Monday, October 22, 2012

Junk Love Monday: Craniophilia

Shhhh! Here's a secret--the Blackbird girls love skulls. Technically, we are inspired by vintage anatomy in general. But, with Halloween right around the corner, we thought we'd share a little bit of our craniophilia. It can be in print form, pottery, sculptural, or on fabric. We don't care. They are beautiful, and kind of creepy, and very cool.

We have this print on the wall in our kitchen, but you can buy this one from etsy:

Vintage Charles Allan Gilbert 'ALL IS VANITY' Woman in Skull Macabre Print Original Art Deco Frame
"All is Vanity", from midmoddave on etsy


Here's a neat milk glass lantern:

1920's Milk Glass and Metal Skull Halloween Lantern
from SmallFavorites on etsy


We always go for vintage anatomy plates:

Floating Skull Anatomy Original Print Number 544
from iowajewel on etsy

This time of year, vintage Halloween decorations are abundant, like this guy:

Vintage Miniature Halloween Die Cut Cardboard Skull Decoration by Dennison
from grandmothersattic on etsy


And we don't always go for vintage. Modern skulls are just as interesting. Of course, we have some Leanne Pizio skulls on the wall:

Respect the Pizio!


Skulls can be useful in other areas of home decor. Need a throw pillow?

Vintage Skull Pillow Cover
from PopEyeCon on etsy

Here's a great skull artist, Joe Vollan:

http://www.joevollan.com/images/JoeVollan_the_couriers_of_rusty_gallows_hill.jpg
"The Couriers of Rusty Gallows"; www.joevollan.com


And of course, one of our biggest modern inspirations, Alexander McQueen. .


http://artfashionandhim.wordpress.com/

alexandermcqueenusa.com

McQueen clutch; bagbliss.com

McQueen Crystal Skeleton Jacket; from catwalkqueen.tv

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