Whoo Could Resist This Cuddly Crochet Owl Blanket?

Have you ever wished you could be a bird? Now you can, with a little help from MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. She’s created a cozy owl blanket that, when worn, looks like you’re a nocturnal creature with a penchant for mice. The crochet pattern is similar to a fringe throw, but it has a playful twist—the large owl eyes, tiny pointed nose, and feathery ears double as a wearable hood. So, forget your sweatshirt. Now, you can curl up on your couch and stay extra warm as your torso and head are covered. Continue reading »

Chimeric, Horrific, Cuddly Stuffed Animals

Pam and Robyn in San Francisco run an Etsy store called Frankestuffies, selling “monsters for lovies or lovies for monsters, lovingly re-assembled by hand from cleaned, recycled and, um, dismembered stuffed animals”: Octo-Gorillas, Platy-Mice, Beaver-Crabs, Baboon-Tigers — and more! Continue reading »

Early 1900s Portrait Studio Used Cuddly Cat As Adorable Prop

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Arnold Genthe, a Berlin-born photographer, worked a New York portrait studio. He sought to capture the human essence of his subjects, to go beyond a “commonplace record of clothes and a photographic mask.” He used an unobtrusive camera and would not tell the subject when he was going to make the exposure.
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The Cuddly: A Giant Teddy Bear in Warsaw

“The Cuddly” by Iza Rutkowska of forms and shapes foundation created a massive teddy, a friend from childhood as a response to current statues in Warsaw |mainly wartime or social statues| to invite people to interact with him, climbing, hugging and also giving the residents of Warsaw the sense of experience of “public friend”. The Cuddly moves around the streets of Warsaw, and soon will fly to another cities and places around the world. Continue reading »