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B-Movie Monsters Carrying Dames

Posted in absurd, film, monsters, robots, sci-fi, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Pinterest can be a source of wonderful image collections. Case in point: B-Movie Monsters Carrying Dames.

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I actually had to stop collecting images with this theme long ago because it is entirely TOO prevalent. In bygone days of cinema, many a women fainted limply in the arms of a fantastical creature.

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See many more here.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Hye Yeon Nam: Please Smile

Posted in automata, installations, robots, sculpture, technology with tags , , , , on June 23, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

What an interesting interactive installation…

From the website:
Please Smile is an exhibit involving five robotic skeleton arms that change their gestures depending on a viewer’s facial expressions. It consists of a microcontroller, a camera, a computer, five external power supplies, and five plastic skeleton arms, each with four motors. It incorporated elements from mechanical engineering, computer vision perception to serve artistic expression with a robot.

Audiences interact with “Please smile” in three different ways. When no human falls within the view of the camera, the five robotic skeleton arms choose the default position, which is bending their elbows and wrists near the wall. When a human steps within the view of the camera, the arms point at the human and follow his/her movements. Then when someone smiles in front of it, the five arms wave their hands. Through artwork such as “Please smile,” I would like to foster positive audience behaviors.

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Desktop Goodies 6/19

Posted in absurd, Books, comics, home, kitsch, monsters, oddities, photography, robots, vintage, wedding with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

GalenaLarkin created this fabulous alien in the style of Lisa Frank (boy, that brings me back!).

How about some valuable instruction from yesteryear?

I have a feeling even if I read this book, it wouldn’t work.

Oh, this is dangerous territory.

And speaking of…

Let’s start with the myriad pathologies of the cover model.

Love this.

…and this.

So THIS is how wives are made!

Speaking of, if I ever get married, forget those cheesy “Bride” T-shirts girls wear at wedding showers (etc.), I want THIS shirt (ironically, this level of geekiness probably diminishes my chances of “pair bonding” in the first place).

And if marriages don’t work, there’s always this guy.

Let’s get our Jesus on, folks! No…I meant literally.

Failed sales pitch for DoubleMint Gum:

All I have to say to this sculpture: get out of my dreams, get into my house!

So let’s look at other lovely home goods (I wish I had more info here). Nice little accent piece:

For the china cabinet:

While an amazing illusion, I suspect this wall decal could be mildly terrifying to some children:

Outdoor trimmings for my fellow introverts:

Why wasn’t this mass produced?

Does anyone have info on this piece? I find it fascinating that conjoined ceramics exist.

More soon…and remember:

Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, candy coated nightmares, craft, decay, easter, fashion, halloween, humor, illustration, jewelry, monsters, nature, robots, satire, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start with a little faux vintage science, shall we?

Yes. Please.

I think this cat-erpillar is on my craft to-do list now. You can make it move in many kinds of ways.

Just your average post-Easter bunny mass suicide (nice work decorating the seasonal isle, guys):

Best weather forecast ever:

You know it’s spring when the Chevys start blooming again.

Grandfather of the Michelin Man

If the Sears portrait studio offered this, I would totally get in front of a camera.

A quizzical little Max Ernst piece:

Excellent ad:

Love this…

Truly amazing top hat idea:

I’d be reluctant to buy these for the sheer amount of lacing required, but this custom painted pair is quite a work of art.

Cute crafty robot:

Perfect for Halloween season (or anytime, really):

Clock for the guest room, to make folks feel welcome:

Does anyone know the origin story of this ice cream truck?

If you haven’t heard, divorce rings are becoming…a thing, proving once again that no human milestone…however brutal…can’t be commodified.

Nice…

This has come up on a few favorite blogs now…

Exquisite.

Ghostly beautiful…

An amazing collaboration between Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli, circa 1938:

And Jesus rides in on a unicorn to save the day…

Marie Antoinette’s royal beauty regimen was far less time consuming after her loss…

Desktop Goodies 1/23

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, comics, creatures, dolls, fashion, humor, introvert, meat, robots, science, sculpture, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

This has come up in about 5 of the blogs I typically follow…so Cyborg Gorbachev is really asking to be posted.

If I were a few inches tall, this would be my preferred mode of transportation.

Amazing doll concept by Ali Gulec:

These life-like Beavis and Butt-Head statues having been making the Internet rounds as well. Wonderful job crafting a photorealistic and rather horrifying vision of these two, Kevin Kirkpatrick. See a few more shots here.

Why I love being an introvert:

On a related note, I think this would make great club wear for introverts. It really sends the right message if one is not in the mood for human interaction: Come one step closer and I will BITE you!

Finally, the trendy luxury toward which I harbor an extreme distaste finds a home in serial killer apparel. THIS, I like.

I’m with you, Neil!

Fatal Attraction had NOTHING on this:

Bear with me for a moment of extreme adorableness…

And speaking of cats, take a look at what I always pretty much assumed would be my own future (everybody knows it’s not official until facebook says so…this is the real deal):

Ohhhh-kay, so I’ll admit that I only envision myself in a relationship with one or two cats. I’m about quality, not quantity.

Now we come to the portion of this blog post where I try to avoid making a pun about something being “fishy” here…

Usually at least one of my Desktop Goodies will launch me into utter confusion. Today’s baffling example (caption, anyone?):

…and by “Projection Equipment” they mean her brassiere:

Ladies, I’ll leave you with this romantic gift idea: raw meat.

Desktop Goodies 12/13

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, comics, food, humor, inspiration, meat, medicine, oddities, photography, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Soon I will post some holiday goodies, but let’s see what non-celebratory things we have lurking on the desktop today…

To whet your appetite, we’ll begin with this stunning scene (about which I will refrain from commenting):

And for dessert: VITAMIN DONUTS. I believe this was once an actual product.

You can wash those donuts down with a glass of Pilk. It’s deloinkful. (This comes from the parody program “Look Around You”…which is wonderful)

And while we’re on the topic of programs (I wonder if I’ll have to deal with this in my practice someday)…

Does anyone know where this comes from? I can’t place it.

Ooh…getting ideas for future projects from this 17th century secret poison case…

Perhaps I should procure some Pink Pills for Pale People.

Kind of wish I were made of cogs, gears and wires…

Someone’s documented my party habits (except I probably wouldn’t even be drunk):

This post brought to you by Mr. Mandrake Root (wish I could remember where I got this from):

Fobots

Posted in craft, kitsch, retro, robots, sculpture, vintage with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I would like to adopt a veritable army of these Fobots (found object robots). They’ve got a delightful retro-kitsch twist.

See more in the Fobot galleries.

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