Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds learned about a very special place where broken dolls and teddy bears are made whole again. Called the Doll Hospital, it’s located on a busy suburban street in the south part of Sydney, Australia. Here skilled “doll surgeons” have been administering vital medical attention to beloved children’s toys since 1913. These tenderhearted sawbones can mend just about any toy, be it plastic, porcelain or plush, contemporary or antique, big or small. As far as these specialists are concerned, no toy is beyond help.

"We’re one of the last ones that does everything, when it comes to dolls, there’s very few that are capable of that sort of work," said Geoff Chapman, 67 and "surgeon-in-chief" at the family-run business his father started more than a century ago.

"We’ve had customers who’ve burst into tears" when they saw the treasured doll or teddy as good as new, he said.

Australian photographer Jason Reed visited the Doll Hospital to document the good work and medical miracles that’ve take place there every day for over 100 years. In the hands of the hospital’s skilled staff, toys that are admitted looking like sadly forgotten junk leave shiny and new, restored to their original glory. To date the hospital has restored over three million dolls, teddy bears, rocking horses and wheeled toys belonging to children in Australia and New Zealand.

Click for a short video and here to learn more about the Sydney Doll Hospital.

[via Neatorama, Juxtapoz and Reuters]

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freeglassart said: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!


Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down


start to put on features


fix stuff


put on more stuff


fix stuff again


erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image


2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 




That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

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You have no idea how long I’ve waited for someone to STATE THE DAMN OBVIOUS

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Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel for Premiere Magazine

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brother no


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Make up tutorial from Rady Lumine Est’s Korean shopstaff ヒョンジョン (maybe romanized HyeonJeong? I’m not sure).

1. Put MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow (all Rady staff is prescribed to use) all over the eyelid.

2. Blend in the darkest brown color (3rd from the left) of the Dolly Wink eyeshadow palette from the outer corner of the eye, to about halfway over the eyelid and under the eye. Then use the darkest color (4th color) and blend over about a third of the eyelid. After making a gradation of these colors, use the lightest color (2nd from the left) on your tearbags.

3. Draw lines with eyeliner, use a pen on the upper eyelid and pencil on the lower eyelid, and use mascara.

4. Stick eyelashes on from the outer corner inward, leaving a little bit of space open on the inner corner of your eye.
The upper eyelashes are Diamond Lash Celeb Eye (prescribed for Rady staff) and lower eyelashes are Dolly Wink’s Baby, cut in half.


*sorry for confusing English

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eruri - past & present

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