The easiest, lowest-investment neighborhood improvement you can make: eye bombing #Neighbors & Hoods#neighborhood#street art April 12 | Cat Rocketship I am a sucker for googly eyes. I keep buying them. FOR NO REASON. When I pass them in an aisle I black out, only coming to as I walk out of the store, several packs of googly eyes in my bag. Finally, I have a use for them: eyebombing. What is eyebombing? Eyebombing is the act of setting googly eyes on inanimate things in the public space. Ultimately the goal is to humanize the streets, and bring sunshine to people passing by. Oh I am IN! You know I'm way into bringing art to one's neighborhood, and this is an easy, cheap, low-risk way to do it — and you could even eye bomb around your office to liven it up! Here are a few great eyebombing finds, courtesy Eyebombing.com. Related Post Guerrilla art: neighborhood beautification without the blech Have you thought about yarn bombing your neighborhood playground? Is there a building on your street that needs aesthetic help? Use this street art inspiration... Read more I love this one's caption: "I'm a spoiled railing. People pet me all day!" As always, if you have photos of your own eyebombings, I hope to see them in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS DIY jersey maternity dress: an easy way to deal with summer heat during pregnancy NEXT 10 baby traveling essentials you didn't know you needed Show/Hide comments [ 21 ] Anthropomorphism is very, very funny to me. For some reason talking fruit is especially funny. Love the eyebombing! 2 agree Reply here in NYC there's A LOT of googly eyeing going on…much of it with googly eye cru stickers… http://www.thegooglyeyecru.com/ yep. they've been at it for a LOOOOOOONG time. the best is finding really creative placements of them….awesomesauce. i'm all in favor! Reply I AM SO DOING THIS. I'm way into making faces be on things. As evidenced by my office phone and monitor. 2 agree Reply …is that railing on the bottom in Omaha? It looks like a railing I know… This could be the answer to so many things in our neighborhood that just need a little something… Reply BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 1 agrees Reply Not exactly the same thing, but one of our neighbors spray-painted a happy face on their trash can and it always makes me smile when I pass it on trash day. 1 agrees Reply i do this randomly & didn't know it was a "thing" – this is AWESOME!! i work on a college campus & like doing things like this during midterms & finals week to liven spirits. some of my coworkers LOVE it, and have no idea it's me (which i love). i can't wait to check out more pictures of others doing this – thank you for sharing! 2 agree Reply I work at a college and do the same thing! I figure college students need a smile sometimes, and appreciate the humor. College staff, too. 🙂 1 agrees Reply This is awesome! It's like when the deer crossing signs near my parents' place mysteriously develop red sticker noses around the holiday season. It's creative, cute and not hurting anything. 4 agree Reply Great idea! Reply YAY!!!! I <3 googly eyes and will now be carrying them on my person. Also, favorite thing for me to do is to stick googly eyes on my dog's butt and make her wag her tail. It's even funnier with a dog with a nub tail. Reply I have a nubby dog. I am so putting googly eyes on his nub. Reply LOVE IT. I'm so glad this is a thing that exists. I did it to my netbook during NaNoWriMo (with a felt moustache that my child later ripped off), and the thing garnered both amused smiles and horrified looks. (I liked to think the people across from me felt like my computer was staring at them. Knowing they were looking at porn.) Reply I love how each one seems to have a different expression, even though it's just the same eyes on otherwise faceless objects. I am so tempted to do this, and probably will when I start my new job next month (I already know it's the type of office where googly eyes would be appreciated). I'd have to be careful what I stuck them to of mine though because I have a really hard time parting with anything that has a face. 1 agrees Reply I have also seen the googly eye thing on the Twitters by @annewheaton (@wilw Wil Wheaton's wife) and @bonniegrrl They use the hashtag #vandaleyes Reply OMGDUH!!! I have a whole box of googly eyes… and this is SO fun!!!! EVERYTHING is happier with googly eyes, totally doing this!!! Reply i totally have 3 bags of varying sized goggly eyes in a drawer….. i shall move them to my handbag… along with a tube of glue and a roll of double sided tape…. Reply Related: From EPICponyz 3 agree Reply For all the Magic: The Gathering fans out there… http://magiccardswithgooglyeyes.tumblr.com/ You're welcome. You will laugh for hours and not even know why. Reply Haha–I love this! I just made a display typeface out of googly eyes–I bought 3800 of them (OY!). And…I have lots of extras so this sounds like an awesome idea. Reply I'm pretty sure that last one is in Omaha. It looks like the stairs at Heartland of America Park. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.