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Howl'oween Puppy Parade





Want to know our favorite part of Halloween? It's our Howl'oween Puppy Parade!  It's too bad this can't happen every day, we really love seeing animals dressed up in costume.  We think puppy Björk was our favorite this time, but they were all so cute that we can't be sure.

Rat Vs Possum "Fat Monk"

We wish we were a part of the group performing in Rat Vs Possum's "Fat Monk" video.  We totally need to get our hands on those drop-crotch pastel body suits ASAP!

Bones and Feathers Collective



The Bones and Feathers Collective makes some gnarly jewelry out of recycled bullet castings.  We just think they may be in the wrong profession—they make better gold teeth than most rappers have in their mouth.

Autoluminescent - Rowland S. Howard

"Prolific" is an incredibly overused word, but in the case of Rowland S. Howard it's perfectly appropriate. The man was an Australian musician, songwriter and poet. He was part of post-punk band The Birthday Party in the late '70s and early '80s and the influence of his music is still being felt. Watch this trailer to find out why. - Nadia

Jessica Harrison


British artist Jessica Harrison makes bizarre art that includes everything from gruesome porcelain figures to tiny "flesh furniture." It's gross, it's freaky, and it's awesome! Apparently her senior dissertation at the Edinburgh College of Art was called "Cutting Edge or Dicing with Death: Death and Dissection in Contemporary British Art" and that is some seriously scary schoolwork. - Hazel

Allison Schulnik

Allison Schulnik's Mound claymation is really beautiful but a little spooky.  What a perfectly creepy film for Halloween!

Music Mondays: October 31st, 2011

Design is Dead


Studiolav has created Design is Dead cross pencils to represent the death of their use due to technology. We can't help but think about how perfect these would be for a vampire slayer with a homework problem who goes to high school on a Hellmouth.

Alexander Wang SS12 Confessional

The Alexander Wang Confessional video from the SS12 show makes us anxious just watching it!  We can't even imagine what it's like to walk in their amazing, expensive, designer runway shoes.

Jason Tennant



Jason Tennant's wood sculptures are so detailed that they almost look real.  We wonder how many people they've spooked in the dark?

Phantasmagoria

Before you hit up your Halloween parties this Saturday, spend your early hours at Phantasmagoria at Space 15 Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd)!  Some of LA's top designers and illustrators will be creating original designs on pumpkins that will be put up for auction.  Plus, going to an event for a good cause totally evens out all the bad things you'll do later that night.

Flickr Favorites: October 28








"And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver, for no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller. Muahahahaha!"—Michael Jackson

Submit your photos to the UO Flickr pool!

Actual Pain Faul 11

There is totally a reason why Actual Pain remains everyone's favorite label, just take one look at their new video for Faul 11. X - Jen

Movember



It's moustache season!  Movember officially starts on Tuesday and we are so excited.  Movember is a month long awareness campaign for cancers that affect men around the world.  Funds raised in the U.S. will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and make a cure a reality.


Getting involved is easy.  Register now at Movember.com, shave that upper lip on November 1, let your crumb-catcher grow all month long, and then get your family and friends to donate in support of your efforts.  Mo Sistas, support your Mo Bros by recruiting a team or sponsoring a friend.  

As the month goes on, we will be tracking the progress of our own Mo Bros and cheering them on along the way. So, go show your Mos grow, yo!

Class Actress "Weekend"




(Photos via Katie KMC McCurdy)

Class Actress, one of this week's Music Monday artists, has a new video for the song "Weekend."  While you're watching, check out the "A Touch of Class" feature at i-D Magazine about lead singer Elizabeth Harper, and get ready to play this song for the next two days.

Stoyn Ice-Cream



You know you're a pop culture icon when someone makes an ice cream popsicle out of your face.  Hey Stoyn, make one of us!  We want to be mint chocolate chip.

Mark McNairy Womenswear SS12



(Photos via House of McNairy)

American footwear and menswear designer extraordinaire, Mark McNairy, is stepping into the world of womenswear next season, with some staples that he's known for in his New Amsterdam collection: red brick soles, fitted caps, eccentric prints, and of course, cargo pants. See the rest of the lookbook here. -Bob

Store On Tour: Round Up






Our Store On Tour has come to an end and we are incredibly sad that it's over.  It was an amazing experience and we want to thank everyone who made the tour possible: Dockers, Dry Soda, Tortoise & Blonde, the employees, and of course, all of you! It's so hard to say goodbye, it feels like we're graduating from high school all over again.  Hmm...I wonder where we will end up going for college? 


Check out anything you might have missed here on the blog or @UOTour.

American Mortals' Armed and Dangerous...

Tomorrow night, October 28th, American Mortals (729 Walnut St.) is throwing a party to celebrate Kevin Lyons' installation at the shop!  Knowing him, the room will be filled with awesome drawings of creatures of all shapes and sizes.  With free food, drinks, and music by Julian from Pink Skull, we are getting so excited that we might camp out front overnight.

Joan Salo




Until rainy days look a little more like Joan Saló's colored pen works, we'd prefer some sunshine.  In the mean time, we will just have to stare at these images again and again.