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 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 […]
Never before have I wanted a backyard fire pit! Available in black or white on Amazon, at $65 each. link via BoingBoing
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 These were mostly Betty Crocker-type affairs and seem terribly outdated now, what with their faded retro photographs, fruit cakes, […]
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 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 […]
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
Jack of the Dust sculpted skulls by Australian artist Andrew Firth
Glass Baphomet Tree Topper, $19.99
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 […]
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 […]
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
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!).
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Folding bat clothes hangers from Veronika Paluchova.
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.
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