Scissor mobile


Lisa Congdon turned her scissor collection into a gorgeous mobile -- think of the incredible mental scars you could leave on your child by hanging this over her crib! Link (via Craft)

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  1. Especially if you told the tale of the great long-legged scissormen who run in to cut off the thumbs of children who suck their thumbs.

    Why does someone have that many scissors anyway? Do they work for the TSA?

  2. Why bother with the all the work of running with scissors, just hang where they can be conveniently wandered into…

  3. yeah, don’t go running around with that thing… or running around that thing at all.
    scissor mobile appeals to me in so many ways… i used to wear a pair around my neck like a pendant. i think i’ll have to make myself one.

  4. Does anyone else remember the movie ‘Dead Again’? I saw it when I was -way- too young and it made an impression.

  5. …think of the incredible mental scars you could leave on your child by hanging this over her crib!

    BoingBoing’s newest dad is starting to worry me slightly… ;)

  6. Don’t know that I’d call it “gorgeous,” per se. They look like everyday cruddy scissors. Put some pinking shears up there…..then we’re talking.

  7. Takhys, that was my first thought. All you need is Derek Jacobi wandering around and the nightmare would be complete…

  8. So there is line, you see…you continue to acknowledge it and then playfully hop over it. To which I say thanks.

  9. Let us all hope that New-Daddy-Doctorow is not thinking about hanging this over the baby. Now that would be Adam’s Family nursery decorating! Could anyone be comfortable sitting under this thing?!

  10. Not bad, but the big wooden hoops sort of ruin the effect.
    I wish she had found a more elegant solution. Perhaps something with plexiglass?

  11. I agree with whoever said this is bad feng shui… I’d say horrible, actually.

    If you want to create a feeling of insecurity, tension, and looming peril- make a mobile like this.

  12. Hanging it over a crib (or a sofa) would be bad feng shui. Hanging it in a intersection of two hallways, over a planter or something, would be great feng shui. All those round bits would break up the chi and send it down into the earth via the points. Obviously, this is assuming that you believe in chi.

  13. how about an installation piece sculpture? Embed them in concrete, point up, in the entrance hallway

  14. They capture the chi better if they can move. The mobile is a negative energy collector/redirector. Like Hillary.

  15. True art is always a little bit dangerous and this wild, air-based scupture certainly sets the future standard for artistic danger!

    Alexander Calder would be proud!

  16. Does anyone else remember the movie ‘Dead Again’? I saw it when I was -way- too young and it made an impression.

    Takhys, I saw it. That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo.

    (And everyone – go Netflix Dead Again. Charming little thriller, worth watching.)

  17. This is very convenient. If you NEED a scissors, you just use one of the scissors to cut the string of the one you need! Sweet!

  18. This reminds me of a beautiful glass sculpture piece that I saw a little over a year ago at the Corning Museum of Glass when I was living in Upstate New York. It’s called “It’s Raining Knives” by Silvia Levenson, from Argentina, and is a beautiful piece about the hidden anxieties and instability of living in Suburbia, especially in this day and age.

    Photo:
    http://positron.truman.edu/~edis/pictures/LakeOntario07/LakeOntario07-Pages/Image133.html

    Official release article with photo:
    http://www.cmog.org/index.asp?pageId=1467

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