Here's a small picture of Jennifer Rubell's sculpture series "Nutcrackers," and there's a lightly NSFW video of the nutcrackers in action after the jump.
More photos are here.
These nutcrackers are, like in the ballet, also a bit like a little girl's dream come to life. They remind me of Suzanne. I think I already wrote about Suzanne. Suzanne was a mannequin that I got for Christmas one year because I wanted a big doll. She was really frightening in the end.
"This is certainly a very interesting case indeed. I’ve never come across anything quite like it and although I’m sure the residents of Godolphin Close would provide very good homes for the figurines, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have had their own collection lost or stolen just in case we can assist in reuniting them." —Police are mystified by the person (?) responsible for the 14 carefully wrapped packages of bone-china figurines that appeared on neighborhood doorsteps with the note "please take care of me." (SIGTTCOTFOIGT … TTB?)
(Alternately: "Police probe mystery ornament fairy.")
Another day, another doll-themed music video for a fantastic song by a beautiful young woman or group of women. (See also: Lucius's "Go Home.")
The wonderful Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know album is available on Amazon and iTunes. (Thanks, Gina!)
French artist Jocelyne Grivaud imagines B as Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, and Venus de Milo, among others. (The images have been around for a while, but they're still cute if you missed them.) Barbie's less in control of her face than you'd want her to be, but sometimes that vacancy is part of her charm.