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Bananimals

The humble banana. That yellow semi-circle of squishy goodness. Good for eating, good for putting into smoothies and good for...fashioning into a variety of different animals (we spend a lot of time around bananas here in fruit towers so, naturally, one thing leads to another). 

Today, we thought we’d share with you our favourite banana based animal creations so that next time you've got a banana handy (and a bit of extra time) you can transform it into one of the following:

5. Loch Ness Banana Monster

Stick a few bananas in a puddle and you can just about call it Nessie.

(we found this banana monster here http://imgur.com/4gPOe).

4. Swan banana.

May also require a biro and some artistic talent.

  (we found Jurgen Steenwelle's graceful banana here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/dad-banana-art-_n_4646988.html)

3. Banana dog.

Not for beginners. Tricky. Not even a real banana.

(we found this photo here http://www.technocrazed.com/adorable-animal-sculptures-made-from-fruits-and-vegetables-photo-galery)

2. The banana dolphin. 

This image was sent in to us by Fiona Macintyre on Facebook. The banana dolphins are happily frolicking in a sea of grapes (their natural habitat).

 

1. The banana penguin.

This idea was sent in to us by @LivvyEpps on twitter, and is probably the simplest design of the lot . Just peel down the sides of the banana to make the wings and, hey presto, you’ve got a waddly banana penguin on your hands.

 

If you manage to recreate any of the above, or have already earned your banana animal expert credentials and created your own, be sure to let us marvel at them on twitter - you can find us @innocentdrinks. Pretty appeeling, we think you'll agree (sorry).

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hipster statues

These photos of hipster statues have been doing the rounds of certain underground internet circles for a while now, but we think it's time they went mainstream.

Photographer Léo Caillard began by first photographing a series of sculptures at the Louvre museum in Paris and then asked his friends to pose in similar positions wearing modern day clothing. Art director Alexis Persani then took over by photoshopping the hipster clothing onto the statues and their Street Stone series was born.

We nabbed the photos from here 

 

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toilet paper art

We stumbled across these the other day and thought they were pretty special. Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias started creating art out of toilet rolls a few years ago and it has rapidly become her signature style. You can see a few of her creations below:

 

 

 

You can see some more of her toilet paper art here

Or for loads more of Anastassia’s work, check out her website

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our lego wall

On the third floor of Fruit Towers, we once had a very dull wall in need of more than just a lick of paint. So behold - our lego wall.

lego wall

It took 2 days, 77 baseplates (2 were binned), a 5 minute queue outside Homebase until it opened and 6 litres of very stinky adhesive to put it all together. We feared no one would do any real work once we had it but its okay - after about 10 minutes, your thumbs get sore from pushing lego into the wall so you stop playing. 

Sam did a bit of maths and worked out there are about 160,000 teeny tiny lego studs on the wall.

Here are some photos of how it was built and some army men.

lego wall

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