Prepare to feast your eyes on the crème de la crème of ugly designs that are so cringy that they’re good. Well, almost. The Ugly Design Instagram page has over 572k followers who wait for the newest posts, curated by Swiss founders Jonas Nyffenegger and Sébastien Mathys.

We’ve collected some of the ugliest designs you’ve probably seen all week (and all month, we’re hoping), so scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments which of these designs left the biggest impression on you.

The founders of the IG account told Bored Panda that they believe they found so much success over the years because of the contrast between their posts and the many pictures on Instagram that are “norm-perfect.” Read on for the full interview!

More info: Instagram | Tumblr | Ugly.Design

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Don't I look like a jackass?

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Daria B
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2 months ago

His face says it all.

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

I like that

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“When seeing an ugly design rather than perfect aesthetics (as defined in the 21st century)—scrollers takes notice. Also, @Uglydesign never gets predictable—that is key to maintain and grow followers in our opinion.”

According to the founders, what keeps them inspired to keep on posting ugly designs is that they enjoy the unexpected. “We find it crazy that this theme can still surprise us and make us laugh so much after having dug into it for so long,” the said, adding that they feel that ugly designs feel like a bottomless, never-ending pit.

“We are posting various topics under the theme of ugly design, from maximalism to design fails, covering everything from luxurious furniture, jewelry, fashion, nail art, architecture, to upcycling… And except for some designs fail, we believe it is an incredible source of inspiration and joy,” they said, pointing out that ugly designs can be beautiful and inspirational, too.

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Katrin P.
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2 months ago

Hey, that's cool!

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

So cute, lol

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

That looks super uncomfortable.

Aunt Messy
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2 months ago

Hooker wear was never meant to be comfortable.

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Bill Taylor
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2 months ago

The pants must have been 50% off.

Miss Cris
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2 months ago

Half price pants and half price knickers.

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Lil’ Twister
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2 months ago

That took the cake for weirdest and most wtf outfits even after seeing People of Walmart

Yayaboobo
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2 months ago

Even out of curiosity would I EVER, EVER want to see the front view of this monstrosity!

b l a n c
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2 months ago

do you mean you would NEVER ever want to see the front view? because you said would i ever ever want to see the front view

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

I need eye bleach.

cassiushumanmother
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2 months ago

Ask the orange man, he must have some.

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Erika Jones
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2 months ago

When you have one leg that's always cold...

Kathy Baylis
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2 months ago

If it looks this bad from the back, I shudder to think what it looks like from the front. And that’s not because of the woman wearing it—-she’s in really good shape and the, um, thing looks like it’s the proper size (though assigning it a size is really an exercise in futility).

Karla Littke
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2 months ago

...and then flip flops. smh. At least complete the look with stripper shoes.

Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

I'm reminded of that destinys child song: nasty put some clothes on i told ya dont walk out your house without ur clothes on XD

Pretty Pangolin
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2 months ago

How does she keep the, er, front part from slipping? Toupee tape?

Kisses4Katie
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2 months ago

I'm wondering about the front

Nea Ilie de la Sculărie
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2 months ago

Now I know why they call it a PAIR pf pants.

Lisa Anne
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2 months ago

I have no words to describe how awful this looks

Mary Dellenbusch
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2 months ago

These are so fucking ugly!

Nadine Khazaka
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2 months ago

For when it's really drafty but only from the right side.

Darius Koehnke
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2 months ago

Why though?

it's me again
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1 month ago

Uh, where's the mid seam going on that?

Nick P
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2 months ago

Wait. Is that really half a pant???...

Gina Babe
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2 months ago

I want this confidence

ebony1k124 touch
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2 months ago

Talk about being indecisive.

Kim
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1 week ago

why

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
1 month ago

tf is that

Viv Hart
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1 month ago

Now this really is an Ugly Design, and I'm not being racist, it would look as bad on a white woman!

Diana Dodd
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1 month ago

She has a right to wear ir .... i have a right to hate having to hate it😫

Randy Klefbeck
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2 months ago

Betcha it's los angeles.

Judy Rofe
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2 months ago

When you can't afford the other half ...

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

uh, ... no?

Mae Mosse
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2 months ago

Why bother even wearing anything if this is what you are gonna put on.

universal waffles
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2 months ago

I like how yall say that a woman shouldn't be judged for what she wears, but then yall call her a stripper

panda_legerdemain
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2 months ago

How are ppl allowed to wear such things?

Debbie
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2 months ago

sO many questions!

Wendy Bryan
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2 months ago

Ladies of the night aren't known to be classy

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Ah ! this is half-dressed !

Lisa Pockat Bork
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2 months ago

OMG

Johanne Trudeau
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2 months ago

Oh hell no!!!!

gracefullikeagazelle
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2 months ago

No.

Dale Overturf
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2 months ago

Yikes!

Odette Greyling
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2 months ago

So one is hot and one leg is cold? Is that the reason? I'm puzzled.

fainasKeturatis
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2 months ago

who needs skinny jeans anyway

Kiss Army
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2 months ago

JUST... WHY?

MacDudu
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2 months ago

She's probably on her way to work.

jasper
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2 months ago

just no

Kanga9ine
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2 months ago

She just left Walmart.

Toasty
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2 months ago

Whatever, that's awesome and I love it.

Kimberley Thomas
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2 months ago

This must be in the stripper or hooker category/aisle. I wonder what the male version of this looks like.

Ema RootBeer
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2 months ago

I don't want to see the front of this... monstrosity

Isabella Vega
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2 months ago

I don’t even know what I’m looking at

graham warley
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2 months ago

To complete the look she should be wearing killer heels.

BusLady
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2 months ago

Perfect for late night shopping at Wallyworld.

Thinairgal
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2 months ago

On the runway as a design concept? Cool! On the street? Not so much.

tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

I can't even figure out what's happening there.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago (edited)

Off topic, but why is she walking toe first with her left foot.

Shoddy
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2 months ago

She's stepping off a kerb

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Edward
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2 months ago

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kjorn
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2 months ago

easier access i guess...

Sancho Cruz
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2 months ago

She woke! Ha! This is that friend that is not the best decision maker. Just be happy that her closet isn't your closet. Being different is okay, it's not the same as being weird this person is ,"abnormal" coming from a person that likes "different" I don't think this fits the "different" category. More on the line if this was my daughter she would have gotten slapped for buying this not right hootchie mama attire embarrassing and why she is walking no one would be seen with this atrocity what some do for attention a very low low expectations or herself. If have wear something like this to feel good about yourself, therapy is needed immediately

John Braines
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2 months ago

Compared to some things clothes designers come up with this is tame! The wearer has the figure to wear it and it looks reasonably practical in warm weather. I like it!

🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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2 months ago

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Tiny Dynamine
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2 months ago

Make your mind up!

Alyssa Fry
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2 months ago

I don’t even know

HempFairy
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2 months ago

What a gorgeous body!

Martha Meyer
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2 months ago

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She looks pretty normal to me?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Well umm, that’s interesting.

Carole Hamilton
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2 months ago

gross

Pip Oates
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2 months ago

is she wearing any underpants???

Petra Pan
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2 months ago

I feel for her... what kind of community is she coming from that no one advised her about her ensemble ? No one to protect her or offer her advice ?

BUMMERS
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2 months ago

They were on sale-half off.

Stephen Hutchison
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2 months ago

This is not a fashion Don't. This is a fashion "HELL NO".

Lana Jig-maker
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2 months ago

Kinda...stripper-ish

Steve Cruz
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2 months ago

I amcomposed of cellulite in a sack of stretch marks, I'm kind of envious.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

Atrocious

Roberto Durante
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2 months ago

moron style

Mumof1
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2 months ago

What? Really?

JD Lee
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2 months ago

Business casual?

Flavia Slag
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2 months ago

Hope the strings don't break.

Sheryl Thompson
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2 months ago

Why on earth ?

WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

She wouldn't be allowed in the red light district in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They have standards....

Gabby M
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2 months ago

On her way to Walmart?

Kitsune Fox Girl
Community Member
2 months ago

yech

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Hell no!

Brandy Grote
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2 months ago

Poor lady can only afford one leg of her outfit.

Abby Ryder
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2 months ago

wtf?

Thomas Soliz
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2 months ago

No

Toea Muresan Iulia
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2 months ago

what?

kasa alex
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2 months ago

No. Just no.

Lucy Gray Baird🐦🐍
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2 months ago

I want to see what it looks like in the front...

Wendy
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2 months ago

WHY --- I repeat --- WHY!??

Thalia Lovering
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2 months ago

Say what now?

Nancy Bainbridge
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2 months ago

Why, why, why???

Monica Reed
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2 months ago

Just NO - Imagine the front view😐

Jackie C.
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2 months ago

No panty line

Aragorn II Elessar
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2 months ago

Well then

Clavelle
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2 months ago

Ha, I have no words.

Rhys Tal Cernunnos
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2 months ago

I don't have enough eye bleach for this shit.

Kevin Wayne
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2 months ago

but... why?

Jaime
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2 months ago

Oh hell no

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
2 months ago

Who and Why?

Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Seriously, what is she trying to prove?

Elisabeth Moriarty
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She would be arrested for indecent exposure I really really do hope no member of the male species had a heart attack looking at the front of these I really really do

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The main mission of Ugly Design is to find unexpected, extraordinary, and strange design pieces and then share them with the world. Or, as the creators of the page put it, “minimalism is a dead end.”

One of the founders, Sébastien, who calls himself a “professional Googler,” is a partner at a small graphic design and type studio, as well as the team lead of a screenprint workshop. Meanwhile, Jonas studies product design at ECAL in Switzerland, is a “trash digger,” and works as a designer at a furniture company in Stockholm.

According to Sébastien, he considers ugly to be beautiful. “I would cry if there weren’t any ugly designers anymore, if all our surrounding objects and items looked the same,” he told Artsy.

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tima
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2 months ago

disgusting

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

Pretty fun looking, actually

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Mimi777
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2 months ago

Aw I bet a lot of time went into knitting this. I give her an A for effort.

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He has a great point: imagine how boring life would be if everything was beautiful and there were no contrasts with ugly things. Even worse, there wouldn’t be anything that we could point at while shouting, “Oh my God, look at that! What is that?!” It’s an important part of being human and it’s not something that we’re willing to give up. That’s why Ugly Design is so beautiful.

The roots of Ugly Design stretch back to 2013 after Sébastien and Jonas met while studying design in Switzerland. They went to an international furniture fair in Milan where they saw a bathtub that was reimagined as a sofa. They then started a friendly competition to see who could come up with the ugliest design.

The idea behind Ugly Design was fully realized in 2015. After spending a year on Tumblr, it hopped on over to Instagram where it found lots of popularity and became fully-fledged while “disrupting people’s perfect feed.”

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Evelína Zlá
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2 months ago

It looks like some insect eggs or something... and it must be very comfy...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Can the priest/pastor or whatever actually hear themselves over the beach sounds.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

How does one go about getting a shirt in the exact same print as the upholstery?

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“We want to share an alternative aesthetic, something different from most Instagram design curators who more or less post the same content. The uglier the better,” the pair told i-D.

Jonas added: “In the beginning, we considered ugliness in design as a negative phenomenon and were trying to highlight designs that we were taught to think of as bad. Slowly, we started to see a lot of nuances in this ugly aesthetic and we no longer consider ugly as negative or pejorative.”

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tima
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2 months ago

plot twist: you'll find inside it a small, very small leather bag

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Daria B
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2 months ago

When your grandparents are also secret agents hiding valued secret information

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tima
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2 months ago

RIP (relax in peace)

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Oh, hell, no. These look creepy.

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tima
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2 months ago

actually i love it. i want one 😍

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

I'll have a sirloin please and do you have peppercorn sauce?

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John-Paul Bitler
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2 months ago

As a tech nerd I actually think this is really cool

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

Interesting concept.

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

Is it weird that I actually really like this?

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

You could lie face down and pretend you'd been mugged by a giant

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tima
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2 months ago

CREEPY

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Van Nguyen
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2 months ago

it's funny

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Daria B
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2 months ago

The two buildings are kissing ♡

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 months ago

Someone *really* likes Bernie

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

That's one way to lose weight..

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

I like it xD

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zims
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2 months ago

This one's actually neat, I can see how it can be laid on different angles to create different sitting/laying arrangements. It just looks awkward because she's using it as a computer chair.

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Yayaboobo
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2 months ago

Does anyone else see the Jesus' image?

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Anybody got a light?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Whats next, toe jam toothpaste.

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zims
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2 months ago

Eh, this one's not bad, it's an innocent color combo with our minds making associations where there are none intended.

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

When your phone becomes your best friend and you need someone to hold your hand.

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

The bean tin just adds to the overall appeal

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