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Loved to Death: Comparative Hearts in Lucite

Posted in anatomy, creatures, nature, sea, valentine's day, wish list with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

If you couldn’t tell, I’m not really a Hallmark card and Whitman’s chocolate sampler kind of girl on Valentine’s Day. A specimen sampler on the other hand…now that’s romantic!

This is a set of 5 genuine hearts, injected with red and blue resin. It includes 1. Fish, 2. Frog, 3. Snake, 4. Pigeon, 5. Rabbit and comes with a numbered key chart. Measures 6 1/2″ x 3″.

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I maintain my extreme discomfort with specimens for which the creature was killed merely for the sake of display, and I haven’t asked the company how these hearts are sourced. But they are rather incredible to look at.

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I haven’t seen too many new items that catch my fancy to post (hence the lack of “Valentine countdowns”). If you find anything amazing, please share!

Loved to Death: Comparative Hearts in Lucite

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SWS Gift Guide: Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

Posted in 80's, film, geek, products, wish list with tags , , , , on December 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Honor your nostaligic (and/or present) love of Ghostbusters with a Stay Puft Marshmallow Mug!

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I love that it has two faces (I don’t love that it’s not microwave safe…because I’m lazy when it comes to heating beverages).

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But damn…it’s pretty great.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

Dr. Mutter’s Marvels

Posted in Books, macabre, medicine, oddities, wish list with tags , , , , on December 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for lovers of oddities and medical marvels, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels might be perfect.

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The book is a mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities.

Even having been to the museum a few times (it’s an incredible place), I still don’t know very much about Dr. Mutter himself. I’d definitely like to read this. Have you been to the museum? Read this book?

Dr. Mutter’s Marvels

Can I Live?

Posted in clothing, humor, wish list with tags , , on November 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Although deceptively simple, this is actually a brilliant shirt with a range of interpretations as vast as the imagination itself.

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Is it a sarcastic quip you utter when a stranger is crowding you on the subway? A sincere supplication? I must confess, the impish little trickster in me who delights in somewhat inappropriate humor wants to wear this to my next medical treatment (as I’ve found myself asking this question in earnest many times). The possibilities are endless!

Can I Live?

Galaxy Bedding

Posted in home, products, space, wish list with tags , , , on November 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not even sure how I’d choose among all of these beautiful Galaxy Bedding sets.

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They have pretty much any color scheme you can imagine. So many choices! Unfortunately, the price and shipping are a bit steep ($33 shipping for a flat sheet! Yikes!).
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Still, a girl can dream…hopefully on galaxy sheets one day.
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Galaxy Bedding

Pixers Forest Wall Murals

Posted in decoration, home, nature, wish list with tags , , , on August 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The website photos have large, obtrusive water marks so I could only find a couple from other sources, but Pixers’s “forest after rain” murals are some of the most beautifully atmospheric wall decorations I’ve ever seen.

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Although the weather does affect my mood, I’m partial to the foggy, cloudy murals on the site because the hazy glow is much more dreamlike. The crisp light of the sun shows everything in sharp detail, but in the obscured distances beyond the fog…all possibilities exist at all time.

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See more HERE.

Superhero Bookends

Posted in Books, design, home, products, wish list with tags , , , , on July 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Artori Design has come up with a novel bookend concept (some of us still have paper books!) that gives your volumes a superhero lift

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Magnets and wall mounted floating shelves help create this awesome illusion.

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What superhero would you want in your library?

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