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Skoda Fabia – The Original Cake Car

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Skoda caused a huge stir with its car made out of cake. The advert features an army of bakers creating a Fabia out of an array of tasty baked treats, while Julie Andrews sings about her favourite things in the background. The chassis is built from huge slabs of sponge cake. Its paintwork is marzipan. Golden Syrup lubricates the engine. And the roof is finished with sugar.

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Product Design

Carpe Diem Calendar 2014

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A disappearing, a dying function is a good occasion for a gravestone oration. One can trample upon a function’s grave, thereby freeing oneself from the function’s burden. It does not imply a deconstruction of an alive function, rather – a work with the mental body’s memory, the phantom pain of the mental, which prevents the fleeting – the modern-day offline calendar – from eroding beyond repair.

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Sport

Awesome Skeleton Helmets on Sochi Olympics 2014

1143 Awesome Skeleton Helmets on Sochi Olympics 2014
Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. starts an unofficial women skeleton progressive training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, February 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

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Style

Dismembered Barbie Jewelry Inspires Complex Meditations on the Doll

1140 Dismembered Barbie Jewelry Inspires Complex Meditations on the Doll
In deconstructing Barbie dolls and repurposing them as jewelry for “Plastic Bodies Series,” the designer Margaux Lange forces us to enter an uncomfortable space between disgust and worship of the iconic toy. Barbie, who has been a target of the last decades’ feminist debate, occupies an ambiguous role in the social and sexual development of girls; she exudes sexuality with her adult figure, but she also remains virginal, never revealing her nipples or genitalia.

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Animations

Romain Laurent’s Absurd and Laugh-Out-Loud Animated Portraits will Make Your Day

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These ironic, hilarious, and surreal animated portraits are part of commercial photographer Romain Laurent‘s photography challenge. Laurent’s desire to break the routine (of working on commercial photography) ended up on a quest to create silly-looking looped animated portrait each week since last September. He says the bizarre and often laugh-out-loud experiments are a low-pressure way to experiment and be creative without expectations.

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Breaking the Ice

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A man shovels ice next to ice-covered car in Postojna February 3, 2014. A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity on Monday after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: The Rescue

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A military helicopter flies over a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine failed and the rough waves carried it into the jetty. (Photo by Bob Edme/AP Photo)

Fun Yeah!

Carma Sutra: The Auto-Erotic Handbook

1136 Carma Sutra: The Auto Erotic Handbook
Unbuckle your seatbelt and start giving your girlfriend an unforgettable time – maybe two – with a little help from the Carma Sutra Book. This 82 page “manual for in-car entertainment” handbook features detailed instructions, complete with easy to follow diagrams and even model-specific advice to rev up your sex drive. Perfect from easy positions for the beginning, to advanced moves for the advanced car lover.

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Illustrations

Dirtyland Sexy Disney Princess Street Art by Dillon Boy (NSFW)

1135 Dirtyland Sexy Disney Princess Street Art by Dillon Boy (NSFW)
Dirtyland is an art series by Dillon Boy that depicts Disney princess in a way that… involves less clothing that we’re used to. It’s got that edgy, modern, “street art” vibe that evokes feelings of anarchy and forces you to question the messages we grew up with. But it also makes you feel… bad. Like why are they all smiling but look like they just cried off their mascara? Did they not really want to pose like this? And why is Ariel smoking? You do realize that if she ever wanted to go back to the ocean to be with her family she can’t now without having to kick her nicotine addiction. She can’t light up under water!

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Fun Yeah!

18 Grumpy Cat Valentines for Your Crabby Companion

1133 18 Grumpy Cat Valentines for Your Crabby Companion
Grumpy Cat is probably more likely to scratch your eyes out than send a valentine. But if she is going to express affection, it will be in the only way she knows how.

If you’re anything like Grumpy, all this lovey-dovey stuff is simply not for you either. All those cutesy Valentine’s Day cards just don’t capture how you truly feel about that special someone in your life. How can you speak from the heart if you don’t have one?

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Animals

Fish Tornado

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Californian photographer and conservationist Octavio Aburto had spent years photographing the school in Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico – and had been trying to capture this exact shot for three years. “Together with my friend David Castro, we were diving with a large group of Bigeye travellies at Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico. Thousands of fish forming a ball during the reproduction courtship. In the afternoon, these fish congregate to form a large spawning aggregation around the reefs of the National Park”. (Photos and caption by Octavio Aburto)

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Photos

Babies Recreate Famous Books

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan and many more children’s classics are recreated by these book based babies. The gorgeous photos come via Venture Photography for National Storytelling Week.

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: On a Winter’s Day

180 Photo of the Day: On a Winters Day
Hillari Grimes watches her children sled at Douglas Park in Oklahoma City, on February 6, 2014. (Photo by Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman)

Architecture

Manipulated Photography by Victor Enrich of a Munich Hotel

1127 Manipulated Photography by Victor Enrich of a Munich Hotel
Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano — exploring the various formal possibilities of the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany. “I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano.” See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.

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Animals

Dog Chews Aston Martin

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A car buff came home to find his prized motor looking a like a dog’s dinner after his pet pooch chewed through the £80,000 Aston Martin.

Luce, a four-year-old border collie spaniel cross, waited until builder Royston Grimstead had left for work before she started chomping her way through the DB9 Volante’s wheel arch, doing £3,000 worth of damage.

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