Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Favorites 3.8.13



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Have you seen these gorgeous anatomical portraits by Fernando Vicente Vanitas? They're some of my all-time favorites and I do believe I may have found a new favorite artist in Vanitas (though I'll always have a soft spot for the art of Mark Ryden). I would love to purchase prints of some of these to decorate my bedroom when I finally redo it. 

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Whenever I go to flea markets and antique stores, I love digging through boxes of old photographs hoping I run across gems like the one above. This photo is one of my absolute favorites, though sadly, I found it online and not in a dust covered box at the back of a secondhand shop. But seriously, what on earth is the context behind this photo? What possessed this dude to throw on a Mach 5 and stand there all NBD? And why doesn't the woman look remotely phased or amused by it? I could spend hours imagining different scenarios that led to this photograph being taken, but alas, I'll never know. Someone should write a bad ass short story about it and send it to me!

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While I typically consider myself more of an arachnid lover than an insect person, I have a strange obsession with members of the Acherontia family, better known as the Death's Head Moth. I recently got one of these  ghoulish looking fiends forever imprinted on my skin in the form of a tattoo I've been too lazy to take pictures of. This wooden necklace by Enchanted Leaves on Etsy is simply gorgeous, don't you think?

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I really don't know what else to say about this other than it's a cat dressed as Amy Winehouse, and therefore, it would be my spirit animal if I believed in such things.

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March is traditionally Colorado's snowiest month, so if you're wondering why I'm posting yet another scarf DIY during what should be "springtime," that's what's up. I love this scarf I found on Nome e' para Fracos, and I'm glad I can pretty much figure out how to make it from the images above since I won't pretend for a moment I speak a word of Portuguese (though it is a lovely language and I definitely wouldn't mind learning it someday).

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Oh dear, this ridiculous meme/picture/whatever had me in stitches the first time I ran across it on Tumblr. Since I found it on a site where no one seems capable of sourcing 90% of what they post, I hope I'm actually attributing it to the proper person. If not, and the original creator happens to stumble upon my blog, I'm sorry. Don't sue me. Just let me know and I'll fix it.

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Nimble Matters is the only taxidermist on Etsy I feel comfortable buying from, because I know she doesn't kill any of her creations and instead opts to use frozen mice from a pet store. I purchased a lovely little mouse from her as a gift for Zack for our first anniversary, and her work never ceases to amaze me. I recently quit smoking, and I'm half tempted to add this delightful little creature to my collection to commemorate the occasion.
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Could you imagine flipping through your local paper or favorite magazine and stumbling across an ad like the one above? I can. And it would be awesome. I would order a Yorick of my own straight away.


5 comments :

  1. I love your Friday Favorites. You always find awesome stuff. :)

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  2. Love your Friday Favorites! I adore Fernando Vicente Vanitas portraits. Do you know Sylvia Ji's work? I think you would also like her.

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  3. I do the same thing at flea markets/antique stores. I haven't found anything as good as that photo, but I've found my fair share of gems.

    And I love that DIY scarf. I don't think you can ever have to many scarves, or things with skull prints on them for that matter.

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  4. I'm in love with those portraits!

    Great finds : )

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