4.29.2010 @ 4:38 pm UTC by lilah wild
Esoteric enchantments from New Jersey! This assemblage artist’s vision blends the earthy and spiritual with a rock’n'roll vibe: shrines take the form of flowery tiki huts, rustic witch dolls are behatted with tattoo print, the art cards are little collages of found Victoriana and ransom-note intensity, the jewelry clusters shiny bric-a-brac around glass and clay Third Eyes, the sock monkeys are voodoo dolls, and if that’s not enough, you can pick up a fez stitched up from shabby chic upholstery. Also check out her music blog, Tink’s Atomic Universe: Vinyl Musings from the Zombie Queen
1.29.2010 @ 12:59 pm UTC by lilah wild
A UK boutique specializing in Japanese playthings and wearables, who have brought a smattering of their bricks-and-mortar stock online. The catalog is a little bit of this and that: tin robots, skull cardigans, graffiti tees from Terratag, kissclasp purses appliqued with cuteness, Russian doll socks, Mr. Messy coffee mugs, tartan tights, greeting cards styled after retro advertisements, Kreepsville 666 coffin mirrors, bear-eared snoods that unfurl into pocketed scarves, and of course Paul Frank and Hello Kitty.
1.19.2010 @ 1:48 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Chicago brick-and-mortar that grew out of the Renegade Craft Fair and currently features over 300 artists. Clothes and accessories, jewelry, artwork, stationery, housewares, bath and body goods, stuffed animals, indie style in full swing through cute animals, vintage yearnings, cupcakes, and filthy-minded crossstitchery. Thanks, Miko!
1.11.2010 @ 1:02 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Des Moines art gallery specializing in the dark and morbid. Shameless pulp, unsettling black and white photography, surrealistic cartooning, the styles are diverse with a welcoming vibe towards outsider artists. Besides signed prints, they also showcase other horrific wares: monster masks, horror movie tees and toys, scream-filled pop art pendants, body jewelry that leans towards the demonic, evil dolls, and if you’re in the area, the in-person items include such delights as a “vintage case full of dead stuff.”
12.24.2009 @ 10:57 am UTC by lilah wild
Doll makeovers that jack up the fashion and fantasy, fairies and bellydancers and warriors and stylish vamps. While the popularly manufactured brands are the main medium, cloth and porcelain are also ripe for repainting possibilities. Commissions welcome.
11.19.2009 @ 12:08 am UTC by lilah wild
Cute little purses conjured up from strange and highly tactile hodgepodges of embroidery, knitting, felting, applique, and actual melting – imagine the lumps and bumps of alien life forms and undersea creatures shaped into the plump contours of a handbag, then civilized with the crown of a kissclasp. She also does dreamy-faced dolls gowned in similar collaged fabrics, and textiles can be purchased in the raw.
11.10.2009 @ 9:51 pm UTC by lilah wild
Sweet little ragdolls with pigtails and striped stockings and little hearts on their dresses…and two heads. This doll artist has a fascination with Siamese twins, a theme that runs throughout the Squeakums, the Forest Friends, and the Mini Pins where you can wear them as sweetly demented little brooches. Other delights include the Octobunny, a page of sparkly mermaids, and Blythe clothes.