This post first appeared on Regretsy in July of 2011
If I was your city, I’d throw chunks of metal at you too.
I read that as “blow chunks,” which I think might be more appropriate.
The use of the halogen light bulb in this way would piss off even Al Gore.
That is a CFL, not a halogen.
Maybe she broke a few and the mercury fumes got to their brain.
CFL – FJL – WTF – wait, I think I’m on to something here – JFK – KFC… Nope, I was just hungry. Go about you business.
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Words fail me.
Then why comment?
Sarcasm…I like it.
I dunno. The shadows might look kind of neat when it’s lit up. Or that could just be the Ny-Quil talking.
if your nyquil is talking you need to cut back on the LSD… or craft something for Etsy.
Sure, add a shroud of some kind- cloth, etc over the cage, so as just to see the shadows, and it might be an interesting accent light. Maybe.
Once a bunch of moths got under the shroud and started flying into the light it would be a hell of a show. The cat would be up all night.
If by “shroud” you mean “hefty garbage bag”, and by “shadows” you mean “someone could toss that hefty bag into the trash”, then I think this could all work out in the end.
“dropping berries on my head” i think she means a guy named Barry dropped her on her head.
I thot she meant dingleberries.
When a bird craps on your head you can just shake your fist at it… or make this thing as a warning to other birds.
Despite all my rage I am still just a lamp in a cage.
Not enough thumbs up available for that!
Are you sure the city isn’t throwing chunks of metal at the seller’s head and just keeps missing.
She blinded me…with bad crafts. Could anyone look directly at this “lamp?”
That was my thought. The idea isn’t terrible, but having that bare bulb is going to make it hard to be near this thing.
Yes – you could actually take this idea and make it pretty by painting it a nice color, lining the inside with sheer fabric, and putting cut outs of bird shapes inside to create a shadow.
Then hang it up as a warning to my pets, that if they don’t behave they’ll end up as the silouettes. “See what happens to bad birds?”
Aaaand the conure is taunting me (again).
And by not taking a $2 lamp rewiring kit straight out of the package and just letting the weight of the cage rest on the socket and put stress on the cord, instead of actually mounting it to something.
The execution is obscenely lazy for $99, and makes me wonder where else in her house lampshades are sitting directly on the bulbs.
My favourite part is how it has been hung in a tree with a lightbulb and cable and everything.
Also if someone dropped berries on my head I’d be pretty hacked off with them, just sayin’.
The sad thing is that the concept isn’t terrible. It just requires someone to apply a little actual talent and give-a-fuck-ness.
I don’t even think it would take much talent.. just give-a-fuck enough to attache a small cheap lamp dome to the top
I think some of that metal hit her head, and she is mistaking concussion symptoms for creativity.
It appears that the birds have flown their coop.
And of course, we must ask, why does no one cry for the (assumed) dead birds?
The new unpainted cell version has gone up a wee tad since last year.
looks like a case of tetanus waiting to happen
Years ago, “Shabby Chic” meant something. Besides “garbage,” I mean.
because no one cries for the dead birds!
She needs to quit wandering through that city of creativity and find a much more creative one!
Shhh. I think the city of creativity only exists in her head. She might get violent if you invalidate her delusions.
I don’t know… I don’t think they’re berries….
Residents of Creativity City! You are advised to stay indoors and avoid crafting until the hail of “berries” has moved on to Arcata.
Ooooh! I’m seeing a chandelier made out of that chain-link fencing that someone must have tried to throw over the top of her. Now, all she needs is someone to scale a pole and steal a streetlight so that she can hang it artfully by the industrial sized cable. Can’t imagine the price tag on that one though if the $10 she has into this one is any indication.
I’m sorry, when I look at that it just looks like a heat lamp at the supermarket designed to keep the cooked chickens warm. Poor birds.
Wow, that looks cheep.
but the beautiful design is poultry in motion.
Oh do go-on-o.
bats are rodents >=(
YOUR PUN IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.
well, i guess they’re not rodents either. BUT STILL.
Both bats and birds produce guano. The pun stays. Nice try.
*pining for the fjords*
You know there’s a problem when the city of creativity starts bullying you.
Nothing better than a metal object dangling from an electrical cord. I’m certain it’s 100% UL approved and safe.
That is one of the most budget stabs at creativity I have ever seen.
You could go to the dump with a friend and stand 100 feet apart and grab the first thing each of your feet touches and throw it at each other and the resulting collision would be better than this piece o’ shit.
As someone who works in found objects, this is about as offensive and fucking lazy as it gets. A HUNDRED DOLLARS???!!! I’d ask them for $25 just to bring it back to the dump.
I confess I threw an “old chunk of metal” at their feet. It was still a perfectly good bear trap but could have been repurposed as a celery/carrot chopper maybe a sconce?
You’re-in-all up to your waist!
That’s “waste” to you, dearie.
If threading a (manufactured) lamp wire through the bars of a (manufactured) cage and sticking some (manufactured) birds to it qualifies as “hand-made” then I’m in! I’m off to get raw materials to make hand-made furniture for my new shop “Ikeastsy”
Ooooo, Ikeastsy! I do love a new descriptive term.
“Ikeastsy”: screwing shit to other shit.
I start to believe more and more that Etsy is made up of talented people, wannabe talented people, and hoarders with an excuse. Where else would you find all the crap to glue to other crap people? Get help for it!
Points for creativity… it’s non-functional and ugly, but I’m pretty sure no one else has ever thought of it.
I’m sure lots of people thought of it, just no one had the audacity to carry through with it. It’s like one of those ideas you get when you’re hammered- you don’t actually do it once you’ve slept it off.
Most of these are better done.
A vain hope…
If she used an old fashioned birdcage, that would be fine. I’ve actually wanted one of them for ages, though it will have to wait until I get my own place, so I can hang it from the ceiling.
This birdcage is pretty ugly, even for it’s intended purpose of imprisoning a budgie or a canary. Sticking a candle and spray painting it red isn’t going to change that.
That’s farm type chick wire over her crawl space opening in the background … basement chickens…
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