British Artist Lucy Sparrow Makes An Art Installation Supermarket In Which Everything Is Made Of Felt

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British artist Lucy Sparrow makes her West Coast debut this week with a nearly 2,800-square-foot supermarket in which everything is made completely of the crafting fabric beloved by kindergarten teachers and camp counselors. The installation, which is staged inside the Standard, Downtown L.A. and runs August 1 to 31, is fully shoppable.

Browse 31,000 plush pieces, including jars of Vlassic Pickles, cans of Chef Boyardee, and boxes of Nerds and Red Hots, then make your way to checkout, where even the conveyor belt is cast in fuzzy fabric.

“From the fridges to the shelves – absolutely everything is made of felt”, says Sparrow.

Venice Beach By Dotan Saguy

Over the past three years, Los Angeles-based photographer Dotan Saguy has spent hundreds of hours documenting the diverse culture, people and pageantry of the iconic Venice Beach boardwalk. He was irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, anti-materialistic and inclusive nature of the world-famous location, which he found to be a breath of fresh air in contrast to Los Angeles’s sometimes homogenized, celebrity-obsessed culture. Venice Beach will be published by Kehrer Verlag in August 2018. An accompanying exhibition will run at Venice Arts Gallery in Venice, Calif., from August 11 to September 21, 2018.

Jenna carefully watches two giant boa constrictors that their owner, a street performer she barely knows, entrusted to her. She is careful to keep the one snake wrapped around exercise bars to prevent a wound in the animal’s mouth from touching the sand and getting infected.

Jenna is a single mom on disability.

Seoul At Night In Neon-Noir Through The Lens Of Photographer Noe Alonzo

Noe Alonzo is a photographer based in Seoul, South Korea, who is well known for his neon-noir and cyberpunk style depiction of Seoul’s streets and alleyways. His images are full of an ethereal energy that takes an ordinary street to the future.

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The Making Of Chinese Artificial Intelligence Sex Dolls

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Amid Beijing’s push to turn the country into an artificial intelligence (AI) powerhouse and embed the technology in all facets of life, some Chinese entrepreneurs are taking the expertise to a new frontier: sex dolls.

WMDOLL, one of China’s biggest sex doll makers, which is based in the southeastern province of Guangdong, launched what it calls AI-powered dolls at end of 2016 that offer features ranging from simple conversation to moving eyes, arms and torsos. Customers can personalise their dolls by choosing various appearance options including height, hairstyle and eye colour.

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Cats Fuku-Chan And Daikichi Find Fame Travelling Around The World In A Converted Pushchair

Cats aren’t well-known for their fondness for international travel, but these kitties from Japan have become global jet-setters. Daisuke Nagasawa has spent the past few years taking his two faithful cats, Daikichi and Fuku-Chan, around the world with him.

The CEO of a tech company, Daisuke has also taken the cats to all 47 prefectures across his native Japan, photographing his two furry friends in some of the country’s most iconic landmarks.

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Cradled By Two Giant Hands, The ‘Golden Bridge’ In Vietnam Is Unlike Any Other

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Two giant hands seem to suspend a golden pedestrian bridge which recently opened at the Bà Nà Hills mountain resort just outside of the city of Da Nang, Vietnam.

The 500-foot bridge rests in two outstretched palms which have been weathered with cracks and moss to give the appearance of age. While walking along the attraction visitors can look out over the sweeping mountains at a height of nearly 4,600 feet above sea level, and take in the beauty of the bright purple Lobelia Chrysanthemum flowers which dot the structure’s perimeter.

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