Anatomy In Black: Dazzling Drawings From Emily Evans

Emily Evans’ wondrous tome Anatomy in Black is a “sophisticated coffee table book for anatomy lovers,” which is to say it had my attention immediately. The book is a comprehensive anatomy text crafted in black and gold — it’s hard-bound, and features a built-in ribbon which the reader may use as a bookmark… or as a […]

Hopeless Lingerie: The Awakening

Hopeless Lingerie has enthralled us with their latest collection The Awakening, a “haunting blend of lace and mesh” that draws inspiration from the ghosts and vampires of early horror films. The obscure and abandoned have been muses for creator Gaby Adamidis since the line’s beginnings in 2008, and eight years later she and sister Dominique […]

Made With Ashes: Memento Mori For Your Next Dinner Party

New Mexico is home to many artisans specializing in pottery, and Justin Crowe’s Chronicle Cremation Designs is one after our own hearts. Or, more specifically, after our ashes. Made with the cremains of 200 people, Nourish is a dinnerware series “designed to infuse a sense of mortality into everyday moments.” Like many working in the […]

The Aberdeen Bestiary: Fantastical Stories & Illustrations From The Middle Ages

The Aberdeen Bestiary, housed since the 1600s in Scotland’s University of Aberdeen, is now available online, complete with dazzling high-res images, translations of the original Latin, and notes from the university team about the book’s construction. Aberdeen’s volume is an exquisite example of a bestiary, which was an anthology of moral fables and allegories popular […]

A Mortician’s Tale: Death-Positive Gaming

If you’ve never considered yourself a lover of video games, that all is about to change. Inspired by Caitlin Doughty and The Order Of The Good Death, A Mortician’s Tale is a narrative-driven game set in the fictional Rose And Daughters Funeral Home — it’s also a nail in the coffin of unimaginative first-person-shooters as […]

The Small Beast: What Starts In The Stars Ends In The Stars

We’ve written before about the esoteric creations of The Small Beast, a “true Seattle black metal” jeweler that continues to dazzle us with their powerful, keenly-textured pieces. Describing itself as a jewelry line for the modern Mystic, The Small Beast reinterprets metaphysical and occult themes using materials as old as the ideas themselves. Silver, copper, […]

Haute Macabre Exclusive – Golden Gardens / REIGN

Aubrey Rachel Violet Bramble and Gregg Alexander Joseph Neville are Golden Gardens: a mystical duo up from the nocturnal underground, weaving dreamscapes and anthems for magical minds. Their latest offering, REIGN, is currently available for pre-order and Haute Macabre is delighted to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire album in advance of the Friday, 10/21 release. […]

The Sacred Order – Shiny Jewels For Morbid Magpies

The Sacred Order is not only one of my favorite online shops but also a profoundly inspiring treasure trove of mysticism and eye candy. Curated and owned by Wendy Wagner, The Sacred Order specializes in antique, mourning, memento mori, and fraternity jewelry — rings, pendants, earrings and other aesthetic accoutrements wrought from gold, decorated with […]

Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree / One More Time With Feeling

We usually think of exploration as positive: adventurers, dreamers, alchemists searching for immortality, identity, and meaning. Nick Cave’s 16th studio album Skeleton Tree and its accompanying documentary One More Time With Feeling are not this kind of exploration. Released back-to-back in early September, they are instead a heart-rending look at the aftermath of a great trauma. “What […]

APATICO The Crypt, Fall/Winter 2016

Please welcome Sonya Vatomsky, Haute Macabre’s newest addition to our writing team. Sonya is a Moscow-born, Seattle-based poet and author of Salt Is For Curing. Follow her on Instagram and Tumblr. We can’t wait to get APATICO’s latest line of harnesses, headpieces, and collars on our bones. Available for purchase on September 5th, The Crypt is […]