Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
These Lego tableaus are pretty amazing. A far cry from the usual Lego art -- Abu Ghraib torture scenes and Obama's Inauguration. All we need is Aretha's hat...maybe they just couldn't do the bow justice. Even great artists have their limits.
The Guardian has a fun piece about Lego's popularity (there are apparently 62 Lego pieces for every person on the planet):
...with a photo gallery:
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Douglas and Nick, this one's for you.
Both of these are soap (actually, vegan soap).
Super Bacon Cheeseburger Vegan Soap:
Cookies n Cream Vegan Soap:
German Chocolate Bundt Cake Soap:
Strawberry Swirl Cupcake Soap:
If it weren't for the built-in SARS guard (?), this design would seem to be straight out of the 80s.
On a related note, does anyone else think this looks like something from a musical interlude on Flight of the Conchords?
Ruffeo SARS Guard Double Barrel:
I'm going to go out on a limb and declare these literary-spoof fart matches questionable in just about every way. If only I knew someone who works at Penguin...wait a minute....
Set of 3 Literary Lites:
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Things are tough all over. But you and I could have it worse. We could be mermaids made of felt, destined for a life of bloat and sag (without the benefit of underwire, Eileen Fisher, and hair products). Count your blessings.
Felt mermaid with red hair and green tail:
Felt mermaid with black and lilac spiky hair:
This is obviously an April Fools joke. Everyone knows that hand-crafted bathroom wipes are made of cotton, and come in convenient reusable squares:
Crocheted toilet paper scarf:
This creeps me out. The $400 price tag is arguably even more disturbing.
Says the seller:
Wigged with Tibetan lamb, Tarbh is dressed in linen, microsuede, and leather. His horns are polymer clay, and he holds an artificial rose.
Do we have a sale?
OOAK Polymer Clay Mythology Sculpture Minotaur Art Doll:
Posted by Marian at 6:42 AM
Friday, March 27, 2009
Bitter herbs never looked so cozy.
Passover Seder Plate Pattern:
Combine this stylish torso-warmer with a shrug, some arm-warmers, and wrist cozies to create something almost as warm as a sweater.
As seen on the Martha Stewart Show, apparently. Maybe this is one of the other creations she learned how to make while in the big house? (Remember her famous liberation-night poncho?)
Ribbed bustier pattern:
I don't understand the appeal of food-shaped soap. Whose idea was this? And can you think of anything nastier than washing your hands with this unfortunately realistic creation? And of course, it will only get nicer looking as the days and weeks go by. Yuck.
Hot dog soap:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
You know what? I kind of love these too -- as anyone named Marian Theresa would.
It's a good thing my 93-year-old grandmother doesn't go online. This way she'll be surprised when I give her one of these at Easter. I think I'll go with Padre Pio, whose brilliant, neurotic-friendly quote I like to remind myself of from time to time (no joke!). As you can see, it's sewn onto his butt here: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Wise words, people.
Saint Therese of Lisieux Softie:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22541905
St. Maria Goretti Softie:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22174717
Saint Padre Pio Softie:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22004315
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Whoever this bizarre and tragic LaTi doll is, she has finally found a way to keep her disproportionately tiny hands toasty.
Rainbow Coloured - Mittens for Blythe, LaTi:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22284526
Sometimes a whimsical family-friendly creation is just a...
...startling indication of your latent desires?
Amigurumi Crochet - Zeobleez Monster Red:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22678308
Amigurumi Crochet - Zeobleez Monster Green:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=22678534
Amigurumi Crochet - Zeobleez Monster Orange:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22678739
This sweet, befuddled little person makes me smile. What's going on here? Monkey hat, red tutu, middle of the desert...this isn't an Etsy listing, it's Anne Heche's lost weekend all over again. (Just kidding!) But seriously, this is a strange little tableau, no? Who wears fire-engine red with latte and oatmeal?
Mini Monkey Flap Hat - Latte with Oatmeal Trim:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22701935
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Readers of the world, whatever kind of cover or cozy you fancy is OK by me. For the love of my day job, just keep reading.
Pink Giraffe eBook Reader Case:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22345899
Friday, March 20, 2009
This could be fine. But if the gambit persists year after year, this hat is going to get heavy with felted candles, and the gag is going to get tired, along with the child's neck muscles.
Happy 1st Birthday Cupcake Hat by Sew Cute Sweets:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22555366
Nothing says quality wine like a football logo, particularly in the off season. Also, is this bottle sitting on someone's bed pillow? I find that disconcerting.
For a touch of class, serve in non-plastic stemware.
Pittsburgh Steelers Wine Bottle Gift Bag:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22238493
Posted by Marian at 12:53 PM
It's hard to imagine wearing this,but it's even harder to imagine what I would say if a colleague showed up wearing it, or a friend...or anyone. It really does pose an advanced challenge in the social graces department. Suggestions?
Gray crowned crane felted necklace:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The money goes to charity. Every other aspect of these images is a little worrisome, no?