Being single past a certain age is not easy for a woman. While single men are usually seen as glamorous, free-wheeling bachelors, single women tend to be treated like cat-hoarding weirdos.
Suzanne Heintz, a self-described spinster (is there a more ugly word in the English language?) finally had enough of all the "SO WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED?" questions and decided to settle down... with a family of mannequins.
Mother daughter bonding time
One tall, dark and handsome husband and one freckled little ginger daughter. Over the next 14 years she and her little tribe traveled across America and took some gloriously insane pictures.
"You can't just go out and buy a family. Or can you? I did. They are mannequins. The candy coated shell with nothing inside. We do all those family things, all the while capturing those Kodak Moments," writes Suzanne.
At first glance, this might seem a wee bit nutty, even in the interests of art. But think about it. She gets to spend her time with the ultimate companion(s) - no complaining, no hogging the bed, no endless washing up, no whining, no teenagers, no constant demands for sex when all you want to do is watch Derek on Netflix*. When you look at it like that, who is REALLY the crazy one?
Everyone say cheese
Check out Suzanne's full gallery here!
*Have you seen Derek yet? It's so good!
The Cocteau Twins' 1990 masterpiece is still the blueprint for dream pop.
For a band whose lyrics were famously difficult to make out most of the time, the Cocteau Twins left an indelible impact on the world of pop music.
The Scottish trio emerged in the 1980s as some of the most notable pioneers of dream pop, a subgenre of alternative rock defined by airy, sublime sonic textures. But it was their sixth album, Heaven or Las Vegas—which turns 30 today—that truly withstood the test of time, affirming the Cocteau Twins' status as perhaps the most important dream pop act of all time.
Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.
This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.
The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.