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archiemcphee:This giant inflatable toad looks pretty pleased with himself. But then, if we were a giant toad with our own private lily pad big enough for us to bask on, we’d be pretty pleased with ourselves too. The 22-meter (72 foot) tall inflated amphibian is currently relaxing on the lake in Yuyuantan Park in downtown Beijing. He’s called the “Toad of Rejuvenation” or the “Golden Toad” and his presence is a traditional Chinese good luck symbol meant to bring “blessings and fortune.”
Meanwhile we’re wondering if the Golden Toad hopes that, if he sits there long enough, Florentijn Hofman’s world-traveling giant inflatable rubber duckie will eventually swim by.
Photos by Chen Boyuan of China.org:[via Neatorama]
Eduardo Catalano. Architectural Review v.124 n.742 Nov 1958: cover
A group portrait of female punk and new wave musicians in London, August 1980, L-R (back) Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees, (Front) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and Pauline Black of The Selecter.