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iPhone Umbilical Chord Charger

on October 19, 2010 - 9:15am

I don't own an iPhone.

This almost gives me a reason to buy one.

I suppose making a mechanical tumour wasn't enough for Mio I-zawa.

Why just charge your iPhone when you can plug it into a mass of moving electronic tissue? The noise would drive me crazy after a while but man...that's pretty neat.

Check out some more of his creations on YouTube.

You know, Yetch has an iPhone...

Demonic Bar Set

on July 6, 2010 - 12:05pm

Pewter demon bar set
There's too many things in this world that I covet but can't afford. I suppose that's the reality for most of us.

Knowing many of us are in the same boat, I thought I would share this little lovely and we can all admire it from a distance together.

From the wonderful shop of Gothic Rose Antiques comes this 7" tall pewter bar set, complete with bottle stopper, bottle opener and corkscrew.

I really enjoy how the designer used the tongues of the demons to hold the various items. Not enough to spend $129 on it, but hey, if I had more money than brains, I wouldn't think twice about picking it up.

Shame getting dumber is easier than getting richer.

Baby Cake

on May 24, 2010 - 9:57am

Cake that looks like a real baby
People think those who like dark things are twisted and weird.

I say people who want realistic baby cakes are the strange ones.

This little beauty comes from They point out a flaw in the baby-lover's plan: sure you've made a super cute (?) realistic baby cake. Now you have to carve it up and serve it.

Didn't really think that through, did you, oh lover of all things cute and 'normal'?

So where do you start? I suppose the back is the safest spot. Let's see how that works out in the next picture...

For Easter: Hitchcock's "The Peeps"

on April 4, 2010 - 10:29am

The Peeps

I was happy to see some activity on this month, and even happier to find this candied version of "The Birds" (via

Happy Easter everyone.

Pop-up Book of Phobias

on December 3, 2009 - 8:46am

Pop-up book of phobias

I love the concept of this book. I'd be happy to read it as an adult, and I would have been all over it as a kid. From the website:

Gary Greenberg's Pop-up Book of Phobias makes you face your fears head on, whether it's a podium and an angry crowd or dirt flying at you while you're buried alive. The dark artwork and innovative pop-ups make the Pop-Up Book of Phobias the scariest book we've come across since The Shinning.

Don't Lose Your Head

on November 30, 2009 - 8:32am

decapitated posters

Dangerous times for advertisements. Someone has dedicated themselves to decapitating figures in the posters, or at least collecting images of this. Be sure to look through the entire flickr collection. I especially enjoyed the "Sex in the City" billboard.

Russian (Entrepreneurial) Zombies?

on November 16, 2009 - 9:43am

cubed meat
Give a man a fish, you'll feed him for a day. Give a man a corpse, you can feed him and put some cash in his pocket.

I joke, but the following story is gruesome and unnerving. Yetch brought it to my attention this weekend, and I've been haunted by it ever since.

In the city of Perm outside of Moscow, three homeless men were arrested after dismembered parts of a 25-year-old man were found near a bus stop.

The men - all with criminal records - attacked the young man with a hammer and knives. How does this story get worse? Here's the statement from the prosecutor's main investigative unit for the Perm region:

After carrying out the crime, the corpse was divided up: part was eaten and part was also sold to a kiosk selling kebabs and pies.

No one can confirm if the human flesh was actually served to customers.

Question: what kind of food establishment buys mystery meat from homeless men? In all the sources I've found about this story, not one mentions whether or not the kebab shop has been shut down or even fined.


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