Life After Death Designs

Life After Death Designs coffin lipstick and brush holders just made my vanity a little bit brighter (darker?). The coffin shaped lipstick and brush displays fit my ever growing collection of lipsticks perfectly – and leaving room to spare! These are such a great alternative to all of those plastic and acrylic organizers that may do the […]

Skelemental

Cutlery Set,    £1,190.00 Just in case you’ve won the lottery this week and are in need of fine skeleton-themed housewares, stop by Skelemental to get your fill. For the rest of us, we’ll just be drooling from a distance. Full Throttle Coffee Table, custom Bomgirl Bookend, £625.00

Leave the Light On

Articulated Hand Table Lamps, $1500, from Eren Berg Studios. Made with recycled vintage lamp parts and cast brass bones.  A little bit Addams, a little bit Verne. Probably the best thing you can do with your leftover Halloween decor.  

Etsy Shop of the Week :: Roses and Rue Antiques

We’re starting a new weekly feature today :: Etsy Shop of the Week! Do you have a favorite you’d like to share with us? Send us a link and tell us why it’s so awesome! Lovely Victorian finds in the Roses and Rue Antique shop on Etsy. “While there’s something about every period in history […]

The Mystic Asylum

The little witches created by The Mystic Asylum are so delicate and fair, so curious and all knowing. The tiny souls are a “fusion of personal experiences and influences – moody atmospheres, Victorian-inspired couture, and timeless elements all laced with clandestine symbolism.” Collect your own coven at The Mystic Asylum’s Etsy Shop, and follow her […]

Etsy Taxidermy Roudup

Felted Unicorn Head Wall Mount – $145 Dead things, fake dead things, stuffed things, things in jars- these are a few of my favorite things! Royal Rodent Taxidermy Shoulder Mount – $95 Double Duckling Gaffe– $40 Fetal Hedgehog Wet Prep– $30  

Dead on Paper

Dead on Paper has released a set of playing cards based off of the Victorian Spiritualist movement, funded by a Kickstarter that I sadly missed. Luckily, the project was fully funded, and is now available for the public to purchase. Grown out of mesmerism and hypnosis, the Spiritualist Movement reached its peak in the late […]

Death + Taxes Ad Week :: Poison Apple Print Shop

Inspired by witchcraft and the occult, the darkly unique Poison Apple Printshop is a one-woman operation that offers original artwork in the form of screen prints, patches, and clothing. Each hand drawn design elegantly melds at art nouveau with magic and macabre creating bewitching images of ominous spirits and hauntingly tragic scenes. The shop spans […]

Material Lust

Geometry is God :: The Pagan Chair Material Lust Transmutation of Base Metal into Noble Metal :: The Alchemy Table Equal parts Primitivism and Surrealism expressed through a language of raw material and primary form :: Eo and Eam

Shadowplay

Such a beautiful way to completely alter the look and feel of a space with the flick of a switch! And without painting or doing any of the other sorts of things landlords tend to frown heavily upon… Forms in Nature light sculpture by HildenDiaz Hyphae Lamp, Nervous System Designs Twiggy lamp from DNA Design […]

Voila!

Strange and pretty things for the home from LA’s Voila! Gallery. I want this little guy bicycling up and down a very long hallway…

Eye of Newt

Painfully, painfully cute. Terrarium headstones and tiny cemetaries by Etsy seller LBrandt. If only Edgar and Allen Toad were still with me.

I Know Why The Birdcage Sings

‘Music Cage’ speakers by Nendo: vintage birdcage inspired speakers ready to play music from either comptuer (via a wireless connection), or from your bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

Pressing my Bench

One day, I’m going to live in a magic castle that is furnished with seating like the Muirfeld Bench.  Today, I am relieved that the price isn’t listed so that I don’t spend the rest of the afternoon very upset that I don’t even make that much in a year. Found via (In)Decorous Taste

Pillbox

I couldn’t help but  say “AWWW” (as you do) when I clicked on the link that my darling friend Vivka had sent me this morning.  Pillboxdesigns makes absolutely adorable wall decals, and if my home weren’t already covered in Doctor Who memorabilia, Nosferatu would be greeting me every time I walked through my hallway. Edited […]

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is, as its header says, a travel and altas to the world’s curiousities, which is exactly the type of tour guide I have been looking for all these years.  They just posted on Boing Boing asking for submissions of “Purveyors of Curiosities” and I thought that perhaps some of our readers could help […]

Hospital Food

Haute Macabre Awesome Date Night Suggestions: Hospitalis Restaurant in in Riga, Latvia or the slicker The Clinic restaurant in Singapore. Better than your local hospital cafeteria, but just as much fun to dress as a zombie in or wear that awesome  medical corset to. Hospitailis: The Clinic:

Stick To It

So, if you are wondering what’s up with all the interior design posts, I’m currently in the process of moving. Which means I get to paint. And decorate. So, I’ve been looking all over at design sites and I have decided that the thing I need most of all is a good paint job and […]

Sanctuary

Interior designer Tamara Magel‘s line of home fashions certainly leans towards the traditional Gothic motifs- plenty of skulls and crosses, for example. However, her choice in colors and fabrics and the overall simplicity of her work keeps it from becoming overdone or cliche. Finally, furniture for grown-up goths:

The Ghost of Xmas Past

Friends, we need to talk. It has come to my attention that some of you- perhaps even many of you- are still lighting your homes with Xmas lights. Keep in mind that by Xmas lights, I mean “tiny lights on a string”, even if yours have leetle bats or ghosties on them. Please stop. If […]

Rest in Peace

Coffin Couches are made from recycled caskets collected from southern California funeral homes, a new way of thinking “green”.  Each casket has been previously occupied, but not buried, and is embossed with biohazard signs on the legs.  A bit of a step up the Gawth ladder than the black couch you got at Ikea, eh?

Heartwarming

San Francisco ceramic artist Sarah Becker’s collection of handmade horned hearts, $225 each. These are made without any molds, so each one is totally unique, and come ready to hang.  She also makes just ceramic horns as centerpieces and displays (for the morbid vegan, perhaps?).  Some hearts can also be customized with tattoo-style banners, but […]

Spinal Tap

I was first shown this lamp by artist Mark Beam back in 2007.  Retailing directly through the designer for $1500, I’ve been telling myself to start saving my pennies ever since.   At one point I saw it also available in all-natural bleach-bone white, but currently, I can only find the gold.

Modern Alchemists & Purveyors of Curious Goods

The last few days, Haute Macabre has been showcasing the creative mind of Douglas Little, first in the House & Garden magazine spread, and later, the Bergdorf Goodman window display inspired by the magazine.  Little crafts items to indulge the senses, including fragrances, soaps, decor, and delicacies.   Mr. Douglas Little is a sybarite of […]

More Than a Mouthful

The hideously talented and gifted designer Courtney Riot (whom is responsible for the fancy new header up on top of this page) has the digital illustration print available for sale, pictured above.  Prints are 11×17, and can be purchased by emailing the artist directly at courtney@riot-media.com

Let There Be Light

The Zenith Chandelier is the perfect addition to any home.  Well, perhaps not any home, but I assume anyone’s home that is reading Haute Macabre.  Unfortunately though, it is priced at an astronomical $82,800.  Unless it is made of magic, grants you wishes on demand, and when its light fills your room angels start singing […]