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Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
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"Light of the Moon, Embers of the Evening" by Talon Jewelry
We first took note of Talon's mystical jewelry by way of their vintage vial amulettes back in 2010. Their newest line, called "Light of the Moon, Embers of the Evening," once again invokes the ancient and the magical, making use of the Tudor rose...
STYLE
The Last Laugh
Take a bite out of death with "The Last Laugh," a pair of watches from Mr. Jones that sport hour and minute readouts on the bare teeth of human skulls. The hour marking on the upper teeth uses a "jump hour" feature that flips the time over on the...
CULTURE
Anatomica di Revolutis
The last time Joshua Harker took to Kickstarter, the 3D-printing artist broke records—his "Crania Anatomica" became the most funded sculptural project in the history of the platform. His second project, "Anatomica di Revolutis" (roughly...
DESIGN
Conjuring Arts Playing Cards
We visited Bill Kalush last year and learned about the Conjuring Arts Research Center—his hidden library of rare texts and artifacts related to the history of magic. The center is also a community hub for the occult, publishing the biannual...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Two
Back in November 2011, we announced our partnership with the subscription service Quarterly Co., which offers users the chance to receive gifts in the mail from a roster of design-minded contributors four times per year. For the second shipment...
DESIGN
Skull Style
Long lauded as a dark symbol of the occult, the skull has endured a rather fashionable resurgence in recent years. Cataloging some of the most intriguing and sometimes unnerving displays of the symbol's use is Skull Style, a newly released visual...
STYLE
The Great Frog London Jewelry Online Store
Fans of bold, rock n' roll jewelry will be excited learn that cult jewelry store The Great Frog recently joined the 21st century by launching an online store that carries. This family business, located just off London's bustling Carnaby Street...
DESIGN
Frankie Table Lamp
Brazilian designer Fernando Akasaka continues to impress, this time with Frankie, a skull-shaped table lamp with eyes that emits piercing light beams. Using luxe materials like those in his recent and fun Cowboy Junkie saddle stool, the 11-pound...
CULTURE
Ken Madore
Nightmares, conspiracy theories, mystic symbolism and allegories on family tragedy are all fodder for Brooklyn-based artist Ken Madore's work. Crafting obsessively-detailed and intricate works of ink on paper—often on a huge scale—...
DESIGN
Rise and Fall Floral Love Pillow
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Cool Hunting favorites Rise and Fall created a romantic heart-shaped pillow that wouldn't be complete without their hint of macabre. The Brooklyn-based design collective designed this black and white floral...
CULTURE
Christopher Conte
Picking up where H.R. Giger left off, Christopher Conte makes some pretty menacing bio-mechanical sculptures of robot insects and Terminator-esque skulls. It's nice to see the techno-goth flame still burning brightly.
CULTURE
I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art
While some have already dismissed skull imagery as a passing trend, we think when it's done right it can be a timeless memento mori. If you're anything like us, you're going to enjoy "I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art,"...
STYLE
Santa Muerte Summer 2007: Renegados
While often accredited to '80s punk nostalgia, the lingering obsession with skulls in fashion also owes a debt to Mexico's Dia de los Muertos traditions. It's that Mexican heritage that fuels Santa Muerte's latest line of tees and...
FOOD-DRINK
Halloween 2006: Three Better Than Candy Corn Treats
If you're looking for more than gum stabilizers and Red #7, CH found some alternative sweets by some of our favorite candy-makers. From the chocolatier behind the beloved Halloween Lollipops ($3 each) with creamy almond and hazelnut praline...
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Skull In Love Necklace
Cute and creepy, this heart-eyed skull necklace is made from sterling silver and comes on a 16" chain with pearl and shell accents. From Charm NYC, a New York City-based boutique, you can pick one up fro $78 from Star Electric Eighty Eight for...
STYLE
adidas Superstar Skull T-shirt
I don't know if this one will ever come to market, but let's hope so. I caught this shot of a three-striper out and about wearing a t-shirt with a skull made from 11 collaged Superstars. It reads really well from a distance and as you get...
TECH
Gadgets from the Lasarium
Over the weekend Jeff Staple posted a few gadgets recently tricked out at the Nike Lasarium. Don't go getting your hopes up, the Lasarium is a room on the Nike campus in Oregon where they do all their laser work—it's not open to the...
STYLE
Salvor SS06
SoHo NYC based Salvor continues to rock my world, this time with their Spring-Summer 2006 collection. For some it may be a bit early to start thinking about T-Shirts, but for me these prints are more about artistry than seasonal fashion. The designs...
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Skull ties from J.Press
J.Press can always be relied on for its preppy classics. Their Skull & Bones ($55.50) and Skull and Paisley ($72.50) ties caught our eye. Going black tie? The Skull and Bones bow tie ($29.50) suits us fine. Also on CH: Fancy Pants Punk Thanks...
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Custom Slip-on Chucks
Leveraging the powerful web based customization engine and manufacturing process created by their parent company Nike, Converse has just added a couple new styles to their Converse One custom shoe program. Exciting for some are the Chuck Taylors...
STYLE
Skull Hoodie
Our friend Scott at The Sartorialist posted this great hoodie today. We'd both like to know more about it. Any of you readers have the scoop? Let us know. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who wrote in on this one. It looks like there are a couple people...
STYLE
Skullflower Ring
Just when I thought I was getting over the skull thing, this ring crossed my path to set me straight. A macabre masterpiece, it's best worn on a thumb or index finger so you can see the full skull garland. Klaus Lohmeyer is a Munich-based jewelry...
STYLE
Salvor
Though we've loved Salvor T-shirts and pillows for a long time, it was only last week that we had the chance to meet Ross, the creative mastermind behind the brand. A man of many interesting projects, he ties them all together through his...
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