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Stuff I Found While Looking Around

August 5th, 2015 by Cobwebs

It’s time for another bunch of random stuff I want to share but can’t hang a whole post on. Some of them have no attribution, so if you happen to know the source for any of these please leave a note in the comments. (Click to view larger.)


Piñata Anatomy

This is apparently by Carmichael Collective, although it doesn’t seem to be in the portfolio. I love how the various types of candy have been chosen to mimic appropriate organs.

The same artist has some other interesting work here. (Bonus image: Bondage Piñata, found in the comments on BoingBoing where I originally saw this art. Heh.)


Scary Fireplace Surround

The cited source on Indulgy is Moberg Gallery, but the site doesn’t seem to have a search feature (what kind of site in 2015 doesn’t have a search feature?) and I didn’t feel like trawling hundreds of pages in hopes of stumbling upon it. Whatever. It’s pretty neat, and would look even cooler with flames in its mouth. Who wouldn’t want an angry screaming fire-mouthed head in their living room? Nobody, that’s who.

Bat Earrings

Bat Earrings

These winsome little bats are apparently by Etsy seller Lovecraft and Co. but are no longer in their shop. They’re simple enough that they might be DIY-able with polymer clay.

Goth Mermaid

Mertailor makes gorgeously realistic-looking mermaid tails and accessories, but I’ve only seen them in jewel tones and pastels before. This mermaid is more in line with the traditional lure-sailors-to-their-doom sea witches of old.

The photo was done for a magazine feature; you can see other pictures from the same shoot here.

Sauron Fire Pit

Eye of Sauron Fire Pit

This bit of awesomeness is by ImagineMetalArt, who also did the Viking Ship Fire Pit I mentioned in a link dump a while back. It is almost painfully metal.

(Bonus links, found when I was trying to track the source: The One Ring Firering and the Witch King of Angmar Fire Pit.)

Skeleton Poncho

Skeleton Poncho

This is sold by Grandin Road, whose Halloween merchandise seems to come in two flavors: Gob-smackingly overpriced or reasonably priced but low-quality. At $34 I’m guessing this is the latter. I love the idea, though, and a similar poncho could be replicated with a number of different techniques: Knit, crochet, embroidery, or even fabric paint.

Nice Things to Whisper

Nice Things to Whisper When Hugging Someone

This made me giggle.

Tal Peleg

Ghostly Eye Makeup

I’ve mentioned the amazingly detailed makeup designs of Tal Peleg previously. I like this one–entitled “Childhood Fears”–for the clever use of the eyelid as a blanket, and also because everyone needs more ghosts on their face.

Halloween Bathroom Decor

Halloween Bathroom Decor

When I am Empress of the Galaxy, my first act will be to put the staff of Pinterest up against the wall for their crimes against meaningful search results. I have no clue where this came from originally, but I love the vintage Halloween theme.

Taco Belle

Taco Belle

Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow. This wonderfully punny mashup is by AvantGeek, who has loads of other fun stuff in her portfolio. (For confused readers in countries where the chain doesn’t exist, Taco Bell is a popular fast-food restaurant.)

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