Magic Windows #6

by angeliska on November 4, 2009

I haven’t really accepted in my heart that another Halloween is over.
In fact, I propose that we extend Halloween into November, and quite
possibly further – far into Hexmas territory, eh? It’d be fine by me. I’ve
got a stack of horror movies, and enough candy to feed a miniature army.
This week’s installment of Magic Windows is brought to you with a large
dose of spooky, and a heaping handful of creepy. I’ve added a dash of
the ridiculous, as usual, for good measure. Welcome to the world seen
through the eye of my wondrous celephone. All of the following photos
were within the nooks and crannies of Uncommon Objects, in case you
need to track any of these things down and make them your very own.

The entrancingly faded cover of a beautiful Victorian photo album.

A sequined Vodou prayer flag from Haiti, honoring Baron Samedi,
father of the Guédé, and the loa of death, sex and resurrection.

A detail from the poster for La Noche de los Brujos, which I really think
I must track down and see for myself. It appears to have quite a cult following.

I’m kind of in love with the Kembra Pfahler-esque Kali Hansa here.

Rrrrowwwr! I want to jump on a trampoline with her in leopard bikinis!

Bestia de Sangre is apparently a Filipino zombie flick, with really cute,
sad looking Gael Garcia Bernal zombie boys. They just sit around looking
baleful and picking each other’s scabs.
Actually, I haven’t seen it- but that’s
what I’m imagining. Another one to add to the list! I hope I can find it…

Um, what? I really don’t know. I love the expression on the lady’s face though-
it’s like she’s thinking, “No, Ramon! I couldn’t possibly make the love with you
knowing that you have a giant butt living on the back of your brain!”

Speaking of “El Sexo”, here’s some hot horse sex, in hell. Just for you.
Just a reminder, this painting is available for sale. You know you want it.
Think for a moment about all the snortin’ fillies and wild stallions you could
seduce with this hanging over your waterbed! It really is pretty special.

This is one of the very best carnival banners I’ve ever seen, and if I had a spare
$5000, you had better believe it would be mine! A girl can dream, hmm?


Uncommon Objects doesn’t have a way to browse or buy online though, right? I’ve often pined after things you post, but I am a zillion miles from Austin, alas…

by Amanda on November 5, 2009 at 12:32 am. Reply #

i love your magic windows entries. if there’s one thing i have to do before i die it is wander the nooks and corners of Uncommon Objects. ooooooh. i am clutching my chest this very moment as i watch the online peepshow!

by annie on November 5, 2009 at 6:14 am. Reply #

the banner!! pining!
do you know marie roberts of coney island? she paints all their banners…and she is the loveliest auntie lady.

by alita on November 5, 2009 at 7:23 am. Reply #

Oh Ramon, you’re such a butt-head.
I originally read the other thing as La Noche de los BURRITOS, and I thought well heck, sign me up!
Always such lovely, intriguing things in your magickal windows…it is a shame that we cannot order things through them via the magics of the internet!

by Ghoul Next Door on November 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm. Reply #

It’s true- we don’t do any orders online… However!
If there’s ever anything you absolutely must have,
call the shop at 512-466-5124, or email me for the
price. We can always ship stuff. As long as it’s still
in the shop, it can be yours! Like magic.

by Angeliska on November 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm. Reply #

Wow, I have a little digital collection of circus banners that look like they are painted by the very same artist! You can see them here:

by Sue on November 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm. Reply #

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