I've got some news for you Fembots (fembots) have feelings too
Are-n’t the-se fo-bots lo-v-ely! Found object robots – in artist Amy Flynn‘s versions made up of various bits and pieces such as old tins, handles, tea infusers, a pocket watch and hydraulic fittings. Very creative, quirky and fun. An assortment of Amy Flynn’s Fobots can be found at Anthropologie.
I think there are several elements that make retro robots, and fobots in particular, an interesting decor item of our time. It’s recycled waste: Old parts transformed into something new through pure creativity. Each piece is unique. Vintage. The retro look of these robots has aesthetics of a bygone era: Reminiscent of technology beliefs in the 50s and 60s that maybe, around the distant year 2010, robots like this will be serving us humans…(!) Hm, wouldn’t that be something! :p
The fobot is charmig and an excellent eclectifying detail. Retro robots of course feel at home in an industrial vintage style, and may for sure add interest and fun to any scheme. There are quite a lot of robot stuff around, including some nice posters/prints. Below are some examples: Doreen Box Art Robot Print and The Warmth of Your Metal Heart Print from John W. Golden and a Vintage Robot Retro Pop Art Print from Moster Gallery. Also, I couldn’t let this cute thing out, a Robot Corkscrew from Urban Outfitters.