Monday, April 20, 2009

Roller Stop


This iconic roller skate functions as a bookend, door stop, or 1970's fetish object. Made of cast resin. 11"x 11", 10 lbs.

29 comments:

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

LOVE the roller skate. Brings back good memories. My boys just recently asked for some. Do you think they know about these, or mean rollerblades?!

Danielle

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Now you've got me thinking about how darn heavy those things were and me clunking around the hairpin turns at the old Evans City Roller Rink (before it burned down, of course).

down and out chic said...

too funny. a doorstop, or a weapon would be great.

Char said...

where is the pom-pom??? you had to have them to match your outfit or you were totally uncool.

Diana said...

This is so creative!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I remember the days of black and blue shins from these babies! I'm up with using them as a doorstop for sure!

clorivak said...

I love it...too cool. I wanna go roller it up, fall on my butt, skin my knees...ya know the usual..:P

Pop Champagne said...

hehe I'm always curious to skate in that!

Bon Don said...

Aww man now I want to rollerskate!! I used to have a pair of white skates like that...so cute!!

Maverick Malone said...

I love these!! Crazzzy :)
xox, mavi

Kierstin Bridger said...

I thought Abba's dancing Wueen was MY skate song back in the day.
That statement was almost as ageing as my shock when I got carded for Proseco at Trader Joe's this weekend.

sexypoet said...

those were the days... i miss skating around in a circle to great music, with a bright comb in the back pocket of my really really tight jordache or sergio valente jeans.

Kim said...

These bring back memories of a place called Skatecountry where I grew up. I was sort of too young to go alone but I remember my older sister's stories. It all sounded so glamorous to an 11 year-old.

Pen Pen said...

Now I want to throw a roller skating birthday party!! :)
EVERYBODY's INVITED!!

Dooder City said...

It's weird after boogie nights now every time i see roller skates i think of roller girl (probably the best role heather graham ever did. well, that or mercedes in liscence to drive).
I had a necklace in the 80's with charms and one was a telephone and one was a rollerskate:)

The Seeker said...

Oh this is so cool!!!!
I remember I was a kid trying to walk on those... LOL

Thank you so much sweetheart for your support and words. It's mental tiredness.

Take care

xoxo

Tikimama said...

I miss my roller skates! Used to roll around the neighborhood, even into my early college years. Once, an older (probably in his 30s!) man started singing "Roller Girl" to me in a shop, and I kinda got freaked out by that....

Chessa! said...

I've SEEN THESE! They also come in groovy (and blinding) neon colors. There is a (completely overpriced) home goods store in my neighborhood and they have them. I'd get one bc they are so freaking cool but I can't seem to get over he sticker shock.

Awesome Sara said...

oh shit, roller blade!!! i'm getting flash backs of my broken arm trying to do some spin trick like some damn figure skater for my crush, david, and instead falling all wicked and literally breaking my arm and knocking my self in the face and getting a nose bleed. i was all broken and bloodied and he came over and said hi. ahhh... my first blow job.

Clare said...

I'd use this as a door stop. I never got into rollerskating. I am too clumsy and have no sense of balance.

Savvy Mode SG said...

that is soo long ago. i almost killed myself roller skating the first time.

thereddeer said...

I like. However, I am so uncoordinated me and roller skates don't generally get along :P

Sasha said...

It reminded me of my own rollers... although mine where bright orange!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

My grandparents will luv this...to go wilth their rocking chair! rock& roll baby!!! ;)

She's Dressing Up said...

Ahh this would be the most awesome doorstop indeed!

Diane said...

skates are pretty heavy. i remember being 12-13 & hauling mine around with the strings tied together, thrown over my shoulder. man i wish i could still roller skate! those were fun days!

Girl Japan said...

We just need pom-poms!! I really still very much truly MISS skating rinks... the last song I remember skating too was "if you think I'm sexy" ... I was a tween but still...

me melodia said...

It seems like every home has this iconic doorstop. It's such a classic.
I'm dying to get the harry allen pig bank. He's so pricey tho for kitsch i think.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that remember me skating at the SKADIUM back in xmas 78' and during 1979. The good old days ;)

Mike.


SKADIUM for EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!