Surprisingly, there are quite a few displays of quality craftsmanship in the least elegant way possible. Inspired by the subreddit Awful Taste But Great Execution, Bored Panda has collected a list of gaudy, tacky, overdone, and otherwise tasteless things yet done so well, you won't know whether to love them or hate them. From dog slippers made to look exactly (and I mean exactly) like the client's pet to a car with a full chrome bodywork, scroll down to check out the amusing pics and upvote your faves!

#1

Thought This Might Fit Here

Thought This Might Fit Here

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Emily Softley 1 month ago

Oh come on, this one is awesome. :)

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"Since most people cannot say much about why they like something, it seems as though good taste is just the ability to identify a shared preference, nothing more," Dwight Furrow wrote on 3 Quarks Daily. "But looked at from the perspective of artists, musicians, designers, architects, chefs and winemakers, etc. this answer is inadequate. It doesn't explain why creative people, even when they achieve some success, strive to do better. If people find pleasure in what you do and good taste is nothing more than an ability to identify what other people in your social group enjoy, then there is little point in artists trying to get better, since the idea of “better” doesn't refer to any standard aside from “what people like”. So it seems like there must be more to good taste than that."

#2

But Why

But Why

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Kaisu 1 month ago

That's kind of horrifying yet cool

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And that's not all. Good taste can't be solely a matter of having a sense of prevailing social conventions because artists and critics often produce unconventional judgments about what is good and what is bad. Instead, having good taste seems to often involve knowing what is truly excellent or of genuine value, which may have little to do with social conventions.

#3

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too!

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too!

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Luis Milian 1 month ago

is a win win if it ever flips over.

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Even philosophers have tackled good taste. "David Hume, the 18th Century British philosopher, argued that good taste involves “delicacy of sentiment” by which he meant the ability to detect what makes something pleasing or not. In his famous example of the two wine critics, one argued that a wine is good but for a taste of leather he detected; the other argued that the wine is good but for a slight taste of metal. Both were proven right when the container was emptied and a key with a leather thong attached was found at the bottom."

#4

Staff Kitchen

Staff Kitchen

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I guess that’s a way of bringing “nature” into the office.

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Thus, according to Hume, good taste was roughly what excellent blind tasters have—the ability, acquired through practice and comparison, to taste subtle components of a wine that most non-experts would miss and pass summary judgment on them. "The same could be said of the ability to detect subtle, good-making features of a painting or piece of music. The virtue of such analytic tasting of wines is that the detection of discreet components can at least in theory be verified by science and thus aspires to a degree of objectivity. Flavor notes such as “apricot” or “vanilla” are explained by detectable chemical compounds in the wine. The causal theory lends itself to this kind of test of acuity since causal properties can often be independently verified."

So, someone practiced at discerning elements that ordinary perceivers would miss could be said to have good taste. 

#5

This Handbag

This Handbag

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

This looks fun!

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But, for example, a wine taster can identify a whole bowl of various fruit aromas wafting from a wine, pronounce the acidity to be bracing and the tannins fine-grained but firm and still have said little about wine quality. "Wine quality is a function of structure, balance, complexity, and intensity supplemented by even less concrete features such as deliciousness, power, elegance, gracefulness, or refreshment. None of these features can be detected by analytically breaking down a wine because they are inherently relational, just as describing a painted surface as garish or a piece of music as lyrical would involve relations. No single component can account for them; it is a matter of how the components are related. In wine, even a prominent feature like acidity is not merely a function of Ph; perceived acidity differs substantially from objective measures of acidity and is influenced by the prominence of other components such as sugar and tannin levels. None of these relational properties seem amenable to scientific analysis. I doubt that gas chromatography can identify elegance; a wine's balance cannot be appreciated by measuring PH and sugar levels."

#6

Any Van Gogh Fans Around?

Any Van Gogh Fans Around?

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Foxxy 1 month ago

It’s actually a fallacy that he cut his whole ear off, he only cut off a lil bit.

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So, Furrow argues that identifying these aesthetic features involves a holistic judgment, not an analytic one. "The wine as a whole must be evaluated just as evaluating painting or music involves judgments about the work as a whole. But although these holistic features in a wine are a product of fruit, acidity, and tannic structure no list of wine components will add up to a wine being balanced, elegant or delicious."

#7

Impressed By The Skill, Horrified By The Look

Impressed By The Skill, Horrified By The Look

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I really like it, I personally couldn’t pull it off but I love it.

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He points to Kant, another 18th Century philosopher, for a better answer. "When I judge something to be beautiful, I do so because I like it. But what about it do I like? For Kant, the pleasure I get from a genuinely beautiful object does not lie in the fact I find it agreeable or pretty. Rather, I enjoy how it makes me think. It stimulates contemplation of a particular kind. Kant called this the free play of understanding and imagination."

#8

I Saw This Today

I Saw This Today

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Dynein 1 month ago

Did they have to give it those puckered lips?

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"Of course, some objects won't repay that much attention. We explore them for awhile, get bored because we've come to identify and articulate everything important about them, and move on. But according to Kant, an object is genuinely beautiful if it sustains our interest in reflecting on it indefinitely because all attempts to fully understand it fail. The object has an order that constantly opens new ways of understanding it because no particular principle is ever adequate. Beautiful objects are intriguing, mysterious, not fully understood, yet at the same time balanced, harmonious, and well put together."

"Thus, taste, on Kant's view must refer to our ability to determine whether an object is worth reflecting on, whether it will repay our attention and produce endless fascination. A person of good taste discovers new patterns to explore, finds unexpected avenues of meaning, and responds with feelings and insights that generate new ways of describing something."

#9

"I Need People To Think I'm A Bond Villain"

"I Need People To Think I'm A Bond Villain"

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Lingon 1 month ago

That I would buy.

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#10

Was Next To A Car That Was "Painted" With Duct Tape!

Was Next To A Car That Was "Painted" With Duct Tape!

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Foxxy 1 month ago

Probably wasn’t “painted” with duct tape, the duct tape is probably holding the car together.

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#11

Actually Very Well Made, But Still

Actually Very Well Made, But Still

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EHops 1 month ago

That's actually pretty adorable

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#12

This Dentist's Waiting Room

This Dentist's Waiting Room

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Corn 1 month ago

This is the stuff of nightmares

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#13

Dog Slippers Made To Look Exactly Like Your Dog

Dog Slippers Made To Look Exactly Like Your Dog

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Aramis 1 month ago

these are so cute, not tasteless at all

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#14

These Gloves

These Gloves

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#15

His And Hers Wedding Cake

His And Hers Wedding Cake

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PeachPossum 1 month ago

And later at the reception, we'll have a mudslinging contest

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#16

One Of The Coolest And Also Worst Things I’ve Ever Seen

One Of The Coolest And Also Worst Things I’ve Ever Seen

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ZombieGirl5591 1 month ago (edited)

Well, if you're gonna do the extreme and stretch your lobes...it makes it better to add the cute tat behind it! I like it (These piercings smell though!)

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#17

Grasshopper-Shaped Locomotives Stacked On Top Of Each To Create A Diner In South Korean

Grasshopper-Shaped Locomotives Stacked On Top Of Each To Create A Diner In South Korean

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Dynein 1 month ago

I can get over the grasshopper look, but not over the fact that they look like they're mating (actual grasshoppers probably don't do it that way, but that's beside the point)

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#18

This Car Entirely Colored With Highlighters

This Car Entirely Colored With Highlighters

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Foxxy 1 month ago

Geez that would have taken forever, wouldnt the rain wash it off though?

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#19

Pimped Out Level: Amish

Pimped Out Level: Amish

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Hello it Smee 1 month ago

When you want to travel the Oregon Trail in style

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#20

Beaded Hair Portrait

Beaded Hair Portrait

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Errorsaurus 1 month ago

I wouldn’t call this tasteless--I think it's art!

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#21

These Campbell's Tomato Soup Shoes I Received For Christmas Years Ago

These Campbell's Tomato Soup Shoes I Received For Christmas Years Ago

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Hailey Andrew 1 month ago

Omg that is so cool lol i wish i had them

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#22

Conor McGregor's Suit Of "F*ck You"

Conor McGregor's Suit Of "F*ck You"

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Withnail 1 month ago

Connor IS this post. Really well made, but in such bad taste.

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#23

This Silica Gel Bag

This Silica Gel Bag

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Katia Mafiosi 1 month ago

looove it, where can I buy one?

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#24

Brain Winter Hat

Brain Winter Hat

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Slinkman 1 month ago

For when you don't have one yourself.

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#25

Pigeon Heels

Pigeon Heels

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Eirik Johnsbråten 1 month ago

Looks like she just stomped a couple of pigeons walking through the park.

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#26

This Titanic Blow Up Slide

This Titanic Blow Up Slide

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David Jeu 1 month ago

Now thats poor taste. What's next? Auschwitz theme bouncy camp ??..

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#27

Finger-Ring

Finger-Ring

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Hailey Andrew 1 month ago

hahah that is awesome

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#28

This Sweater

This Sweater

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Slinkman 1 month ago

Put some toy cars in your pockets and you will never be bored again!

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#29

Lenny And Carl Yin Yang Tattoo

Lenny And Carl Yin Yang Tattoo

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Kaisu 1 month ago

I think this is pretty cool if you're a Simpsons fan

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#30

This Cockroach Cappuccino

This Cockroach Cappuccino

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Periwinkle Moonbiscuit 1 month ago

Honestly if I wasn't expecting this I'd probably drop it on the floor out of shock and disgust...ew no thanks!

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#31

Hot Rod Casket

Hot Rod Casket

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Vic 1 month ago

Going out with a blaze..

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#32

Steampunk Wheels

Steampunk Wheels

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Hello it Smee 1 month ago

Those are very unique, I would love to have them

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#33

When You Like Your Trunk So Much You Get A Second One

When You Like Your Trunk So Much You Get A Second One

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Nini Meow 1 month ago

How?! 😯

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#34

Wallet Chain Ankle Crocs - Thank You Small Town Malls

Wallet Chain Ankle Crocs - Thank You Small Town Malls

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Errorsaurus 1 month ago

You've heard of punk rock, now get ready for punk croc.

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#35

Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It?

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Brodie 1 month ago

Love this actually

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#36

My Entry For The Ugly Sweater Contest At Work: “The Human Santapede”

My Entry For The Ugly Sweater Contest At Work: “The Human Santapede”

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Periwinkle Moonbiscuit 1 month ago

There's ugly sweater, then there's THIS monstrosity!!

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#37

For Fans Of Sea Sounds

For Fans Of Sea Sounds

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Jeanne Wessinger 1 month ago

This is cool

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#38

My Eyes

My Eyes

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Slinkman 1 month ago

A shirt Ed Gein would like.

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#39

No, It's Not Too Much Chrome

No, It's Not Too Much Chrome

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My dog is my co pilot. 1 month ago

That's really really dangerous for other drivers. The sun glinting off the could cause someone to haves to close their eyes for a second and that's all it takes to cause an accident

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#40

This Nice Bedsheets

This Nice Bedsheets

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Janine B. 1 month ago

Hell, no!!!!

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