9.3.10

shironeko holga

I have spoiled myself rotten with so many frivolous toy camera purchases this year (I know I know I know), but I just acquired another camera that, I am sure, will be the end of it. It can't really be topped, anyhow: it is the Shironeko Holga! It is RIDICULOUS. I came across it on the Four Corners Dark blog and was intrigued, because it uses lights & sounds to attract the attention of cats! I love taking pictures of cats on the street, but they're usually aloof (or so completely starved for attention that they start following me home). I showed it to Tara, fellow lover of CatCon ("cat content"), and after sleeping on it, I was pretty convinced that we both needed one camera each. They arrived yesterday: oh happy day!

It comes in a can!

It has some serious fat cat action on it. Amazing graphics!

Catface!

I am so enamoured of this thing that Oreo and I even made a little video to demonstrate the sound & light capabilities. Oreo pretends to be completely indifferent, but I know she digs it. I never thought I'd see the day when I posted a video of myself, but such is the power of hilarious, hilarious CatCon. I'm curious (like a cat!) to see what the pictures will look like.




REPLIES: happiness nuggets

Kempt: I have to admit that I bought the Turkish Delight in part because I wanted to photograph it! Luckily it is also delicious. I love that: blush and kitten noses! Yes!

Miss Crowland: I told you already but I'll repeat it in case anyone else in Toronto is curious: Arabesque on College at Crawford. They have lemon and rose, and a container is only $2.

Hope Chella: Thank you!

erin: Aw, that's okay! I wish that Turkish Delight is in your future.

nice-etc.com / caitlin: You could never be dumpy, pretty pretty girl.

erica-knits: Thanks! Oh, what a decision to make! I think that long flowing waves around your face would look so pretty. But you can pull off any hairstyle you want. You will try Turkish Delight soon enough! It is delicious. What's not to love about sugar, starch, and rosewater?

Megan: I love that you mentioned the Chronicles of Narnia! Turkish Delight always makes me think of those books, too. The nail polish is (eep!) just from Urban Outfitters. Super cheap. Not the best, but who cares.

hibou: Oh yikes, I never think about how old is too old... but then I intend to have long hair when I'm an old, old lady.

Lexie: Great! I never know how to wear eyeliner but I like the way it looks like this. Who knew?

sn: Thank you! I agree, I love the soft eye pencils. I have a gold one by Laura Mercier that is so lovely.

Caroline, No.: It was just passing for me -- I looked at my face and thought it looked so severe.

Editor: Thank you!

41 comments:

  1. ho.ly. crap. it's like someone crawled inside my weird cat obsessed brain and made a camera. I can't wait to see what you take with it!!

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  2. oh. my. god. I *need* this. it goes perfectly with my iPhone KittyCaller app.

    and how adorable are you in that video? answer: *super* adorable. I love it when you start to laugh.

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  3. Amazing! Of course you have this.
    I love the catcon and the Anabelacon.

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  4. the last meow kills me. If only my cat would sound like that.

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  5. this is hilarious! and you're so adorable!

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  6. OMG, this is hi-larious. i completely understand why this purchase was necessary.

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  7. This is awesome!!!! So clever :)

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  8. Glad you like it! Hope you enjoy the camera... our kittens love 'em. Cheers from the Crew at Four Corners!

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  9. I'm curious to see the photos it takes as well! Can't wait to see them :) Hello from London ON!

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  10. I would totally buy it. It's awesome!
    And I loved the video, you are adorable :)

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  11. This made me SO. HAPPY. I am so glad you bought the camera.

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  12. P.S. I've had a crazy few weeks and missed some posts. Turkish Delight?! Chloe perfume (which I have yet to smell but want to)?! A sewing success?! You had a fantastic week!

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  13. hahah that's adorable and so are you. hilarious! oreo reallllly doesn't seem to be impressed.

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  14. Maybe if I get one of these a kitty will follow me home! You are too cute, Anabela. :)

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  15. oh my! seriously? Awesome.

    Ps. you are so gorgeous! May ask what lipstick are you wearing?

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  16. I can't believe you were able to keep a straight face for so long! That is unbelievably hilarious and strange and so totally something I can see coming out of Japanese ingenuity--perfection!

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  17. Um... seriously, you are too cute!

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  18. Are you freaking kidding me? AWE-SOME!

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  19. That is simultaneously the coolest and weirdest thing I have ever seen.

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  20. haha, i love the can.

    develop and show us ^_^

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  21. The video is so cute! :)

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  22. you're so cute and i love your blog. also, i'm sure you'll want more cameras. there never seems to be an end to the camera-want sickness. i always tell myself "after i buy this, this is IT", then i find something else. sigh...

    lovely photos : )

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  23. I don't know if it would work for cats, but it would catch my attention, definitely! :D :D

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  24. That is an original camera, for sure... You may show how the pictures look like.

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  25. OMG that is the oddest camera ever! Love your hair BTW. Trying to grow mine.

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  26. I LOVE Urban's nail polish line! super cheap, and they have stocked some really awesome colors in the past couple of weeks...I have like 6 of their shades, and NEED more, so I totally understand!

    and that camera couldn't be more adorable...seriously...cats? ugh, I think I need to buy that...plus that sweet light show, geez...

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  27. hahah!! i have seen this camera around but never knew and never ever would have guessed that it had special cat powers!! that is so crazy! i watched the video but i don't have sound on this computer atm so i'll have to watch it again later! you are such a cutie and so is that lil oreo! haha very cute post to read this morning :)

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  28. I don't consider myself a cat person in the slightest, but this post has me holding my sides with laughter (and I'm at work). Your glee is completely infectious! I wish you many happy years with it (I'm assuming it's just like a regular camera with regular film, although it sounds so magical that the film might be shaped like hearts or something.)

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  29. oh wow, best packaging ever!! love that tin it came in.

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  30. Oh, I've been coveting this camera for awhile now but just couldn't spend the dough on it. Now hearing the actual sounds it makes, I MUST have it! Thank you for the little video! You're adorable.

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  31. this is one of the most preposterous things i have ever seen. watching you finally crack at the end of the video makes it all worthwhile.

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  32. YES! shironeko holgas are the most fun camera in the world! you must watch out though, as sometimes the cat will start meowing when stashed away in your bag. :)

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  33. I love this camera!

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  34. You are utterly adorable in that video. I love all your little subtle facial expressions :)

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  35. oh god, that's the coolest thing since instant ramen!

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  36. Oh my gosh. That is the coolest camera!

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  37. OMG. I totally laughed watching this. I think you were more amused than the cat was. I half expected my kitty to come into the room and see what all the fuss was about :)

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  38. Haha your video made me laugh.
    Anyways, newest follower here!

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  39. I just watched the video, and it got my cats attention.
    I was incredibly amused by his reaction. :)

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  40. haha I just watched this with my dog and he started barking :D it must work!

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