Friday, February 21, 2014

Atomic Blast

Horrible destruction can be terrifyingly beautiful. I have found myself entranced with these haunting clouds of radioactivity. I don't know why, but ever since I was in third-grade and read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes I have been drawn to the awesome power of rapidly splitting atoms. It is amazing that humans can essentially create a mini-sun, a life-giving force, and apply it to war and mass-destruction. Tells you something about the human condition, I think. 

Anyway, here is some fashion depicting this crazy weaponry:
The coloration of these tunics is striking. I like how it evokes the graininess of an 1940s photograph.
Get these nail-decals in atomic orange to go with your tunic of atmospheric radioactivity.

These earrings are quite controversial. They are replicas of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They used to sell them at testing site museums, but people got angry claiming that the loss of life should not be commemorated by a fashion accessory. I personally don't see much difference between these bombs and having AK47 or battleship earrings... My morbid self wishes I could find a pair.

If your fashion sense is a little less feminine, here is a t-shirt and belt buckle to satiate your need for a nuclear winter:

Remember to cover your head and stay in your bunker until the radioactivity has dissipated. 


  1. I love old school picture effects too, I miss my Polaroid and SLR! Those nail decals are sick, I may just have to order something from that seller. Those clouds really are trippy looking. Science is crazy.

  2. I ordered the t-shirt. First fashion purchase of the year!

  3. And it still hasn't come... my mail sucks... :(