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Unsettling Ceramics by Sarah Duyer

All we want to do today is chase after this skittering teapot creature, which is the work of San Francisco-based ceramic artist and painter Sarah Duyer and undoubtedly contains some incredibly powerful elixir. Duyer also created these marvelous skeleton and severed finger ring bowls, both of which look like perfect places to store all the Blood Milk jewels we […]

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So we met at the Cemetery Gates: An Interview with Nathan Graves

I freely admit that I first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest from afar while watching Twin Peaks back when I was attending high school in Chicago, but I’ve actually lived in the PNW since 2000. With its deep, lush forests, stormy beaches, and seemingly endless chains of grey, rainy days, the PNW is a wonderful […]

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a Russian-American poet and writer with not one but TWO forthcoming books you’ll want to add to your stack. The first is Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers (co-created with artist Katy Horan) and the second, Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, just opened pre-orders. Though American perception […]

BoodMilk Jewels

The Final Hours of the BloodMilk Sale

Today is the final day of the semi-annual BloodMilk Sale: enjoy 20% off a large selection of BloodMilk Jewels by using code “TaxDeath17” at checkout until 11:59PM, EST. Making room for new pieces, the “Belonging to the Underworld” ring will be included in this sale before it is permanently retired on May 1. To view […]

Dracula's Castle, Transylvania

Bela Lugosi’s Dead (but You Can Live in His House for $3 Million)

Bela Lugosi’s mansion — where the actor lived from 1934-1937 — is on the market. For only $3million dollars, you can buy the Tudor-style Hollywood home, built by architect Frank W Green and complete with a ballroom-size living room with stone fireplace, a formal dining room with “banks of iron glass windows” (because why not), a library with […]

Tear Catchers, or Throwaway Perfume Bottles

Catching Feelings: The Myth of Victorian-Era Tear Catchers

I’ve had this article on my to-write list for months — tear catchers or “lachrymatories,” those gilded vials you often see next to mourning wreaths and crushed velvet capelets, are the very height of romanticism. During the Victorian Era, it’s said, the grieving would weep into the delicate containers which turn up now and then […]

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The Haute List

Bria Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Cora Dress, $106 $53  +  Twist-Front Crop Top, $35 $19.99 Twist-Front Jersey Gown, $406 $182.70  +  Grecea Dress, $128  +  Harem Jumpsuit, $150 Revolve Pant, $148  +  Leather Transport Tote, $158  +   Halle Jeans, $239 $125.47

Stone Sparrow Design

New Advertiser: Stone Sparrow Design

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Stone Sparrow Design! Stone Sparrow Design is a one woman show, owned and operated by Marina Eliasi in New York. Marina studied Architecture and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, but found her passion in metal smithing after graduation. Each piece is made with love and intention and […]

SÉANCE: SPIRITUALIST RITUAL AND THE SEARCH FOR ECTOPLASM

SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm by Shannon Taggart

The ever-inspiring Pam Grossman (recently interviewed here by S. Elizabeth) just tipped us off about the forthcoming release of a fascinating new book by Brooklyn-based photographer Shannon Taggart, who specializes in contemporary spirit photography. Entitled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, the book combines Taggart’s ethnographic study of Spiritualism with her processes for photographing spiritualist transformations, including such […]

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Lupercalia 2017 at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab + A Giveaway!

Soooo…perhaps you recall that last month we shared our opinion that sweets for the sweet should be an everyday practice, as opposed to a dreary once a year tradition, confined to one disappointing day in mid-February? We urged you to treat yourself to indulgent luxuries because you are your own best sweetheart and why should you wait until a commercially […]

Lunation Leathers

Lunation Leathers

Hailing from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Lunation Leathers was drawn to leather work by the desire to give a new life to something that no longer has a soul. Sourcing leather from American tanneries, each item is hand carved, dyed, and forged 100% by hand to bring the leather back to life. Gaining popularity for the beautiful […]

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The Haute List

Malloni Sweater, $159    +  3/4 Sleeve Dress, $44  +  Faux Suede Jacket, $150 $59.97 Velvet Garters, $9.90  +  D-Addylets Boot, $325 $162.50  +  Midrise Jeans, $244 $134 Cut-out Top, $22.99 $9.99  +  Lace-Up Dress, $35  +  Easy Rider Jacket, $98 $59.90

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The Haute List

Lace-up Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Striped Caftan Gown, $545 $190  +  Lounge Knot Top, $38 De-Facto Bootie, $139.95  +  Gigi Harness, $185  +  Spirit Caftan, $198.00 Octavia Top, $240 $120  +  Mayliss Boot, $130  +  Corset Belt, $195

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

As the tale goes, jeweler and sculptor of contemporary memento mori Julia deVille, apprenticing under a handful of the greatest and most formidable masters ever known, honed and refined her talismanic skills over the course of several centuries and quietly emerged from her draconian education in the mid-19th century as a master alchemist–with soul almost all intact! […]

Ouroboros Press

Our Favorite Independent Publishers, For The Discerning Bibliophile

There has never been a better time for books — or, rather, to be a reader of them. Because of the Internet and the literary devotion of independent editors and publishers, many of whom run presses as a side passion project and not an actual revenue stream, we have unprecedented access to books on nearly […]

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Immortal Love from Decorus Macabre

In the grand scheme of things, loving the living is easy. There are countless ways to show your animate loved ones that you care. But what about those paramours who’ve shuffled off this mortal coil? What if you’re crushing on a ghost or perhaps there’s a phantom beyond the veil who’s pining for you. The Forever Collection from UK-based oddity shop Decorus […]

Burial Ground: Mourning Ascension

Burial Ground: Mourning’s Ascension

Cloaked in fog and a haunting sense of displacement, Burial Ground’s Jamie Mooers and Bill Crisafi present Mourning’s Ascension. Today, until midnight EST, use code “NETTLE” for 20% off your entire purchase at checkout on BurialGround.org.

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The Forbidden Desire of “Lover’s Eyes”

Few things in life are as intimate as eyes, whether we’re talking about symbolic gateways to the soul or the visceral suckerpunch of lingering gazes across a crowded room. That so much emotion can be held in such a small physical space inspired a short-lived jewelry trend we have come to know as Lover’s Eyes. […]

Haute Macabre Valentine's Day Gift List

The Haute Macabre After Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We here at Haute Macabre don’t believe that acts of love and romance should be limited to one single day in dreary February, so in honor of year round love, here are some of our picks for heart felt gifts to order now for yourselves and your person, and enjoy in a few weeks when […]

BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse

BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: Chapter II Restock

This evening at 6PM EST, BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse chapter II will be restocking their objects and scents. This will be the last available chance for the Ghost Moth jars by Miss Mille Ceramics, planchette jewel boxes by Darla Jackson, and the current artist series of Book Worm totes. As an added bonus to this restock, […]