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Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/18

Posted in absurd, advertising, candy coated nightmares, christmas, dolls, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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I think a series of all of the Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts would make an excellent ornament collection.
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This image is just perfect: happy tan lady with happy man, angry pale lady, pale lady’s partner not-so-inconspicuously eying her sunkissed rival. Don’tyou want a sun lamp now?
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Amazing relationship advice from the folks at Dormeyer: use tears to manipulate your husband into purchasing household items. Maybe if I fake a sense of victimhood I can score a toaster this Christmas.
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A man who knows what he wants (even the big Kewpie is looking at him like “Seriously, dude?”):
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Holy hell…
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How to traumatize birds:
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And by “Merry” I mean “there are bodies in the basement:”
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This drenched, freezing Yeti standing in a flood may be the most depressing card ever.
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The pudding has broken out in fluid filled pustules.
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And now for the piece de resitance (don’t gloss over this one. Take in every detail):
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Bigert & Bergstrom: Mikrokosmos

Posted in art, installations, photography with tags , , on December 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Swedish art duo Bigert & Bergstrom offer an innovative way to look at photography in their installation entitled Mikrokosmos.

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These spherical photos, vividly real yet oddly alien, are illuminated from the inside. I love the way pieces of tiny worlds are joined together in conglomerates that resemble molecular structures suspended in space.

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Bigert & Bergstrom
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Flowers That Look Like Things That Are Not Flowers

Posted in nature, photography with tags , on November 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I recently came across a post showcasing 17 incredible flowers that look like other things. Isn’t it lovely how nature throws these little gifts at the human tendency to anthropomorphize?

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Many of them are variations of orchids, which I will be researching more from this point forward, as I’m sure there are wonders to behold in the world of Orchidaceae.

We have a delicate flying friend…
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A ballerina…
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A happy alien…
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Non-human primates…
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Isn’t this the most stunning image?
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See more here.
And many amazing plants populate my Evil Garden Pinterest page.

Halloween Countdown: Solar Jack O’ Lantern

Posted in halloween, photography, space with tags , , on October 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

On October 8th, the sun had a series of active spots that made it resemble a happy, glowing Jack O’ Lantern. Isn’t it sweet?

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It reminds me of the flaming pumpkin at the end of Disney’s Sleepy Hollow…only in a better mood.
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(Thanks Liz, for being the first to show me this!)
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Halloween Countdown: Vintage Photos

Posted in halloween, photography, vintage with tags , , on October 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Vintage Halloween is tied for first place in the countdown poll, so I give you these photographs of what costumes and masks used to look like before they were sold in bulk at party supply stores (and made slutty).

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Vintage masks are, in some ways, creepier than the highly detailed rubber monster masks on sale today.
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What the…?
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Note the odd floating head.
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Jesus Christ! Eyes…eyes…eyes…
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Second one from the left: amazing.
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See the rest of the Buzzfeed roundup here.

Halloween Countdown: A Fanciful Twist

Posted in decoration, halloween, photography with tags , , on October 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start this countdown with some delicious eye candy. A Fanciful Twist has Halloween decorations and still life photography that make me MELT into the feeling of the season.

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Oh these lush displays…the magical realism…
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I’m tremendously inspired with home decor ideas.
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Every surface, every nook is filled with interesting things to look at.
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Step into this enchanted world here.

Matthias Haker

Posted in decay, photography with tags , on September 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Matthias Haker has all different types of photography in his portfolio, but I’m particularly fond of his HD (often panoramic) images of decay.

This perspective reminds me of sacred geometry; the spirals found in the Nautilus shell and other natural forms.
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The colors manage to be both vibrant and soft, in stark contrast to the harsh toll nature has taken on these abandoned ruins. Beautiful…
“Auditorium”. (Photo by Matthias Haker)

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Matthias Haker

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