Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You know you want one

So there I was, minding my own business, coming back from a food-truck lunch while in Portland, taking a short detour through a craft shop, when I saw it.  Immediately I knew my friend Jain had to have it. 

(As always click on an image to see a larger version.)

Yes, it's a large and wondrous chicken.  A chicken wearing small Converse All-Stars that match its plumage.  

A chicken with a fine profile.

A chicken with a whacked-out facial expression.

Best of all, it's not just any large wondrous chicken wearing Converse All-Stars that match its plumage and that has a fine profile and a whacked-out facial expression.  Oh, no:  it's a memo chicken.  The artist who created it painted it with blackboard paint, so you can write on it with chalk--chalk of many colors!--and then wipe off the writing with a soft damp cloth.  Note the chalk in the first photo.

Sure, you could leave a note on the kitchen counter or the refrigerator, but think how much cooler it would be to see a reminder on the chicken standing in your kitchen.  "Pick up some eggs" is instantly a far more interesting instruction when it's written on a chicken.

Jain now has one.  You know you want one. 


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