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26 September 2009 @ 10:54 am
[rage] sexuality and decorations  
Charlies & Marie have these Park Planters.

Here's the description from the website:
OK, so you live in the city, and there's a park in the neighborhood and every once in a while you take a stroll. And because your park is no different than any other park in any other metropolitan city, it attracts all kinds of people. Some normal, like you, some weird, and some, well, let's just not go there now…

But actually, that's exactly where Tristan Zimmermann, designer extraordinaire went. Drawing inspiration from the bonsai, the Park Planters were created to elevate the common household plant to the status of full grown tree. The potted plant becomes the backdrop for an urban park scene. This is the first in a series of two different park scenes investigating the dark side of the park, the stuff that happens when the sun goes down and you're not supposed to play in the park any more. You'll find a lost salesman, a flasher a gay couple and a mugger, with no two scenes being alike ensuring the autonomy of each piece. Beautifully crafted out of porcelain each set contains a plate, the planter base and two parts of the lid, one blank and one with the scene of your choice.

The entire planter is 6.5" high and 6.5" x 6.5" wide (at the top) - 16,5 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm - and made out of off white porcelain. Get all 4 and recreate your local park in your apartment.

And, okay, it's kind of cute. I like things that aren't all that sexual being transformed into something subtly sexual (or not so subtly), but that's not the point here. The point here is that I am bothered by equating a gay couple with a mugger. (To a lesser extent, I'm also bothered by equating a gay couple with a flasher. The salesman is less problematic, except a salesman is frequently annoying in media and also, lost. Confused. The big problem is the gay couple and the mugger.)
 
 
Current Mood: still sick, also frustrated