Earlier this week, I received a copy of Bess Lovejoy’s new book, Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses. Bess is one of the contributing writer on one of my favorite blogs, The Order of the Good Death. Check out their mission statement to get a little more comfortable with your Momenti Mori!
Rest in Pieces tells the stories of famous folks’ posthumous adventures, like the worship of Rasputin’s penis, Marquis de Sade’s skull being dug up and pocketed by an aspiring phrenologist, the preservation (and travels) of Einstein’s brain, Timothy Leary’s space mission, and the attempted theft of Lincoln’s corpse. It’s fascinating and morbidly funny.
I’m enjoying Rest in Pieces so much that the publisher is sending me a second copy to give away to one of our readers! To enter to win, just leave a comment below telling us what your epitaph will say! I’ll pick a winner at random on Saturday, March 23.
Vintage Men’s Moss Agate Ring, Sz. 14, $95
I am totally enchanted by how much this vintage moss agate ring (men’s, and far too large for me, sadly) resembles a flock (platoon? herd?) of UFO’s. And, yes, my new iPhone case. Because, I really am that much of a dork.
I Want to Believe iPhone Case, $15.99
While I’m on the subject, Amazon has 24×36 I Want To Believe Posters for $1.63. I’m considering wrapping all of my Christmas presents in them next year.
Janina Alleyne’s “Exoskeleton”
The Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York presents ”Shoe Obsession”, running now through April 13th. Showcasing over 150 pairs of “the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century”, the exhibit presents shoes from top names (Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Prada) as well as avant-garde and up-and-coming designers, and includes shoes from the personal collections of the likes of of HM favorite Daphe Guinness.
Masaya Kushino’s “Storm Horse”
Christian Louboutin’s “Fetish Ballerine”
The Winter Issue of Sciences Occultes magazine is available for order currently. I have the first issue that was released, and it’s beyond stunning. Full of ethereal imagery and dreamy landscapes, this issue features photographer Krist Mort, artist Janeth Davalos, independent designers and occult remedies.
You can order the paper version or view it online.