Some ideas are better left as ideas. Whatever your mom, dear friend, or significant other says, that bag you saw the other day on Etsy that looks like you’re carrying a knife, is bad, a very bad idea.

There’s an online group called Awful Taste But Great Execution dedicated entirely to the gaudy, tacky, tasteless, overdone, plain trashy side of product design. But there’s one but. The execution may be, in fact, pretty alright. “For everything that displays quality craftsmanship in the least elegant way possible,” states the subreddit’s description. And 1.4 million members seem to be totally up for it.

From painful-to-watch objects to questionable designs, these people should have put a break on their brainstorming, or put their efforts into something else. But hey, at least we have something to have a little cringe over! Psst! More daunting stuff awaits in part 1.

#1

Brasilian Ad For Condoms

Brasilian Ad For Condoms

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Phi
Community Member
11 months ago

This is brilliant!!!!

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#2

Tree-Rex

Tree-Rex

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
11 months ago

THIS ISNT AWFUL TASTE!

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#3

Ashtray

Ashtray

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Charley
Community Member
11 months ago

I need one for my smoking mom.

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To find out more about the Awful Taste But Great Execution subreddit, Bored Panda reached out to the moderator team, who told us more about their community.

The representative of the subreddit told us that r/ATBGE was created as a spin-off of another subreddit called Shitty Car Mods. Since r/shitty_car_mods rejected the posts by Awful Taste But Great Execution, the moderator decided to create a whole new subreddit.

“In the beginning, /r/ATBGE focused heavily on automotive-related posts, but we knew doing this would potentially limit our user base. To make /r/ATBGE more appealing to the masses, we opened up the subreddit to include things beyond autos (tattoos, fashion, décor, etc.).” And this is the point where the community really started to grow.

#4

Embroidery Toast

Embroidery Toast

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Daune Jaimes Diaz
Community Member
11 months ago

Impressive skill

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#5

Bath/Toilet Design

Bath/Toilet Design

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Fabrice
Community Member
11 months ago

perfect for an exhibitionist ?

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#6

Did A Double Take When I Saw This Rock In My Friend’s Yard. She Said It Came From The Tenants Before Her, But I Think It Is The Tenant

Did A Double Take When I Saw This Rock In My Friend’s Yard. She Said It Came From The Tenants Before Her, But I Think It Is The Tenant

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
11 months ago

Lol the caption

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“As we grew, moderators were added and subreddit rules were further refined,” the moderator explained. “Now we are here and things are still looking good. We continue to add new subscribers each day, which is a good thing (considering we all do this for free).”

The creator of r/ATBGE said that their favorite post is this creepy-looking coin purse shared about a year ago. They added that the subreddit is essentially documenting things of all kinds that “display quality craftsmanship in the least elegant way possible.”

The stuff is gaudy, tacky, overdone, and otherwise tasteless, but sometimes, when the work is done well, “you won't know whether to love it or hate it," the moderator team explained.

#7

Razor Blade Advertisement

Razor Blade Advertisement

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giovanna
Community Member
11 months ago

This is great

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#8

I Want This Now

I Want This Now

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
11 months ago

Car drivers might almost give you enough space if they think you are a car

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#9

The Pattern Gave Him A Booty, So We Gave Him A Thong

The Pattern Gave Him A Booty, So We Gave Him A Thong

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
11 months ago

😂😂😂

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If coming up with good ideas was simple, we’d have so many great solutions to existing problems and incredible products. But producing something both efficient, functional, and aesthetically pleasing (often, it should tick even more boxes, e.g. be sustainable) is not a walk in the park.

Think of how many companies are investing their time, effort, and resources, yet coming up with generic, repetitive, and plain bad ideas. It makes you wonder whether it’s the limit of the human mind that isn’t capable of producing something ground-breaking that often, or whether there's something else to blame?

Well, the tricky question becomes even trickier when we try to determine what we call a "good idea" and a "bad" one. At that point, any inventor is dealing with the great inventor’s dilemma, which is that when you’re doing something new, you can’t tell the good ideas from the bad ones beforehand.

#10

Batstache

Batstache

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MrsPossum
Community Member
11 months ago

Nobody show this to my hubby, LOL !!

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#11

Bleeding Necklace

Bleeding Necklace

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Didi Wong
Community Member
11 months ago

Martha Wayne's necklace

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#12

It's Stupid, But Kinda Sick Ngl

It's Stupid, But Kinda Sick Ngl

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

When you have the desire to make your livingroom look like building site. From the same artist: chairs and dining table made from scaffolding pipe.

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In many cases, deciding on some ideas that initially seem great will make you miss truly good ones and opt for the very bad ones.

On the other hand, we know now that a good idea should have some distinct features before turning into a product. For example, it should solve a specific problem and work on a specific opportunity. Coming up with an idea for a reason is a good sign you’re on the right path, but you probably will need many more "ideas" before you can pick up the right ones to work on further.

#13

20 Foot Tall Graffiti Mural Of Kanye Kissing Himself

20 Foot Tall Graffiti Mural Of Kanye Kissing Himself

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

He would, if he could.

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#14

It Wouldn't Be Complete Without It

It Wouldn't Be Complete Without It

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FurryPotatoCat
Community Member
11 months ago

neuter your mug, please

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#15

Special Effect Artist Creates Mask Of Himself

Special Effect Artist Creates Mask Of Himself

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
11 months ago

Artist has been watching Doctor Who!

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#16

Does This Mask Belong Here

Does This Mask Belong Here

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh yes darling.

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#17

Was Told To Post My Tramp Stamp For Tuesday

Was Told To Post My Tramp Stamp For Tuesday

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
11 months ago

Cute.

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#18

"Get Away From Her You B****!"

"Get Away From Her You B****!"

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Michelle C
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm sorry...but I would soooooo ride this!

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#19

This Lamp In My Hotel Room

This Lamp In My Hotel Room

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Elsker
Community Member
11 months ago

love it!

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#20

This Woodwork

This Woodwork

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
11 months ago

So accurate

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#21

A Cat With A Headpiece Made From Its Own Shed Hair

A Cat With A Headpiece Made From Its Own Shed Hair

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Mimi777
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s a beautiful cat!!

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#22

Low Rider Batmobile

Low Rider Batmobile

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
11 months ago

When you are so kinky that even your car Needs to wear a latex suit.

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#23

My Best Mate Made A [crappy] Cake For My Birthday

My Best Mate Made A [crappy] Cake For My Birthday

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Too_gay_to_function_
Community Member
11 months ago

Tbh I would eat it

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#24

If 13 Year Old Me Became An Interior Designer

If 13 Year Old Me Became An Interior Designer

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
11 months ago

Terminator 2- the alternative ending

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#25

I'm Curious As To How It Actually Tastes...

I'm Curious As To How It Actually Tastes...

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Charley
Community Member
11 months ago

Shoulda used red velvet

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#26

Was Told To Post This Here

Was Told To Post This Here

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Radek Suski
Community Member
11 months ago

cool

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#27

Hamburger Bed From 1972

Hamburger Bed From 1972

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Charley
Community Member
11 months ago

Where’s the beef?

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#28

This Mural On The Side Of A Restaurant In Lithuania Depicting Donald Trump Kissing Vladimir Putin

This Mural On The Side Of A Restaurant In Lithuania Depicting Donald Trump Kissing Vladimir Putin

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

This is offensive. Trump would never cheat on Kim Jung Un and if he did he would be kissing Putin's @ss.

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#29

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh this guys so weird

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#30

Additional Hair

Additional Hair

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Mimi777
Community Member
11 months ago

When you get a haircut but then change your mind.

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#31

Painting I Found In A Shop. Should Have Bought It

Painting I Found In A Shop. Should Have Bought It

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes, you should have

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#32

Onesie

Onesie

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Onyinye Odimmegwa
Community Member
11 months ago

I like.

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#33

How To Get Killed By Police 101

How To Get Killed By Police 101

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Radek Suski
Community Member
11 months ago

There is the opposite case as well. A gun which looks like a mobile phone

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#34

Yes, This Is A Spoon

Yes, This Is A Spoon

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Sam Kaylene
Community Member
11 months ago

you have to eat eegs with this spoon and ONLY EGGS

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#35

Admiral Ackbunny

Admiral Ackbunny

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
11 months ago

It's a trap!!

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#36

Someone Was Selling Dead Beetles Dressed Up As Jurassic Park Characters On Etsy

Someone Was Selling Dead Beetles Dressed Up As Jurassic Park Characters On Etsy

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Deppressed Burito
Community Member
11 months ago

do i go to hell for wanting one...

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#37

Chandelier Headlights

Chandelier Headlights

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Sam Kaylene
Community Member
11 months ago

sia: IMMMM GONNA SWINNGGGG FROM THE CARRRRRRR FROM THE CARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRARRRRRR

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#38

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

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MrsPossum
Community Member
11 months ago

Boop!!

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#39

I Guess They’d Rather Mop Than Vacuum

I Guess They’d Rather Mop Than Vacuum

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David K
Community Member
11 months ago

Can we talk for a moment about the pseudo vintage radio on the dashboard and why the heck is it there?

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#40

These Coffee Mugs

These Coffee Mugs

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Too_gay_to_function_
Community Member
11 months ago

Why... just why

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#41

This Texan Sink

This Texan Sink

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks nice, not very useful tho

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#42

Why Buy Converses When You Can Just Paint Them On

Why Buy Converses When You Can Just Paint Them On

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
11 months ago

Because...shoes...

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#43

A Sacred Candlestand

A Sacred Candlestand

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Sam Kaylene
Community Member
11 months ago

the real Bloody Mary

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