Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Forget the Brass Monkey

I'm all about brass bugs.

That's right, it's not a typo. BUGS.

I found this fun little guy whilst perusing Matchbook Magazine and it was love at first sight:


I just think he's the perfect balance of fun/quirky/gross (c:

But then I was like, how the fetch am I going to find this little guy???

Um, Ebay, DUH!

I promptly found this little dude:
I'm pretty sure they are twins...and get this, its actually a vintage ashtray from Italy. Weird and fun at the same time.

But heck, why stop at brass bugs? There is apparently all sorts of fun things to incorporate the creepy crawlers!

This one is a little too creepy for me...

Fuzzy, snuggle bugs...

What about fashion?

Um, using the term "fashion" loosely:

I mean, if Mischa can do it...

Okay, what about some colorful and toned down art? These are pretty rad:


Even good ol' Anthro is jumping on this movement with these fun wall guys (although at $800 a pop, I'm pretty sure I'd go a different direction!)


So, are you sufficiently creeped out, or ready to go out and find your own fabulous bug buddy? (c:

P.S.

Found this on Kate Spade today, too (c: See the cute lil' bug buddy?




21 comments:

Amanda said...

The bug pillows are adorable! Great find.

Sara Mueller said...

I might try some of the fashion.

Alicia xoxxo said...

Love me some ladybugs! Would be fun as a necklace!

Lisa Scibilia said...

I like your ashtray ebay find the best!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I LOVE him, and you absolutely must name him :D I'm totally on the bug bandwagon. My mom is still creeped by the bug magnets I made for my fridge, but I just adore them!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a big fan of bugs- i think they are colorful and fun. i am a big fan of fake ones, i should say.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

You know I'm game for any kind of brass animalia and bugs are no exception- love that little dude. Would also kill for that blouse- adore it!

Amanda Hill said...

I just bought a bug blouse at Zara and I am bannans for it! Great choice!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I do not like them on a rug . . I do not like them with a shrug. . I can not do the little bug. I wish I could but alas,the little bugs send me into a tizzy. Maybe I need therapy?

natasha {schue love} said...

Oo what be fun for a little guy's nursery!! ;)

Maury Kilgo said...

OK so I can get on board with ladybugs and dragonflys and butterflies, but that's about it. How pathetically girly am I?

Alexa said...

Love those bug pillows...how cool are they? Great roundup!

White Lacquer said...

That brass bug is the shizz....please tell me you immegiately purchased it!

Xx. Patience

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Adore the brass bug. Dang it girl now you have me wanting one. First the frog bracelet and now this you are giving me the wants bad time!

Gloria said...

I love bugs too, just NOT in real life :-) I have some beetle trivets that are so quirky & fun!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

The bracelet and brass I could handle. The rest not so much...

Val said...

I'm in love with the bug pillows.

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh Em Geee... HOW SUPER CUTE are those little buggieboo's? I love this post... it's giving me the jitters!

Too cute for words pillows... I'm loving the lady buggie! She's adorable! That hat... hummmmmm, maybe down a notch in size, LOL's! But that blouse is pretty much too cute for words!

Oh and missy... did you have to showcase that Kate Spad'r... how freaking adorable!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Not sure I'll jump on that bandwagon, but I do love the quirkiness it adds!! And, in a subtle way, if you like.

Yara Simón said...

All of those are much better than real bugs. =]

Things To Do said...

This is totally one trend I cannot support. I may have gotten chills looking at a couple of them.