Welcome to Wacky Window Works
Wise men say that windows are the eyes to the soul. On the other hand, it is also said that fools go where wise men fear to tread.
If all that is true, then these wacky window displays must have been created by some very sassy souls or else those with decidedly delightful funnybones.
So, if you have ever been told that you come from a long lineage of those with discombulated DNA, then there's a future for you in the burgeoning new field of intriguing, interestly-different interior design.
Unless you are an inveterate window-shopper who possesses an oddball sense of humor, these wonderfully weird pieces of amusing artwork may lead you to unavoidable scratching of the cerebellum. Or worse yet, they may oblige you to engage in a tantalizing tickling of the tummy.
Therefore dear readers, please proceed at your own risk.
Image Credit: contrariaN creativE
Something's Very Fishy
Image Credit: Funky Fish, photo by contrariaN creative
Some piscatorial personalities (you know those Pisces people who are ruled by Neptune) aren't happy unless they're floating around in an aquarium or flapping their fins in the ocean.
So, when I spotted this lonely little funky fish on a stick behind glass in a garden shed, I had a feeling perhaps it was try to hook up with a mate in that popular online dating site, plentyoffish.com.
Image Credit: Pleasingly Plump Pedalling Princess - photo by contrariaN creativE
Clearly, not all bicycles are built for two bodies.
More importantly, not every woman needs a man to be happy. Truth be told, she can ride a bicycle without the help of a fish thank you very much.
Window dressing is both an art and a science.
1. Every window display needs a clearly defined subject.
2. The object(s) should be visually compelling and/or capture the imagination of the observer.
3. Ideally, the window display should be planned or portrayed using a 3-D computer-aided graphic design tool.
After spotting this little gem tucked away on the upper floor of a flat in James Bay (Victoria, BC), one has to wonder if this window dresser was in a state of suspended animation when creating this wacky window work.
More to the point, perhaps this way out there window designer chucked all the tips, guidelines, and rules, preferring instead to be inspired by whatever was languishing in the living room.
Image Credit: Photo taken by contrariaN creativE
Oh Joy, it's a wacky window in a double-storey James Bay (Victoria, BC) condo.
Never let it be said that everything's prim and proper in this part of town.
The fun-loving folks of this nutty neighborhood know a good thing when they see it.
So, whatever you do when walking down silly Simcoe Street minding your own business, don't forget to wave to Betty Boop and friends. They love attention they can get from bewildered birds, lost cruiseship passengers, and the odd alien or two from outer space.
Image Credit: Betty Boop and Friends, Photo by contrariaN creativE
Image Credit: Photo taken by contrariaN creativE
Port Angeles in Washington State has much to offer accidental tourists.
Judging from what is in storefront windows, one has to wonder if the residents of this seaside town hate fish or whether they prefer the taste of barbecued beasts caught in the headlights and served up as the sumptuous "special of the day".
On the other hand, maybe they're just short of imaginative window-dressers in this obscure, off-beat, and out-of-the-way place people like to call home.
A tobaconnist's shop on Government Street in Victoria, British Columbia invites potential patrons to smile or snicker as they stroll by this wacky window.
Although what this baffling biddy has to do with cigarettes or cigars perhaps only the window dresser knows.
However, given the fact that puffing in public places is illegal in this neck of the woods maybe this nearsighted nicotine nanny is so desperate for a drag that any sort of wicked weed will do.
Image Credit: Photo by contrariaN creativE
If a Windows-user spends 1/3 of his time sleeping, 1/3 working and 1/3 waiting, maybe it's time to change careers and become a window-dresser instead.
...at Beelzebub's Bistro?
Image Credit: Wickedly Weird Window Display - photo by contrariaN creativE
It's All Hallows Eve and guests can hardly wait to get their hands on all those ghoulish goodies. The main course features barbecued bat wings, brazed beef brains, 'prairie oysters' (also known as lightly-breaded lamb's testicles) and pickled pigs toes served on a piping hot bed of nails with heaping tablespoons of Hell's Hot Sauce thrown in for good measure.
What would a horror-filled meal be without something to wash it down such as a pint of Hobgoblin hops or a glass of Wicked Witch of the West wine, followed by a deadly dessert of 'fish eyes and glue' (better known as tapioca pudding).
Entertainment will be provided by the Monster Mash String Quartet accompanied by composer-vocalist, Jezebella Jodpurs, who will perform her latest award-winning songs: "Howling At The Moon When You've Got A Broken Heart", "Skeleton Serenade in B Flat" and "Cry Me A River But Don't Rock the Boat".
Image Credit: Merry Mouseketeers - photo by contrariaN creativE
Simon Doonan proves once again that there is a place in this world for engaging and eccentricly entertaining feisty females.