Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors

Apatico Apatico specializes in handmade harnesses, headpieces, and adornments in leather and PVC.  Drawing inspiration from art, literature, pop culture, and history to create pieces that are easy to wear yet striking. Custom sizing is always free.Each piece is handmade to order in Seattle by Megan Bishop. Holiday sales: Black Friday 40% off Small business […]

November Full Moon: A Moon of Nothing and Everything from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

A Moon of Nothing and Everything November’s only Full Moon fills up fast above the horizon on a Friday [November 23 at 12:39AM EST]. This Moon is sometimes called the Beaver Moon, when traps would be set out to capture furs. Traditionally, if the Beaver Moon is the last Full Moon before a Winter Solstice, […]

Medusa: The Embodiment of Beauty and Terror from BloodMilk Jewels

Entwined snakes framing her head, coiled around her and ready to strike in aggressive protection, Medusa is member of our pantheon of feminist anti-heroines. BloodMilk pays homage to her in this collection of her psychic armor: serpents nesting around stunning gemstones, “embodying the tension of beauty and terror”. Akin to the lightning bolt of destruction […]

Literature and Divination

We have updated the Haute Macabre Shop with new divination decks and a new Literature category, starting with our own Sonya Vatomsky’s transcendental collection of poetry, Salt is for Curing. I wish for dreams but they don’t come; I sink into earth but the salt surrounds me, draws out my breath so the space between the […]

New Sponsor: Five and Diamond

Please welcome our new sponsor, Five and Diamond Five and Diamond is a woman owned and operated boutique, fashion house and socially conscious small business in San Francisco’s Mission District specializing in Future Forward Fashion. They currently produce 7 fashion brands out of a small workshop in Bali. Since 2007, they have pioneered alternative fashion, […]

We Believe Women: Mary Anne Carter reminds us that the truth is out there

Last Monday, as I was sitting in LAX waiting for my flight home to Portland, my stomach and chest both unpleasantly writhing knots of feels about current events, Sonya sent me a link to this fantastic shirt that their friend, Seattle-based artist Mary Anne Carter, had recently made. Carter redesigned the iconic “I Want To Believe” […]

New Sponsor: Element Botanicals

Please welcome our new sponsor, Element Botanicals! Element Botanicals creates botanically charged, aromatherapy spiked goods featuring wild harvested & home grown plants from their apothecary tucked away in the mountains. They are passionate about providing effective, honestly priced and truly magical products that showcase the many elements of nature’s apothecary. From hard working deodorant (that […]

Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural with author Peter Bebergal by Janaka Stucky

Please welcome guest contributor Janaka Stucky to Haute Macabre Peter Bebergal is the author of Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural, which hits the stores October 18th. His previous book, Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll, was a fascinating study of the intersection between […]

Stacked: September 2018

Sarah: New Vintage Lace: Knits Inspired By the Past by Andrea Jurgrau I’m afraid I do not have as much reading to share with you right now as I did over the summer months, and you may as well know why that is! Since January I have been somewhat leisurely working on a particularly challenging […]

Darkness Within At The Creeping Museum

“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within.”  The Creeping Museum’s new collection, “Darkness Within“ is inspired by Shirley Jackson’s much beloved novel, the exquisitely unsettling The Haunting of Hill House. Comprised of the works of twenty artists, each offering from “Darkness Within” artistically interprets various different eerie passages from the […]

Lunation Leathers Crucible Bag Giveaway

Haute Macabre + Lunation Leathers are giving away one of the incredible not yet released Crucible Bags to one winner! The Crucible Bags are completely handmade by Leila of Lunation Leathers in her Pittsburg studio, with the intent of carrying ritual items. They will be available later this autumn in the Lunation Leathers Shop (exact […]

Giveaway Alert! Pumpkin Spice Sanguinem Menstruum

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab not only makes incredible perfumes, but they do incredible work for their community. Their monthly Lunacy events include a charitable donation, and keeping with the season, this month’s will be accepting disposable menstrual product donations for the homeless. “The copper tang of blood musk, swept by a cloud of dying bees […]

Timeless Phantom Interludes: The Photography of Jason Blake

Jason Blake’s sepia-toned portraits, humming with wistful yearnings of phantoms from yesteryear, feel like peeking into a dusty old chest of fragile flotsam and eerie ephemera, filled with things crumbling, transient, and vulnerable, but which also evoke a dynamic and powerful sense of timelessness and immortality. You could be gazing across the centuries to boldly […]

Many Moons 2019 Lunar Planner Available in the Haute Macabre Shop

*pre-sales are closed, but we will have a limited amount of these available in the Haute Macabre Shop in late November! * The latest installment of the supremely popular Many Moons Workbook series is now available to pre-order in the Haute Macabre Shop! Instead of the historical guidebook format, this edition will be a full […]

The Haute Macabre Shop Update is Now Live

We are very pleased to announce that the new Haute Macabre Shop is now open, with the additions of lifestyle, literature, and divination items. Over the coming months, we will be adding more brands and items to our inventory, including many of the small businesses and creators you have read about here on the blog. […]

New Sponsor: Miss Happy Pink

Please welcome our new sponsor: Miss Happy Pink MissHappyPink is a lifestyle brand inspired by books, cats & bones. Artist Brittney Cat is the boss bitch behind the brand but often collaborates with her husband Justin (Angryblue) to create designs for bad-ass babes, kick-ass dudes and cat lovers. Offering a selection of art prints, shirts, […]

An Enigmatic Baroness And Her Collection Of Skulls

There is much speculation regarding Baroness Mathilde de Rothschild’s extravagant collection of skulls and macabre artifacts, bequeathed sans explanation to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, after her death in 1926. Was this French socialite’s fascination born of her time spent becoming intimately acquainted with death while training as a WWI nurse? Or perhaps a […]

Season of the Witch: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities Witch Cup Giveaway

Welcome to October, friends. The veils are thinning, the nights are getting longer, and the temperatures are cooling off. What a perfect time of year to pore over your grimoires with a steaming cup of tea reminding you exactly what you are: a Witch! Haute Macabre and Miss Havisham’s Curiosities are giving away one Witch! […]

Post Mortem: September 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from the month of September: we have completed another summer – or winter if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere – and are officially in the most wonderful time of the year. Happy October, friends. Stacked: August 2018 Aural Fixation: The Podcast Edition Needful Things: Summer 2018 Waning Moon Sabat Sale in the […]

BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale

Our beloved BloodMilk Jewels is currently hosting their semi-annual sale, in which you may receive 20% off most jewels from their collection. You may find all eligible items in the Sale Section of BloodMilkJewels.com, and use code “Halloween20” at checkout to receive your discount.

Every Trap Door Is In Good Repair: An Addams Family House Of One’s Own

I’ve never been much for those jaunty seasonal holiday villages that spring up, overnight, on folks’ hearths and shelves, and whatever free counter space they choose to junk up with such things. Never, that is, until now–for I have found the perfect Halloween village scene for those who love all things creepy, kooky, mysterious ,and […]

New Sponsor: Open Sea Design Co.

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Open Sea Design Co. Launched in 2017, Open Sea Design Co is a Brooklyn based two-person operation, run by Melissa and Travis DeMello, stationery line, launched in 2017, includes greeting cards, prints, notepads and notebooks, embellished with exquisite motifs inspired by weird books, ghosts, spiritualism, magick, secret societies, herbalism and […]

Tarotscopes for the September Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Today, Monday, September 24th, we have our Harvest Full Moon. This weekend, in the Northern Hemisphere, was the autumnal equinox — the spring equinox if you are in the Southern hemisphere. Wiccans and some Pagans also observe Mabon (or Ostara, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) on this day, a time to give thanks […]

The Lovers: New From BloodMilk

Releasing today at 3PM EST, BloodMilk jewels offers The Lovers Collection. The capsule collection will include four variants: The Lovers Ring and The Others, both available with onyx, moonstone and labradorite options in sterling silver or 14k rose gold, and the Lovers Band and the Lovers Nesting Band. The bands stack beautifully together, and the […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Postcards From The Void: The Art of Alex Eckman-Lawn

Initially I was torn, truly torn, when examining the painstaking collage work of Alex Eckman-Lawn. Deep, dense, and full of doom and gloom and dark details, these surreal, lonely portraits on one hand, called forth a sickening dread in the pit of my stomach and give my heart a little lurch  But on the other, and at […]

Ryk: Hogan McLaughlin SS19

Hogan McLaughlin’s SS19 runway collection: Ryk. In Old Norse, Ryk means “dust or powder”, here Hogan explores the moon’s landscape and the glittering Ash that falls from its Fantasy Kingdoms.

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Here’s some occult art house mondo bizarro featuring Aanis Nin and Marjorie Cameron, dedicated to Aleister Crowley. “The film is derived from one of Aleister Crowley’s dramatic rituals where people in the cult assume the identity of a god or a goddess. I wanted to create a feeling of being carried into a world of […]

Perk Up Your Pumpkin Spice Latte With Turkey Merck Monster Mugs

For those who take their traditional autumn PSL with an extra squirt of pumpkin sauce and a generous shot of “OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?” be sure to check out the utterly terrifying (yet immensely practical!) creations of potter/sculptor Kevin “Turkey” Merck. Kevin has shared that these brilliantly detailed works are way […]

Waning Moon Sabat Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The Sabbat poster is currently on sale, celebrating the cycle of the Moon from light to dark. Customers within the USA may take advantage of free shipping of the print with code “Luna”. Our international friends may use code “Virgo” for 10% off the Sabbat poster. The Sabbat poster measures 18×24 inches, silk screened in […]