Thursday, June 23, 2011

Home Kitsch Cabin

{If you like kitsch, and let's face it...we know you should definitely check out the current opening at the Czech Center New York. And lucky for you out of towners, if you can't get over here...I took lots-o-photos for you!}

The exhibition, called Home Art, is up from June 16 until September 15, 2011.  It is an amazing exhibit of folk designs found in the Czech home from the 1950s to the 1980s. 

On the left, that is a vase made entirely of these sticks that for some reason are a common household item in the Czech Republic. Behind the vase is a pattern rolled on with a special roller, there are a few different designs shown at the exhibit..all super 70's and awesome.  Very sputnik.
This is so glittery and amazing. 
Left: Christmas tree stand, Right: poodle cover for secret drinkers.
See! You can hide your bottles with this creepy crochet or knit poodle, genius!
Left: hilarious device to keep coins, put coin on little weighted area and hand comes out and grabs it. Fun for the kids!
Band made of bottle caps.
Ridiculous and elaborate cigarette dispenser, made of those sticks again!
The handle on this purse is just amazing.  On the right: why yes, that is a boob wood...with a crown.

I highly suggest you check this out in person if you are in the NYC area.  Don't forget to grab a traditionally poured beer at Hospoda,  after checking out the opening.  This exhibit made me want to create my own hideous Chemlon tapestry or poodle vodka cover.  Time to get to work!


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