Friday, July 10, 2015

Phurpa: Ritual Sound Ceremonies

A new discovery is Phurpa, the Russian musical performance group who practice the sound performance art of Bon, a Tibetan Buddhist ceremony of droning and tantric. The sounds from their gut is super mediative and moody. I'm going to fall to the shaman after this long draggin' work week. Sit back, close your eyes and take in this strange orgasmic soul awakener. 

Also check out their Bandcamp music page »

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Return of BlackHand

A few years back I wrote about one of my favorite local bands BlackHand. After a long hiatus, these dudes are back in full force with new jams and two new members. I recently had the opportunity to update their logo for a more spacey vibe, which was super fun and challenging. I pulled out the old pencils to do hand drawn lettering resembling space mountains and craters from parts unknown. Look for another post soon on the process of doing this new logo, from sketches to renditions.

You will be hearing more of BlackHand in 2015 with the release of their second album that is a darker take on 70s sci-fantasy mixing tastes of doom and thrash. These guys just played at the Oddity Bar in Wilmington, DE. Check out a video below featuring the songs "The Watcher"and "Secret War" with are a darker perspective on these silver age comic references.

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Goodbye Winter ~ Spring Cleaning Sale

We are one day away from Spring and of course Winter is trying to go out with a bang. Come on man, we want flowers, birds chirpin, love makin', road tripin' kind of weather. But with the closing of Winter, comes new things and like every year we must put away last year's jewelry. In honor of Spring we are offering select jewelry up to 50% off.

Winter Attic Sale

S H O P   O U R   S A L E   I T E M S @ 

Avenge Green Turquoise Stacked Arrow Pyrite Swooping Necklace $22

Pit and Pendulum Axe Necklace $18

In Flames Fire Polished Glass Bar Spiked Necklace $16

Bound Leather Fringe Bracelet $8

Gold Pulley Traveler Talisman $ 16
Knighthood Vintage Necklace $18

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday

To all the movers, makers, shakers, hustlers and supporters Happy Small Business Saturday!

Get a kickass discount when you shop Red Heart 13 through Monday!


Monday, October 6, 2014

The Looking Glass Collection

We've been lured in by the supernatural, sworn to secrecy and welcomed the unknown in our new collection 'The Looking Glass'. Here are just a few pieces that honor our obsession to the dark.
Shown above is an Independent Order of Oddfellows ceremonial medallion for the Daughters of Rebekah – a necklace in honor of any midnight ceremony.
Relics inspired by Stephen King's The Shining, wearable premonitions foreshadowing the future. Room 237 Wax ring. Graveyard Mix Matching Wax Earrings. Room 217 Bloody Wax Necklace.
Wear this Shield of Trinity Necklace to guide and protect you in your travels.
The Unknown Badge ID Necklace identifies M. Hall 777977, a necklace of mysterious in itself.
A striking amulet symbolizing Elizabeth Bathory, in her search of timeless beauty.

This Victorian Farewell German Silver Purse has been transformed into a token of remembrance. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Skeleton Krew PRINTS are back

October is approaching fast, it truly is a big deal in our household. We celebrate the ghoulish season with a horror movie everyday and a huge costume party. We begin our decorating early, starting September 1st to be exact. 

Our house is filled all year round with antique finds and Universal Monsters but every October I bring down the my paintings out of my pink wall studio to display for our guests. With that I also bring them back exclusively to my etsy shop just for this reason. 

Our Skeleton Krew Prints are available HERE »»

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Surreal Photography of Silvia Grav

Upon viewing Silvia Grav's black and white photography, one might ponder am I in a dream or a nightmare? Breaths of light and projections of the soul into blackness gives birth to the darkness; in some cases I am afraid for the subject. Black and whites merge with super imposing and multiple exposure taking the viewer into a dream state of the mind. 

Monday, June 30, 2014


When the warm weather hits, I have to get my fix of going to fleas and yard sales. A few weekends ago I hit the road with my step dad in search of the odd, creepy and beautiful. 

One of the last yards sales we hit before going to the Newport flea market was at this yellow house. Before finding the house, we saw some street signs but then drove around the blocks a finds times before we saw this little old vintage suitcase that welcomed you up the drive way. A petite old woman and her grown son were selling many of their belongings which looked like they each had a story of their own. There were many old shoes from the 50s, that looked like they cut the rug at one point. There were a few handbags, one in particular caught my eye, it was a 1960s Wearwell bag with a flower power vibe in light oranges, tans and greens. With a small handle and click button, I knew I had to have it for my collection and to hopefully bring back some life into it.

After that, we hit a small flea market in the small town of Newport. I found a few treasures there which I might add had a fabulous price. Below are some of my finds.
Stunning Moroccan style necklace with hand bent metal work strung with glass blue beads
LEFT: a lovely vintage Moroccan style metal piece with small bells that was hanging from a thin black cord in an old garage on the grounds of the flea market. RIGHT: a vintage metal oxidized pendant featuring what looks to be the Greek god Hermes
LEFT: a rare pin with medal of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle, which was a female auxiliary formed from the Knights of the Golden Eagle, a fraternal organization created in 1872 in Baltimore. RIGHT: petite brass locket with art nouveau detailing
Inside the locket was a photograph of an older woman; I love finding vintage photographs, as it gives me some detail as to where an object has traveled through time
Sunday, I traveled up to Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA for a little treat. About once a year I visit this bead store which has alot of variety compared to general craft stores. Its def worth the trek if you are within the 30 to 50 mile radius. 
Pictured are: rough and smooth turquoise beads, blue goldstone, carved feather beads, handcrafted leaf pendants and vintage brass pendants featuring an Art Nouveau floral design

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The House Up On the Hill

Since I was a child, every week I visit my pop's house up in West Grove, PA. The Lamborn's built the house and to this day it still belongs in the family. My great grand parents on my father's side built the house in the 1930's once when it was just flat land before all the hovering green trees, my nana lived there raising my father, and my father and mother raised me there for part of my life. I adore that house, much of my art is inspired by this enchanting place. 

Its up on the hill with stone walls that welcome you up the lane, with many flowering bushes that are like comfy guards in pales pinks and whites. The house is brick with white siding and stone stairs in two areas with an open porch with the front doors in an unusual spot. 

Up the lane behind the house you are welcomed by a pebble lane, a blooming garden and a wooden elevated deck which once was my set of my cooking show as a child. It slowly has decayed over the years with a weeping cherry tree folding over. Up in the bank behind the house are numerous wood piles and what I like to call the graveyard which is the home of three dead skeletons of Broncos. 

Sometimes I like to sneak over to the neighbors yard which has a little vine hut that I do photoshoots under, goats and a mountain that I used to climb as a child. 

With the seasons always changing, nothing is the same and I find myself taking so many photos there. Below are photos from the past few months welcoming spring and summer. 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FAB: 1960s Makeup

Over at Juxtapoz magazine their current issue is looking back at how the magazine was born out of the 1960s Psychedelic age. This got me thinking and also on a pinning quest of makeup from that era. The 1960s marked a combination of the ladylike style of Mad Men and the free spirit of the '70s. Mod was all the rage in the early to mid '60s which brought on more bold use of color. Also born out of the '60s was voluminous hair and lots of eyeliner, I mean lots. Going retro is still cool to this day, the '60s brought on the liberation of women and a style of their own. I find much inspiration from of Veruschka, Nina Simone, Mia Farrow and Bridgitte Bardot to name a few. Check out these quick makeup styles from this era with companion modern cosmetics that will help achieve these looks. 

Blue eye shadow is back - don't be afraid to saturate those eyes. Left: SHISEIDO Luminizing Satin Serpent Eye Color,  Right: Hourglass Visionair Eye Shadow Prism Duo

Make those lips kissable with bold color in corals and peaches with TARTE's Amazonian Pink Peony Blushing Pink Lipstick

STILAS's Stay All Day Jet Black Waterproof Liquid Liner is my go to get that suburb dramatic look in winged blackness. If you want to go Twiggy all the way, dot under your bottom lashes.

For the full eye treatment you got to get those creases, Coastal Scents Revealed Palette comes in 20 eye shadow colors of warm browns to get every inch of those lids. 

Go naked, not literally, but in this case you want those eyes to do the talking. Matte our your lips in pleasant nudes. Left: SEPHORA's Color Lip Last's Oh My Beige!, Right: YVES SAINT LAURENT's ROUGE PUR COUTURE Rebel Nude Provocateus Rosy Nude

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