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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In tomorrow's Happy Clapper news


Expect to see this photo zinging around the Happy Clapper end of the blogosphere tomorrow followed by a zillion "Swoon!"s and "J'adore!"s.  

A Brooklyn artist formerly in the employ of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (natch) has been collecting orphaned gloves and mittens for years.  In December, he paired them up and framed them captioning each with its discovery details.

That sound you just heard was my optic nerves detaching because my eyes rolled so hard.

26 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

Oh for fuck's sake

ps word verification is upset

David said...

It'd be more fun to sew them all together into a big fat finger-y scarf.

Appletree said...

perfect for a preschool

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

Just about to head to bed...you'll have me laughing in my sleep with this one.
J

erin@designcrisis said...

Blatant ripoff of Nick Cave's work -- minus the edge, of course.

http://www.clairebarliant.com/artwriting/nick-cave/

Savvy Gab said...

Once more, thanks for the laugh. Glad to know I'm not alone snapping my optic nerves with these sorts of things...

Robin said...

Oh Raina, j'adore your snarkaliciousness.

NK said...

agree, love the floor lamp thought :)

brismod said...

I wonder if he does the same things with lost undies?

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I agree it would be amazing in a preschool or in a children's playroom or nursery. What a great concept.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

SGM said...

I do some gross things in my gloves, like drag the super-big trashcan to the curb, and of course kids do really disgusto things to/with their gloves. I am therefore a little hesitant about this art.

Jane said...

Oh j'adore. For a children's room. Maybe.

Otherwise it's just Dickensian and creepy, guvnor.

only a movie said...

I love you, Raina. ;-)Thanks for making me laugh oh-so-early in the morning.

thewelcomehome said...

It's the ultimate lost and found. Maybe someone will claim them.

nkp said...

I defer to Mrs. Woog, only to add, if there was no accompanying photo I would have had a hard time believing this was true.

hush said...

What @ Jane said: "Otherwise it's just Dickensian and creepy, guvnor." Word.

Blue Piranha said...

Oh, boy. Why anyone would care is beyond me.

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Suh-NAP goes the optic nerve.

Juliet said...

I did see this with done with single shoes of the child they belonged to for those sentimental hoarders. But I'm not into stranger apparel.

WPZ - Sandy said...

I LOVE David's idea of a finger-y scarf... almost a little Campana brothers...

life, in small chunks said...

What if someone came in and said "Oh my god - there's my mitten I've been looking for! I need it back." That might be funny. Or maybe it's just me...

ita darling! said...

i am getting so tired of the nouveau boheme aesthetic. "it's FOUND".. and then you take a picture of slighty impovrished space with your crocheted rocks on your fourth hand sofa in the morning sunlight and SWOONS happen all over designsponge for days. mittens schmittens. im hungover and cranky at work.

Eileen said...

I'm smitten. Just kidding. If I'm ever smitten with anything, you have my permission to euthanize me.

My sister did this about 15 years ago with some of our own mismatched mittens-- knitted by our grandma-- that survived our childhood.

So, despite the fact that I think the overall effect is cool, I'm calling it derivative-- because I dont get to toss that word around very often and it makes me feel smug.

dwr said...

My inner grinch is not amused.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

You my friend are on a roll today...and I luv it.
Mittens, muffs, framed or not, it's all weird to me.
I live in warmer climes, you see.
However, uber-intrigued by the revamped Talbots -- saying mantras to return as J. Moore in a next life.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Bromeliad said...

I think it rolled so hard, it detached at the back of your knee.