Graphic: Charly Clements via Reallifelines on Instagram

Here’s a thing that’s equal parts twee, charming, and—at times—darkly funny: Real Life Lines. Started by illustrator Charly Clements, the parameters of the project are simple. Clements draws a few basic illustrations and adds a couple of lines of text to a photo of a real-world object. She then documents her surprisingly human work on her reallifelines Instagram account:

It’s a natural continuation of Clements’ illustration work, which frequently features anthropomorphized objects. But the real-word connection really steps up the whimsy.

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Although the drawings look adorable, Clements lets her darker sense of humor shine through on many of them.

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All in all, it seems like that live-action Beauty And The Beast really should have called her when they were trying to figure out how to anthropomorphize a clock and candelabra.

[via Laughing Squid]