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Doubleparlour

Posted in craft, sculpture, toys with tags , , on August 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Doubleparlour is a husband and wife team, specializing in peculiar custom toys and sculptures. They exhibit all sorts of emotions; surprise, excitement, ennui…

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And some are interesting conceptually…
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Some are rather unsettling (the bellies that seem to be marked by an elaborate scarification process certainly jack up the creepiness!).
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Much Loved

Posted in Books, photography, toys with tags , , on November 12, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Much Loved is a book containing portraits of stuffed animals; beloved pets of children who adored them into gorgeous ruin.

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This series serves as a great reminder of meaning and symbolism. The objects I’ve imbued with most significance in my life were never the ones that cost a lot…they were simple treasures. In a culture so drenched in materialism, adults tend to lose sight of the magnificent magic of loving something with no value, save for where it comes from or how it makes us feel.

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These remind me of a passage from The Velveteen Rabbit:

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
― Margery Williams

(Jim, that one’s for you, your lovely wife and baby girl!)

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Much Loved

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Halloween Countdown: Tales From the Crypt Pinball Machine

Posted in halloween, retro, toys, undead with tags , , , on October 21, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I watched (and read) Tales from the Crypt all the time as a kid. But I never saw the pinball machine.

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How cool is this?

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More pictures and details here.

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Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies Treat Bag #1

Posted in art, halloween, humor, monsters, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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When I’m hungry…
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Genius.
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These costumes aren’t scary…
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Old and Batty Board Games

Posted in toys, vintage with tags , on September 23, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I came across a fabulous collection on Pinterest that introduced me to tons of bizarre goodies from our game board past: Old and/or Batty Board Games.

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Old and/or Batty Board Games

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Pre-Treatment Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, Books, creatures, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, photography, postcards, sea, surreal, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

And now a little installment of DG before I go down the medical rabbit hole for an indeterminate period of time.

Man, Edmund’s been talking for a LONG time.
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Start ‘em young.
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Gorgeous vintage Vogue cover by Salvador Dali.
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THINK your way to visible virility!
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Very little info on this, but wow…
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What puffer cake has seen cannot be unseen.
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I love this because the skeleton can either be reaching for OR releasing the heart, depending on the eye of the beholder.
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The Barbie Dream Snake:
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If a higher power exists, I’m sure it speaks through cats exclusively, actually.
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“Who you callin’ chicken?”
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I wish this were an actual vintage piece.
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Tip from the SheWalksSoftly school of psychology: If someone hurts your feelings, sending a greeting card with one of the worst puns on earth is not likely to remedy the relationship.
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Now, let’s everybody hope that the doctors have an ALL CHOCOLATE treatment planned for me next week.
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The Invisible Man 1/8 Moebius Models

Posted in craft, monsters, toys with tags , , on August 6, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

This Moebius Invisible Man Model Kit is completely awesome.

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Unpainted, ready to be customized:

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Just look a this lab. Fantastic.

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You can get it on Amazon.

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