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Skulls Wallpaper - Bronze on Oil Slick

on October 17, 2009 - 8:36am

Skull Wallpaper
If you don't mind spending a lot of money or doing a lot of prep work, then Rockett St. George has a wallpaper you might be interested in.

I would have told you about this gem last night, but we lost our internet connection for the evening (and cable...and phone. The horror!).

"The signature paper featuring skulls in a reflective bronze, deep pile velvet on a incredible light-catching, iridescent base, using horribly expensive ink which changes colour as you walk past it - through reds, greens, blacks and golds - like an oil slick."

(spotted on streetanatomy.com)

Ghoul Friday Invades The Wine Rack

on October 15, 2009 - 9:57am

Skeleton checks out Wine of the Week
I was recently given a generous offer by someone: decorate a store for Halloween (using my private collection of decorations) and they will sell my items for two weeks.

I've never decorated a store, so I had to come up with some logical guidelines pretty quick for myself:

  • Keep everything up and out of the way
  • Don't detract from the products or block them
  • Items must be fairly small (shelves were 1 foot deep)
  • Set up and take down must be easy (and not messy especially since it's during store hours)
  • Choose items that match the style of the store and are LESS likely to offend

That last point was even more important when I found out they were going to be inspected by a bigwig in the company in the next week. While the employees were excited for some bloody severed heads and cocoon victims, I didn't think the manager of the store (or the big suits coming to inspect the store) would be so keen.

Hitchcock Halloween Hipness

on October 14, 2009 - 10:40am

The folks over at Decor It Yourself (www.threadbanger.com) have put together a fun little instructional video on how to add a little Hitchcock to your Halloween party.