The Most Beautifully Eerie Dolls You've Ever Seen. Mooqla Dolls Get A Makeover.

I first introduced you to the hand made silicone-encased plastic articulated Mooqla dolls by Russian artist Polina Voloshina four years ago. At that time, she had just begun to make the exotically featured featured, fashion forward, macabre, elfin-looking dolls. Featured in that post were her creations from 2006 and 2007, like those shown below.


above: the dolls and packaging as they first appeared.

Beginning in 2008, the dolls' features softened, their cheeks are less gaunt and their eyes are closer together, making them less unique, but more lifelike. They have become less 'creepy' with the addition of faces that have slight and subtle smiles, eye make-up, lipstick and in some cases, freckles.

Gone is the albino skintone and although some still have the turned down mouth -it's more of a pout than a frown. The dolls are now one of a kind with hand crafted heads in a variety of styles topped with all types of hair colors and styles. (To see how she makes them check my first post here). The make-up is painstakingly applied to each original doll and the result are a variety of some of the most eerily beautiful and in some cases, realistic, dolls I've ever seen.

With their full lips and exotic eyes, some of the dark haired dolls have a striking similarity to Angelina Jolie and NCIS's Pauley Perette:

Some even have freckles like those shown below:

And some have epicanthic folds, making them appear Asian:

Others are uniquely made up as Goths or Robots:

Mooqla doll designer and art director Polina Voloshina:

Sadly, the dolls are no longer sold at an online store, their English website is gone and Art Lebedev Studio, who designed the dolls logo and original identity, does not carry them anymore.

But you can find a few of them at the Dolls Boutique and some of the amazing clothing for them can still be purchased here.

The Terra Vase by Katja Pettersson Looks Like Dirt and Conceals Your Plant's Roots.

Want your potted plants, bushes or trees to look natural? The emerging but already award-winning designer Katja Pettersson has created a vase for Serralunga that is exceptionally unconventional. Inspired by the ‘recyclability’ of Serralunga products, the majority of which are made of polypropylene, Katja has developed a design which utilizes the recovery of rubber from inner tire-tubes which is comprised of 92% recycled materials.

Eleven Dogs and One Cat To Keep You Dry. Colorful Pet Silhouette Umbrellas From San Francisco Umbrella Company.

Colorful and cute umbrellas from the San Francisco Umbrella Company feature dog silhouettes of 11 popular breeds and one cat (all shown below). The generously sized umbrellas open to a nice large 48" in diameter, have an automatic opener and are rust resistant.




Golden Retriever:

Jack Russell Terrier:







and a cat:

Umbrella features: wide-gauge 14mm steel shaft coated black for rust resistance, a rubberized crook handle for comfortable grip, an automatic opening mechanism with wide-gauge, black plastic tips on the end of the ribs and Velcro strap for easy opening and closing.

Canopy is 100% 190 thread count Pongee with Teflon coating for waterproofing as well as a UV coating. Opens to full 48” arc. Measurements: handle is 4” wide; middle is 34” long.

Priced at $39.95 each, the umbrellas are presently discounted on Fab for $22. Sale ends on Thursday, July 5th. Please use this invite link for the sale:

SF Umbrella Company

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.