Five Things We Can’t Believe Exist – Vol. 09

| July 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

1. Daisy Balloon
These brilliant balloon dresses by artist Rie Hosokai and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada (known collectively as Daisy Balloon) are clearly not intended to be worn around a campfire. Instead, the inflatable works of art have been featured in galleries, museums, Japan’s Takashimaya department store, as well as on their mesmerizing online diary.



2. This Light Switch Plate
Hartland Plastics, known for their action figures of George Washingtons, Lone Rangers, and countless ponies, created this charming light switch cover in the 1960s. This nostalgic slice of religious paraphernalia shows our Savior coaxing two somewhat reluctant children to his “on” switch. While a seemingly nauseated, mad-as-hell Sally looks like she’s ready to punch Him, we’re pretty sure little Johnny is kind of into it, if truth be told. Look at ‘im, playing pocket-pool. Disgusting.



3. All of Kobi Levi’s Designs
This ridiculously imaginative footwear is the work of Israeli cobbler Kobi Levi. Yes, that “gum” is an actual heel. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny Levi’s jaw-dropping creativity — even the creepy mother-daughter shoe is oddly terrific — but it’s the slingshot sandal that is not only swoon-worthy but quite wearable. (KobiLeviDesigns)



4. The Willy Wonka Meme
This meme was hilarious roughly six months ago, but the problem is that its ubiquity has utterly diminished its snark and sting. The first version we saw was the North Face jacket slam  (“I bet you’ve been on so many adventures.”) and later, it was used to great effect for political commentary. Now, however, the same people who are still making these memes are the same people who, bug-eyed and drooling, lock eyes with you and guffaw: “I could tell you but I’d have to kill you first! Ah-ha-ha.” Really? Sit down: being butchered would be preferable, frankly. Although we were satirizing this meme when we created it with our Photoshopping wizardry, we still feel we should gut ourselves in an act of contrition.



5. The Mullet Skirt
Three years ago every midget in Manhattan crawled into a maxi-dress and ended up looking like she was wearing her grandmother’s nightgown. Now, every other woman is tripping around town in these  handkerchief’d mullet-sliced skirts looking like a million bucks five bucks’ worth of food stamps.  We’re certain that if tea-length leg amputations were the rage, these idiots would he hobbling about on nubs, which at least would make it easier for us to “accidentally” push them down the stairs.


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  1. Stephanie Wilkins says:

    That light switch! Jesus Glory Holin’ Christ!

    And yes, YES on the Gene Wilder meme. I loved its first incarnation as the North Face slam, but they are getting exponentially asinine. Same thing as those some-ecards things. It’s like our septugenarian aunts have been channeling all their best Maxine lines into this meme that won’t go away.

  2. Roy says:

    I would kill for a light switch plate like that!!

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