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Jellio is about combining childhood fun with interior design.
August 15, 2011 5:01 PM   Subscribe

"Hot Wheels, Nerf Balls, Spyrograph, View Masters... Remember any of those? Well, that’s the idea behind Jellio. Think of all those times that you flashed back to something from childhood, and it put a huge grin on your face. Well we think you can surround yourself with a few of those memories on a long-term basis."
posted by cp311 (53 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hmm. My childhood was somewhat pricier than I remember.
posted by box at 5:03 PM on August 15, 2011 [16 favorites]


While my parents were fighting I'd spend hours in my room, drawing circles with the Spyrograph.
posted by Flashman at 5:08 PM on August 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


They've got a Lite Brite table, but not a Lite Brite chandelier. I want a Lite Brite chandelier.
posted by Gator at 5:11 PM on August 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Making your own giant colourful xylophone table and putting it in your flat = cool, if a bit quirky.
Paying $900 for a colourful xylophone table and putting it in your flat = lots of money, no taste = not cool.
posted by memebake at 5:13 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


It was spelled Spirograph. I still have one.
posted by localroger at 5:13 PM on August 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Tawdry. I pay a premium for good design, not for lazy infantilism.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:14 PM on August 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


$2,400.00 for a 'popcorn ball'? At those prices it would be cheaper to design and build a time machine to go back and buy the originals. The British equivalent of this shop would just sell 20p packets of Spangles.
posted by joannemullen at 5:15 PM on August 15, 2011


Well, your typical popcorn ball isn't furniture, and the $2,400 one is.
posted by localroger at 5:17 PM on August 15, 2011


That is some pretty expensive novelty home decor right there.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 5:23 PM on August 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Where's the brass Polio? The Duck 'N Cover chaise lounge? The Easy Rider Rifle Rack?
posted by hal9k at 5:23 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


My household recently acquired a fully intact set of original metal Lawn Darts from an antique store. We cannot WAIT to recreate some of those cherished childhood injuries during a drunk barbeque.
posted by FatherDagon at 5:25 PM on August 15, 2011 [8 favorites]


I just spent 20 minutes asking everyone in this library if they remembered what a Pogo Ball was called. It's called a 'Pogo Ball'... and I want one again.
posted by carsonb at 5:27 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


While my parents were fighting I'd spend hours in my room, drawing circles with the Spyrograph.

Good news! For only $675, you can now own a glossy plastic table shaped like your parents' anger!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:27 PM on August 15, 2011 [24 favorites]


I'm waiting to see the comparison with the Ikea (or hacked Ikea) versions about 10-25% of the price.
posted by immlass at 5:36 PM on August 15, 2011


Jarts, I want inside Jarts please. If you want to improve upon them then perhaps design a high velocity power assisted launch apparatus, with a laser sight, and a fifteen round magazine.
posted by caddis at 5:41 PM on August 15, 2011


No, they’re not made of candy, but they look like it. These very popular acrylic end tables are actually filled with squirt guns...one of our favorite childhood toys. Choose from a variety of colors.

One of their cheapest items, an acrylic table filled with the used barrels of old supersoakers, which I'm sure can be bought for a buck each at your local thrift store. Only $325.

Rich people disgust me.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:43 PM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Tschotskes-yness of most of this stuff aside, the fully-functional and eh-kinda-slightly fashionable hypotrochoid table is super cool.
posted by Chipmazing at 5:49 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


something something capitalism will eat itself.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:53 PM on August 15, 2011


Are any of these unauthorized copies of trademarked designs? Not trying to be a party pooper. Just curious.
posted by punkfloyd at 5:56 PM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


If you're in California and looking for a cheaper thrill, The Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins stocks each of their rooms with a viewmaster and a basket full of disks for your enjoyment! (It's a charming and fantastic place to stay, too)
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 6:00 PM on August 15, 2011


> It's called a 'Pogo Ball'... and I want one again.

Ta dah!. Or this, if the brand name is important.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:02 PM on August 15, 2011


Compare and Save!
posted by peagood at 6:09 PM on August 15, 2011


I have a brand new Etch-A-Sketch. The rest of that stuff is irrelevant.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:09 PM on August 15, 2011


My household recently acquired a fully intact set of original metal Lawn Darts from an antique store. We cannot WAIT to recreate some of those cherished childhood injuries during a drunk barbeque.

Lawn Darts are a modern recreation of the original toy which is very old indeed.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:12 PM on August 15, 2011


OMG. Roller racers! A roller racer almost took my pinkie. I still have the scar. Nostalgia quickly turned to terror for me today.
posted by mmmbacon at 6:18 PM on August 15, 2011


I just spent 20 minutes asking everyone in this library if they remembered what a Pogo Ball was called. It's called a 'Pogo Ball'... and I want one again.

My brother and I each had one and we devised this game where we would jump from one to the other. Each time we put them just a bit farther apart. I mean, nothing bad could happen from trying to land on a highly insubstantial platform after launching oneself through the air toward it at a distance of, oh, twice our own height or more. Mom always said we'd end up popping one. Never did, but if you didn't keep enough air in it and landed on it hard enough at just the right angle, the ball would pop up through the platform and the platform would abruptly and unpleasantly hit the ground. Good times (though I think I did learn something of physics from all our experiments with launch velocity, air pressure, launch angles, angles of the landing platform, and such).
posted by BlooPen at 6:29 PM on August 15, 2011


Jeff Koons is going to blow a gasket.
posted by pinky at 6:34 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


It took me a minute to to get from "that 'banana chaise' looks more like a carrot" to "OH MY GOD IT'S A BANANA SEAT SEAT MUST HAVE OH MY GOD OH MY GOD."

And then I noticed the $1800 price tag for something anyone could make at home with $100 of materials and a free Saturday.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:50 PM on August 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


P.S. I would absolutely kill you in a Skip-It contest.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:54 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Such pricy furniture and yet they can't afford to actually photograph the items.
posted by cp311 at 6:55 PM on August 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


YOU CAN'T RETURN HOME
posted by philip-random at 6:55 PM on August 15, 2011


(instead of photoshopping them in, I mean)
posted by cp311 at 6:56 PM on August 15, 2011


"One of their cheapest items, an acrylic table filled with the used barrels of old supersoakers, which I'm sure can be bought for a buck each at your local thrift store. Only $325."

Funny thing about this whole site. I looked and looked and looked and somehow missed the reference that says that it is mandatory for you to buy any of it.

"Rich people disgust me."

I'm pretty sure if the day ever comes when you finally meet one, you'll find that you disgust him / her, too. Life -- it's all about balance.
posted by Mike D at 7:12 PM on August 15, 2011


I think you just met one.
posted by scrowdid at 7:13 PM on August 15, 2011


Still eating off those fucking Licensed to Ill royalties.
posted by box at 7:14 PM on August 15, 2011


You'll pry my Merlin from cold, dead hands...
posted by bendy at 7:39 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure if the day ever comes when you finally meet one, you'll find that you disgust him / her, too. Life -- it's all about balance.

Despite my tongue-in-cheek vitriol, I'm actually married to a rich person. A thrifty one, though, who balked at the prices of the furniture on this site, too.

Anyway, the stuff on this site is really blatant conspicuous consumption. Like their "ants in the pants" planter, $90, when you could buy real vintage Ants in the Pants game for ~$25 on ebay and put some dirt and a plant in it yourself.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:40 PM on August 15, 2011


And I know where you can get some sixty-five-dollar dirt. Email's in profile.
posted by box at 7:43 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


>While my parents were fighting I'd spend hours in my room, drawing circles with the Spyrograph.

>>Good news! For only $675, you can now own a glossy plastic table shaped like your parents' anger!


Thanks for adding the subtitles
posted by Flashman at 7:47 PM on August 15, 2011


Wow, it's like Jeff Koons opened an Etsy shop.
posted by Miko at 7:52 PM on August 15, 2011 [5 favorites]


Man, my childhood nostalgia generates some genuinely hideous furniture. Bad childhood nostalgia! Back in your cardboard box!


anybody remember "Profit"?
posted by nanojath at 8:39 PM on August 15, 2011


In 20 years, I'm going to start making pillows that look like Pillow Pets, and make a killing!
posted by Brocktoon at 8:52 PM on August 15, 2011



Lawn Darts are a modern recreation of the original toy which is very old deadly indeed.
posted by hot_monster at 9:26 PM on August 15, 2011


Most definitely. I'm going to have to build their launcher myself, tho.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:41 PM on August 15, 2011


I really wish I still had my old Spirograph.
posted by sarcasticah at 10:00 PM on August 15, 2011


I do love me a good icecream sandwich but I think $1049.99 is my price limit there
posted by addelburgh at 10:10 PM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Too expensive, but I'd love to have the 'Just Add Milk' flat-pack robot wall art.
posted by DanCall at 2:39 AM on August 16, 2011


This past weekend I actually WAS surrounded by my childhood. The Barker Museum in Cheshire, CT has more stuff than the Smithsonian and is like a massive toy-gasm. Take a video tour.
posted by kinnakeet at 4:52 AM on August 16, 2011


I want to find their web design person and ask him/her why the almighty hell they think that it is OK to have "large" images of products that are only about 2% bigger than their thumbnails.

Dear online sales web designers: I want to see the goddamn product, assholes. If I can't see it, I won't buy it. If there is a bigger photo, PUT IT ON THE WEBSITE.
posted by caution live frogs at 7:49 AM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of their cheapest items, an acrylic table filled with the used barrels of old supersoakers, which I'm sure can be bought for a buck each at your local thrift store. Only $325.

You realize that this is an independent designer, right? That acrylic table isn't being made in the tens of thousands: it's being made a few-at-a-time.

If this was made of wood, you'd be shitting yourself over the artisan nature of it all, but because it's acrylic it's somehow supposed to be cheap?
posted by mightygodking at 8:41 AM on August 16, 2011


No, I wouldn't. 90% of my furniture is ikea or thrifted.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:51 AM on August 16, 2011


metafilter: If this was made of wood, you'd be shitting yourself
posted by Greg Nog at 10:06 AM on August 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


No, mightygodking. The fact it is acrylic means it should be well-photographed. An artist would be interested in displaying the beauty of their creation.
posted by Goofyy at 1:49 AM on August 17, 2011


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