Weirdomatic goes bananas

Over at Weirdomatic, fotb Irina Alexandra has posted a gallery of banana-shaped household products.  I found these especially charming:

Banana Vases

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New Post on Weirdomatic

FotB Alexandra has posted a new gallery on her terrific site, Weirdomatic.  The title is “Happy Things Pictures,” and it’s irresistible. 

Where Volkswagens Come From

Via Weirdomatic:

Yin and Yang

New post on Weirdomatic: Carnivorous Plants

FotB Alexandra has posted another of her well-curated photo galleries at Weirdomatic, this time focusing on plants that eat animals.

Underground homes

To some, the idea of an underground house will suggest the early Stone Age.  To others, it will suggest James Bond attacking a bunch of guys in jumpsuits.  To some, however, it suggests a great deal more than that, as Alexandra documents at Weirdomatic.

New Posts on Weirdomatic

After a hiatus of several weeks, two new galleries have gone up at one of our favorite sites, Weirdomatic.  The title of “Mary Poppins Lost Her Umbrella” reminded me of Hester Goodman’s “The Mary Poppins Experience“; the pictures in the gallery don’t have much to do with Mary Poppins, but show a number of interestingly designed umbrellas.  Such as:

The other gallery, “The Invisible One,” is a tribute to artist Liu Bo-Lin, who paints himself to match  his surroundings.  The effect is to make him seem transparent, or at least translicent.  For example:

And here’s a video from “The Mary Poppins Experience”:

More art with clothespins

The other day, I posted about a gallery of artistic use of clothespins on Weirdomatic, and an eerily similar gallery posted on another site a few weeks later.  An artist named Gerry Steca has been working in clothespins for years; here are a couple of his pieces.  For more examples, visit his site.

A monumental piece

A monumental piece

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Clothespins

Not that telegraph keys are much in demand these days, but this is a fully functional model,

Not that telegraph keys are much in demand these days, but this model is fully functional

Alexandra is a friend of the blog, and she maintains a great site called Weirdomatic.  It consists of photo galleries, each taking a design concept that would seem improbable and illustrating it with the work of many artists who have approached it.  The latest is devoted to art using clothespins as a theme.  She doesn’t post very often, but each gallery she does put on her site shows great care.  Not only does each of her galleries include examples sufficient to illustrate the theme effectively, but each is arranged in a strikingly creative, suggestive way. 

Another site I often check for pictures illustrating offbeat design concepts is called Crooked Brains.  Weirdomatic fans are lucky if Alexandra posts once a month; Crooked Brains often posts several times in one day, and its galleries are also consistently interesting, if not quite as meticulously cultivated as Alexandra’s.  I wondered how they did it.  When I found this gallery that was published on Crooked Brains on 9 October, I began to think that I had figured out how they did it.

The return of Weirdomatic?

Weirdomatic collects interesting pictures from around the web.  It was one of my favorite sites for quite a while.  It stopped updating last year, but now there’s a new gallery up.  I certainly hope it’s a sign of things to come. 

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Masks

Halloween may be over, but that’s no reason to put all the masks away until next year.  The masks below are among several Indonesian masks featured in this gallery on weirdomatic.