Posts Tagged ‘chamber of horrors’

The babies-of-different-races-and-white-soldiers toy genre

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Why does my cringe list contain so many toys or toy-like objects? I like many toys. But not really this one. This toy was in the house for as long as I can remember while my sisters and I were growing up. It arrived as a hand-me-down but no one could remember from where or whom.

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Cringe List, Part 1: Alessi

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I always meant to initiate a regular feature about bad design but for a long time I didn’t have the heart for it. For one thing, finding insincere design is like shooting fish in a barrel. For another it’s not very nice. And finally I could never match the comprehensive inventories of horror to be found at Ugly House Photos or Eurobad ’74.

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