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House of Collection

Posted in vintage, oddities, home, inspiration, decoration with tags , , , , on November 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve found a new source of home inspiration (well, it’s not exactly new since this has been sitting in my queue for years, but it WAS new inspiration when I first saw it).

Paige Stevenson and Ahnika Meyer have transformed their Brooklyn loft into a veritable museum of lost, discarded, forgotten wonders.

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I love living spaces that are thick with history and storied fragments of days gone by. Their place is a gorgeous showcase, largely due how they choose to display these “mundane” items. There is a perfect contrast of still life and lush plant growth.
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See a writeup on these wonderfully unique individuals and their home in the New York Times.

Jellyfish Aquarium

Posted in decoration, home, products, sea, wish list with tags , , , , on November 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

High on my list of Useless Things I Still Want Even Though They’re Useless is a Jellyfish Aquarium.

Here is the version from The Sharper Image:
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Create a calm, tranquil environment in your home or office with our unique Jellyfish Aquarium. This maintenance-free environment features two lifelike artificial jellyfish, illuminated by 18 LEDs that change color with five different effects. Simply fill the tank with water, add the jellyfish, and turn it on.

Another on Amazon:

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And yet another (slightly less expensive despite having more jellies):

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I fear I would be transfixed by this for absurd amounts of time…but no complaints there.

Browse other posts involving jellyfish here.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! (Link Treat Bag Part 2)

Posted in art, clothing, craft, decoration, exhibits, halloween, monsters, music video, video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Jon Neill deserves his own post for his fabulous carvings (but alas he will have to share it with some links). Incredible designs:

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And now a few other links…

The Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters (a plethora of posts about masks)
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Pinch Me Boutique
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My Favorite Spooky Socks This Year (wish-listed!)
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Le Chat Noir (Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery showcasing artwork featuring black cats).
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This video is utterly bonkers. They…turned Halloween up to 11.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!

Halloween Countdown: Link Treat Bag, Part 1

Posted in comics, craft, decoration, halloween, home, horror, monsters, retro, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I always gather months worth of Halloween items to post, and am unable to fit them all in by the time the big day rolls around. So here are a bunch of assorted goodies!

INCREDIBLE “Crash Landing” Lawn Decorations
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Gorgeous Miniature Halloween Village
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Giant LEGO Vampire
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The Muppets Holiday Haunt Book
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Handmade Macabre Shadow Boxes (Thanks for the submission, Janice!)
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Haunted Halloween Appetizer Plates
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Giant Skull Chair (Thanks, Colleen!)
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And a perfect zombie pumpkin by Ray Villafane.
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Halloween Countdown: DIY Bat Mobile

Posted in craft, decoration, halloween, home with tags , , , on October 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I didn’t realize I had a few bat posts back to back in my draft folder! We’re so used to seeing “Batmobile” in reference to our favorite winged crime fighter, that we tend to forget about the bat mobiles. Here is a handmade one for the home, of rather epic proportions.

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I admire the patience and effort that went into the construction. It was made with sewing frames, acrylic paint, thin sheets of compressed foam, string, fishing line, and electrical tape. Well done!

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Some other decorations were also featured in this post.

Halloween Countdown: Haunted Overload

Posted in decoration, exhibits, halloween with tags , , on October 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I just got engrossed in Haunted Overload for too long. It is an attraction filled with beautifully wicked things to look at, and their use of ambient lighting perfectly compliments the props and scenery.

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From the Haunted Overload mission statement:
Haunted Overload is simply one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England. Now located on the DeMeritt Hill Farm on Route 155 in Lee NH. The show has twice been voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the country.
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Focusing on quality, we are committed to giving the customer the ultimate Halloween experience at an affordable price. Nowhere else can you see huge monsters looming over the crowd, some as tall as 34 feet. The authentic farm location provides the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of lighted pumpkins and movie quality sets.
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The haunt is changed and expanded each year to give the patron something new and exciting to experience.
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Has anyone visited?

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Halloween Countdown: Roger’s Gardens

Posted in decoration, halloween, home with tags , , on October 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Those located near Orange Country might want to check out the unique Halloween display at Roger’s Gardens.

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It almost feels as it one is exploring the craft supply shelves of a witch (who has mild OCD and arranges everything neatly), somewhere in an old mansion.
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Classy, indeed.
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I adore the antique style decor…
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The trailer (yes, the display has a trailer!) is even more impressive!

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