Skeleton Mirror – Very cool life-size laser cut mirror. Not terribly functional, but awesomely stylish.
Haint Blue – Neat article at Curious Expeditions about a paint color often found in the south.
Spook House Dave – New online puppet series about a 12-year-old boy being raised by monsters. I don’t know much about this; it was sent to me by a promoter, but you can take a look if you’re so inclined.
Dan Brereton is a writer and illustrator who’s perhaps best known for his comic series Nocturnals, which follows the exploits of a creepy band of supernatural heroes. His style is lush and colorful while still being dark.
Geek Orthodox recently posted several of his images, and there are lots more in the gallery at Brereton’s site.
They all have sort of a comic book/pulp fiction feel to them, but several of them are attractive enough to hang on a wall. Pretty! Go look!
Here’s a little something for Edward Gorey fans: in the 60s, Gorey illustrated a 20-card “tarot” pack for Esquire magazine. It was eventually published as an actual deck, along with an interpretation booklet also written by Gorey.
The cards have titles like “The Waltzing Mouse,” “The Burning Head,” and “The Limb,” and although tarot enthusiasts warn that they aren’t much good for actual fortune-telling (duh), they’d be a wonderful part of a collection. Or just frame them individually and hang them as art. It’s hard to go wrong with Gorey.
I like shirt.woot: They sell a different T-shirt every day, and their commentary is hilarious. My pal Kitten Herder recently hit their site and sent me a bunch of links that she found amusing. I love it when somebody else writes half my blog post for me.
Check these out:
Nevermore – An image of a raven composed of the words of Poe’s poem.
Oh boy, do I love these shoes. Patricia at Fashion Mongers was inspired by a pair of “Christian Louboutin for Rodarte” spike heels with studs to create a DIY knockoff. She added cheap metal studs (many cannibalized from an old belt) to a pair of plain black heels, and the results are gorgeous.
She’s got lots of pictures and construction details at her site. If you’ve got a pair of plain heels you’re tired of, this would be an amazing way to give them a new lease on life.
This isn’t exactly goth, but it made a sufficiently big splash in the crafting community that it’s worth mentioning. ThinkGeek’s most recent April Fool’s newsletter featured a fake Tauntaun Sleeping Bag which made the internet overflow with fanboy drool.
I have a unfortunate tendency to look at a project and think, “Hey, I could do that!” So I did. (And as is so often the case when I think that particular phrase, it turned out to be a much bigger pain in the glutes than anticipated, but that’s another story.)
As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?
Better yet, there’s a promotional book trailer:
The book is due out September 15, so mark your calendars.