Giles Walker’s Last Supper piece is absolutely utterly amazing – a fully animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table.
His artists statement:
Just as I respect the law that allows people to practice whatever religion they chose..they have to respect the law that allows me to question it… Is a religious doctrine that assumes guilt, and threatens violence and pain as a just punishment a good education for a young child and should it be so readily embraced….or is this an education that leaves invisible mental scars that continue way into adult life? Why is the moral authority assumed by the religious so often considered above that of the non-religious in society? Are the ethics of a doctrine written in the dark ages really to be held with such high regard? Just as the law gives the right to practice religion, the law must allow the right to have freedom from it as well. Is this freedom, and the right to debate issues without make believe and hysteria, being eroded?
I also made this video of his pole dancing robots years ago now – it’s also his fault I got together with the worst boyfriend I ever had (in fact worst anyone could ever had) but I wont hold that against him when his work is this inspiring.
I am not sure I have the figure to carry off the designs but that does not stop be coveting this range of King Kong inspired fashion by South Africa label Trash.
10 reasons below why you really need to check out the Vintage Gal Tumblr by Cat:
Name’s Cat. I’m an L.A. gal who loves everything from classic movie queens to pinups to classic horror. My likes vary a lot. Having said that, I refuse to fit in a box or apologize for being me.
So if you have a spare $150,000 – $250,000 lying about then this Sotheby’s auction listing might be for you. This is only 11cm long but already day dreaming about a life-sized solid gold one…
Fully articulated human skeleton in a velvet-lined coffin chased around on each side with three panels showing the course of life, one end with attributes of the arts, the other with attributes of war, the removable cover with the journey in the footsteps of the Angel of Death, surrounded by the faces of infants alternately laughing and crying.
I am so proud of my friend Emily in not only designing, but also producing, this incredible wallpaper inspired by Mexican sugar skulls. Super chic.
The elegant design of the Sugar Skull is representative of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, where this folkloric skull is a ‘Memento Mori’ and has become an iconic symbol of life and death.
In this unique wallpaper, the intricately illustrated skull has been given a sophisticated twist by replicating it in gold on a rich matt dark charcoal, making it a luxurious addition to any interior.
Roll size: 10m x 52cm
Pattern repeat: 53cm
Made in the UK
OK I admit it – I missing being an active blogger so Cakehead Loves Evil is back if that is OK with everyone? Oh I will also be sharing a lot via the Miss Cakehead Facebook page. In brief I realized the other day that with over 5 million views I must have been doing something right with this blogging lark so I should really carry on. Hope this makes you happy, I am actually rather excited.
As some of you may remember I am openly obsessed with the creative randomness of Japanese Love Hotels ever since reading this book. I should add for clarity not the sex side but the what the hell was the designer thinking, and how the hell do you get off on that wondering side.
With a whopping 500 million visits a year, love hotels – establishments that offer couples a private, short-stay location in which they can indulge in the pleasures of the flesh – are a booming business in Japan. Indeed, it’s been estimated that 1.4 million Japanese people, or 2% of the country’s population, visit a love hotel each day.
Having been fascinated with them for years – and it being hard to find out as much as I would like to know online – there has not been much fresh content to blog on a Love Hotel theme for a year or so now (for the record Gang Snowman is still my favorite). But that has changed with the discovery of a rich seam of abandoned love hotel images online – still not as scary as the derelict Mr Blobby Land photography though. Nothing will ever be that scary.
Knitted bird skeletons (!), and lace (!), in black (!) is almost too much for me to take, and as a bonus this to die for cardigan is affordable too. On sale at Dolls Kill which is a site I love despite the fact I am probably far too old for most of their clothes but sod it.
Too Fast Bird Skeleton Lace Front Cardigan is lace in the front with a party in back. Fool everyone into thinking you’re a fancy chick with the lace front, and then freak them out with the back. Bird skeletons and skulls hanging out on the back for an extra freaky detail. So rad. Cropped fit with buttons down the front. Ruffled bottom trim. Throw this on with a bodycon dress and finish the look with stacked rosary necklaces.