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‘Weird and wacky design: Grunt and squeak and squark with the animals…’

Posted in DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags , , on December 28, 2009 by echostains

I found these weird and wacky designs with an animal theme. I think  the singing deer’s head is hilarious!  He’s called Buck, apparently he’s meant to sit on your desktop…Skynyrd will never sound the same again.  The best though and in totally bad (as in bad is the new good) taste is ‘Rawhide’.  I think they should do a mule one singing ‘Mule train’ as it bangs a tray over its head….  Want the deer one? HERE

Doggy genes

I am  astounded (and I really shouldn’t be) but, Genealogy for dogs?  Test your dog’s DNA. I suppose this would be handy to establish pedigree, but it would be really amazing with a mongrel (a Heinz 57 variety kind of doggy).  Plus, who is to say if the ancestry is correct or not? there are no relatives who can come forward and confirm.  I find this most strange indeed, – but no doubt it will appeal to some, so  the link  is  HERE

the animal scales

Continuing with the animal theme, I rather like these wacky animal scales.  Instead of reading your weight in lbs stones or kilos, your weight comes out in rabbits, ducks, armadillos or even horses!  Imagine being the same weight as a cart horse!   What an incentive to lose weight eh!  I reckon I need to lose a few ducks (well maybe a gaggle of geese).  I think these scales are great fun, but perhaps a way to really drive it home is for the animals to make noises……buy them HERE

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Weird and Whacky Design: There’s something Puzzling about Cruet sets…(and Fishy)

Posted in DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags , , on September 8, 2009 by echostains

Well I don’t know what happened last night to WordPress, but try as I did, I could NOT get on here : frustratingly.  It seemed as if the site was down?   Anyway it’s working now,

I used to collect novelty cruets: I have several sets.  So I thought I’d try to find some whacky ones.  Here’s one I found earlier…MUCH earlier lol!

Carltonware cruet.  Mine is missing the mustard spoon and the base is a dark green

Carltonware cruet. Mine is missing the mustard spoon and the base is a dark green

I have this Carltonware one…but my spoon is missing.  There’s something so cute about these tomatoes, though the colour is a bit ambitious.  The only red tomatoes in our shops are a kind of ornagy red with tough skins, unless you buy the vine ones which are more expensive.  I digress…

Vintage silver penguin cruet set

Vintage silver penguin cruet set

These penguins are silver plated and cost over £1,000!  Seems a shame to use them doesn’t it?  I love the one with the little fish in his mouth.

rubiks-salt-pepper-mills...good job those condiments are just a twist away eh, or you could be all day!

This cruet set is a bit of a puzzle………. how interesting!  I thought at first glance that  you had to find the right combination before the salt and pepper came out…. whilst your dinner went cold!  But not to worry!  Those condimentss are just a twist away!

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