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February 19, 2003 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Mamiko picked up a cork that had rolled on the floor at the restaurant where she worked. From it she made her first tiny cork doll. She is often asked where she gets all of her corks. "I don't drink so much, but all of my friends who can drink quite a lot keep many corks for me." The pacifist is my favorite.
posted by iconomy (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
totally, totally, 100% absolutely wonderful.
the sun has just come out on an otherwise dreary, pointless day. thank you iconomy!
posted by nylon at 9:42 AM on February 19, 2003


Neat. My mom would love this stuff (and make me start collecting corks).
posted by Foosnark at 9:45 AM on February 19, 2003


I'm fond of "the man with the dark past."

Very cool, iconomy.
posted by me3dia at 9:49 AM on February 19, 2003


beautiful
posted by azazello at 9:49 AM on February 19, 2003


actually many of these share the same sense of tragicomedy as pootiki.
but even if the corkdolls themselves weren't superb, the touchingly affectionate photography is itself a delight.
posted by nylon at 9:53 AM on February 19, 2003


Wonderful find! Among the hundreds of silly links to articles about silly politics, sometimes one of these gems stand out, and I know again why I come to MetaFilter.
posted by zerofoks at 9:55 AM on February 19, 2003


Theres nothing more appealing than a girl with an amazing creative streak. Too bad she doesn't drink much, though.
posted by Samsonov14 at 10:00 AM on February 19, 2003


What with one thing and another, these damn near moved me to tears. Thanks.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:07 AM on February 19, 2003


The corkdolls themselves are not for sale.

Bummer. There are too cute! Thanks.
posted by LouReedsSon at 10:30 AM on February 19, 2003


When I lived in Alaska as a little kid, folks did the same thing with moose poo. I'm not kidding.
posted by Wizzle at 10:51 AM on February 19, 2003


"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo

And the rest of us would have just seen discarded cork. Or moose poo.
posted by orange swan at 10:55 AM on February 19, 2003


Aw. That was lovely!

Now find me some great art using toilet paper tubes, would you? Every time I throw one of these things away I keep thinking "there must be something creative and ingenious I can do with this."
posted by taz at 11:10 AM on February 19, 2003


Metafilter is not so good at rewarding these great links that do not require much discussion. Everything about that site is so great. The dolls themselves are well served by the wonderful photography, which looks great on the well designed pages. So great!
posted by thirteen at 11:20 AM on February 19, 2003


what everyone else said--thanks!
posted by amberglow at 11:26 AM on February 19, 2003


Utterly cool. Thanks iconomy.
posted by ginz at 11:29 AM on February 19, 2003


By the way, I can't help but suspect that the man with the dark past, having just left the scene of the dead drunken shoemaker, is going to meet the man smoking GAULOISES. Hmm?
posted by taz at 11:33 AM on February 19, 2003


Philosopher
posted by Guy Smiley at 2:08 PM on February 19, 2003


Very cool.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:56 PM on February 19, 2003


taz,

you could always use old toilet-paper tubes as critter-tooth-grinder. My g/f's hamster gets the donation of all the TP tubes in my bathroom.

TMI, OT: how the hell can two people go through a 24-pak of TP in just over a month!?!?!?
posted by notsnot at 4:00 PM on February 19, 2003


I was disappointed to find that nylon's pootiki link was neither poo nor tiki.
posted by tirade at 5:22 PM on February 19, 2003


I, on the other hand, was deeply relieved.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:17 PM on February 19, 2003


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