21 Feb
Dutch artist Frodo Mikkelsen's silver plated odes to mortality

The contemplation of one’s mortality can come in many mediums. Dramatic pessimists prefer poetry, intellectuals may wax eloquent in novel form, Norwegians form death metal bands and murder their rivals, while fashion types seem to prefer putting skulls on everything. Meanwhile, artist Frodo Mikkelsen has decided to sculpt pretty detailed landscapes onto the decayed heads of […]


30 May
Plus upcoming Summer & Fall tour dates for Minneapolis band

After receiving praise for their debut album, Give You the Ghost, Minneapolis electronica band Poliça — fronted by vocalist Channy Leanagh and producer Ryan Olson — has been crafting their image as a band wisely, and carefully. As far as their music videos go, they ensure that images and ideas, no matter how risque or controversial, are […]


2 Apr
FAKASAKA's high design bronze odes to life & death

Founded by Fernando Akasaka in 2006, FAKASAKA is dedicated to making innovative, conceptual and exclusive design objects for the home — the coolest being these stunning Frankie Skull Lamps. They look like they’d be perfectly at home in the living room of high-caliber mortality obsessed aesthetes like Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst or Masaaki Homma (and […]


16 Nov
Mr.Jones' Last Laugh wristwatch

The new Last Laugh watch from Mr.Jones is far beyond a traditional timepiece. Mr. Jones is a London-based company who creates sophisticated watches with a modern, unique design, which “do more then simply tell time,” and the Last Laugh doesn’t disappoint. Designed with comedian William Andrews, the watch features a skeleton face lacking the hands, […]


1 Nov
'Luohkka' headstones by Johan Kauppi

Swedish designer Johan Kauppi creates these fascinating headstone designs named Luohkka, which apparently means “small mountain with trees” in Sami. The concept is that a small cut circular space, not unlike a flowerpot, can be used for planting seeds in the soil beneath. The design really emphasizes the idea of life and remembrance a loved […]


27 Sep
Adding a touch of mortality to every meal

Are you a self-professed chef? Is your kitchen cluttered with spices and ingredients for that totally kick ass meal you saw on No Reservations? Have you ever wanted to tidy up said kitchen, and combine your ingredients with the aesthetic handsomeness of collectible art? Well then Helen Altman‘s Skulls series is right up your alley. […]