Well, it’s Friday the 13, a day that for some is considered unlucky. Most of us see it as a silly superstition. But, according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed.”
In our house it is considered to be our day of good fortune. I can’t explain it. But Friday the 13th is always a day where we receive good news or find a new cool thing to peak our interest. Maybe just believing it, we attract it. We will it to happen. It’s a force we can’t explain. (Twilight music here please)
Superstition is a great design tool. It spurs conversation and discovery of the unknown. It’s fantasy…magical, and a source of imagination.
To start us off, let’s take a look at the “8 Ball.” This toy has been around for 60 years! It’s derived from the phrase “behind the 8 ball” which implies testing you luck. Ask it a question. Shake it. And you will get your answer.
Break a mirror and it’s 7 years bad luck. Or you could just gather up the pieces, get some epoxy and make yourself a cool accessory. This is quite beautiful actually. Break enough mirrors and you could spell out your child’s whole name…fun.
These raven birdcage wall decals are a fun way to spruce up a wall for the more gothic teen. Beware. They are out there! The raven has a reputation for being very unlucky. Throughout history it has been associated with wartime. It has a reputation for being a trickster.
Finally, the queen of unlucky folklore…the black cat. Have one cross your path, and it’s an omen of doom! However, multiply them by three, and you are in business. The number three is highly promising. Three black cats together imply creativity, new ideas, new partnerships, AND new business ventures! Most importantly, black cat’s are the keepers of secrets. So if you have some to share, may be this little pillow would be a good nighttime companion.
Good luck out there, everyone.
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