has gained attention in the past for annually releasing one bizarre bra that touches on a current social issue. This year, behold the Jury Bra of the 2009 Spring/Summer collection, designed to reflect the citizen judge system that will be implemented in Japan during May of next year.

According to the Japan Times, the new system will allow ordinary citizens to participate in criminal proceedings, acting as judges and helping to decide the outcome of trials. This marks a dramatic change for a country that has not historically given citizens the ability to give their opinions in trials.

You have to admire the cultural relevance, but I can't help but wonder which garments would not show those ubiquitous bra straps.

Here are a few other unmentionables that Triumph has given us in the last few years, from InventorSpot:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Snake Massage + Video

TALMEI ELAZAR, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 11: (ISRAEL OUT) Snakes crawl on Meirav Stardinner foot as she receives a snake massage from Ada Barak at Ada Barak's snake spa on September 11, 2008 in Talmei Elazar, Israel. Barack's income comes mostly from exhibiting her plants which eat everything from insects to small mammals. She discovered snakes' therapeutic value after letting people hold them after her act "Some people said that holding the snakes made them feel better, relaxed," she says. "One old lady said it was soothing, like a cold compress." Now she uses a combination of big snakes for deep massage and little ones for light massage, though all are non-venemous. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Video By: Diagnol View