Monthly Archives: March 2014

Murphy, Dr Doom, And Turin Turambar Walk Into A Bar…

Some days, everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. Experiment No.7 and I call those days “Turin Days”, after the tragic hero from Tolkien’s “The Children of Hurin”. (Turin features quite prominently in our conversations. “Being Turin about something” means acting overly dramatic, … Continue reading

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Memento Mori Monday: Shinji Nakaba’s “Vanitas” Rings

Glyptics (the practice of carving and sculpting precious stones) is a very old art, but jeweler Shinji Nakaba still uses it on a variety of materials. My favorite pieces are his incredibly detailed pearl skull rings. The rings, appropriately called “Vanitas”, make for an excellent Memento … Continue reading

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Tagged… dmdmetal’s Graffiti-Themed Jewelry

I have always liked graffiti, even the quick, un-artful tags that most only see as vandalism. It’s leaving a mark on the world, and in that way I find it fascinating. San Francisco-based Etsy shop dmdmetal apparently shares my fascination, as … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Bag… Kate Kretz’ Vagina Purses

The vagina purses aren’t really functional bags; they are pieces of art, part of the “Psychological Clothing” collection by artist Kate Kretz. Nevertheless, they look pretty awesome… The “Vagina Dentate” and “Fertilization” purse are handmade from velvet, and their imagery … Continue reading

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Paper Of DOOM: The Layout

I am bad at doing layout. Very bad. Just so you know. I have no clue how to do different page numbers for different text sections in Word, how to make a table of contents that isn’t wonky, or how … Continue reading

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Waving The Red Flag: On Bad Taste And Menstruation

When you look only superficially, you could think that there are few taboos left in our western society… yet being a schizophrenic and a practitioner of BDSM, I know that there are still many things not readily accepted. In many cases, I can … Continue reading

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