Friday Five with the Ladies of Badder Homes and Gardens

09.25.09 | By
Friday Five with the Ladies of Badder Homes and Gardens
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Krista, Nikki, and Sarah, or the lovely ladies of Badder Homes and Gardens, all met working as copywriters at the same Dallas advertising agency, which is fabulous because advertising is a healthy combination of capitalism and mind control. If you like snarky, cheeky, and sometimes naughty design, then their blog will be right up your alley.

Occasionally we pry open someone’s pickpocketed wallet to snatch up something we’ve featured on the blog. So after a meeting punctuated by swigs of bourbon and Diet Slice, we decided to share our five favorite post-inspired purchases. Incidentally, most of our favorites were Etsy items. This makes sense because we support independent artists, and we’re forced to shop online to avoid being hounded by autograph seekers and paparazzi. Exhausting!



1. Albino Blue Jay Print by dsbrennan on Etsy
Until I saw this print, I had little to no use for birds that aren’t either foie gras contributors or members of the raptor family. But this lovely fellow changed my mind. It’s a taxidermic albino blue jay, friends, which pretty much makes it the coolest thing ever. If it wasn’t dead, I’d let it be president of my fan club.


2. Sculptures from DoubleParlour on Etsy
The internet doesn’t do justice to DoubleParlour’s little creepshow sculptures. I want them to be my children. In fact, I love them so much that I’m having them surgically implanted into my uterus so I can give birth to them someday. But then I’m giving them up for adoption because, guys, raising babies is super boring.



3. Love Your Boobs Cross-Stitch by brandybee on Etsy
Some things were made to go together. Jackoffs and catchphrases. (Booyeah!!!) My buttcheeks and oversized underpants. (So roomy!!!) And Krista and anything that mentions, hints at, bares the slightest, vaguest, remotest resemblance to boob worship. (Nippppples!!!) Which is why God made me buy this for her. Also, it rules and so do lots of other whip-stitchy things from brandybee. So check them out or I’ll send her to your house to sew your eyes shut.

For me, posting something to the blog is like letting a guy buy me a drink. I might like the way it looks, but all that will come of it is some snarky commentary, frustration and possibly a little vomiting. But here are few things that have actually succeeded in charming my pants off.


4. Laser Beam Mustang, Standing Print by thecellophanes on Etsy
This combines two of my favorite things, the majestic horse and Terminator. It brings a smile to my face and then instantly lasers it off. So, basically, it’s going to save me a fortune on plastic surgery.


5. Lenticular Mona Lisa
I saw this online and bought it with the intent of setting it out for Halloween. Much like the “wash-out” hair dye, it stuck around a lot longer than I expected. I ended up using it as a backdrop for the pottery and statue I display in my non-functioning fireplace. It’s been in residence almost a year and actually looks really classy. You know, when it’s not looking undead.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.