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900lb Pumpkin Carving Raises Awareness Of Elephant Killings

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This massive 900lb pumpkin carving at the Bronx Zoo was designed and carved by Pumpkin Sculpt USA to help bring attention to the organization 96 Elephants, which works to bring attention to the fact that 96 African Elephants are killed each day for their ivory and to support legislation to help save them. Pumpkin carving is an ephemeral art form which only lasts a few days, which would help remind people that once the elephants are gone, they are gone for good.

This piece was carved by professional sculptors Sue Beatrice, Andy Gertler, Jenn Cook and Julia Jankowski. This carving took them 18 hours to complete from start to finish. We are performance artists who have carved out a niche where we transform pumpkins into fine art. Pumpkin sculpting is a dynamic and spontaneous medium that allows us the freedom to create large display scenes for events and festivals.

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900lb pumpkin elephant

It starts with a sketch

Firstly, we have to find the right pumpkin

Ready, set, go!

Time and patience

Now it’s time for the details

Some of the team’s other work


Ex Machina, A Sci-Fi Thriller Film About a Young Coder Who Tests a Beautiful Artificially Intelligent Female Robot

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A24 studio has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland, who is known for writing the screenplays for both 28 Days Later and Dredd. The film is about a young coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) who wins the opporunity to test a beautiful artificially intelligent female robot, Ava (Alicia Vikander), that was constructed by his boss Nathan (Oscar Isaac). It’s currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 10th, 2015.

Ex Machina

videos via A24 and MOVIES Coming Soon, image via Ex Machina


Fun Dogs in Halloween Costumes

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Fun Dogs in Halloween Costumes
Fun Dogs in Halloween Costumes

I know, I know, not the ~design~ post you’d expect, but if there’s a day not to be serious, it’s Halloween. It definitely is a day to have fun and to fool around, and I’ve always thought dogs in halloween costumes were super funny, so it was definitely a good idea to share with you some of these wide-eyed pups in costumes.

Here you can see some very cute dogs wearing some unbelievable costumes… I gotta say my favorite is Chucky! Such creative folks! If your pets are also wearing a costume this Halloween, please share it with us! We’d love to see them. For more pictures of these cuties, please click each picture. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Have fun and have a happy Halloween. 😉

Happy Halloween!!

Honey Boo Pig, Halloween 2012


Princess Honey and Darth Teddy

Pirates of the Uncertain with wardrobe malfunction.


Weiner Dog, Halloween Dog Parade, Tompkins Square Park 2011 - East Village, New York City 3


Chucky costume for dog's or pets

Banana dog

Halloween for dogs

Captain Vlad Rubber Nose Jack of Borzzieshire

Chef Honey

Pork- Halloween 2010

Tina, Halloween 2007