18 posts tagged Decoration
18 posts tagged Decoration
What a lovely princess of kitsch! This awesome Kentucky Derby Hat, sporting not one, but two fabulous pink flamingos and wreathed in huge roses was photographed by Jeff Haynes.
If you ask us (and we’re so glad you did), there’s no such thing as a home decked out with too many tentacles. The “Octo-Labra” and the Octopus Punch Bowl, both offered by The Source Collection, seem like they would add the sort of of high-end natural elegance that you just can’t get by asking a live octopus to hold your candles or your punch. We know they’re intelligent creatures, but that doesn’t mean we’d trust them not to wander off with our lights and beverages. In fact, they might actually do it on purpose just to save themselves a trip to the store.
[via Laughing Squid]
For a series entitled Bottom Feeders, New York-based ceramic artist Mary O’Malley created a variety of wonderful porcelain teacups, saucers, teapots, and vases adorned with and inhabited by a variety of “porcelain crustaceans.” Mary’s pieces don’t appear to be made by hand. Instead they look as though they spent ages on the ocean floor where they were overtaken and inhabited by all sorts of undersea creatures before being brought to the surface for display.
If you head over to Mary O’Malley Etsy shop you’ll find many original pieces from the Bottom Feeders series available for purchase. They’re perfect for your next underwater-themed high tea or a meeting of your local Lovecraftian
cult book club.
Someone played a cruel trick on the Easter Bunny. He thought he was decorating a big, beautiful egg. It’s a perfectly harmless thing for a bunny to do. That is, assuming the egg wasn’t laid by a Xenomorph. A good day for a freshly hatched facehugger is a bad day for pretty much anyone else.
We aren’t sure who created this gruesome Easter masterpiece. If you know who is responsible for producing such awesomeness, please let us know.
[via The Huffington Post]
The couple has been decorating their tree in this fashion for over 40 years now and, as you can see in the photos above, this year the Easter tree is looking more splendid than ever.
Photos by Jens Meyer
[via Design You Trust]
Feast your eyes on these awesome sets of pop culture-themed Easter Eggs. So many eggs! Each and every one of these eggs was hand-painted by Rene Lopez, aka DeviantARTist Rene-L.
The best part is, this isn’t even all of them. In fact we’ve barely scratched the surface. Head over to Rene’s DeviantART gallery to view them all.
[via Obvious Winner]
“a traditional Japanese hair ornament that’s often worn on special occasions and accompanied by a kimono. Although they’ve been around for thousands of years, their popularity peaked in the mid-1800s as they evolved from a simple stick into rather extravagant form. And even though it’s been in decline along with many customary garments and accessories, the tradition is still very much alive and well.”
Sakae uses resin to create these incredibly awesome floral kanzashi. Depending upon their complexity, one piece can take between 3 and 30 days to complete.
Her inspiration to create was a common one: “I saw a girl dressed up for coming-of-age day and I thought she would look just perfect with a blue, translucent hair ornament. But nothing of the sort existed. So I decided to make one. Up until that point I had never made anything.”
Photos by Osamu Yamazaki
[via Spoon & Tamago]
We had a problem around the office. Now that we have three sizes of Googly Eyes for sale, how do we display them in a way that people will understand which googly is which? The picture above is the first thing that popped into our heads. On the tree you see Giant Googly Eyes (7” diameter). The pig is wearing our Big Googly Eyes (3” diameter). The toast has been personified using Emergency Googly Eyes (1/2” to 1-3/16” diameter).
As soon as we come up with something better, we’ll post it.