Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pink Wiener/Weiner? Bench


This wiener bench has been floating around the web and has been for sale for the past 82 days or so at etsy. I've been freakishly checking it on it semi-daily basis to see if it still around. It's still here, so I thought it was time to share, just in case you haven't seen it yet. Isn't she clever how she requests that you "Come play on my 369 rock hard wieners." haha..

Kudos to this woman from Philly for recycling or *upcycling materials, being creative and concocting pink sight-to-see, but I really wonder if anyone is ever going to buy it. It is not cheap.

*The word upcycling was coined by William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in their book on ecologically intelligent design, Cradle to Cradle. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value. Recycling often times is not considered upcycling. For instance, when plastic gets recycled and is mixed with other plastics, it then becomes a lesser quality product than it originally was.

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7 Comments:

At 10:41 AM, Blogger jenn said...

why pay $1500 for one weiner bench when you can buy a perfectly good weiner (wiener?) at top dog for $2.50?
and if you do the math, $1500=369 weiners vs. $1500=600 top dogs...

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger freshpinkstyle said...

yeah, i think you are right! that's a lot more weiners!

i am starting to think that this wiener/weiner (she spells it weird btw) bench is her marketing ploy to get you to her etsy site to get you to buy the other stuff. but still, maybe somebody will buy it one day? who would buy a weiner bench?

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Ajax said...

That is a lot of cock.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger ruzxs said...

wiener is the correct spelling. a "wiener" is person who comes from vienna, or as it's called in german, wien. in wien, they also make little sausage treats, also called "wieners". so if you are from vienna, you can proudly say "ich bin ein wiener!"

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger jenn said...

thanks for the clarification russ, but i still prefer the word "weiner"

 
At 9:48 AM, Anonymous mom said...

nice

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger PopPhilosopher said...

I wonder if the artist knows about Yayoi Kosama. She was a Japanese artist big in the '60s/'70s, and she was obsessed with dots and wieners, and she would cover entire chairs (or rooms, see below) with crafted, polka-dotted wieners. Eventually, she checked into a sanitorium, where she lives rather happily.

http://www.assemblylanguage.com/images/Kusama3.html

 

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