While I’m not advocating “matching” your art to the holidays, I couldn’t resist writing about Brian Dettmer‘s awesome, recycled-cassette-tape art for Halloween. I spotted Dettmer’s sculls at an art fair years ago and have never been able to track him down. The combination of the sadly dead music format and skull shape just spoke to me. So clever! And what makes them better are his tape choices. Here’s he’s got Mötley Crüe’s “Shout At the Devil” across the jaw. Perfect. Now I wonder what he would do with the saddest cassette-culture loss: the mixed tape.
Thanks to Inhabitot and Design Boom for tracking him down.
Want to see more cool skull art? Check out Noah Scalin’s “Skull-A-Day” project.
Fancy a Swiss Family Robinson experience but with indoor plumbing? Treehouse hotels not only get you up close to the local wildlife-your neighbors could be anything from Howler Monkeys to flying tree frogs-they can also offer seclusion for a romantic getaway or excitement for adventure-seeking families. While some of our top ten treehouse hotels have saving the environment firmly on their agenda (the eco-friendly Post Ranch Inn in California relies completely on solar power), others don’t compromise on the luxuries that come as standard in a five star hotel (the Four Seasons accommodations in the Seychelles, above, have private infinity pools). But the one guarantee that comes with every treetop property on our list is a knockout view. Just don’t forget your binoculars!
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