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 […]


2 Jan
Australian street artist subverts bus shelters across the globe

Using highly detailed aerosol painting techniques, Australian street artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom) has manipulated advertisements in bus shelters in Madrid, New York and Melbourne. The now Brooklyn-based artist’s highly realistic works are part of an ongoing collection entitled “Shelters,” a self-initiated project he began in 2007. To see the process of Kid Zoom’s McDonald’s ad […]


11 Oct
Artisanal craftsmenship dedicated to Deer, Corn, Peyote & Eagle

A beautiful, truly exception gift from Our Exquisite Corpse — one-of-a-kind beaded skulls created by the Huichol people of Mexico. Living in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico, the Huichol people believe in the power of the Sun God, ancestor spirits and the four principle deities: Deer, Corn, Peyote and the Eagle. Corn and […]


8 Aug
Celebrate a culinary Dia de los Muertos every day of the year

Chocolate skulls are the perfect edible arrangement if you wish it was Dia de los Difuntos every day of the year, to hell with Damien Hirst. Leaving all recent media run-ins with drug-induced cannibalism behind us as a human race, these skulls come in three different shades of chocolate — White, Dark and the aptly named Bone […]


2 Aug
Freedom of Creation's simple neck-tie gets a little more complex

When one thinks of the bolo-tie, what comes to mind is an easy-to-make piece of jewelry you made for your dad with Christmas Tree ornaments, dry macaroni and Elmer’s paste. In other words, something you made when you were a spaz in Kindergarten. However this Bolo-Tie designed by Lionel Dean, revealing the artist’s love for […]


5 Mar
Master metal jewelers release latest sterling silver creation

Our good friends The Great Frog have been hand making jewelry since 1972. Their wares have graced the fingers, wrists, necks, and waists of rock and metal royalty for decades, ranging from longtime supporters like Iron Maiden & Metallica to new fans like Kat Von D, QOTSA, and even Lady Gaga. Their original shop is […]


5 Oct
A collection of indelible skull themes in fashion, art & culture

From Alexander McQueen to Powell Peralta to mastermind Japan to Damien Hirst’s infinitely over-discussed For the Love Of God sculpture, skulls have dominated the cultural landscape unlike any other singular motif. Of course this is nothing new — mankind’s obsession with the macabre certainly predates the proto-heavy metal tropes of the 70s. English freelance editor, […]


28 Jul
Maskull Lasserre sculpts the macabre with intricacy & detail

Maskull Lasserre knows how to manifest his namesake into interesting artistic statements. The Canadian artist sculpts the most delicate anatomical skeletal forms of humans and animals from common objects — newspapers, axe handles, cutting boards and picture frames all chisel to his bidding. The sculptor produces pieces (detailed curved vertebrae, morbid leering skulls, chomping alligators) […]