The Art of Darkness

The Link Dumps of Penzance

June 17th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Belle Helmets – Striking hand-painted bike helmets, with designs like phrenology, brains, tarot cards, and crop circles.

Kitschy Living – Photoblog that is just all kinds of weird.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Thriller/fantasy novel illustrated with weird “vintage” photographs, about an abandoned orphanage where children may have been quarantined for good reason.

Rat Fashion Show – Fancy rats, wearing fancy clothes. Rats are awesome.

The Frankenhood – Knitting pattern for a Frankensteinian hood, complete with light-up neck bolts. (The pattern is on Ravelry, which requires registration, so I’m linking to the CRAFT post about it instead.)

Gargoyles and Grotesques: Part 2 – A second photo roundup from Dark Roasted Blend.

ShapeLock – Seriously cool “design plastic” that melts in hot water, can be sculpted as desired, and reused as often as you like. This would be great for 3-D mockups.

Dark Tourism – Article which discusses the practice of visiting “sites, attractions and exhibitions which have real or recreated death, suffering or the seemingly macabre as a main theme.”

Monsties – Ridiculously cute little crocheted monsters.

Blood Oath – Book about the exploits of a vampire in the service of the U.S. government, or what amounts to “Jack Bauer with fangs.” There’s also a newly-released sequel, The President’s Vampire.

p.s. – I’m going to be dragged, kicking and shrieking, away from the computer for a week. Due to the magic of scheduled posting blogging will continue as usual, but if you email and I don’t respond I’m not ignoring you. (Or…am I? Muwahahahaha.)

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  1. xJane Says:

    Vampires? and political intrigue?! I am all over that shit.

  2. xJane Says:

    OMEGs! I finally picked up Blood Oath and am loving it! Also, since I picked it up as an ebook I checked out of my local library, no one can tell that I’m reading trashing vampire fiction on my iPad and not the latest edition of the Economist, muahaha!

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