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Guns are the new skulls

Guns are this spring's new accessory -- Weapons in the form of jewelry, lamps, and vases hit Hollywood

Skeleton prints are so last season. The freshest way to make a morbid style statement? IRONIC PISTOL MOTIFS (intended to lampoon violence, not promote it). Herewith, six ways to give the trend a shot.

Lindsay Lohan recently purchased this 14K gold Campise necklace — perhaps she's gunning for the paparazzi? ($600; ronherman.com)

His lamp is pricey, but it also packs serious decorating heat. French maverick Philippe Starck — the designer behind such celeb-magnet hotels as the Mondrian and Delano — says his 18K gold-plated lamp ''represents the collusion between money and war.'' It's also just plain cool. ($1,495; flos.com)

The hip Brit label Suck UK pays homage to '60s protest iconography with these flower-sprouting barrels. Stateside, the vase is carried at costumer (Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada) Patricia Field's NYC boutique. ($62; patriciafield.com)

Numerous stars — including Rosario Dawson, Terrence Howard, and Wilmer Valderrama — have set their sights on this Barking Irons tee. ($59; barkingirons.com)

Take aim at office clutter with this glitzy Bernd Kühn paperweight, available at Brooklyn's Future Perfect. But don't be surprised if you have to duel with store regular Michelle Monaghan. ($65; thefutureperfect.com)

And Coming This Fall...

A sign that the sartorial hunting season isn't going to end any time soon: Viktor & Rolf — a favorite of Usher and Common — included a gun-emblazoned sweater in their Fall 2006 line. ($395; viktor-rolf.com)

Originally posted Mar 24, 2006 Published in issue #870 Mar 31, 2006 Order article reprints
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