Artist and designer Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day provides a detailed tutorial for carving this clever take on the Jack-O-Lantern.
I'm as intrigued by body art as the next guy, but this is taking it to a whole new (probably really painful) level. These are the hands of Jason Traeger, who had skull-shaped subdermal implants put into the back of his hands. Because, you know, a skull tattoo just wouldn't be creepy enough.
Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass up.
Skull art is pretty popular in the blogosphere these days, but never before have I seen one so delicate. This skull, created by Polly Verity, is made out of tissue paper.
I can barely imagine how difficult it would be to make a three-dimensional object out of such a tenuous material...
Skull soap-on-a-rope. We'll be the first to admit, this certainly isn't a super innovative project, pushing the boundries of materials and creativity. BUT! Checking out this super-quick (fifteen second) tutorial does share some pretty cool maker nuggets - like the fact that they make super-easy-melt-and-pour soap, and you can use shaped ice-cube trays to make all sorts of cool projects. Plus, when it's all over, you've got skull-shaped soap on a rope. Which is pretty cool.
Artist Dimitri Tsykalov has carved this juicy and creepy series of skulls from fresh fruits and vegetables.
Whether the images point out the results of the wasteful attitude we take towards food, the evils of the factory farming system, or its just that the freshness makes them look crazy scary...we're frightened.
This Halloween season, get a head start on your anatomical baking with this new 3D skull pan from cake masters Wilton. I spied this dude over the weekend at the craft store, and was delighted to see it put to use in this great feature from Megan at Not Martha.
The pan comes with a pumpkin spice cake recipe, and while making it I rediscovered how much I like the color orange. I had two types of cinnamon to choose from to use in the cake. The cake was good but too sweet for my preferences. I hope to change it a bit and then maybe add a cream cheese frosting brain surprise inside. Or, oh oh!, cream cheese frosting maggots. Ew.
I'm in love with this face.
What should I name him?
Sometimes, a fellow blogger just nails the summary paragraph. My man Sean has done just that in this onceover, so I'ma just let him do the talkin'.
"It's a portmanteau playground! "Skoons" is better than "spulls," I think. They're made from vintage silver by Tom Sale, aka Pinky Diablo, and are available in both tea- and table-skoon sizes. Of course, the numerous holes limit their utility as spoons; I wonder if the details could be embossed instead of pierced? Also, if the teeth were made a bit sharper they could double as tines, and the whole utensil would become a "skull spork." I'll leave that one to your own imaginations to skoonerize...er, I mean, spoonerize."
Whether the skull-and-crossbone motif atop these craftily stenciled plates make you question the poison-content of your meal, or just indicate some badass culinary work coming out of your kitchen, we just think these are plain cool. They're stenciled with fabric or lace to create a geometric pattern, and then embedded with a toner image that's sealed on.