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Weird Kid Club

Posted in craft, dolls, fashion, kitsch, skulls and skeletons, wish list with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Weird Kid Club has a small collection of laser cut, hand finished lapel pins that are pretty great.

A Kewpie doll! I love the Kewpie doll.
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The other ones are cool too.
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I’d definitely wear this little feminine skull.
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Weird Kid Club

Desktop Goodies 6/3

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, cats, comics, dolls, humor, kitsch, makeup, monsters, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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IDEA!
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Everyone should know this.
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Ah, refreshing summer treats.
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Gorgeous!
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This looks like an awesome model kit.
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I love this painting. Such a sense of longing.
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I left the trademark that says “for personal purposes only,” because I imagine all of us have ultra-cute kitten purposes.
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On the other hand, I see no earthly purpose for this:
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So…extra crotch room for Chuck Norris style kicks was a selling point?
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A turtle skeleton, just because.
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Incredible makeup job.
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The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Posted in cats, kitsch, puppets, video with tags , , , on April 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I hope I’m able to get to Los Angeles and visit the The Bob Baker Marionette Theater before it closes down. This landmark theater, created in 1962 out of a run down old shop, may not be anything special on the outside…but has been described as a “giant velvet 1960’s Christmas present” on the inside.

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There is no stage, leaving little separation between the audience and the show (many guests sit on the floor). All of the marionettes have so much character, and the theater’s inventory now exceeds 3,000 of them according to a recent article.
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Has anyone visited this theater? What did you you think?
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The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Ilona Sampovaara

Posted in art, kitsch, surreal with tags , , on February 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Ilona Sampovaara paints fabulously kitschy, anthropormorphic cats and dogs (as well as some still life and human girls).

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Some of them evoke what I can only call a rather brilliant discomfort for the viewer (why isn’t there a term for the opposite of uncanny valley, meaning the sense of unease that can arise when something is incredibly far from natural looking?).
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And some are just sweet n’ silly.
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She has some great postcard sets (I’m partial to this one).
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Ilona Sampovaara

Thank you for sharing this with me, Rachel!❤

Holiday Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, krampus, meat, skulls and skeletons, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

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Meaty-Christmas

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Most of the pics in this post require no comment…but don’t skip this androgynous, anthropomorphic pothead (see what I did there?). I find its lean, wiry body very disconcerting.
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The WitchDoctor

Posted in animation, film, kitsch, puppets, stop motion, tiki with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Thank you Shivers of Delight for pointing me to this stop motion animation Kickstarter by Screen Novelties.

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I love the concept:
Welcome to a magical realm of dense jungles, fiery volcanoes, and iridescent lagoons. Meet the WITCHDOCTOR, the overzealous protector of this mysterious archipelago. He’s ready for action with his shiny cauldron, potent elixirs, and shrunken heads. There’s only one problem… The Witchdoctor STINKS at magic. When he mixes a potion or casts a spell, watch out!

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The film will use hand built props, sets, puppets, special effects and black-light to bring their classic Tiki influences (they also site George Pal, Karel Zeman, Rankin/Bass, Jim Henson, Lotte Reiniger, and Ray Harryhausen as influences…YES PLEASE!) to life in a creative, modern fashion. I can’t wait to see this!

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Vintage Caterpillar Thimble Holder

Posted in craft, kitsch, vintage with tags , , on August 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I just transformed a room in my house into a craft studio, but it’s conspicuously missing a 1940’s Celluloid Caterpillar Thimble Holder.

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This specimen was actually won on Ebay by an avid self proclaimed Thimble Psycho in 2007. I love that his/her whole blog is dedicated to thimbles. Ah, the tiny treasures one can collect.

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