Cafards: Not Just Creepy On Halloween!

I wonder what Juliet would have said about cockroaches. Would she say,

"What's in a name? That which we call a cockroach
By the name 'cafard,' is it not still creepy as hell?"

Yes, Juliet, cockroaches are one of nature's ugly, creepy, crawly, shudder-provoking beastlets, and even if they're called Cafards in French, and even if it's not Halloween, people may run out screaming if they see them on your refrigerator door, strategically placed among the other magnets and to-do lists. Aaaaaaaah!

The lovable and fun-loving French design team of Ivan Duval and Jean Sebastien Ides from Atypyk (a-tee-peek), has created these 1.4 inch Cafards or Cockroach magnets for your fridge or any other magnetic surface you have in mind.

With the dollar favorable to the Euro now, take the opportunity to indulge. ATYPYK, 6 Cafards for 10€, $13 US (more or less).


Oct 31, 2008
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
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 While using the French

 While using the French term often makes things sound more classy, I think you're right; it doesn't apply to cockroaches. Interesting find, I wonder who's in the market to buy something like this!

Beth Hodgson
Innovative Business Writer