A photo of wrestling dolls by Cecilia Timms

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By Cecilia Timm in New Photography on Thursday 11 October 2012

This is one of my favourite photographs. I love to play with scale and these wrestling dolls are my favourite photographic subject. Making these inanimate dolls look as though they are feeling something is my ultimate goal and it doesn’t hurt if it’s also a beautiful image.

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The sickest, most wicked doll from the late 50s

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 21 August 2012

First butcher shops, now this. No, really, why were we not born in another era? They have the coolest toys. In 1959, America had the disaffected Marybel (also expressly termed The Doll That Gets Well), a doll that came with her very own medical supplies: crutches, bandages, casts, gauzes and adhesive tape. Plus sunnies to rock the doll-in-recovery look. We imagine the little trooper would have been quite a hit with sick kids waiting to get well.

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Enchanted Dolls by Marina Bychkova

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By Pamela Thompson in New Art on Friday 3 August 2012

There is a grace and mystery in Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls that is truly magical. Each is one-of-a-kind and handmade by Bychkova. These porcelain beauties are the ideal of eternal femininity. They give a sense of emotional and physical fragility, while maintaining a vision of strength and power. Her second edition book, Enchanted Dolls, is set to release this fall in limited edition.

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Jewelry made from Barbie dolls by Margaux Lange

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Fashion on Thursday 12 April 2012

This awesome one-of-kind jewelry by Margaux Lange plays with the idea of using old Barbie doll parts by turning them into lovely creative jewelry. It now makes me wish I didn’t gave my dolls away.

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Artist repaints dolls to make them look like celebrities

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By Amanda Schneider in New Art on Friday 9 March 2012

Noel Cruz repaints dolls so they look exactly like certain celebrities. Incredibly lifelike and on such a small scale, his work is amazing.

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Saul Zanolari: taking away the Emperor’s Clothes

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By Eve Politanoff in New Art on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Welcome to the world of Saul Zanolari, a world where fake identities are stripped away and the subjects are left raw and naked. Among Zanolari’s specimens are European royalty, rock stars, elite socialites and celebrities.

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Marwencol: Grand Jury prize winning documentary

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By Chris Shellen in New Film on Monday 27 September 2010

With so many faux-documentaries out there, you’d think that the real world wasn’t interesting anymore. But Marwencol proves otherwise. After a brutal attack left him with brain damage, Mark Hogancamp created a bizarre and wonderful 1/6-scale Barbie-sized world in his backyard that has to be seen to be believed. The film won the Grand Jury […]

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Superhero Amigurumi: knits for nerds

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By Adri Cowan in New Trends on Saturday 4 September 2010

Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, Doctor Who and Frodo never looked so cute! These soft, adorable, and delightfully geeky ‘amigurumi’ (Japanese miniature knit dolls) created by Lady Lindsay make a sweet gift for the comic fan or movie buff in your world, even if that person is you. Or me — I’ll take Batman and The Joker for the win.

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Mad Men Ken and Barbie Dolls

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 19 March 2010

From the what will they stink of next universe comes this gimmick from Mattel to capatlise on the unwavering fandom around the Mad Men TV series and release an exclusive range of customised Ken and Barbie dolls, styled after four characters in the show. With a recommended retail price of $74.95 each, these will be […]

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Couch Bear felt doll set

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By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 2 September 2009

New York-based artist Suzuki Mariko has made this handmade felt doll set of a mom and happy baby bear sitting on a sofa. At just three inches wide and two inches high, it’s perfect for your side table. It can even watch TV with you. Aw! We have it for sale in the Lost At E Minor store.

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Harma Heikens

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 13 July 2009

Harma Heikens makes disturbing, perverted mash-ups of children’s toys, dolls, and figurines — all life-sized for extra creepiness

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Misako Mimoko’s Dolls

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By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2009

Barcelona crafter Misako Mimoko makes the most impossibly adorable little dolls, known as her Dolis ey Dolos. Her croissant and Grandfather Clock headed dolls are so cute, even more so in their classic toy-store packaging.

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