FATHER and DAUGHTER
Hong Kong, one of the world’s richest cities, is abuzz with a luxury property boom that has seen homes exchanged for record sums.
But the wealth of the city has a darker side, with tens of thousands priced out of housing altogether and forced to live in the most degrading conditions.
These pictures by British photographer Brian Cassey capture the misery of people – some estimates put the figure as high as 100,000 – who are forced to live in cages measuring just 6ft by 2 1/2ft.
The city is one of the planet’s most densely packed metropolitan areas, with nearly 16,500 people living in every square mile of the territory.
Unscrupulous landlords are charging around US$200 a month for each cage, which are packed 20 to a room, and up to three levels high.
FBed is a conceptual multipractical bed design that would allow you always to be up to date and close to your online friends even when you sleep. The idea is that you may hoop in front of your screen directly from your bed when you wake up, and inverse when you get tired and wan’t to go sleep..
Japanese are weird MTF
Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi and his American girlfriend Katherine spend ten-20 seconds photographing couples that they meets in nightclubs. The couples are photographed on a kitchen floor in Tokyo, where they’re arranged like household objects inside baggage meant to store futons and blankets. Their bodies are then sealed inside the bag employing a household vacuum that sucks out all of the air. Photo subjects are covered with lubricant thus the skin doesn’t burn when the plastic presses upon it as all the air is sucked out. Still, the sensation isn’t terribly pleasant as the plastic seals off your nostrils, presses on your eyelids and therefore the ears pop as if you’re diving into deep water too fast. Having photographed over eighty couples now, Kawaguchi says, “Men panic more often than the women. A few have struggled for air while in the bag and one man ended up pissing himself. The women just want to look good.”