Dr. Bloodsucker: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love My Pet Leech

The other day I found myself at the home model and eccentric Jessie Lynn shares with third-generation coffin maker Jack Bennett — Jessie and I were planning to spend a few hours watching bad horror movies and drinking wine, but she also had new pets I was itching to take a peek at: hirudo medicinalis […]

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 […]

Grim Gastronomy, Creepy Cuisine: A Macabre Cookbook Collection

I cannot count the hours I whiled away as a child, curled up in a diminutive olive green beanbag chair during Ohio winters in the early 80s, lost to the world and engrossed in my grandmother’s cookbooks. These were mostly Betty Crocker-type affairs and seem terribly outdated now, what with their faded retro photographs, fruit cakes, […]

Kermit Tesoro’s Memento Mori For Darkling Botanists

We’ve previously stood in awe of Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro’s avant-garde, fantastical  footwear (not literally of course–who can actually stand in these splendid, treacherous grotesqueries?) but today over on Instagram we are coveting his recent, more down-to-earth designs: a veritable mountain of intricately sculpted, skull-shaped planters for which to house one’s darkling botanicals. Though we’ve barely gotten through […]

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

Grave Digger Candles

Handcrafted from 100% all-natural unscented beeswax, Grave Digger Candles are the new release by Cult of Weird’s Rob Reysen. The initial collection includes three original designs: a small skull, a toe-pincher coffin, and tapered spines molded from real human vertebrae. Each candle comes with a tag with a Fun Dead Thing Fact, such as: A Cemetery […]

Nourishing Death

Swedish Funeral Candy My newest blog discovery is Nourishing Death, from Death Salon’s Social Media Editor, Sarah Elizabeth Troop, and Bruno Huerta, whose bio says he founded something with the amazing name of The Paranthropologic Society for Anomalous Exploration, so I’m pretty sure we’d be friends. Nourishing Death bills itself as “An Examination of the […]

Etsy Shop of the Week: The Last Sparrow

Duvet Cover, $129 Etsy shop The Last Sparrow features the moody, magical photography of shop owner Violet Gray presented in a number of unusual ways- as home decor, tapestries, clothing, bags, and more. Of course most photos are also available as standard prints- but why limit yourself? Shower curtain, $85 Leggings, $50

No, I Was Not Pushing That Time

Feeling way crafty this weekend? Check out this Instructables post on a DIY Ouija Board Coffee Table! Step by step instructions for building and designing posted at Instructables.com (including the vector illustration!).

Kickstart This: The Conjurer’s Kitchen

Taxidermist-turned-confectioner Annabel de Vetten-Peterson (aka Annabel Lecter) of the The Conjurer’s Kitchen has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to take her work to the next level- buying a professional chocolate tempering machine so that she no longer has to create her amazing edible artwork on the kitchen stove. Wait, on the kitchen stove??? Some days […]

The Gothic Garden: Snapdragons

I have always liked snapdragons, mostly because they are called ‘Snapdragons’, which is the best name of any flower ever.  Then I learned what they look like dried.  Now I need all of them.

Pryopet Giveaway!

We all know that cats are evil on the inside. The designers at Pyropet were well aware of this, and as Kisa the Candle burns, she melts away to reveal her menacing skeleton inside. Cats have always had a split personality. One minute purring contentedly the next hissing and temperamental. While they are cute and huggable […]

The Table is Rumbling

Sadly, this is just a concept at the moment- you can’t actually buy it anywhere. But just imagine all the fun you could have, what with your coffee table levitating and sliding around on the rug every time someone accidentally asked a question…. via Dave’s Geeky Ideas.

Better Than a Monkey Butler

OK, really nothing is better than a monkey butler. But having your drinks served on this lovely skeleton hand table (which at least to me looks rather monkey’s paw), comes pretty close- and without the feces throwing. From Rajala on DeviantArt.

Home Sweet Home

Dear Hornbach- I will drive all the way to Germany to shop at your store now. And I’m not even 100% clear on what you sell. -Erin

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 […]

The Cake is Alive

Move over, Martha Stewart. Domestigoths, meet Christine McConnell.  The creepy, crawly things this woman can do with sugar cookies will give you nightmares. Her DIY projects are somewhere between “genius” and “never sleeping again” ( baby face lightbulb???).  And, at least according to her Instagram feed, she somehow creates all of this while looking like […]

Pattern Recognition

Guess who got a new sewing machine? Now I want all the 1940’s patterns so that I can make them in thoroughly inappropriate fabrics. Like Modcloth, but with the waist in the right place. (Seriously, Modcloth, stop putting the waist on  my third rib. I work to keep that thing, let me show it off.  […]

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 […]

Secret Gardens

Beautiful terrariums with fossils, skulls, and other oddities by Ken Martin of Hermetica (London).

Stitchwitchery

I Aten’t Dead Subversive Sampler. Pretty sure I need it on a pillow.

Fatally Yours

I may not be big on sweets, or on the big V (in fact, I’m spending it this year in Jury Duty, so it’s like the universe just knew I don’t care all that much), but if anyone out there were to send me a big box of love, I’d want it to be this […]

Perfect Pentacle

Having just moved into a new home, all I’ve been doing is searching for new bookcases for the mountains of books my husband and I own. How absolutely perfect is this Pentacle Bookcase from Etsy seller MotherOracle?

Rub My Roast with Vincent Price

I recently came across this blog post over at Voices of East Anglia, talking about Vincent Price’s love of gourmet cooking. Unbeknownst to me, Price wrote several cookbooks, such as  Come into the Kitchen, and even hosted a British television cooking show called Cooking Price-Wise.   Here are some downloadable MP3s from The Big Bust […]