Archive for the robots Category

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.


This has come up on a few favorite blogs now…


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.


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.

Stephane Halleux

Posted in retrofuturism, robots, sculpture, steampunk with tags , , , on July 28, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Stephane Halleux’s sculptures feel like retrofuturistic illustrations come to life.

I know these will be a hit with the steampunk crowd (I may have mentioned some of my conflicting feelings about that term before, so it’s not one I use often).

The oddly proportioned vehicles and chairs are splendid…

Stephane Halleaux

Anthony T.W. Myers

Posted in art, robots with tags , on July 15, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Anthony T.W. Myers is responsible for my favorite art piece of the day:

I’ve really enjoyed browsing his site and the twisted little tales his pieces tell.

There is a whole section of robot action, too.

See more here.

Desktop Goodies 5/29

Posted in absurd, anatomy, Books, comics, humor, kitsch, lighting, photography, robots with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Radio Police Automaton!

There is always a screen full of anatomical images on my desktop (and I clear them out daily!). I never know which ones to feature.

I absolutely love this model. Someone please tell me I could justify this as a neuroscience study aid.

Late 1500’s anatomical representation. Sometimes I feel like my nerves are doing this.

I’ve slacked on brushing my liver lately.

I’ve saved this photo so many times over the years just to be sure I have it.

Double the legs of the famous A Christmas Story lamp!

Natural lip line? Never heard of it!

Oh hell, just start the whole thing over…

If you need this warning…please don’t spawn.

Don’t ask…just enjoy…

A little vintage print…

*ACTION GOD* is kicking ass and taking names!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of rabbits, the first thing that comes to mind is bulging biceps and pecs. And washboard abs. Rabbits with washboard abs.

I’ve now had a number of (nonconsecutive) chuckles at the phrase “raging needs.” I have to start using it every day life. “Please give me some chocolate…I have raging needs.”

And as long as we’re on the topic of sexy ladies…how about these underthings? Ooh…sky high white acetate with insects!

I find bats in the dress more appealing than ants in the pants.

I don’t know the origins of this, but some things are probably better left unexplored (yes, that’s a monkey man).

If I were ever to send a Thanksgiving card…


Posted in anatomy, craft, robots, sculpture, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , on May 5, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

You know an artist/crafter has caught your attention when you actually go through 60 pages of flickr to see examples of work. The unbearable cuteness of Lubu’s creations just sucked me in.

I was reminded that I had Lubu bookmarked after using a bot creation in my Vintage Strongman post.

Look at this brain bot!

And X-ray bot…

Geeky bots (with cats…bonus!)…

There are bots for absolutely everyone, whether you love pop culture, geek culture, or anything in between.

Get lost in the cuteness on Flickr or Etsy.

Medical Manikins on Oobject

Posted in anatomy, dolls, humor, medicine, oddities, robots, science, sculpture with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Have had enough nightmares lately? Let me help you with that. Take a look at this fine medical manikin compilation on Oobject.

Ah, as natural as sitting with a real family…

My prognosis for this boy is not good…

Lest we neglect our feline companions…

See more here

Desktop Goodies 12/4

Posted in absurd, art, astronomy, comics, craft, decay, music, photography, retrofuturism, robots, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Sweet, decaying irony…

Did you ever have one of those days when you feel like the whole universe if flipping you off?

Let this remind us…STRESS: it’s never too early to start (or perhaps this is a label, referring to the role of the child in the family unit).

Rock(in’ knit) Lobster:

Long hair and bones…I relate (by Jessica Ward).

All heads must be watered regularly.

In poor taste? Perhaps. But I think it’s pretty funny (especially on those days when shopping seems like a real chore):

Two recent posts from the fabulous Surviving Sophia Walker:

For those who have not yet seen this amazing display:

I actually saw this sign in a doctor’s office. I want this printed on a T-shirt.

“If you are grouchy, irritable or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge for putting up with you.”

Very cool promo art for the band Dead Man’s Bones (love them!):

Retrofuturistic urban planning diagram:

Hmmm…what exactly is a gentleman to do in this scenario?

Anton Tang

Posted in installations, robots, sculpture with tags , , on August 30, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

The human tendency to anthropomorphize never gets old to me. I sit here, staring at inanimate objects, KNOWING they are inanimate…yet neurons keep firing in my brain that endow these objects with human pathos.

There’s been a trend of emotional robots surfacing around the Internet these days (I love every minute of it).

Anton Tang makes brilliant use of our inability to avoid feeling something for objects placed in human positions and situations in his series of tiny cardboard people placed around Singapore.


See many more, plus commentary in this post.

Artist site

See a descriptive post with many more examples here.