Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Single Life

This was bound to happen - first was the Tamagotchi - the japanese electronic handheld pet, then came the Sony robotic dog, Aibo - then life-size poseable sex dolls created in the eye of their buyer for some carnal recreation - then the boyfriend pillow - hysterically chronicled by my boyfriend on his blog here - and now - wallpaper for singles. I am so not kidding.

Their website boasts that while people don't like living alone, many of them do - but they don't have to anymore...
"The single-wallpaper shows attractive, original-sized individuals, in different situations at home. Talking to yourself ? ­ Well, never again! And if once again someone pities you for the fact that you have been living on your own for many years, you can always say: "Why? I've got someone !"
My personal favorite is this girl - mainly because she looks like some of my friends. Plus she's having a cocktail. And i love her shoes...


All seemlessly conceived out of a need for connection - something to care for - along with a little kitsch. Surprisingly, this is something that didn't come out of japan - a hotbed of kitschy, over the top gadgets and sleek, ultra modern electronics.

Take a peek and get the party started at your place, even if you're the only one actually there...

http://www.single-tapete.de/maine.html

2 comments:

Linny said...

Wallpaper with names like "Adriano" "Chrisitina" and "Paul".....if they were really looking to corner the niche market of single women, where is the model named "BOB"??????

Belle said...

OMG! Do they have wallpaper with a group of intelligent-looking full-time parents so I can pretend to have adult conversations with them during the day so I don't go stark raving mad while home alone with the kids?!

LOL at you liking that one 'cause of the shoes!!