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Desktop Goodies 2/2

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, comics, craft, food, humor, music, photography, sci-fi, thrift horror, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You realize what happened here: this bird was killed, only to be zoomorphized into a bastardized version of itself in a stupid hat. Talk about adding insult to injury.
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Debatable:
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Terrifying:
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I’m completely entranced by this piece, yet can’t find an artist credit anywhere. Ideas? If no one knows…it’s obviously an alien cell phone.
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Parenthetical note:
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Excellent…I like strong coffee; strong enough to make my head blast clear off my body.
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I almost cropped out the caption because it’s so clear that this thing originated from a very unholy place that it just seems redundant.
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Isn’t this all our monsters ever really want? (No really, think about it.)
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I searched, in gleeful hope, for a vintage TV commercial featuring Drippy the Runny Nose Kid. But alas, no record of one exists. Sorry I couldn’t deliver this thing in action (or maybe I should be saying “you’re welcome”).
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1) Reading books about death becomes considerably more difficult.
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I find this photo incredibly haunting. It actually stirs up a visceral unease.
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Yes, some might consider the following a deal breaker. She seems open minded. The horse (or…man-horse?), not so much.
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Your fist becomes a real face.
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The truth of how brains really work, unveiled. SCIENCE!
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3D Printed Model of Cell Division

Posted in craft, science with tags , on January 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

The Drummond Lab created this awesome bronze 3D printed model of a yeast cell dividing. Late-anaphase…

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If I had a 3D printer…I’m sure cellular models would inch toward the top of my to-make list. I love this thing!

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Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Posted in anatomy, antiques, art, Books, craft, ephemera, nature with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Alexander Korzer-Robinson transforms antiquarian encyclopedias into stunning shadow boxes, as if to three dimensionally vivify the rich content between the pages.

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His use of vintage materials and handpicked images is akin to the process of memory itself; simultaneously selective and reconstructive.

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From the artist statement:
By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience.

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These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.

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Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alien and Predator Lego Portraits

Posted in craft, sci-fi, toys with tags , , on December 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ah yes, time for another installment of my strange compulsion to post all things Alien N’ Predator. Here are two great LEGO portraits by Grantmaster. Predator is definitely my favorite.

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Holiday Link Dump

Posted in absurd, art, christmas, craft, decoration, ephemera, film, food, sci-fi, sea, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t choose which link to post…so have a bunch!

What those dead bird holiday cards I posted the other day actually mean.
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“Seasonally Confused” Victorian Cards
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Giant Paper Snowflakes
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Gorgeous Digital Snowflakes
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Gingerbread Iron Throne
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Gingerbread Darth Vader
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Sea Creature That Look Like Whovian Christmas Trees
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Norman’s Printery Wrapping Paper

Posted in art, christmas, craft, space with tags , , , on December 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If you happen to be into the presentation aspect of gift gifting, Norman’s Printery has some stunning wrapping paper.

These…ohhhh, these astronomy themes…just make me swoon.

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Wrapping paper seems like a trivial thing, but it can certainly make an impression. I used to make my own fairly often. And I’ll never forget an occasion when I told a loved one about a dream of mine featuring white spiders…and soon after received a gift wrapped in custom black paper with white spiders on it.

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Norman’s Printery

Krampus Cross Stitch

Posted in christmas, craft, krampus with tags , , on December 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Although I’m featuring a Krampus design, Bombastitch has an array of clever cross stitch patterns.

I’d love this fellow to grace my walls. He’s very classy.

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Krampus Cross Stitch

Bonus Larry David:
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Jon Anderson: Fimo Animals

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on December 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone make little Fimo beads or sculptures as a kid? I went through a bead making phase in the 90’s when Fimo jewelry began popping up everywhere (and I still use it for various projects). But I’ve NEVER seen clay work of Jon Anderson’s caliber.

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I can only imagine how long it takes to produce such intricate detail. These animals are hypnotic!
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Jon Anderson

Desktop Goodies 11/27

Posted in absurd, art, clothing, comics, craft, humor, retro, sci-fi, sea, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone have these toys?
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Inbread people…
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This is an excellent shop concept because it enables you to shoot the people who disturb your reading without making extra store stops.
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“BURST WITH THE TERROR OF A BREAKUP!” You better believe I’ll be turning this into a sympathy greeting card if my friends ever need it…but I hope they don’t.
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Ah, I knew it. See you in hell.
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This makes me cry like the ASPCA commercials. I want to rescue every one.
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Pretty much the greatest photo of all time:
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Love this rare art nouveau piece, complete with giant fish.
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A bookstore sign in the Netherlands. Amazing…
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Time to bundle up for winter! I’m always freezing. I don’t know how I’ve lived without a knit Facehugger in the winter.
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I’m never going to be part of Tinder culture…but this would be useful in real life if it were possible.
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Gorgeous painting by Megan Buccere.
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Great advice!
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The Odd Portrait

Posted in alchemy, craft, fashion, jewelry with tags , , , on November 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I just received a very special custom piece from The Odd Portrait: a wrist cuff engraved with a phrase that holds deep meaning for me.

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Solve et Coagula is Latin for “dissolve and rebuild.” It is an ancient term that represents complete alchemical transformation, mind body and spirit. After spending 20 years increasingly occupying beds and hospitals with misdiagnosed health issues, a couple of months ago I was finally diagnosed with a genetic immune disorder for which the treatment involves injecting a substance to break down my own tissue and following it with a substance to rebuild my immune system. It is literally a process of Solve et Coagula! But the emotional, mental and spiritual alchemy of this illness has been far more striking. I now have a beautiful reminder (which I’ll wear to treatment!) when I have trouble motivating myself to keep shooting for recovery.

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As for the other designs you’ll find on the site, influences include “80’s punk and glam to 90’s grunge and rock n roll. Outdoor music festivals, urban graffiti art, and post apocalyptic dystopian movies.” I love the spirit and independence of this shop!

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The Odd Portrait was founded when the creators got tired of selling factory made jewelry with huge seller fees and limited creativity. They went their own way, and now every piece is handmade and unique! No two are ever exactly the same. My kind of rebels.

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Check out The Odd Portrait!