Laser cut from a sturdy mat board, this DIY build-your-own-treehouse kit designed by architect Thomas Houha includes architectural details such as bamboo railings, woodgrain floors, and a thatched roof.
The Kraken is very real. If anyone tries to tell you otherwise, just point them to this awesome monument to the tragic Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial in Battery Park, Manhattan. It was created by artist Joe Reginella to honor the 400 victims of a giant octopus who attacked the Staten Island Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff on November 22, 1963.
And yes, it’s all completely made up, a tentacularly awesome prank that took six months to create and which Reginella views as a “multimedia art project and social experiment.”
“The website, and fliers distributed around Manhattan by his team, give a false location for a museum, ironically a place you must get to by ferry. You can see more tourist reactions and find real information about the fake event on the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum’s Facebook.“
Our faces are masks, and our bodies complicit in building
false image—what lies inside is hard to see; and what one might uncover in
there could be terrifying. To see through the cloak of pretense, to see to the
heart of things; to digest the mask, taking what nourishment it provides,
understanding why it exists; to plumb memory and experience and scope out bits
of understanding; to comprehend our humanity, to honor it, to embrace the best
of it—this is what Christina Ridzel’s work helps us to do.