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I remember a camping trip where we smoked out of a friend’s home made gas mask bong all weekend, and I though that was rad – but I hadn’t even conceived of something like this: Etai Rahmil, an Oakland-based glass blower, has created a bong worthy of Satan himself in

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My 3 year old is getting to the age where she wants explanations – about life, about earth, about the universe. I told her that each human being is its own universe, that little life lives inside us and outside of us, off of us and with us. Surprisingly, she

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Have you ever wanted to travel to a place that is “overflowing with wonder and terror”? At 50 Avenue B in Manhattan, Lovecraft Bar has opened a portal to the fantastic depths where Cthulhu reigns, a darkly lit place of copper and stone, gorgeously painted and fitted with port holes

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via Dazed Digital The United States of America has been home to many significant and influential movements over time: the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and not forgetting the sexual revolution. So even while Europe has been the source of much progressivity – try Meret Oppenheim’s Object (1936),

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Right before he died at age 94, my grandfather talked about the war for the first time in his life, when told me that World War II was when he found Jesus. As an aviation technician at an RAF base in France, he watched countless men, including his best friend

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D.L. Marian sculptures are so creepy and beautiful at the same time. When I stare at her work, I wonder how her imagination works. She is able to convey morbid decay in such a way that it’s fragile but powerful. One thing that D.L. Marian’s work does not lack is

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Sculptor Tamara Howell of Howlart has beautifully re-imagined the mythical creatures of the ancient Norse culture in her Norse Series, which features goat and wolf skulls ornately decorated with clay and mounted on gorgeous carved stands. Her pieces are tributes to Thor’s chariot-pulling goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, and the wolves

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A pig-bird, a bat-fawn, a cat-dog? These are not fantasy – or rather they are, but they have been made reality by taxidermist and sculptor Thomas Grünfeld. His surreal specimens are influenced by wolperfinger folk tales, German stories of anthropomorphic animals who impart moral lessons through their shenanigans. His animals

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via Dangerous Minds by Amber Frost The importance of anatomical models cannot be overstated in the education of medical professionals, but these learning tools have not always been so… clinical. Behold, the “Anatomical Venus,” idealized female forms first popularized in 18th century Europe, intended for the education of both medical

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When Sean and I found the UndeadTeds tumblr, we knew we’d stumbled on to something awesome. When we watched the video (below) of his mechanized “Peek-a-Boo” UndeadTed and our 3 year old said “awwww…so cute!!” we knew we’d done something right as parents. Phillip Blackman‘s custom made zombie teddy bears

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2011 was the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible – and coming from a Scottish background, I can tell you that the KJV was a powerful force for my ancestors, and continues to be so today. So it’s fascinating to see the installation that was put together for the

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Jason Borders creates intricate, tattoo-like artwork on animal skulls, making mind-blowingly gorgeous pieces with a macabre edge. He carves and drills the bone, turning its surface into a textured masterpiece, and then paints them for even more texture and depth. My particular favorites are the treatments he’s given the cat

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