This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse


Meet Khalessi, a young pit bull in Florida who’s endured nightmarish abuse but lived to wag her tail.

Stephanie Paquin, the founder and director of the dog fostering group Passion 4 Pits, told BuzzFeed News she and her husband, Mike Fleury, rescued Khalessi from an Orlando shelter on Aug. 8.

The pair had been at the shelter to pick up another unwanted pit bull set to be euthanized, when the shelter manager asked if they’d be prepared to take in a very special dog.

The dog, who’s believed to be under 2 years old, had been found dumped on the lawn of a senior citizen’s house some three days before.

Paquin, a veterinary assistant, said she was warned before she met Khalessi that the dog had been physically deformed as a result of the abuse she had suffered, but she and her husband were still overcome with emotion when they laid eyes on her.

“We met her and I just immediately started to cry,” Paquin said. “Her eyes are so happy and she’s so joyful to get any attention. She’s wriggling and her tail is wagging, but you can see the damage that has been done to her face.”

“She was so happy, but I was trying so hard just to keep it together.”

The Orlando vet told Paquin that Khalessi had been “systematically abused” over a long time, with the dog missing a nose and sinus cavity, as well as suffering a broken back, broken ribs, and hind legs that no longer work.

The homeowner who first called animal services wasn’t able to get a good look at the car that dumped Khalessi, giving police little to go off in their search.

Paquin said she hopes that news coverage of Khalessi’s story will lead to someone recognizing the dog so that her abuser can be found.

Via Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post


An Artist Made Stunning Illustrations About Modern Society


Artist Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator based in London.

Cutts used to work for a number of businesses and brands, but stopped in 2012 so he could pursue freelance work.

Recently, Cutts’ illustrations have veered toward topical satire and garnered a lot of attention.

He told BuzzFeed about the nature of his current work. “Society is in a strange place right now, and traditionally it has always been one of the roles of an artist to comment on the times he or she lives in.”

“For me, it’s about connecting things you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other, rearranging them in an ironic way to convey a message.”

He says his style takes inspiration from cartoons of the ’30s and ’40s, as well as modern comic books and graphic novels.

Each piece takes him around a week to make, and several versions of each piece exist.

He takes whichever one stands out the most, and chooses it as the finished product.

Some of his work features related titles, like this one called “Evolution.”

While others are stand-alone works and open to interpretation.

Cutts says he’s received strong reactions to his pieces. “I’m absolutely stoked with the reaction my work has got so far. I never know how my work is going to be received, so of course it’s great to have such a fantastic response!”

He added that the point he tries to get across is simple. “I try to make work which looks at the bigger picture, whilst also hopefully making a few people laugh along the way.”

Via Buzzfeed


An Artist Made A Colorful Floor Installations Inspired By The Optical Illusions


Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie can transform any space into a visual delight with his geometric tape designs. Using everyday vinyl tape, he creates angles and lines of contrasting colors that suggest movement and optical illusions.

He can convert a once empty and quiet room into a space filled with energy. As viewers enter a converted space, they instantly have a visual interaction with the artwork.

The labor-intenstive installations take up to several weeks to complete. When speaking about his work, Lambie says, “Is the room expanding or contracting? Covering an object somehow evaporates the hard edge off the thing, and pulls you towards more of a dreamscape.”

As a former musician, the artist draws on musical references as inspiration. Often, the titles of his pieces refer to iconic bands or songs, including The Doors, Morrison Hotel (2005), and Careless Whisper (2009). The pieces depend on the architecture of the space, and thus are unique and fleeting installations that cannot be exactly reproduced anywhere else.







我が家の飼い猫のために作ったキャットドア。そして、猫が通過する瞬間をドキドキと観察していたら・・・ 続きを読む


Found this little guy curled up next to a trash can at work…

Found this little guy curled up next to a trash can at work (Source:


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Nurse dog and patient kitty (Source:




Designed by Love Hulten, the Battlecade is a portable gaming system inspired by classic board games like Battleship.

Instead of having a side by side set up, the two opponents sit face to face, each looking at their own 12″ LCD screen and controllers, without being able to see the other person’s moves. The Battlecade is handmade from American walnut and features a built-in storage for accessories like power supply and detachable joysticks.

Once done playing, it folds into a convenient carrier. Unfortunately, The Battlecade is only a concept at this time.

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SmartHalo turns an ordinary bicycle into a smart bicycle. It attaches to the handlebar and pairs with a smartphone to provide multiple functions while the cyclist focuses on the road.

It offers turn by turn navigation; simply input the destination on the app, and SmartHalo will give the directions using lights on the screen. The device automatically tracks time, distance, calories, elevation, maps and also displays call notifications.

It also features a smart night light that activates as soon as it gets dark and turns off when your ride is finished; and an alarm system that detects when the bike is being tampered with.

The SmartHalo’s battery lasts around three weeks on a single charge and boasts a military-grade locking system that ensures your device stays on your bike.

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Digital Illustrations by Magdalena Pagowska

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Magdalena Pagowska is a talented 31 years old illustrator and conceptual artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She studied Game Graphics at Sogang University Game Education Center in Seoul, Korea.

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