Gothscreenshots Apparel

Sougwen Chung puts Facebook dislikes, spinning pinwheels and more dismal internet artifacts on apparel

Anybody who has used a computer has surely experienced those programmed messages and icons that occasionally pop up on screens—from “Do you want to quit?” to “Something’s not right” and the Chrome browser’s dinosaur that appears when an internet connection fails. The typical response is to brush it off and move on—but for others, it’s a moment that stirs up something buried underneath. By stripping …

Nail Quills

Epistolary-inspired nail art puts a retro-futuristic twist on the traditional manicure

London’s legendary name in nails Mike Pocock created Nail Quills for Illamasqua, an over-the-top answer to nail art. The handmade press-ons seem born from some kind of fashion editorial fusing magic powers with a darkly futuristic vibe, also nodding to a bygone era of handwritten correspondence. While it’s technically an old-time motif, the talon-like shape makes for a fierce way to trick out a manicure …

Haunted Houses

Haunted houses and crime scene dioramas in a morbidly fascinating photographer's work

Photographer Corinne May Botz’ imagery teases out the human relationship with the supernatural. In her latest show at the Kennedy Museum of Art, photos from Botz’s “Haunted Houses” series are on display as part of the collection “Shadows and Phenomena”. Shot over several years, Botz paired her photographs of “haunted house” interiors across the United States with a series of contemporary first-hand ghost stories. The …