I’ll Take It Black

  Sometimes, mugs come along which scream to be bought, and scream even louder to be filled with scalding hot beverages. This is one such mug. Nicole Pangas Ceramics has found the way to my heart through stonewear. This colossal cup can hold nearly 500 ml and was made using a high fire white stoneware… Continue reading I’ll Take It Black

Melting Ice

If you happen to be traversing the Swiss Alps this summer, be on the lookout for ancient artifacts. The Swiss Cultural Institute urges all hikers who find anything in the National Park in Eastern Switzerland to report back to Swiss Alpine Club huts. A wealth of finds including hunting tools, goat-skin leggings and shoes have… Continue reading Melting Ice

The Morbid Anatomy Museum

Tonight (US time) something dark and wonderful will open in Brooklyn, New York City. The Morbid Anatomy Museum includes a library, a classroom, cafe, gift shop and gallery for temporary exhibitions. The exhibition they're opening with tonight is entitled 'The Art of Mourning.' My heart jumps just thinking of all the gloriously morbid artifacts and images… Continue reading The Morbid Anatomy Museum

Meanwhile In Antarctica

The first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies magazine is focused on death and dying. I've tried to ensure it has a good amount of original takes on the subject, from as wide a variety of people as possible. What struck me with this piece of art when I stumbled across it on Facebook was… Continue reading Meanwhile In Antarctica

Seaforth Highlander

English teenager Mitch Glover was on a school trip  to the Neauville-St Vaast German war cemetery in France, when he caught a spectre on his Iphone. The ghost you can see in the image (to the left) appears to be wearing the uniform of the Seaforth Highlander regiment - a kilt and a tam o'… Continue reading Seaforth Highlander

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – The Hunt For Submissions

Attention writers, poets, artists and photographers. I am looking for submissions of poetry, prose and creative non-fiction, photography and art on the theme of 'death and dying' for the first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies magazine. The word count for written pieces is 2,000 words. There is no limit on photography/art but please submit… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – The Hunt For Submissions