These days, prosthetic eyes are so expertly made that you’d have a tough time telling the difference between a real eye and one created by a craftsman. The work that goes into making these prosthetics is astounding and at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, more than 1,400 customised prosthetics are created every year.
A 90-year-old tortoise had its legs eaten by rats, model aircraft wheels make her twice as fast now!
Jude Ryder’s 90-year-old tortoise Mrs. T had suffered irreparable damage when her legs were gnawed off by rats while she was hibernating in Pembrook, Wales. But wait a second, this story does have a happy ending.
In Japan, yakuza members who commit severe offenses lop off their left pinkies in a ritual known as the ‘yubitsume’, with more digits progressively sacrificed with subsequent offenses. Faced with social stigma when they try to re-adjust back to Japanese society, this has inadvertently led to a high demand for prosthetics in the form of […]
What’s cooler than having a snake for your arm? Not much according to Sophie de Oliveira Barata. As the creator of the Alternative Limb Project, this London girl understands the power of customizing your prosthetic limb. From steam punk stereo leg, to a blooming flower covered piece, a custom limb can say a lot about a personality, much […]
The Alternative Limb Project makes pretty cool alternative bespoke prosthetics that really make their wearers — sorry, pun — stand out rather than blend in. The intricately crafted arm for Jo-Jo Cranfield with a green snake curled around it is a gorgeous creation, while the Swarovski-ed crystallized leg that Viktoria Modesta wore for her performance […]
To celebrate the official release of Peter Jackson’s latest J.R.R. Tolkien fable, The Hobbit, lucky competition winners were given a trip to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, to be turned into fiercesome and brutal Orcs from the movie.