Wile E. Coyote faucet? What?

wile e. coyote sinkLately I’ve been seeing faces in man-made objects – really mundane objects like faucets and hardware store items. So I looked it up (I mean I googled it) and found that “anthropomorhism” is the attribution of human form or other characteristics to things other than human beings.

I’m not sure if there is a more specific name for attributing animal characteristics to man-made objects, but so far I’ve found a faucet that looks just like the Roadrunner’s nemesis Wile E. Coyote, a towel hook that reminds me of an octopus, and a metal bracket that resembles a robot with a drippy nose (saw that one while stuck in traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel).