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The Nutcracker Woman

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. 

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Who Is the British "Ornament Fairy"?

"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.")

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Laura Marling's "All My Rage" Video

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!)

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The Barbie With the Pearl Earring

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.

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The Weekend in Doll-Head News

On Gizmodo, Mike Senese made extraordinary Ice Cubes Shaped Like Tiny Baby Heads, and in the Bronx I found these doll-head wine goblets (no, they are planters) at a botanic-garden gift shop.

Plus, since that joke is likely on its last legs or has in fact been sitting down for months (as we all have been), here's a bonus guide to making voodoo dolls, from the New Orleans Voodoo Museum

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Lacey's Choice

"It's him or the head." —Lacey, there are options. Well, not really.

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"The future of shop displays"

This nameless female robot, capable of "a range of emotions,"* is currently "waiting for you" in a shop window in Japan. She may eventually be headed this way, though, despite her ill-fitting shoes.

*Spookily vacant, vacantly spooky, and 58 more.

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The New D-word

If I were given the opportunity to interview these folks, my only question would be "Why are you creeping me out?" but Rich Juzwiak is a kinder and more curious person, so he got to learn things like, "The D-O-L-L word is never said amongst Cabbage Patch Kids."

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Lucius, "Go Home"

Not only is this a fine and spooky piece of doll news, it's a wonderful music video by the Brooklyn-based two-woman band Lucius. Lucius also has a website, a Twitter account, a show in New York on the 17th, and a $2.99 EP due out on Valentine's Day. In the meantime, they're streaming two more tracks and giving away an MP3 on Facebook, and if that's not enough, there's also their 2009 album, Songs From the Bromley House. (Dolls by Yuuichi Hanano.)