In the old anti-absinthe posters funded by French and Swiss temperance organizations, absinthe is personified as a skeleton monster thing with bleeding eyes, but in pro-absinthe posters, like these ones protesting the bans of 1910 and 1915, absinthe is still the green fairy, a beautiful, topless lady with nice hair. Obviously. More here.
Heartburn, a stop-animation short from students at the European Institute of Design in Milan, takes place at the dinner table.
Little Time Wasters makes tiny foods out of polymer clay (that would have been perfect in this video). They're 12th scale, or one-inch scale, which makes them 1/12 of the original (which makes them precisely 12 times as cute).
Human News is a beautiful illustration series published by Edition Biografiktion. The small press is based in Berlin and made up of three illustrators (Ana Albero, Till Hafenbrak and Paul Paetzel) who met in 2008 at the University of Arts in Berlin.
Their latest project, Human News 3, is food-themed and includes 16 sweet pages of crazy-cool screen prints. See more here.
I was terrified of dolls and dollhouses when I was little, so I would have found these Victorian butcher dioramas to be incredibly fucked up, with their tiny, blood-stained aprons and inside-out, hanging carcasses. But they're actually quite cute, no?
One lot note indicates that the dioramas may have been for educational purposes, since the meat cuts are so accurate, but another suggests it was fashionable for Victorian shopkeepers to display a diorama of the shop itself when it was closed, so people knew what they could find there the next day. In either case it's not a toy, but it should be!