Inside the torso lamp barbershop…

Submitted by MyFunCloset April 20th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Recently I submitted a green torso lamp displayed in the window of a local barbershop. Today, I went inside. What I found exceeded my expectations. The torso lamp is the tease to this amazing kitsch decor experience. I must add, this shop was voted to the top five shops here in Akron Ohio this year. The shop is oozing creativity and busy too.

As I walked in, to the left, is a red wall and mod chairs contrasting the white body lamp beautifully.

The shampoo room, with rich yellow, green & blue walls speak for itself. Each wall and even the ceiling is a composition of shapes and colors.

The counter area is equally entertaining. There is the cutting room, but to respect people’s privacy, I did not photograph. All this in a 10 minute visit.

5 Responses to “Inside the torso lamp barbershop…”

  1. Allee Willis

    BEAUTIFUL! And thanks so much for going back and doing this EXCELLENT documentation.

    The outside- – is actually a little tame when the inside is this done to the T. The store sign is the only thing that has nothing to do with everything else.

    I love when places are completely organically designed and no stone is left unturned (on the inside at least). Though much of the design is a little too retro for me they’ve done a really great job.

    I’m most interested in the kind of hairdos this place whips out but I understand you respecting the patrons’ privacy. Of course, what I’d really love to see is you sitting down one of those chairs and seeing the results.

  2. MyFunCloset

    What made this whole experience rich… it was all spontaneous. First catching the green torso lamp in the window while driving, then just walking into the barbershop, giving Allee’s site to check out, and the green torso lamp story. With a camera in hand, I clicked away. I have a few more shots I’ll submit if you’re interested.

    • Allee Willis

      Yes, absolutely. More shots please!

      I’m pretty spontaneous in everything that I do. I had to learn how to field anything very quickly working with as many different artists in all different fields as I have. So I’m always ready for a left curve and always view it as a jumping off point for a new idea. Hence, when I leave the house my camera is always on me. Once you’re in that frame of mind you see things for the first time that you’ve passed hundreds of times before.