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Some may think that skulls are best saved for Halloween, and while it's true that you can't go wrong with a little bit of the macabre in October, the skull trend is still going strong, so they're fine for the holiday season, too. Deakin & Francis Skull Cufflinks are handmade in England of solid, 18-karat yellow gold. Intriguingly, the tiny skulls have movable jaws. Try to avoid the temptation to play with them like little ventriloquist dummies during boring meetings - or at least practice silent laughter first. Price: $3,900.
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To take any Halloween celebrations to the next level, you'll need to find some really killer decorations. Instead of searching to find natural-looking props at the party store, why not seek out something a bit more realistic? Skulls Unlimited has a bit selection of real ("natural") and cast bones, human and animal, rare and common. A hippopotamus skull ($2,400) would make a big impression and some little vampire bat skulls ($49) would fit the theme. For something really creepy, there is a human skull with bullet wounds in it, but a grab-bag of assorted animal bones could go a long way at a party.
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With Halloween coming up, not to mention all the other skull stuff that we've seen lately, it seemed worthwhile to mention this SIGG Skull Bottle. The Swiss-made aluminum bottle is unbreakable, very lightweight and 100% recyclable. The 24-oz. bottles are taste-neutral, so you can store any type of beverage in them. One final feature is that the skull glows in the dark, which might not be a selling point for a lot of adults, but would definitely make it a more appealing Halloween "treat" if you wanted to give the kids something other than candy. Price: $20.
[via The Cool Hunter]
British artist Damien Hirst recently revealed his newest project, the most expensive work of art ever created, to the Observer. It is a life-size human skull, cast in platinum and covered in about 8,500 diamonds. The largest diamond on the piece will be a 50-karat diamond in the center of the skull. The total value of the materials involved in making the skull, entitled "For the Love of God," will be £8-10 million, but the retail value of the finished piece could be up to £50 million. His motivation for undertaking such an extravagant project? Hirst said "I just want to celebrate life by saying to hell with death."
The piece will not be unveiled until 2007.
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