Giant Hand-Face Sculpture Looming Over New Zealand Freaks Out Its People


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A giant hand which has been described as a “Lovecraftian nightmare come to life” has been lifted into place atop Wellington’s City Gallery in New Zealand. Continue reading »

This Realistic “Girlfriend Hand” iPhone Case Promises To Keep You Company

If you’re looking for a handy new iPhone case, look no further. Sold by Japanese smartphone case retailer Hamee, this unusually shaped case called “Nami’s Hand” is realistically modeled after a real woman’s hand, reproducing details right down to the whites of the nails and palm lines. Although not as soft and flexible as a real hand, the fleshy parts of the fingers and palm are still remarkably soft to the touch. Continue reading »

The Native Beauty Of Somalia’s Hand Painted Storefronts


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Many businesses and shopkeepers in Somalia—which is one of the world’s poorest nations—cannot afford luxuries such as backlit signs and vinyl posters to advertise their products and services. They instead rely on local artists to decorate their storefronts. Low literacy rate requires that these hand painted signs be accompanied with visual depictions of the products they sell. Continue reading »