By Cory Doctorow at 10:23 am Sun, Dec 9, 2012
A pair of sofas from Cao Hui's "Visual Temperature" series hint at a kind of biological secret life of soft furnishings.
Visual Temperature — Sofa
Visual Temperature — Sofa No.2
(via Richard Kadrey)
I thought they smelled bad… on the outside…
Is my green leather armchair made from little green men…? …or little green cows.
I think i figured out why aliens experiment on cows, to save their own skins…
Well, that explains the screaming every time I spill coffee on my sofa.
I confess I have a bit of a problem with the naming of Sofa and Sofa No. 2. Sofa No. 3 is fine!
They’re fun nonetheless.
There are a number of pretty sexy possibilities that I can imagine based on the concept of furniture made of flesh. These are not them.
What do they eat? Are these herbivorous or carnivorous sofas? I’m not sure I’d like to sit in a living animal sofa, but I’d probably be eaten by a living carnivorous animal one.
They eat loose change and Doritos crumbs. (Hint: don’t put your hand between the cushions if you want it back.)
Teddy bears with human teeth, catfish wolfing down pigeons, and now this! WTF Boing Boing? This has to be one of the creepiest bunch of posts in a day, and it’s not even 5pm.
Agreed. Unicorn loveseat chaser please
You just ruined Peewee’s Playhouse. Thanks.
Well what did you think was inside Cherry?
Or maybe this is what would have happened if Horace Slughorn happened to be taking a nap when Harry and Dumbledore arrived.
Reminds me of Silent Hill.
These were picked up at the Silent Hill Unclaimed Furniture Mart.
From the Jeffrey Dahmer collection
These chairs are like hot dogs in that I’d be a lot more comfortable not knowing what’s inside.
Twice now I’ve gotten rid of couches “Sopranos style” by cutting them up into small enough chunks to bag and toss (actually just getting rid of the soft parts so I could repurpose metal and wood.)
Now I’m going to have nightmares of cutting into those old couches again and spilling viscera.
Death to Videodrome! Long live the New Flesh!
Is it just me, or are neither of these sofas? Have I misunderstood the meaning of sofa all my life? These look like armchairs to me.
Sofa #3 is actually a sofa, but other than that, you’re right.
Be sure to check out ‘Coat’. Now where did I put my copy of Goodbye Horses…
Looks derivative of the amazing Brazilian artist ADRIANA VA REJÃO’s work.
The first one is a throne for Lady Gaga.
Every time chairdogs come up, I feel deeply disgusted.
One of my first memories, from when I was a baby, is of the time my parents had taken me to one of their friend’s houses. They had a big dog. And the dog walked right up to me, turned around, and unloaded an enormous turd right in front of me. I think it was bigger than my head. I have been uneasy around dogs every since.
At least they didn’t attack me.
I had a phobia of Saint Bernards when I was a child. Everyone thought that it was really weird. Then Cujo came out, and suddenly I was avant garde.
art gross happy mutants housewares sculpture
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