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Toronto artist creates Something out of nothing

Posted by Aubrey Jax / May 22, 2014

somethingThe perfect gift for the person who has everything is no longer an Amazon gift card, according to one Toronto designer. Dori the Giant's engraved plastic blocks reading "Something" are now available online in a very limited edition. The Something block folds down to reveal "better than nothing," admittedly a questionable assertion.

The cheeky concept is hardly original, with The Giant herself crediting inspiration to two separate projects called Nothing, and Nothing. To put the adage about it being only the thought that counts to a true test, you can buy Something for $20 here. A tip: you might want to have a back up gift (pens? Fridge magnets? Gift card) in your pocket in case the gesture doesn't go over as well as you hoped.

Discussion

16 Comments

Doll O'Rama / May 22, 2014 at 02:22 am
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This is art?
choubz / May 22, 2014 at 05:03 am
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Dejà vu
Ryan / May 22, 2014 at 09:39 am
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These are the people who will be eaten first when society collapses.
BillyO / May 22, 2014 at 10:05 am
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Vapid.
Ted / May 22, 2014 at 11:02 am
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Is this an old post from April 1st.
I would rather give my $20 to a charity.



terry border / May 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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yes, this is art. the very fact that it made you think and question is is proof, and the fact that it gets ted (above) to think about giving to charity proves it's doubly successful.
Cousin Art / May 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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Yup. Smashing success. We just learned that "Something" is not always better than "Nothing", just because you were sucker enough to shell out twenty bucks for it.
Scooby / May 22, 2014 at 02:08 pm
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Nicola Telsa, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison will never have a chance to grow in the misandry city called Toronto.
el blanco / May 22, 2014 at 02:32 pm
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wut? @ Scooby
Chaz replying to a comment from Scooby / May 22, 2014 at 02:41 pm
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Sure blame the environment not themselves. You wonder why others are thriving and growing in the city and your not? Don't blame the city.
Hair Brained / May 22, 2014 at 03:43 pm
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Where we at with the Cat Cafes????

There was a big splash and big announcement about the cat cafe's now its all quiet? Hows the crowdfunding working out??
Dori replying to a comment from Ted / May 22, 2014 at 04:48 pm
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Lmfao, someone's butthurt because someone else made a project. ;) Although I'm kind of baffled... how did you know they're dogshit scented?
Nimble / May 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
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Disappointed that BlogTO missed out on the thousands of artists in Toronto that are creating "something" worth while.
Sad old misfit Scooby / May 23, 2014 at 12:26 am
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"Scooby" craps on everything in Toronto. Unlikely "Scooby" lives here, or has even visited this city in the past decade. He has a big chip on his shoulder and scours our news looking for things to bitch about. Perhaps that makes him feel a bit more secure about himself or the city he is living in.
less / May 24, 2014 at 09:54 am
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Disappointed that BlogTO missed out on the thousands of artists in Toronto that are creating "something" worth while. [2]
Kathleen / May 27, 2014 at 02:37 pm
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This is not art, this is a rip off.

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