Ok, fine: you don’t want to over-do it with ridiculous novelty shit in your house. But a few stupidly hilarious accents here and there? Come on. I know you’re feeling me on some Pac-Man wall decals or Hitchcockian bloody bathmat. Come with me while I pick out the best of the novelty mish-mash from Perpetual Kid, including soft-serve laps, retro door-stops, TARDIS USB hub, and the perfect Edgar Allan Poe painting for your goth foyer…
As always with this sort of thing, click the image for more info!
Ok, ok. I’ll stop now. Like I said: you have to be very careful with novelty home decor… one minute you’re like “HA HA RETRO ARMY MEN DOOR STOP!” and the next minute you’re all “OMG WUT, YOU DON’T LIKE MY SUNSHINE RAINBOW YARN LATCH KIT!?”
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I see “TARDIS” and I follow. All homes should have something fun, like our oval framed print of a leopard wearing an eye patch and a fancy suit.
My old roommates sold me on moving in with them because of their painting of a partly anthropomorphic unicorn with boobs wearing a camo bikini.
We have a 44″x22″ framed canvas print of the Brandon Bird painting “No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford” in our dining nook (http://www.brandonbird.com/sega_ford.html ours has a bright aqua background). It gives the room a bit of whimsy.
I have been DYING to get that print for ages, we’re about to move and i think it’s an absolute must.
This is my dream post…
I wonder if my dog would drink out of that toilet water dish? No matter what dish of fresh, clean water I leave for him, he always drinks out of the toilet.
I have the TARDIS hub. It works very well. Plus whenever I need a pick-me-up, I just press the sign on the door to hear the brakes and pretend The Doctor is coming to take me, my husband, and son away to explore space and time. Best novelty investment ever, since it does a job we already needed (usb port expansion) and one we didn’t expect- we always know who likes Doctor Who when they come in the house and see it.
I have a Dalek clock that serves a similar function. I bought it back when I was single and lived in a tiny flat, and I needed a clock, but men I dated won points if they recognized it.
“Ok, fine: you don’t want to over-do it with ridiculous novelty shit in your house.”
Yes. Yes, I do.
I’ve also got the Tardis hub. only thing: it goes off every time you plug or unplug something. so it might not be really work friendly or if you constantly need to swap devices. It’s super cute though!
I don’t know if this is quite “novelty”, or if it’s more “intentionally tacky”.
The Goodwill by my work once had an influx of shellacked wooden plaques of kittens. Like .. fancy pieces of wood with magazine photos of kittens, heavily varnished. I bought one because I found it hilarious, though it now hangs by my stairs and I enjoy it. I’ve also given one to each of my friends that have moved into a new place in the past year … One is a good sport and keeps his above his dining table (in an apartment otherwise filled with computers and sciencey stuff), but my female friend probably threw hers away.
My mom found one of those toilet dog dishes at a yard sale and gave it to me as a “goofy gift” after I adopted my dog. Alas, it leaked like crazy. Now it’s just that weird, bulky object that gets packed last minute whenever I move because I don’t know how to get rid of it…
People who grew up in the 80s: remember the kids’ rooms on sitcoms? AWESOME NOVELTY SHIT EVERYWHERE. It was always my dream. A chair shaped like a hand, a stoplight, a neon flamingo (I think that one was Full House!), a racecar bed…the closest I’ve come is having a Rubik’s Cube ottoman. How did I let that dream die? Thanks for reminding me though! I think our bay window needs an ice cream cone lamp…
Oh my. For me that was the whole point of becoming an adult…to full my home with wit and hilarity via awesome crap I can’t live without. Its a life pursuit.
I have a life sized fully posable gorilla, a suit of armor, a round bed from the a Las Vegas hotel suite from the 70s, a huge fake moustache collection as decor, a giant pair of scissors GIANT, my medicine cabinet is rigged with jokes..I could go on forever don’t even get me started on googly eyes oversized stuff, hilarious baked goods and rubber chickens
cheers to life’s novelties and general tongue in cheek fun
adisplayed fake moustache collection
so… when do we get a home tour?!
Seriously, I would love to see this home. 🙂
In my experience people like homes full of ridiculous novelty shit; it’s like going to a museum. I’ve actually got a cabinet of curiosities; a glass-topped display case of just weird stuff I’ve had since I was a kid. People (well, cool people, anyway) seem to like it.
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