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Notes From the Haunted Doll's House N° IV: The Thorny Way to Heaven

Posted in Dolls, Interna by Suzanne on July 27th, 2006 | BBC Wikipedia

© Koitsukihime - via our beloved Trevor Brown - click to enlarge

Beloved reader,

You might have already noticed that I'm back from my voyage to Cambridge and London.

During my time in England, I

i) got invited to chase the ghost of the most haunted house in London (50 Berkeley Square - pictures will follow),

ii) got locked up in Kensal Green Cemetery for 20 minutes,

iii) made it into Ronnie Scott's,

iv) spotted a punk hamster in Camden Town, and...

v) walked into Sotheby's at New Bond Street with muddy Doc Martens, a bleeding knee and a torn "L'art est inutile" shirt.

After long introspection, I came to the conclusion that England is as mental as ever.

So yes, I suppose I had a great time - even though my embalmed armadillo had to stay at home due to the strict British quarantine rules for zombie pets. *sobs*

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to some quieter time in Eastern Europe now. Tomorrow, I'll be off to Budapest and Vienna with my brother and Gabor (here I come again, SzoborPark!).

But for now, dear reader, please steal your little sister's doll's house, turn all the lights off, lean back and enjoy Issue 4 of Notes From the Haunted Doll's House.


In other 46.19% irrelevant news, this massive bird of prey darling little birdie landed on my balcony today and stared at me for half a minute. Cute! o_O


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Marina Bychkova - Exquisitely detailed and finely crafted cast in porcelain.

(via Drawn! - PixelSurgeon interview)

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Shary Boyle - Make sure to check out the drawing, painting, projection and illustration portfolios of this multi-talented artist too.

(via FecalFace)


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Natant - Featured at Vanilla Gallery.

(via Hugo)

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Koitsukihime - Château de Lune... nomen est omen.

( via Trevor Brown, c.f. image above)

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Gianni Candido - Fashion/beauty/glamour photographer experimenting rather skillfully with doll imagery.


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Kai Akemi - Confusing website navigation, but never-ending eye candy.

(via Doppelgänger)

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Zoe Leonard - Ingenious, life-like b/w photographs of anatomical models.

(via Mark Wallace)

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Anatomical model of a pregnant woman - An enchanting gem from the Kunstkammer Georg Laue in Munich, ca. 1680.


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Shinichi Yamashita - Another fascinating treasure dug out by the ever-inspiring Mark Wallace.

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Hiroshi Araki - From Araki's 1993 AstroBoy series.

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11 comments to " Notes From the Haunted Doll's House N° IV: The Thorny Way to Heaven "

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    Warrenellis.com » @mynet 27july2006 says:

    [...] Suzanne G (better known as Ms Wurzel Tod, perhaps) just got back to Lucerne from London and yet is now off to Budapest and Vienna. [...]

    July 27th, 2006 at 7:20 pm

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    Jen says:

    :) The poses in those photos of the anatomical dolls are very convincing. I had do a double take at first....

    Every been to Scotland btw? Because if you think England is nuts .....:)

    July 28th, 2006 at 5:10 pm

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    ro_G says:

    hoooray she's back!

    oh no, she's gone again.

    July 31st, 2006 at 3:26 pm

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    Netlex News » Blog Archive » Shinichi Yamashita : The figure complex says:

    [...] more pictures at The Figure Complex эротические андроиды Notes From the Haunted Doll’s House N° IV: The Thorny Way to Heaven 27 July 2006, 2:47 am by Suzanne G [...]

    August 7th, 2006 at 7:30 pm

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    Mia says:

    Last year, I was at the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden and there was a collection of anatomy dolls from the 16th century and forward... so haunting and so beautiful at the same time...: )

    August 11th, 2006 at 7:59 am

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten says:

    [...] [...]

    January 12th, 2007 at 1:56 am

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten says:

    [...] Shary Boyle (previously featured here and here) [...]

    October 4th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

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    Professional Glamour Portrait Photography – Stuart Riddell Portrait Design says:

    Very inspiring photos! Thank you

    May 9th, 2008 at 12:20 am

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    Gábor (another one) says:

    oh, how surprised i was to see a Hungarian phrase here while browsing quickly through the archives of this blog... then I stopped rushing the pages and read that you spent some time in our country... and then i understood. hope you had (and will have, on your next visit) a great time. :)

    it's great blog, btw.

    June 27th, 2008 at 8:49 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Why, hello there, Gábor-The-Other-One!

    I'm glad you're enjoying this blog and I hope my Hungarian wasn't too appalling.

    And yes, I'll definitely come back to Hungary. I spent two of my best holidays there. x

    July 3rd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Fumetto Comics Festival Lucerne with Shary Boyle et al. says:

    [...] even have a Shary Boyle show! SHARY BOYLE (previously featured here, here and here)! My favourite porcelain artist extraordinaire [...]

    March 26th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

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