Finally Flamingo

As I already explained once in my Spanish blog, I always wanted to have one of these garden pink flamingos that I sometimes see in American films. I know they are considered by most kitsch but I don’t really care, I like their vibrant colors and elegant shapes. And if I am kitsch, so be it.

According to Wikipedia, the garden flamingo was designed by Don Feartherstone in 1957 and from the beginning, it was considered a “not so nice”adornment. Actually, it seems people frequently don’t buy them for themselves but to put them at night in the gardens of “friends” and neighbors so people can laugh at them the morning after. They are considered so ridiculous that in 1996 they won the Ig Nobel Prize for the art. For the ones that don’t know what these are, they are prizes given to the most absurd discoveries, research and creations (go and check them, some of them are really incredible).

But as I already told you, I don’t really care and today I bought my Flamingo watering can in the shape of a pink flamingo against the (perhaps better) judgement of my family. I also bought some cups for ice cream and fruit but they didn’t complain about those.

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2 Replies to “Finally Flamingo”

  1. There are people who don’t like them? And they call themselves family? Such an outrage!

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