Ex-yakuza create high demand for prosthetics fingers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 16 July 2013

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 […]

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Customize your body with edgy prosthetic limbs

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Saturday 11 May 2013

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 […]

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Alternative limbs: Snake arms, crystallized legs and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 12 April 2013

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 […]

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Orcs from The Hobbit terrify Wellington, New Zealand

Tristan Rayner Contributor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 January 2013

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.

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