Playing on Fear

Bomb-inspired designs offer flippant distraction from societal fears
Implications - More than any other weapon, bombs are being reinterpreted into playful products and designs for mass consumption. Bombs in particular have been associated with terrorism, and re-imagining them into lighthearted, everyday products such as alarm clocks, planters and USB flash drives stand to alleviate anxiety and cause members of society to take a step back from their fears.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 52,349 Total Clicks Jun 10 - Jul 11
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Forbidding Firearm Journals - MollaSpace Armed Notebooks Threaten Unprivy Prying Eyes
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 18,482 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 11
Forbidding Firearm Journals
MollaSpace Armed Notebooks Threaten Unprivy Prying Eyes
I was taught not to judge a book by its cover, yet when I look at the violently embossed MollaSpace Armed Notebooks, I can't help but think that any owner of one should have an eye watching over him at… [More]
Grenade Planters - These Seed Bombs are Grenade Exploding Gardening Tools
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 20,986 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 10
Grenade Planters
These Seed Bombs are Grenade Exploding Gardening Tools
These amazing seed bombs are the perfecting gardening tool for those who need some gardening incentive. The grenade seed bomb actually explodes in slow motion and is made up of compost, mud and seeds which… [More]
Explosive Coffee Cups - The Grenade Mug is for Big Shots With No Patience for Complaints
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 4,614 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 11
Explosive Coffee Cups
The Grenade Mug is for Big Shots With No Patience for Complaints
Perhaps you've found yourself in a high or even low profile job in which you're constantly being bothered with people's petty issues. Place a Grenade Mug on the edge of your desk, and I wonder if you won't… [More]
Explosive Memory Sticks - Come to the Office Armed With the USB Grenade Flash Drive
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 3,655 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 11
Explosive Memory Sticks
Come to the Office Armed With the USB Grenade Flash Drive
The latest weapon-inspired memory stick is this hilarious USB Grenade Flash Drive. This miniature grenade isn't going to blow up the office if you decide to go G.I. Joe after a bad day at work, but it… [More]
Explosive Animal Art - Lucky Bunny's Grenade Bunny Turns the Cute and Cuddly Critters Deadly
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 1,584 Clicks Pub: Apr 9, 11
Explosive Animal Art
Lucky Bunny's Grenade Bunny Turns the Cute and Cuddly Critters Deadly
Your view on bunny rabbits as cute and fluffy might change after you see the Grenade Bunny sculpture. The Grenade Bunny was created by artist Rich DeSimone, aka "Lucky Bunny," in conjunction with Pretty… [More]
Explosive Hand Soap - Grenade Soap From Stinkybomb is Dynamite
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 3,028 Clicks Pub: May 11, 11
Explosive Hand Soap
Grenade Soap From Stinkybomb is Dynamite
If you are looking for an explosive way to start your morning, Stinkybomb's newest hand soap will kill off any dirt that threatens to ruin your day. Molded from an actual WWII steel grenade, this sanitizer… [More]