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 These were mostly Betty Crocker-type affairs and seem terribly outdated now, what with their faded retro photographs, fruit cakes, […]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 […]