Haunting Taxidermy Doll Sculptures by Stefanie Vega Make The Perfect Halloween Post.

stephanie vega sculptures IIHIH

Dolls, in general, freak me out. As they do many people. So do clowns, birds, bones and taxidermy. Now, combine all of those and you have the haunting mixed media sculptures of Brooklyn born, now Venice, California-based artist Stefanie Vega. Read more

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‘Till Death Do Us Part’, A Couple’s Engagement Photos Emulate Friday The 13th.

Engagement Photos Emulate Friday The 13th

Van Lawson and her fiance Josh Morden, both from Parry Sound, Ontario, have a great sense of humor – albeit a sick one. For their engagement, instead of posing for clichéed, gooey-eyed, cheesy photos, they posed for a series of 26 photos taken by professional Toronto photographer Brandon Michael Gray, that emulate a Friday the 13th horror film. Van even painted the Crystal Lake sign herself. Read more

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X-Ray and Anatomical Stained Glass Windows by Wim Delvoye

Stained Glass Windows by Wim Delvoye

In his ongoing series of Gothic works, initiated in 1999, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, about whose tattooed pigs I have blogged about in the past, created some very unusual stained-glass windows and sculptural works made of steel, lead, glass and actual x-rays. Read more

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Handmade Skull Ponytail Holders by Michael R. Doyle of Moon Raven Designs Are Boo-tiful.

skull ponytail holders by Michael R. Doyle

I came across these quite by accident and immediately fell in love with them. As a matter of fact, I had to buy one – and did. Beautifully rendered skulls hand cast in various materials are placed on elastic bands for use as pony tail holders. Available as yellow bronze, sterling silver plated white bronze, black resin, ivory resin and even a sugar skull version cast in oxidized sterling overlay on white bronze. Read more

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Creepy Space Age Film for Prada: The Future Of Flesh Directed by Luke Gilford

Commissioned by Prada for their Autumn/Winter ’13 collection, Los Angeles-based writer, director & photographer Luke Gilford collaborated with Document Journal, actress Jane Fonda, and Jake Shears, formerly of Scissor Sisters, to create an chilling space-age short film, entitled The Future of Flesh.

The blog, One small seed writes “With Jake Shears’ eerie music score creating an almost sci-fi horror atmosphere, Gilford – in only just over a minute – manages to indulge us in a discourse of age, mimicry, the future and and high fashion. Faces elongated and latex as skin, the models are far from stereotypical in their aesthetic, perhaps serving as a metaphor for Prada’s new collection: typically that there is nothing mediocre or ordinary when it comes to Prada. The director also opens up the discussion of the industry moving past traditional standards of beauty, allowing room for new intellectual thought processes and denying the age-old idea of fashion being equivalent to mindlessness.”



The New York Times Magazine reports that ‘The eerie, evocative video features an original score by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and is narrated by Jane Fonda — not coincidentally, another complicated feminist icon. While the clip is not the usual terrain for Fonda, she was easily convinced to lend her voice.’


above: Jane Fonda at LACMA, 2012 (image courtesy of zimbio)

“When Jake asked me to collaborate on the video I thought, For Jake, anything. He’s so out-of-this-world creative and cutting-edge, I knew it would be exciting. I was right,” she said, describing the project as “just wild and unique and Pedro Almodovarish.”

Director: Luke Gilford
Score: Jake Shears
Voice: Jane Fonda
Wardrobe: Prada
Cast: Rosalie Gilford, Rya Kleinpeter, Peggy Noland, Renata Raksha
Jewelry: Lynn Ban

sources: One small seedLuke Gilford, Document Journal  and the New York Times’ T Magazine

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Cheetos Lets You TP Any House For Halloween – Digitally.

Chester's Project TP

A classic Halloween prank is to TP  (toilet paper) the front yard of unsuspecting victims. But with today’s on-edge society, you may get shot. That said, here’s a safe and fun alternative for you, created by ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Read more

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Artists Jaime Wardey and Andy Moss Remember Normandy For Peace One Day.

the fallen 9000

To Celebrate Peace One Day on the 21st of September, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss (both from Sand In Your Eye) accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch thousands of silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Read more

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