Rub My Roast with Vincent Price

I recently came across this blog post over at Voices of East Anglia, talking about Vincent Price’s love of gourmet cooking. Unbeknownst to me, Price wrote several cookbooks, such as  Come into the Kitchen, and even hosted a British television cooking show called Cooking Price-Wise.   Here are some downloadable MP3s from The Big Bust […]

Death or Cake? Yes, please.

Day of the Dead Chocolate Baby Head, £50.00 Miss Cakehead curates anatomically inspired cakes from UK-based food collective Eat Your Heart Out. Chocolate Phrenology Skull, £80.00 Custom Chocolate Skull, £90.00

Evil Spirits

God, I’m a sucker for good branding and clever packaging!

Coffee and Obituaries

These pictures follow the creation of skull and bones sugar cubes from design to completion (via snowviolent). I can find some similar cubes for sale on Etsy, but they’re far more Dia de Los Muertos, and I really love the realism of these. I begin each day with coffee and obituaries. -Bill Cosby [ad name=”post […]

Shiny Monsters

Shiny Monsters, Adam Wallacavage’s flotilla of tentacled chandeliers, from an exhibit last year at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. [ad name=”post ad image”]

New Advertiser :: Gothic Wedding Planner

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Steff Metal, the Gothic Wedding Planner!  Steff Metal is a writer, alternative wedding celebrant, and heavy metal maiden living in New Zealand with her cantankerous husband and their medieval sword collection. She’s the author of the Gothic Wedding Planner Guide – an ebook packed with ideas to help alternative couples […]

Espresso Yourself

via Coute Que Coute Stackable skeleton espresso set from Wolf and Badger. [ad name=”post ad image”]

Curiouser and Curiouser.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows, Vol. II The marketing department behind Disney’s Alice in Wonderland seems to have been eating, drinking, and smoking everything they can get their hands on in the runup to the movie’s March 5th release. Of course, there are some expected horrors-That Store at the Mall that we do not mention […]


Vanitas is a new iPhone app described as “a memento mori for your digital hands”, inviting you to contemplate on your own mortality. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase which translates to “Remember that you must die”, and is the name of a genre of art throughout history, which is themed along the same premise […]


The BookBook Hardback Leather Case for the MacBook and the MacBook Pro might be the coolest laptop cover of all time.  Each handmade, hardback leather case is available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, and disguises and protects your laptop. Pretty spiffy, eh? Found via Trend.Land!


Earlier this month, I spent a week in Portland, OR, one of my favorite cities in the United States.  I did very little shopping, outside of spending a massive amount of time and money at Powell’s Books, but one place I did stop in was Flutter.  The first thing I noticed when I walked in […]

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

Hand Felted Brain in a Jar, $29.00 Since tomorrow is Cyber Monday  (hoping to become the biggest ONLINE shopping day of the year), it seems like a good time to rev up our Etsy engines and suggest that when possible you  spend your hard earned dollars encouraging the creativity and hard work of your local […]

Trophy Mounts

Thing I want in my house right now: Trophy Light from Generate Design, $7,449. Thing I can afford in my house right now: Deer Heads Wall Decal, $44.99 for three.

Pressing my Bench

One day, I’m going to live in a magic castle that is furnished with seating like the Muirfeld Bench.  Today, I am relieved that the price isn’t listed so that I don’t spend the rest of the afternoon very upset that I don’t even make that much in a year. Found via (In)Decorous Taste


I couldn’t help but  say “AWWW” (as you do) when I clicked on the link that my darling friend Vivka had sent me this morning.  Pillboxdesigns makes absolutely adorable wall decals, and if my home weren’t already covered in Doctor Who memorabilia, Nosferatu would be greeting me every time I walked through my hallway. Edited […]

Absolut Rock

Yes, I am easily manipulated by clever marketing. Yes, I want this. Abslout Vodka Rock edition, outfit by Natalie Brilli. It can hang out with my Gaultier-outfitted Piper-Heidsieck bottle…

There’s a Bug on the Table!

Laura Zindel’s flatware is exactly where the bugs in my house belong  – printed, and not creeping around.  A full set might run you a bit much (individual pieces start at around $42), it’s still a fabulous must have addition to your kitchen, especially for you entomology enthusiasts out there.

Mirror, Mirror

I need more wall space. This five foot five inch tall laser cut skeleton mirror can be configured according to your needs, with or without limbs askew.  It’s reasonably affordable as well, priced (in the position pictured above) at $192 at A Plus R. Via Street Anatomy.

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is, as its header says, a travel and altas to the world’s curiousities, which is exactly the type of tour guide I have been looking for all these years.  They just posted on Boing Boing asking for submissions of “Purveyors of Curiosities” and I thought that perhaps some of our readers could help […]

Coffee & Cream

I would be much happier pouring my coffee out of this blood stained set rather than my Mister Coffee (although my Mister has a timer, and this one is a bit more manual). Made exclusively for the New Museum, the Antonio Murado Salome 14 piece set is a limited edition of 15 with a $500 […]

DIY Latex

Fantastic site alert : Making Latex Clothing. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a step by step instruction guide for making your own latex wears from leggings to headbands, body suits to furniture, and is loaded with tips and tricks.  If my house wasn’t full of cats, I’d be making latex footstools, but the claws […]

Vogs in Space, Part 2: Not Vogs, Actually

OK, you guys are an awesome hive mind!  Not only did you answer some of my questions about the costuming from the new Star Trek movie, you proved me wrong on the one thing I thought I HAD fugured out. First off,  you proved me wrong on the boots- not Fluevogs at all, but the […]

Death By Chocolate

Mori Ex Cacao chocolate skull set from Valerie confections, in Scorched Caramel, Bitter Brandied Cherry, and Curious Chili. Not recommended for Mother’s Day.

Blood Bath

This is mostly for the LOLs, but it made me go “awwwww” when I came across it.  Spinning Hat has in stock these bloodied shower curtains and floor mats, perfect to turn your boring bathroom into a blood bath.  Now, if I could only find the blood splattered hand towels to match! The butcher’s apron […]

Stick To It

So, if you are wondering what’s up with all the interior design posts, I’m currently in the process of moving. Which means I get to paint. And decorate. So, I’ve been looking all over at design sites and I have decided that the thing I need most of all is a good paint job and […]