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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:

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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 […]

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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:

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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 […]