Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hairball inspired brooch

By on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6 Comments

Furry Inspirations
Part 2 of 2
I learned a new Japanese word recently. It's "hokori" which means hairball.  Another thing I've learned through writing this blog is anything can be your muse. Even hairballs.  This post is about the hairball pin or brooch as a fashion statement.  It's made from blended wool and comes from Japan. You can purchase it for $5 from Molla Space.


You know, this might be just the thing to wear for a really easy Halloween costume - you could go as static cling!


Here are some helpful do's and don'ts from the site :
1)  Use it as an accessory...not to start a fire.
2) Most effective when pinned where hairballs can be most evident on your clothing.
3) Wait for others to notice it first, before revealing the true nature of this hairball.
4)  Be careful not to brush it off or throw it away by mistake.
5) Be careful not to drop it on the floor as it will likely prove difficult to find.





And here's what Neeko, my cat thinks :


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6 comments:

  1. Very funny! I'm Japanese so when I saw the word "hokori" I was very interested to see what kind of jewelry this could be. It's the first time I've heard of jewelry being made with hokori, but definitely an original. Not sure I will make any of these for Christmas presents though. :) Thanks for the great laugh!

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  2. Awwww..what a cute kitty! And yeah, inspiration from a hairball?! Hey whatever works, right? But you have to admit, it is funny! At least the hairball brooch is "dry". Maybe it should come with instructions to NOT pick up unless you see a pin attached? hehe (just some humor before the holidays)
    -Stephanie

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  3. Oh, you're bad, Pearl! Love the Halloween suggestion. Thanks for the laugh!
    Susan

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  4. I'm not sure what to think of this :0)...I guess
    people see art everywhere???

    Definitly unique!!! :0)

    Cheers

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  5. I'm glad you showed your kitty - I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed the unfortunate name! I think fuzzball would be more accurate. Hairballs at my house would never purposely make it onto my clothing.

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  6. As a fellow cat owner I found this quite FUN! Maybe it will take off like the pet rock?!

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