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July 3, 2013 5:16 AM   Subscribe

Discovering the strange beauty of the utterly everyday, Simon Sharville's Economy Custard is quotidian voyeurism at its gentlest. It certainly "...sits uncomfortably close to the boring", in a wonderful way.

some particularly good tags: small gardens; accidental compositions; urban tracking; messages.
posted by hydatius (7 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
If my 12 year old were into photography, this would be his blog. And I mean that as a compliment. Pointing to 3 grass blades growing in some wind-blown dirt stuck in a manhole cover and saying "tiny garden" is exactly his thing.
posted by DU at 5:21 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


And accidental compositions is hilarious.
posted by DU at 5:21 AM on July 3, 2013


This is wonderful, I love it. Thanks hydatius.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:35 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Many have a sort of wabi-sabi quality to them.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:46 AM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I did not know about wabi-sabi. That's extremely interesting; thanks dude.
posted by hydatius at 7:09 AM on July 3, 2013


I love those photos, without even knowing why. And yes, the wabi-sabi thing is fascinating!

This post was like a little hidden treasure in my day. Thank you. :)
posted by Salamander at 8:04 AM on July 3, 2013


Any one of these contains so much joy and laughter. I'm currently in fits over the great gherkin getaway. And my desktop doesn't look like this, but I can currently relate to panic cluster. Also, tree watch somehow reminds me of sad lamp.

I used to have an old Mazda Protege5 and the guy I bought it from had it all tricked out with hydraulics, tinted windows, fancy rims and neon lights that shot up the hood. Those neon Bobs looked very much like this guy, which is what I often thought.*

I think this website is telling me that I could probably anthropomorphize anything and then find feelings for it. At least I'm not alone.

*I left most of the bling as is, but added a surf rack (with surfboards on top, usually) and my hippie stickers and whatnot. Fit for cruising from downtown Oakland to the beach, as you do.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:12 AM on July 3, 2013


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