Archive for 2008

Mousetrap Bed

Posted in design, furniture, home with tags , , on November 10, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t help chuckling at this clever design…and hoping I never have to resort to such extreme measures.

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Thrift Horror Week: Remainders

Posted in kitsch, thrift horror with tags , on November 9, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

As Thrift Horror Week draws to a close, I bring you a few remainders.

Pork and lace…always a winning combination:
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Someone was probably quite proud of their own craftsmanship after making this, sadly.
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A nice, calming piece to enhance any home:
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Cock-a-doodle-FAIL:
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No idea…
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“O” no…
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One step away from the Twilight Zone “Eye of the Beholder” nurses.
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I’m officially embarrassed to be human. I can’t believe my own species makes things like this:
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Well, that was fun. Next month will undoubtedly bring a YULETIDE HORRORS theme…so please share any holiday images that are appropriately terrifying.

The Batsmart

Posted in sci-fi, technology with tags , on November 9, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

Well, here it is folks…my next car. I’ve often thought that Smart Cars would be unsafe, but a BATSMART is a different story.

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Perfect superhero vehicle for a tiny woman like myself.

Thrift Horror Week: Clowns

Posted in kitsch, thrift horror with tags , on November 9, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

The thrift store clown population comprises some of the most horrible mass produced specimens you’ll ever cast your eyes upon.

Is his droopy eye trying to inconspicuously escape?
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I have no words:
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I congratulate the person who managed to chisel pure abject misery into this piece of wood.
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There actually seems to be a proliferation of downtrodden clowns.
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This must be what Satan gives his children to play with:
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Yet somehow, the next one is worse…

I feel dirty. I want to wash my eyes…and my soul…
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I hesitate to even ask what this is made of. I think I see corn.
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You know, I’m not even sure if this IS a clown, but let’s not get too nit-picky.
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This post dedicated to the wonderful Louisa. 😉

Thrift Horror Week: Bunnies

Posted in kitsch, thrift horror with tags , on November 8, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

One can never peruse the thrift store trinket section without coming across at least 800 bunnies. It’s a universal truth.

In contrast to the previous suicidal ceramics, here we have one that is clearly homicidal:
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This one doubles as a public service announcement against excessive use of primary colors:
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I’m sure there’s some kind of ointment for whatever has afflicted this bunny’s ears and feet, and another for his infectious Pink Eye:
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This must be what happens when you electrocute a rabbit and proceed to mummify it with your spare craft supplies:
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I also have a small collection of vintage Easter bunny photos with a distinctly menacing air…if anyone’s interested, I’ll post them.

Size Small

Posted in absurd, film, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , on November 8, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve resisted delving into Thrift Horror video this week, but I couldn’t resist sharing this clip from “Size Small,” a 1982 educational program.

“When that old music is movin’ on down…I like to move with it all over town…”

If you haven’t had enough pain, you can watch some horrendous puppetry and a very uncoordinated dancing “record” (wait until he gets fancy, just after the 30 second point).

I found the links to these gems on PuppetVision.

Liz Wolfe

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, photography with tags , , on November 7, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

Liz Wolfe creates a vibrantly colored world of contradiction in her photographs.

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You’ll find candy that bleeds and other inedible delicacies, slightly menacing sugar crystal landscapes, tentacles and animal parts gently curled among the garden flowers…

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The color scheme and composition are really exquisite. Have a look.