Find The MARS Lab on EtsyPoison Apple Printshop Inspired by magic and the occult, Poison Apple Printshop offers an array of fine art, patches, clothing, and printed goods that are sure to enthrall and bewitch. The sole artist and printmaker behind the shop is Pittsburg native Adrienne Rozzi. Her unique style of drawing is reminiscent of old engravings laced with aspects of occultism, witchcraft, and the macabre. These dark themes often incorporate natural elements such as flowers, animals, and herbs to create a delicate balance that melds death and beauty. With roots in the underground and DIY culture, Poison Apple Printshop spans the realms of both art and fashion offering handmade items that are sure to be as haunting as they are enchanting. Use code "Brightstar" at PoisonApplePrintshop.com for 20% off your order though Monday, December 1, and all orders over $25 receive a free Poison Apple mini patch!
Burke & Hare Co Burke & Hare Co was established in 2011 in Milwaukee, with the goal to create speciality items of a darker aesthetic without compromising a specific refined and mature taste. Inspiration has been found from medical sciences, superstitions of the past, and spiritualism, gentlemen and lady's parlors, seances, nature, and romanticism. Now moved to Providence, RI, the shop is growing with even more influence from classic ghost stories and New England folklore, as well as the appreciation for my own history as a girl who has always loved Siouxie, graveyards, and black cats. I have always utilized candles as decorative items both for their light and their presence, but rarely found scents and imagery specific to my interests. Motivated by the desire to possess beautiful and macabre items for myself, I created Pillars and a Scented line that I love for my own and my friends' homes. All items are unique and created with special individuals in mind. Casstronaut Cassie "Casstronaut" Meder is a young freelance filmmaker, illustrator, and model recently transported from Portland to Nashville. Her work has ranged from dark and philosophically confronting to quirky and clever. As a conqueror and crusader of many art forms for six plus years, she is now described as possessing a dark and fascinating aesthetic sense and her film direction and illustration work have been called mesmerizing and haunting. Cassie is able to provoke the melancholy and chilling aspects in the underbelly of art, film, and fashion, as well as able to make the unnerving undeniably beautiful. In her shop, Shop Casstronaut, Cassie offers custom art services that range from personal private pieces and illustrated clothing, to tattoos, logos and graphic design, including Morph Knitwear's logo and many others. She works almost solely with traditional tools and offers a very interactive and involved commission experience. Cassie also has a large variety of limited edition fine art prints from her personal body of work as well as original one of a kind sketches and artwork. All are signed, numbered, packaged,and smothered with love by her before arriving to her lovely customers. Commissions can be completed via Etsy or by privately contacting her at email@example.com To keep the holiday soul suckage at bay, please enjoy this Haute Macabre exclusive coupon for 15% off your entire order! This includes art prints, head jewelry, and all other merchandise! Enter coupon code HAUTEDAMN upon checking out at www.shopcasstronaut.etsy.com. Fiendies After a deep excursion into the mine, the Fiendies have finally been unearthed! The duo that is Enchanted Rumors bring you their mysterious new collection, combining their obsession with darkness and a little help from their supernatural time machine. Fiendies are born of the shadows in an ancient crystal mine with many untold mysteries. Meticulously crafted handmade occult goods and accessories are available in the Fiendies shop, including cold cast Elder Runes, Pendulum Boards, Crystal Grids, hand painted Spirit Boards, and more. The Fiendies team has also created some special relics to celebrate the holiday season in the nether realms, including gift bundles and Fiendish stockings! All orders of $50 or more will receive 20% off through Monday, December 1! FloridXFauna I'm a sculptor / designer of masks, props, costume pieces, and creatures for the entertainment industry. I recently started designing jewelry under the name FloridXFauna and am kicking things off with my first collection, Crystal Ossuary I. All of the pieces in the collection are hand sculpted by me and cast in eco-resin, a more environmentally friendly, bio-based alternative to traditional petroleum based resins. My creature design has been heavily influenced by mutations, anomalies, and hybrids in nature, and Crystal Ossuary I is a hybrid of crystal and bone. Future collections will include stand alone jewelry and accessory collections, as well as "creature collections", where I'll design a creature and then create jewelry and accessories based on the anatomy of that creature. The first Creature Collection will be released in Spring 2015. Jeremy Hush Jeremy Hush draws from a wealth of sources and influences. An avid world traveler, and a recognized initiate of heavy metal and punk scenes, Hush has been creating work for zines and bands for years. Over the past few years, he has been increasing his focus on his practice and exhibiting his art more extensively. His work is haunting and beautiful, wild and chaotic, dark and saturated, but entirely unique. Clearly influenced to some extent by the linear styles of 19th century prints and drawings, his work combines this suggestion to a historical aesthetic precedent with a contemporary inflection in content. Hush's pieces feel like Grimm fairy tales, in the most visceral way possible prior to any of the sanitizing forces of Disney. They convey the solemnity of the ancient, and the guttural impulses of the nightmare. They are raw, they are meticulous, they are clearly symbolic. The work feels allegorical in its dense allusion to nature and associative metaphor. The artist uses found materials to execute much of the work, everything from ball point pens, collection in the course of his itinerant travels, to coffee used for pigment, to inky fingerprints for crosshatching. The works sophistication belies the raw immediacy of their provenance. The MARS Lab The MARS Lab is The Melissa Ann Rutigliano Style Lab a.k.a. A Bad Ass Boutique. Featuring jewelry inspired by nature, the lure of magic, and the beauty of make believe. Charged artistically by a move to Hawaii, Melissa combined her long time interests in jewelry making and design with sourcing recycled and discarded items. The MARS Lab's most loved items include pieces created by this juxtaposition, including bullet shell necklaces, gemstone earrings, and dream catcher necklaces, with pieces made from brass, reclaimed leather, and crystals. Combining a tough and feminine approach to aesthetics, The MARS Lab is constantly updating new pieces, so check for updates regularly!
Due out late December, Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons is a huge collection of antique medical photographs, skeletons and the deceased. Stanley B. Burns, MD, has researched medical photography for over forty years, and has compiled his findings into this volume. Including post-mortem and autopsy imagery and the nineteenth-century fascination with death and body parts (those Victorians!), this is surely going to be an incredible addition to any library. I have been fortunate enough to preview a PDF copy of this, am extremely excited to see the physical copy in person. Pre-orders are available on Amazon.
I think I've found my favorite Instagram account of all time :: OMGLITERALLYDEAD. Its brilliant mockery knows no bounds.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!!
May your day be filled with cake and sloth hugs! Love, Sam
Brought on by designers like Maison Martin Margiella and Balenciaga, the oil slick look seems to be popping up all over the place- and I have to admit to a weakness for anything that makes me feel like I come from the future.
Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its' macabre overtones: while we're all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets, now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury exposure to deformation and poisoning, fashion was fraught with potentially lethal side effects. From the era's uncomfortable and restrictive shoes (a trend that has lasted to modern day), corset wear, and the first synthetic dyes, Victorians were at the mercy of their own fashionable demands. One of these included the newly introduced Emerald Green dye, a brilliant color not previously achievable synthetically. By mixing arsenic and copper, this lovely but highly toxic pigment was manufactured for use in garments, wallpaper, and paintings. Despite the risks, the dye was extremely popular, and many were exposed to its toxins. Mercury poisoning was also a common ailment, especially for those working in factories making felt. These factories used mercury in their production, and most hats of the era were made of felt. Factory workers were exposed daily to the metal, which would eventually cause mercury poisoning (Mad Hatter's syndrome) and dementia in some. The term "Mad as a Hatter" isn't just a character from Alice in Wonderland, it's a direct reference to these victims. The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto currently has a long term exhibit up of the dangers of the age, Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century, running until June of 2016.
New tonight on Disco Witch Vintage! The shop was updated a little early this week in an effort to avoid the holiday weekend post office limbo we're about to get hit with, so all of these pieces are currently live! Included in this week's update is an All Saints Rosalie dress, vintage rosary beads, a 1960s book of psychic experiences, a deck of Gypsy Witch cards, vintage dresses, and 90s style shoes. New markdowns in the Sale section this week, too! Shop Indie this holiday season! Visit the Disco Witch Vintage Shop // Instagram // Facebook and sign up for the Mailing List to receive first look at upcoming listings.