Happy chair is happy

By Phil Plait | June 10, 2010 2:30 pm

happychairBABloggee John Kennedy (no relation, of course, to Jamie) sent me word about a fun pareidolia site: Happy Chair is Happy. It features inanimate objects that look like faces. It’s really a fun series to poke through, and it’s brought to you by the I Can Haz Cheezeburgers folks.

I’ll note with some amusement that in a recent entry they included a picture I featured here in March of an alien prickly pear cactus. They didn’t have the source, so I left a comment with a link. I do love that picture!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, Pareidolia, Pretty pictures

Comments (15)

  1. Shadowslayer81

    I wonder if people subconsciously build things with faces on them? In addition to us finding faces in patterns. After all that look at the chair. It kinda looks intensional.

  2. Good way to end my day.

  3. There’s also a series of photobooks by Francois Robert which is along these lines.

  4. Chris

    So you’re telling us they just stole an idea and made a site out of it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m56F4EKN9hg

  5. Sir Eccles

    I’m pretty sure Cheezeburger has jumped the shark now given the number of sites they now have in their network.

    Incidentally, I vaguely recall a documentary or something on tv about car design in Japan and how they always tried to make the fronts of cars happy as that makes the customer happy and so on.

  6. Another collection of Faces in Places: http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/

  7. JJ

    Take a look at the front of the new Mazda 3, it’s got a big grin too.

  8. Haha! I am always looking for unique things to photograph! I’ll keep my eyes open for happy things!

  9. Pi-needles

    BABloggee John Kennedy (no relation, of course, to Jamie)

    Or JFK I presume? ;-)

    That cactus one was a great one too. :-)

  10. Bubba

    Commericials on TV about half a year ago, too (well, in NYC). This new site is just cashing in. Nice to see images like this, though. Can’t help but put a smile on your face.

  11. Jefferson

    Thanks. Cause I needed another blog to follow. 130 now … sigh. :-)

  12. JB of Brisbane

    @JJ #8 – what about the front of the Austin Healey Sprite?

  13. Robert Carnegie

    See also, ISBN 9781408802458
    “It Looks Like a C**k”

    By “Ben and Jack”. I’m not sure they didn’t ever use Photoshop.

    And here is a fence post that looks like E.T.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1287099/E-T-went-home—morphed-fence-Lincolnshire.html

    Who looks like a DAB digital radio. http://www.thebug.com/index.asp

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