The Art of Darkness

A Link Dump Named Desire

January 3rd, 2014 by Cobwebs

Harry Potter Stamps – The U.S. Post Office is introducing a whole commemorative set.

Ghosts in a Cloche – Cute little decoration for a tabletop. (via Cat)

The Man in the Blue Box – These Doctor Who illustrations done in the style of Tim Burton hit that geeky/gothy sweet spot.

Sucker – “Fetish” lollipops shaped like sex toys. Because why not.

Fantastical Art – Lovely steampunk contraptions drawn by Mark Jason Page.

Best Wishes Brass Key – Novelty “middle finger” brass key.

Visit to the Vampire Museum – Atlas Obscura visits the Musée des Vampires in Paris.

Victorian Calling Cards – Fascinating history, with lots of examples. I had no idea some of them were so fancy.

The Blue Kraken – Interesting jewelry, many pieces made of intricately-carved circuit boards.

Deranged L.A. Crimes – Site devoted to “tales of murder, mayhem, political corruption, and celebrity scandal from the 1920s through the 1960s.”

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  1. xJane Says:

    Ooooh, I can’t wait to get me some of those stamps!!

    Was expecting something like this.


    I’m hung up on the concept of an “anal bead sucker”. Seems a bit like a redundant sentiment.

    That steam gorilla reminds me of Erik Owomoyela’s Steal the Sky, a short story in the Bloodchildren anthology. It’s steampunk airships manned (monkeyed?) by trained monkeys, including warrior gorillas. Pretty awesomely worth the time.

    “Oh, sure you can stay with us indefinitely! Here’s the guest key!”

    Paris, London, and Los Angeles seem like the natural habitats of vampires.

    Every once in a great while I design and print myself up a bunch of calling cards, but they’re so infrequently used anymore that it’s hard to give them away. I’ve settled on a business card-sized version with my only my name on the front (the back has contact info) for casual—rather than business—encounters. Still though, I wish I had more occasions to distribute them. (Getting married was a good excuse to distribute my new nomenclature-and-corresponding contact info.) FUN FACT: some were crazy intricate and you were expected to give them back if you had no further interest in the giver (especially the ones that said, May I Call Later).

    Hard Drive Ginko Leaf Earrings‽ This site was made for me!!

    Mmm, nothing makes me fall in love with my city all over again like a good old fashioned viewing of L.A. Confidential!

  2. Sisifo Says:

    Those stamps and the steampunk art are slowly becoming a need.

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    Nawww look at the widdle spookies!
    Those Burton-esque pictures are also pretty darn cute but Ho Lee Crap that angel is terrifying.
    And those calling cards are incredible. I love the idea of calling cards, but I imagine it would be a difficult habit to reintroduce to society.
    My favourite amongst those was the set ot courtship cards with the poem about how the couple met. I’m a sucker for love.
    I guess those lollipops are just up my alley then. So to speak.

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