DREAM POSSESSIONS PT.2

1. Papier Mâché gynaecological model 

I don’t know where my fascination with anatomy began really. my mother is a trained nurse and I have always had a morbid fascination (I remember she would take me to the Hunterian museum in London after work sometimes and I would marvel at all the preserved embryos and fetuses and dead mammals. it was great.) 

2. Twin Peaks Murder Mystery game



Is this REAL???!!!!!! I don’t even know but I want, need, require it. I’m obsessed with Twin Peaks (David Lynch’s work in general to be honest) and wouldn’t this be the most perfect entertainment for a gathering with friends??? too good.

3. Vintage mechnanical Fortune Teller



I found this on either Pinterest or etsy, I’m not sure quite how it works and it’s most likely a pile of shit but I am obsessed with antiques like this. Anything remotely psychic, clairvoyant, or mystic is of great interest to me – always has been – my ancestors were Romani gypsies from India so I definitely get it from dat gypsy blood. 

4. Salvador Dali Tarot Deck

I relentlessly talk about how Salvador Dali is my favourite artist of all time. Back in January, I tweeted about this beauty of a tarot deck, and I’ve since bought it, but I just had to share. It’s worth searching on Google or Tarot sites to see the whole deck too, because it’s absolutely gorgeous.

5. Jareth the Goblin King MacBook sticker 



Lol. Just lol. There are so many things right with this picture I can’t deal. I need this laptop sticker. 

6. Celestial map throw blanket 



Another thing I’ve been obsessed with recently: celestial/astrological maps, sacred geometry of the universe, and star charts (if you have me on Pinterest you’ll have noticed me pinning the shit out of anything even scarcely related to the aforementioned). The picture is blurry but it’s basically a star map showing various astrological constellations in illustrated form. Suhwwweeet.

7. Creepy Hand wall hooks



Another thing which doesn’t strictly belong on this ‘dream possessions’ list – as I actually already own quite a few. These are made from real human hand moulds and are great for holding jewellery, a coat, small accessories, anything really. They are great quality and one of my favourite household decor items I own.

8. The ACTUAL Cheiro’s ‘palmistry for all’ book



Anyone even remotely interested in palmistry will know about the classic Cheiro’s book published in the early 20th century. There are recently published copies readily available would how great would it be to own an actual first edition antique copy? I’m sure there’s one on Etsy… perhaps I’ll have to break into Ripley’s Believe It Or Not?

9. Georges Méliès ‘A Trip To The Moon’ sculpture 



Another great find on etsy. This thing is entirely hand sculpted and it was literally love at first sight. If you have never watched Georges Méliès silent films I strongly urge you to, the cinematography and set design is stunning.  

10. Bat lamp



Obviously I have a bit of a spooky vibe going on and a (genetic- thanks mum)  predisposition to all things creepy. This vampire bat lamp is so cool, but the fact it’s from a vampire-themed nightclub in Shanghai makes it even cooler. Plane tickets anyone?

DREAM POSSESSIONS PT. 1

As an avid etsy/Pinterest/polyvore/etc user, there’s a lot of random, weird and wonderful, bizarro shit I would ideally like to own. Every month or week (undecided as of yet), im going to conduct a blog sect titled Dream Possessions, consisting of ten awesome (and slightly, maybe, in some cases off-colour) finds on my wish list(s) – believe me, there’s many.

1. Charles Manson teapot

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is this in bad taste? I dunno, but as a teen my fascination with Charles Manson began, escalating to the point where I changed my last name on facebook to ‘Manson’ some point in 2011 (‘Charlie Manson? geddit? Is that in bad taste? probably). But anyway, this teapot, to me, is kind of painfully desirable. waahhh.

2. Preserved Mummified Fetal Bat

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve been scouring the nooks and crannies of the internet (why can’t I just live in LA?!?! ‘necromance’ on melrose ave. anyone?) looking for a taxidermy bat. Originally I was very set on only etymology (a bat skeleton), because bat bone placement – especially their wings, is so pretty and intricate. But I came across this on etsy and think it’s stunning. Plus I love the ornate dome it comes in.

3. Jesus-on-a-crucifix-in-a-snowglobe-thing

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I’m not religious whatsoever, but when it comes to religious figurines I really, really love them. I want all the life-sized wax figurines in the chapel at the end of Romeo & Juliet (1996) in my house. I think they’re really unnerving, which is why I’m drawn to them (go figure). Anyway, this snow globe, when you shake it, fills with red glitter to exemplify the blood of Jesus Christ. COOL.

4. Coffin bookcase

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I’m really surprised I don’t already own a coffin-shaped book case. I’m even more surprised my mum doesn’t own one… This would be an edgy addition to any household, and as the picture depicts, you don’t just necessarily have to fill it with books – look at all the cute curiosities this bookshelf is displaying (i see you, ‘Rose’ portrait by Mark Ryden!).

5. Dali melting clock

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Okay, this is really really cool. I definitely need to get one. Salvador Dali is one of, if not maybe, my favourite visual artist of all time. At first glance I initially thought this was just a display thing, but nope, it’s an actual fully-functioning clock. Why is this not in my life already? I must own it. I think when I’ve published this blog post I’m going to hunt it down online and buy.

6. Constellation globe

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If you know me in real life, (which I’m presuming you don’t, so you’ll have to trust me on this one), you’d know how obsessed I am with astrology. I’m a bit horoscope mad (thanks mum). Anyway, so, naturally when I saw this, I felt an instinctive ‘it must be mine’ course through my veins. I think this is, or was, available at Urban Outfitters…of all places.

7. Gun hairdryer

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I like anything quirky, and this would just immediately add +270 pts to anyone’s ‘quirk’ factor. It just beats a normal generic hair dryer, doesn’t it? It’s just… Cool. Anyone who own this is a bona fide cool person.

8. Lips and tongue telephone

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It was between this and a Kit Cat Clock for the #8 spot, but since I just ordered a Kit Cat Clock a few days ago, I thought that was pretty void to appear on a ‘dream possessions’ list. This phone is covered in glitter and reminds me of some Club Kid, Rolling Stones, Rocky Horror hybrid. I also want a burger phone (like Juno has) maybe even more so than this, now I come to think about it…

9. Addams Family cards

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Collecting and hoarding cards (picture cards, playing cards, tarot cards, etc) is something I can definitely envisage myself doing. I’ve ‘pinned’ and ‘liked’ a shit ton of cards of all variations; everything from Halloween-themed playing cards, to actual antique tarot cards from the 1850’s, to these vintage Addams Family playing cards. I carry a (regular) deck of cards with me in my bag everywhere I go, because, well, you can never be bored with cards. It’s literally impossible.

10. Frida Kahlo cushions

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I’m a self-professed Art nerd, and Frida Kahlo is in my top 10 favourite artists. I have Frida Kahlo books taking up a good space of my room, a framed Frida Kahlo picture on my window sill, ‘Saint Frida’ styled candles, and even a Frida Kahlo phone case. I love not only the subject on these cushions, but the style and vibrancy of them. So pretty.

Back to pink…

The first time I dyed my hair pink I was seventeen, in the spring of 2012. It was a spontaneous decision spurred by my (then) fascination of kawaii & Japanese culture, with a hint of influence growing up seeing Audrey Kitching all over the internet. It’s one of my favourite hair colours, and temporary hair change can do wonders for your mood. I’m wearing skeleton leggings, a vintage Wolfpack oversize t-shirt, a vintage faux fur coat, and a pink Vivienne Westwood heart bag. (The lipstick is Diva by MAC).

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