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Whimsical Plushies by Michelle Valigura

 - Dec 1, 2008   Updated: May 30 2011
References: myswitcheroo & michellevaligura
Michelle Valigura must live a fun life. She's a SoCal artist that surrounds herself with whimsy to create odd and lovable. Many of her felt creations have two heads, yet there is a playfulness about her work that makes it perfectly okay to own a two-headed buzzard. Her dark period, I suppose, is represented by the Darth Vader with pink brains showing.

Implications - Brands have pushed the design elements of action figures and puzzles to make them more appealing to kids with short attention spans and to provide them with the healthier alternative to electronics. As video games and the Internet slowly consume the younger generation, concerned parents are hoping to help their kids hold on to the simplicity of life before technology takes over.