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

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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!

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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

BURIED TREASURE Summer Finds

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