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Desktop Goodies 4/27

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, clothing, creatures, horror, humor, monsters, retro, sci-fi, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

WHY don’t more buses look like this? It’s such a missed opportunity NOT to paint giant teeth on all of them.
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I’m sure this valid excuse resulted in instant exoneration:
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Yeah, but the Wild Germ has anger issues…
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One must look at the tagline and consider whether it is really the kind of attention ones wants.
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What has she seen?
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…Perhaps Karloff’s carload of arsenic?
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If I ever get to space, I’m traveling via giant, helmet-clad intergalactic puppy.
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A very touching piece of street art.
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AS fellow fans of The IT Crowd know, two is the best number of eyes.
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Yep.
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The sweet, pink title image is excellent with a cat that looks exceedingly unamused.
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Gourmet Paper Mache

Posted in craft, monsters with tags , on April 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I first saw Dan Reader’s amazing faux taxidermy trophies, I thought “Wow…this isn’t the paper mache I did in grade school.” Then I clicked on his homepage and saw the tagline “Not your grade school paper mache.”

Indeed.

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He specializes in dragons that have, shall we say, personality.
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This light up Maleficent received a great deal of attention around the Internet, for good reason.
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And have you ever seen a ZOMBIE dragon? You have now.
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I love the fact that Reeder never duplicates commissions, no matter how high the demand, because he wants his patrons to have truly unique, special pieces.

Gourmet Paper Mache

Monster Boxes

Posted in craft, monsters with tags , on April 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Fine Line Workshop has a collection of boxes with…personality.

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The three dimensional quality is fantastic.
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Doesn’t this seem like a safe way to store your valuables? Nosy trespassers face the clear risk of being chomped to bits.
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Some of them appear eerily sentient…
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It’s the eyes.
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Fine Line Workshop
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Godzilla Hotel

Posted in destinations, japan, monsters with tags , , on March 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My dear friend Lindsay linked me to a post about the forthcoming opening of a Godzila themed hotel in Japan.
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The 30-story hotel sits atop the Shinjuku’s Toho Cinema, and there is an “observation deck” if you want to get up close and personal with Godzilla.

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The larger than life Kaiju looms over the building and is visible from the rooms!
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The hotel contains a few Godzilla View Rooms, which have windows that looks out directly at the giant head. Would you like Godzilla to watch you sleep?
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Official Website

Omar Rayyan

Posted in art, monsters, sea with tags , , on March 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This adorable little girl, embracing her monster (with a matching flower on its horn!) was the first piece from Omar Rayyan I laid eyes on a long time ago.

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I was re-drawn into his work by this cephalopod inspired masterpiece:
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He seamlessly integrates old world painting style with fantastically quirky imaginary beasts.
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Now THIS is how to travel!
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Tickle, tickle, fuzzy Mer-monster!
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Omar Rayyan

GritsFx

Posted in monsters, sculpture, sea with tags , , on February 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I was just admiring this awesome sculpted aquatic monster bust from GritsFx. Gaze into its unfeeling reptilian eyes…

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Check out those gills and the texture of its skin:
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And its shiny fish lips.
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Excellent work on this fellow.

GritsFx

Child’s Own Studio

Posted in craft, creatures, monsters, plush with tags , , , on December 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This image caught my eye on Pinterest and I was immediately excited about the concept:

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At Child’s Own Studio, Wendy Tsao immortalizes the colorful imagination of children by turning their drawings into plush creations.

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She does an incredible job bringing any piece of art to life.
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I don’t have children, but if I did I would definitely order one or try my hand at this (I’ve made plush versions of my grown up friends’ doodles)! The price is a bit steep ($250), but Wendy’s accuracy is pretty remarkable and it’s clear that a lot of TLC goes into her work.
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Look at THIS guy! I wish I could still conjure creatures like this out of thin air!
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If you have kids, what drawing would you want to give plushy life to?

Child’s Own Studio

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