Onnit's Zombie Bells are four different limited edition, fully functional kettlebells made of chip-resistant iron with enlarged handles that are cast in wonderfully goulish faces of the undead.
Hand sculpted from real human skull dimensions these collectors limited edition Zombie Bells are functional embodiments of undead iron. Perfectly balanced and ideally proportioned for swings and fitness lifts, Onnit is including FREE Zombie Kettlebell Wristguards for the 1.5 pood (54lbs) and 2 pood (72lbs) editions to ease the arm pressure for heavier overhead training.
The four different sizes, weights and faces (shown below)can be purchased individually or as a set
GhostFace Thrilla (54 lbs)
Staple Head (36lbs)
Brain Goblin (18lbs)
Buy them here.
In his ongoing series of Gothic works, initiated in 1999, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, about whose tattooed pigs I have blogged about in the past, created some very unusual stained-glass windows and sculptural works made of steel, lead, glass and actual x-rays.
For his “Chapel” series, Delvoye took x-rays of two friends performing sexual acts, then combined the x-rays with stained glass to fill the windows of a gothic-style chapel. Some of the windows simply look as though they are made of an abstract design, when upon closer inspection, one can see teeth, intestines, skulls and other anatomical features. Others are more explicit in their representation.
Here are several examples (the following images were all composited by IIHIH, please do not reproduce without linking back to this post):
In addition, several of the stained glass windows shown above also appeared in miniature in Wim's "Chapelle," 2007:
above: Stainless steel, stained glass window, electricity / Acier, inox, vitraux, électricité
10.8 x 10.0 x 5.11 Feet / 326 x 305 x 181 cm
Solo exhibitions of Wim Delvoye’s work have been organized by Castello di Rivoli (1991), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (1992), Open Air Museum Middelheim in Antwerp (1997), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2000), Migros Museum in Zurich (2001), Museum Kunst-Palast in Dusseldorf (2002), The Power Plant in Toronto (2004), and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (2009). His work has also been included in major group exhibitions such as Venice Biennale (1990, 1999, and 2009), Documenta IX (1992), Sydney Biennale (1992), Lyon Biennial (2000 and 2005), and Shanghai Biennale (2006). Delvoye lives and works in Ghent.
individual images and info courtesy of Galerie Perrotin and the artist
I came across these quite by accident and immediately fell in love with them. As a matter of fact, I had to buy one - and did. Beautifully rendered skulls hand cast in various materials are placed on elastic bands for use as pony tail holders. Available as yellow bronze, sterling silver plated white bronze, black resin, ivory resin and even a sugar skull version cast in oxidized sterling overlay on white bronze. Prices vary depending upon materials.
Sterling Silver Plated White Bronze:
Oxidized Sterling over White Bronze:
A black resin Raven skull and sterling silver over white bronze T-Rex skull are also available:
The bands are easily replaceable (as one would not want to have to toss the piece of art when the elastic is stretched out).
Moon Raven Designs (Mrd74 on etsy) of Victoria, British Colombia is jewelry with an edge inspired by nature - ravens, crows, wolves, bears and much more. They specialize in Corvidae skull jewelry and it's all handmade in Canada by Michael R Doyle who works with his wife Dianne.
Some other examples of their work:
They ship worldwide, have superb reviews on etsy and make lots of beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories.
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