Second Skin by Hayley May and Fiona Christie, Wellington.
“Teru teru bōzu てるてる坊主 (shiny-shiny Buddhist priest) is a little traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. ‘Teru’ is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine and a ‘bōzu’ is a Buddhist monk.”
Via 7E55E-BRN ♥ who made the fine Teru teru bōzu shown above.
The Vespa 400 was a rear-engined micro car, produced by ACMA (Ateliers de construction de motocycles et d’automobiles) in Fourchambault, France, from 1957 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company. Two different versions were sold, “Lusso” and “Turismo”.
Via brave cadet (original source unknown).
Cover shot by Nick Hudson for Fallen Magazine #7.