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The Little Trashmaid: Artist Imagines Ariel in the 21st Century

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The story of The Little Mermaid was written over 180 years, in 1836, when Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote it. However, the best-known version of the story is probably the Disney movie from 1989. Continue reading »

‘Folded’ by Ariel Zuckerman

The “folded” series by Israeli designer Ariel Zuckerman deals with the physical tension applied on a two dimensional sheet. Using techniques such as folding, stretching and twisting, borrowed from the discipline of paper, and applying them to wooden sheets, led to a novel three dimensional appearance. Continue reading »

Facebook Campaign to Heal Ariel, the Paralyzed Lion

Ariel, the three-year-old, 140-kilogram lion is the focus of an Internet campaign to raise money needed to treat the paralysis that struck him a year ago, depriving him of the use of his four legs.


Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses paralyzed lion Ariel who she is caring for in her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Andre Penner/AP)

Veterinarian Livia Pereira and Ariel’s owner, Raquel Borges, said the $11,500 needed every month to pay for Ariel’s treatment comes from donations from nearly 35,000 people who have clicked the “like” button on Ariel’s Facebook page. Continue reading »