Artist Terry Border Places Everyday Objects in Romantic Scenarios

Remember artist Terry Border of Bent Objects fame, who explores the secret life of everyday objects in playful vignettes using simple bent wire? Border is back with Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love -- a charming collection of new 60 bent-wire vignettes in which household objects explore the romantic and the risqué. Sweet and kooky, Border's images are also a light-hearted metaphor for love itself, wherein the ordinary becomes extraordinary. And though Border's overly punny captions fall flat for me, the images themselves exude enough delight to make it all a treat.

Love is Free -- You make my world go round

I Like it When We Spoon -- We fit so well together

Love is Sticky -- French kissing

Undercover -- I love your appeal

Falling -- I'll hold on, no matter what

Marilyn Meringue -- You're the wind beneath my wings, and the breeze beneath my skirt

King Leer -- I only have dies for you

A Toast To Us!

Film Strip -- I think this could develop into something

We Make a Perfect Pair -- Straight from the garden of Eden

Magnetic Personality -- I can't help this attraction

Misfortune Cookie -- I'd never get over you

Shrunken and Wrinkled -- Let's grow old together

Images: Terry Border/Rex Features via The Telegraph. HT @matthiasrascher.

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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