Archive for the ‘Visual Stimuli’ Category


Les Diableries

April 8th, 2014

Les Diableres, a series of more than 70 stereoscopic photographs  published in Paris in the 1860’s. Featuring the work of several different sculptors, the images of intricate clay dioramas depicted scenes from Hell. Meant to me viewed through a stereoscope for a 3D effect, many were hand colored and in some cases the eyes of the […]

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Rob Goodwin

March 26th, 2014

Rob Goodwin fine leatherworks,  couture footwear, accessories and costumes.

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March 11th, 2014

Raoul Servais’ 1979 surreal short Harpya, which I could try to explain, but instead I’ll just post  it here. Let’s just say that harpies are not ideal roommates.

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Bare Handed

March 5th, 2014

Found on Tumblr, couldn’t find any shop or artist information. Anyone know who did this? It’s amazing! **Edited to add :: You guys have spoken, and we agree, it’s definitely a Photoshop job. Still such a neat idea, though!

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March 2nd, 2014

Pre-order available at Chelsea Wolfe [dot] net

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Feral Love

February 10th, 2014

From Pitchfork Media :: Chelsea Wolfe has shared the intense, unsettling video for her Pain is Beauty track “Feral Love”. It’s an excerpt from the film Long, which was co-written by Wolfe and directed by Mark Pellington, the director of Pearl Jam’s iconic “Jeremy” video … It’s due out later this year, both as a […]

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Haute Macabre Approved: Marchesa Luisa Casati

January 29th, 2014

Born Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman in 1881, Marchesa Luisa Casati was the aristocratic darling of the wealthy Italian bohemian set. Married but prone to extravagant love affairs and with a penchant for art, fashion, exotic animals kept indoors, and the occult, Luisa was a woman ahead of her time. Her pale skin and dark makeup, over-the […]

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The Rothschild Ball

January 28th, 2014

Amazing vintage photos from the 1972 Rothschild Surrealist Ball, an elite gathering of the ultra wealthy and really, really bizarre. Rumored to have connections to the Illuminati and the “occult elite”, the parties thrown by  this particular group of friends may have been some of the inspiration behind Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.  

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