Sunday, June 14, 2009
…and other junk type magic.
Are you feeling cranky?
That takes on a different meaning at a funky store located in the alternative arts area on Historic Cherokee Street in St. Louis.
Cranky Yellow is a one-of-a-kind, hard to describe retail establishment that bills itself as “shop, gallery and performance space.” I asked the shop steward the origin of the name and with a shrug that implied he’d been asked many times before, he said the owner used to have a grouchy neighbor with jaundice. Ahh. Inspiration comes from unique sources.
Lucky for me because it’s a perfect offering for Mellow Yellow Monday.
The merchandise is hard to describe, but some of the treasures named on their web site include: paintings, prints, kooky films, folk-art, apparel, plushies, zines, vintage curiosities, carnival toys, animal skulls, found objects, trinkets, strange lamps, pop religious icons, little boxes, driftwood, cool antiques, bits of broken things, doll parts, 80's euphoria, masks, cute-crap, and other junk type magic!
See for yourself.
Original apparel, granny lap blankets and ginormous soft sculpture.
Object d'art and kookie stuff.
Crap glued on crap and yellow lambs.
Hostile self promotion.