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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: August 19, 2010 handmade and vintage goods


“It might interest you to know, speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world, that I am the sound of rain on the roof.” — Excerpted from “Litany” by Billy Collins

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has licorice ball gags, Swiss cheese face cage, elegant pompadours and rich velvet (never velveteen), and a glimpse into the occult, complete with miniskirts and a smoking bottle.












Appetizing, no? A solid dousing of fudge to the face à la Double Dare or the caress of an amorous licorice vine certainly provokes a range of associations: sprinkles-as-ants, profound stickiness, mouth watering, and a filth that cannot easily be washed away. Photographer Marcel van der Vlugt’s next project should probably involve some sort of pudding, wrestling, kiddie pool combination. Probably. [Via Haute Macabre]











These seemingly pre-Raphaelite portraits are the product of my new favorite photographer, Billy & Hells. I’ve mentioned him in this column before, but his work is worth reposting. Elegant, painterly and utterly divine. [Via Chateau Thombeau]








Prepare the Ouija board and your best miniskirt for we’re entering the weird world of the occult, as portrayed in a 1960s horror film. The fashion and interiors are ripe for encountering a spirit. Light as a feather, stiff as a board! [Via julia.]

Wanna give me some more artsy, style or design blogs to peruse? Leave them in the comments! And check out past installments of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!