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Crystal Uterus jewelry: Sacred and feminine
06.12.2017
09:59 am
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“Jewelry,” Elizabeth Taylor once said, “has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.” Romanian-born artist Ouvra (aka Maria Rozalia Finna) creates original, bold, and beautiful jewelry that would make anyone feel unique.

Ouvra produces Crystal Creatrix Pendants in collaboration with the outlet Crystal Child. Her designs look like the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes of the female reproductive system and are tagged #scaredfeminine and #divinefeminine on her Instagram feed. Ouvra’s designs “explore the feminine experience, its intuitive receptivity & connectivity to nature, through bio-electric creative fertility.”

The pendants consist of “aurafied agate” together with a pair of rainbow moonstones set in an electroformed copper base attached to a copper chain. Each pendant is completely unique and available in various different sizes and designs—including some with Ethiopian Opals and an Amethyst Aura Quartz cluster. To purchase one of Ouvra’s beautiful pendants check Crystal Child for details.
 
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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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06.12.2017
09:59 am
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The strange allure of PAN Books: Vintage cult film, TV tie-in and fab fiction book covers

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Shelflife. The books you keep tell the story of your own life.

Clearing out boxes of books and personal belongings of lives once lived, I unpacked a whole bookshelf’s worth of Pan paperbacks neatly stored by their author and genre. I could recall the where and when of each book’s purchase and first reading, and of the best could well remember their stories back to front. There were a few of the books I read before age thirteen or so when I had a passion for picking up movie tie-in books and novels that had made thrilling and sometimes controversial films. These were bought new, most secondhand. Some were chosen solely because a favorite actor had starred in the film and was featured on the cover (the usual suspects of Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, Sean Connery, and Michael Caine), or because they were dark tales of nightmarish horror or strange speculative science-fiction. No matter the reason, these books were keys to new worlds and passions.

Everyone knows Penguin. They publish classic lit and high-end middle-class novels about those things people discuss over lattes. Pan books were thrillers, pulp novels, movie and TV tie-ins, romances, some classics (Bronte, Trollope, Dickens), and best of all the dare to read alone horrors. Everyone read Pan. Because Pan books were always a guaranteed great read.

After Enid Blyton, Capt. W. E. Johns and Geoffrey Willans, the author I probably read most, until I got hip to Ian Fleming, Ted Lewis, and Algernon Blackwood, was probably John Burke. He was the guy who wrote all the big movie tie-ins like A Hard Day’s Night, The System, and the fine set of stories that started me off seeking out his books The Hammer Horror Omnibus with its tales of The Gorgon, The Revenge of Frankenstein and The Curse from the Mummy’s Tomb.

Pan Books was started by a former World War One flying ace, Alan Bott in 1944. Bott believed in enjoyable reads available for all. He focussed on paperback books the public would enjoy which might bring them back to the brand for more. Pan had an impressive roster of authors. It ranged from Agatha Christie to Leslie Charteris, Edgar Wallace to Jack Kerouac, Anthony Burgess to Nell Dunn, and so on. If it was a good and entertaining read then any author could end up inside of a Pan cover—which is not a bad quality control.

There are too many classic Pan covers to share, so I stuck with the ones from the box I had opened, which will probably tell you enough about me…
 
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More Pan covers for Kerouac, Burgess, Fleming and more, after the jump…
 

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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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05.31.2017
11:30 am
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There’s a Donald Trump pencil holder that can also be turned into a Trump ‘human centipede’
05.08.2017
10:26 am
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A few years ago I blogged about the Donald Trump buttplug that was selling for $27.99 here. Now I’m blogging about the Donald Trump pencil holder because it’s something that exists on this planet and you may want one so you can shove a sharp stick up Trump’s rump. Or not. I have no idea what your consumer or psychosexual motivations might be—and I don’t want to know—but here it is. Your coworkers will either love it or hate it, depending on where you work.

If you have no use for a pencil holder, you can buy three of these puppies and turn ‘em into a “Trumpcentipede.” How delightful. How disgusting. How perfect!

They’re made by Etsy shop Amznfx and each pencil holder sells for $27.99.
 

 

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.08.2017
10:26 am
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Creepy as hell silicone mask of a little girl
05.05.2017
10:47 am
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From the same folks who brought you the hyper-realistic masks of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un comes their newest and perhaps creepiest creation: a silicone mask of a little girl. The mask is by Landon Meier of Hyperflesh. I really don’t know what else to say except it gives me a bad case of the heebie-jeebies. It’s something in the eyes or seeing a child’s head on an adult body. I don’t know what is that bothers me so much. But I don’t like it. Yuck!

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.05.2017
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‘Blackout’ blinds turn windows into beautiful city skylines
05.03.2017
08:50 am
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These aren’t “dangerous” per se, they’re just something I really dig: blackout blinds showcasing city skylines. Ukrainian designers HoleRoll created these unique and wonderful blinds by cutting out small shapes in the fabric and letting pockets of light shine through. They give the appearance of a bustling cityscape right outside of your own home, no matter where you might live.

They’re not necessarily “blackout” blinds, as light does come through them by design, but they’re still pretty darn dark.

For pricing and ordering go here. There are also more images and styles in their photo gallery.


 

 
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.03.2017
08:50 am
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‘Hellraiser’ Lament Configuration end table
05.02.2017
09:09 am
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This is one of those things I assumed that would totally be expensive and out of my price range. It’s not. This handmade “Lament Configuration” end table based off the 1987 horror film Hellraiser is affordable. I guess I’m used to finding awesome handmade novelty items that I could never justify buying in a million years.

Anyway, the Lament Configuration end table sells for $160 via Scream for Me Inc on Etsy.

According to the listing:

This is a wooden end table that measures 20” x 20” of surface area and is approx. 20” tall. The center contains 4 8” scratch resistant ceramic tiles which make up the lament configuration from Hellraiser.

**Note: The table will not come assembled! You will only need to attach the legs. All hardware is included.

It’s obviously not IKEA-complicated to assemble. You just need to attach the legs. Even I can do that!


 

 
h/t Coilhouse on Facebook

Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.02.2017
09:09 am
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Finally there are posable life-sized skeleton body lamps!
04.26.2017
10:44 am
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Ever wanted a life-sized skeleton lamp with a lampshade for its head? Then have I got the lamp for you! Zia Priven makes these posable skeleton lamps called the “Philippe.”

The skeleton happily sits on a stand so you can easily reposition it in any pose you want. (Mine would be flipping everyone the bird.) The “human” bones come in silver, bronze or an off-white and is topped with a black or white lampshade.

There is no price listed on the Zia Priven website. I’d imagine these cost a pretty penny. I could be wrong, though. You can contact them here to ask about pricing.


 

 

 

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.26.2017
10:44 am
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Freakishly realistic masks of Trump, Putin and Kim Jong-un for sale on eBay


 
Hyperflesh is selling their freaky-as-fuck silicone masks of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un on eBay. These are jaw-droppingly realistic. I cannot get over the detail. They even captured Trump’s preposterously awful combover (that can’t have been easy) and horrible old man skin down perfectly. You can click on each image to get a closer look.

These masks made their debut at Monsterpalooza 2017 and appeared in a viral video viewed by over 60 million people on Facebook. 

Anyway, the masks can now be yours! Donald Trump‘s current bid is $4,200. Vladimir Putin is at $2,250 and Kim Jong-un is at $3,050. Obviously these prices will change as more people bid on ‘em.


 

 
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.19.2017
08:35 am
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There’s a Hot Pockets sleeping bag and I don’t know why
04.18.2017
11:15 am
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This is one of those things that exists in the world and I simply do not know why and cannot imagine who would want such an item. (And no, “irony” doesn’t cut it as an excuse because there is none.) Here it is: A Hot Pockets® sleeping bag. According to the description, its “Custom MicroWaav™ insulation system ensures your extremities stay toasty.”

During your next camping trip or marathon gaming session, this Hot Pocket Sleeping Bag will keep you warm and cozy. After the initial 2 minute period to reach maximum internal temperature, the integrated crisping sleeve allows for maximum warmth retention. Our custom MicroWaav™ insulation system ensures your extremities are always toasty while your core stays nice and cool. It’s perfect for backpacking, camping, or couchsurfing.

This is just a guess, but I’d imagine the #1 use for this particular sleeping bag is most assuredly couchsurfing.

Since it’s getting warmer outside and folks are going on camping trips or to festivals, I thought I’d hip you to this bag. No, you won’t look like a total weirdo at all sleeping in this. No one will look twice or think poorly of you, dumbass.

The Hot Pockets® sleeping bag sells for $79.99 over at Think Geek.

Now I have that damned Hot Pockets jingle stuck in my head… 


 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.18.2017
11:15 am
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Classic love and heartbreak songs illustrated in the style of Stephen King horror paperbacks
04.18.2017
10:12 am
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Artist Butcher Billy took iconic love and heartbreak songs and reimagined them as if they were Stephen King horror novels. They’re actually quite amusing and it works, in my opinion. The title of this series is called “Stephen King’s Stranger Love Songs.”

I may never listen to these sappy songs the same way again as I’ll have these horror-like visuals in my head from now on.

Prints and t-shirts of Butcher’s work are available through Redbubble.

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.18.2017
10:12 am
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