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  1. igglanova
    igglanova January 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm |

    I screamed.

  2. Tina
    Tina January 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm |

    I loved that the unicorn chaser was Ryan Gosling.

  3. Andie
    Andie January 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    What.. the.. everloving…

    I can’t even.

  4. Past my expiration date
    Past my expiration date January 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm |

    Q: What’s that?
    A: That’s art.

  5. Chataya
    Chataya January 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm |

    Whelp, this will be haunting my nightmares for awhile. And there’s a demo video, you say?

    I think I found my new gtalk status. Might as well spread the love.

  6. Annaleigh
    Annaleigh January 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm |

    Oh God that is frightening.

  7. Kara
    Kara January 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm |

    I was expecting the pitcher to look more… “breast like”. Not like a normal-shaped pitcher with random hairy patches and nipples just stuck on everywhere.

    Yikes. Kubrickian nightmare indeed.

    On the other hand, the tables and chair with the human legs didn’t seem at all odd to me. Then again, I have a deep-seated nostalgia for the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story”, so maybe that’s it…

  8. DonnaL
    DonnaL January 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm |

    If you’re in the mood, you can watch a 19-minute video of the jug slowly dripping milk from its nipples, at http://people.hws.edu/chin/ChristineChinWebsite/SentientKitchen/milkjug.html. If you’re patient enough, a black kitten walks up to the jug at about the 3 minute mark, and starts licking the milk off the floor. And then starts licking and nuzzling one of the nipples. And then more kittens start entering. I usually like kitten videos, but not this one. I’m not planning to watch long enough to find out what else happens.

  9. Shoshie
    Shoshie January 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |

    Oh my God…the Sentient Kitchen webpage is going to haunt my nightmares. ::shuddershuddershudder::

  10. librarygoose
    librarygoose January 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm |

    I looked at the milk jug and it was creepy but not the worst thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. Then I looked at the sentient kitchen webpage…it haunts my soul.

  11. Shoshie
    Shoshie January 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |

    DonnaL- Those were the worst!! Ick ick ick ick.

  12. Nahida
    Nahida January 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |

    I am not okay with dismembered parts of women’s bodies hacked together. X_X

  13. Juke
    Juke January 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm |

    I’m in love with this quote: “Much like your childhood Barbie dolls, you can brush, style and cut your lamp’s hair any way you like it.”

    DonnaL: Did you see the toes?

    A salt shaker that comes when you call would actually pretty cool, but only if it did not look like that.

  14. ashley
    ashley January 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm |

    it’s not so much a designer’s collection as it is an artist’s exhibition, and a dang good one at that. it’s tongue-in-cheek (salt shaker reference not intended) and it obviously gets people talking. if it were a real product, though, i would totally want those cheese shakers with the toes.

  15. igglanova
    igglanova January 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm |

    Did you see the toes?

    Holy shit, DonnaL. Thanks for the nightmares.

  16. FashionablyEvil
    FashionablyEvil January 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

    I saw “toes” and thought, “How bad can it be?” Mistake. BIG. Mistake.

  17. Jane
    Jane January 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm |

    The toes . . . oh . . . my . . .

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    I will be horrified when I am done laughing.

  18. PeggyLuWho
    PeggyLuWho January 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm |

    Bloody hell! Excuse me while I go scrub my brain.

  19. Katherine
    Katherine January 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm |

    This puts all horror movies to shame. *Shudders*

  20. Vigée
    Vigée January 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm |

    Q: What’s that?
    A: That’s art.

    Correction: Really, really bad art.

  21. Juke
    Juke January 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm |

    Thing is, a lot of the tools on that site are kinda cool concepts. They’re just implemented in the creepiest way possible.

  22. orangedesperado
    orangedesperado January 9, 2012 at 11:13 pm |

    Art art ART ! It’s making you talk and think — and I would not describe any of it as objectifying or sexualizing.

    Rock on hairy lactating multi-nipple pitcher !

  23. thinksnake
    thinksnake January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am |

    It’s art… and yet it’s also design… and overall, creepy. Add this designer to the list of people who I do not ever wish to visit for dinner.

  24. Politicalguineapig
    Politicalguineapig January 10, 2012 at 1:06 am |

    That salt shaker was supposed to be feet? ERGH. The tongue spoons were just horrifying, the milk jug is disgusting, and I’m really not sure what the other salt shaker is. Perhaps a penis?

    A lamp with human hair? Doesn’t sound like a good idea.

    I really really hope she’s on drugs.

  25. thinksnake
    thinksnake January 10, 2012 at 2:20 am |

    I think it’s meant to be a mouth opening, to show the tongue? Mouth without lips continues the creepy run here.

  26. Norma
    Norma January 10, 2012 at 5:10 am |

    http://people.hws.edu/chin/ChristineChinWebsite/SentientKitchen/sugarjar.html

    The video starting at 4:15… the blink… the blink!

  27. Jakob
    Jakob January 10, 2012 at 6:30 am |

    There. Is. No. God.

  28. Shannon Drury
    Shannon Drury January 10, 2012 at 8:24 am |

    I don’t get it, therefore it must be “high” art. I look forward to seeing these in the gift shop at the Walker within the month.

  29. Vigée
    Vigée January 10, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    I don’t get it, therefore it must be “high” art.

    This quote makes me sad. Damn you (some) contemporary art!

  30. Shoshie
    Shoshie January 10, 2012 at 9:37 am |

    “Art art ART ! It’s making you talk and think”

    Yes, it’s making me think, “Aaaaaaaaah! NIGHTMARES! Creepy disembodied toes!”

  31. Tei Tetua
    Tei Tetua January 10, 2012 at 10:16 am |

    Don’t call any of this “tongue in cheek” or you’ll give her new ideas.

    Good thing the artist is female, because if not then think of all the stuff people here would be saying.

  32. Lauren
    Lauren January 10, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    Sentient Kitchen sells the most disturbing products I have ever, ever seen.

  33. Politicalguineapig
    Politicalguineapig January 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |

    Thinksnake: Ah, I think you’re right. I would’ve been happier if you weren’t.
    Shannon: I think people would burn the gift shop down if these arrived. I’m all for art, but this woman must be stopped.

  34. Justamblingalong
    Justamblingalong January 10, 2012 at 10:49 am |

    Oh god… why? WHY?!

  35. xenu01
    xenu01 January 10, 2012 at 10:58 am |

    If you backtrack a little, you’ll get to her other projects, Alternative Alternative Energy (moth generator ftw!!) and the Genetically Modified Foods Cookbook. <3

  36. Li
    Li January 10, 2012 at 11:08 am |

    Norma, that video is amazing. I just love how the eye follows the spoon around. Also, the product features are excellent. Sugar Jar with “non-judgemental gaze”.

  37. jennifer
    jennifer January 10, 2012 at 11:50 am |

    On the perceptive sugar pot referenced @ 27 & 35–1st listed feature is “effective dieting tool”–that, my friends, is truth in advertising

  38. speedbudget
    speedbudget January 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm |

    I am not even going to click through.

    You know what would be breakthrough art? Not appropriating women’s body parts for once.

  39. number9
    number9 January 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm |

    Why do I always click even after reading all the horrified comments?! WHY?!

  40. Donna L
    Donna L January 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

    You know what would be breakthrough art? Not appropriating women’s body parts for once.

    I can’t stand that practice either; some of what I’ve seen in that genre is horrifying. In this case, not that it makes these products any less creepy for me personally, I got the feeling that at least the disembodied toes were intended to be men’s toes; in fact, the only one I saw as intentionally gendered as female was that nipple jug. Of course, that could just be my own gendered assumptions showing.

  41. Poetree
    Poetree January 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

    I dont think much of it is gendered with the exception of the pitcher and even that could be up for debate. I will admit wanting the tasting spoon, the mobile shakers, and the table and chairs with “legs” and “feet.” That sugar jar would be used as a cookie jar and would be VERY helpful in preventing me from too many trips to the cookie jar!

  42. Mandolin
    Mandolin January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm |

    If you backtrack a little, you’ll get to her other projects, Alternative Alternative Energy (moth generator ftw!!) and the Genetically Modified Foods Cookbook. <3

    Thanks for the advisement! Her work is awesome.

  43. Mandolin
    Mandolin January 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm |

    Oh, her vegetable-human hybrids are great. http://people.hws.edu/chin/ChristineChinWebsite/hybrids/index.html

  44. Li
    Li January 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm |

    Also: What’s with the hair? My breasts do have hair on them, certainly, but they’re not resting on a bed of it like plastic grass in an Easter basket.

    I’m pretty sure the hair is there (as it is with a couple of the other items) to knock the object even further into the uncanny valley, as well as to trigger the kinds of gross reactions we’re socialised to feel about body hair (especially when it’s long/located in places we don’t expect it). If your intention is to provoke body horror, putting a couple of errant hairs on your breast jug is clearly a good idea.

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