Eternal and Divinatory Objects: Tarot, Crystal, & Library Update

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A brief update on divination, hand held crystals, and the Haute Macabre library’s new offerings and restocks, all available now and ready to ship.

I am currently working on our next large crystal release, which will include a special selection of Sericho Meteorite slabs, something I am eager to share with you all. In depth thoughts on these extraterrestrial beings forthcoming.

In an effort to make holiday deadlines, I will be shipping every 1-2 business days throughout the month starting today. Please note that international orders may not currently make holiday deadlines, however you may select priority international shipping at checkout for an expedited transit time.

Séance by Shannon Taggart

Forever fascinated by the occult, we were immediately interested in the work of American artist Shannon Taggart, first brought to our attention by the ever-inspiring Pam Grossman. Taggart specializes in documenting contemporary Spiritualism, which she first discovered in her teens when her cousin received a message from a medium that revealed details about her grandfather’s death.

Please visit the Haute Macabre article “Manifesting Spirits: SÉANCE by Shannon Taggart” for additional preview images and an in depth overview. 


Amethyst Root

Amethyst calms anger, frustration, and promotes a sense of calmness and peace. It aids in alleviating the symptoms of insomnia (I have long kept a large piece in my bedroom), and purges karmic baggage and imbalancement. It is also believed to assist in combating addictions and thought patterns, an excellent talisman to have during times of recovery from physical addictions. Stimulating the crown chakra, Amethyst creates a sense of connection to spiritual realms, creating serenity and peacefulness, something that we all strive to achieve.

The ancient Greeks believed that Bacchus, the god of wine, was angered one days and he set his tigers onto the maiden Amethyst, the first person he saw, to be devoured. The goddess Diana intervened, and turned Amethyst into a clear crystal to protect her from the attack. In his remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his wine grapes over her stone form as an offering, turning the transparent stone into the purple gem we have today.

Black Kyanite Fans

Black Kyanite is a bridge between lives – not alternative time lines, but those of your past and your future selves, and the liminal periods in between. Clearing blocked energies, it “cuts the cord” between toxicity and negativity, a protective piece against psychic vampires and unhealthy attachments and habits. 

It does not need to be cleansed, as it will not hold the energies that it combats. Legend states that the Archangel Michael’s “Sword of Truth” was made of kyanite, however is it debated upon which color.


WTF is Tarot

Written by Bakara Wintner in a straight forward and candid voice, WTF is Tarot? …& How Do I Do It? has become my most reached for tarot book over the last few months. Bakara guides us through the journey of the cards with her direct tone, yet remains approachable and accessible – each of the Major Arcana is accompanied by a personal anecdote in addition to its divinatory meaning, while the Minor is presented in familial personifications. Illustrated by Autumn Whitehurst.

Wayhome Tarot

A set of truly stunning and resonant 78 cards by Bakara Wintner and Autumn Whitehurst, surprisingly luminous and sun- ny for an object with such depth, the Wayhome Tarot is a user-friendly deck intended for all levels of experience. The images weave in the magic of the mundane and imbue them with an enchantment that asks us to look a bit harder. The meeting place of the mystical and the quotidian is the heart of Wayhome Tarot, using symbols we see in our everyday lives to re-contextualize our daily human experience. One particularly dreamy evening on the porch, Autumn said each image could reason- ably be found on a single, winding walk through upstate New York…and suddenly everything seemed to hum “yes.”

*Wayhome Tarot does not come with a guidebook, but WTF is Tarot?… and how do I do it? is its natural companion, written by Bakara and and illustrated by Autumn.


Postcards From The Liminal Space Oracle Deck

Welcome to The Liminal Space. Chances are, you’re already here. In that silent airport, empty stairwell feeling of a place. In the inevitability and agony and aliveness of an unanswered now. The Liminal Space is the recognition of the present moment as a threshold, the awareness that we are in between what was and what will be. This sensation has always been and will forevermore be the reason why humans reach for magic. Transient, dark and unstable, those who dare to brave the void find themselves at the depth of the mystery. What is revealed behind these walls and under these floorboards will unearth the weakest and mightiest of our humanity and divinity. It is the muse of the bravehearts, seekers, artists, visionaries, scientists and philosophers. The potency of a fully realized present in its sometimes ugly but always beautiful truth.

You are not alone in this uncertain place.

Created by Christian Berry and Bakara Wintner, illustrated by Kaylee Christenson


The Witches’ Almanac: Spring 2020-2021 Stones: The Foundation of Earth

The theme of Issue 39 (Spring 2020-Spring 2021) is Stones: The Foundation of Earth, and among our lineup of obscurities is Hekate and the Twin TorchesCelestial Powers: Lightning Gods, Bolts from the BlueIntention, Attention, and Story-Telling – Notes Toward a General Theory of Magic Part IVStone Spelling: Delving Deeply into the Greek Alphabet Oracle and an in depth interview with Selena Fox.

Calendar pages date from December 21, 2019 – March 20, 2021.


Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck

This has been my personal go-to deck for years now, my cards (pictured) are now well worn, well loved, and have become one of my most loyal and trustworthy friends. I first purchased these because I sometimes have difficulty physically handling full sized cards, and they have since become my most used deck.

The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck in a Tin is a faithful reproduction of the original deck created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909 under the direction of Arthur E. Waite. This classic tarot deck features full pictorial scenes in the muted colors chosen by “Pixie” herself. The deck was first issued in 2009 by U.S. Games Systems as part of the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set. The 80-card deck includes the standard 78 tarot cards plus 2 samples of Pixie’s non-tarot artwork.

Cards in this pocket-sized deck measure 2.25? x 3.75?. 


Spolia Tarot

A stunning 97 card deck of Tarot, elemental, and Zodiac cards by artist Jen May and writer Jessa Crispin.

Using images from history, from alchemy and mysticism, from mythology and the natural world to create a lush deck layered with meaning. The word “Spolia” means using rubble as building material. It also felt fitting for the time we are living in, as institutions, gender norms, religions, and ideas about how a society should function are all tumbling down and need to be rebuilt. We both believe that intuition and spirit are essential tools for guiding us through this process.

Each deck comes in a tuck case box with an instructional guide.  



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Eternal and Divinatory Objects: Tarot, Crystal, & Library Update

by on Dec.04, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post

A brief update on divination, hand held crystals, and the Haute Macabre library’s new offerings and restocks, all available now and ready to ship.

I am currently working on our next large crystal release, which will include a special selection of Sericho Meteorite slabs, something I am eager to share with you all. In depth thoughts on these extraterrestrial beings forthcoming.

In an effort to make holiday deadlines, I will be shipping every 1-2 business days throughout the month starting today. Please note that international orders may not currently make holiday deadlines, however you may select priority international shipping at checkout for an expedited transit time.

Séance by Shannon Taggart

Forever fascinated by the occult, we were immediately interested in the work of American artist Shannon Taggart, first brought to our attention by the ever-inspiring Pam Grossman. Taggart specializes in documenting contemporary Spiritualism, which she first discovered in her teens when her cousin received a message from a medium that revealed details about her grandfather’s death.

Please visit the Haute Macabre article “Manifesting Spirits: SÉANCE by Shannon Taggart” for additional preview images and an in depth overview. 


Amethyst Root

Amethyst calms anger, frustration, and promotes a sense of calmness and peace. It aids in alleviating the symptoms of insomnia (I have long kept a large piece in my bedroom), and purges karmic baggage and imbalancement. It is also believed to assist in combating addictions and thought patterns, an excellent talisman to have during times of recovery from physical addictions. Stimulating the crown chakra, Amethyst creates a sense of connection to spiritual realms, creating serenity and peacefulness, something that we all strive to achieve.

The ancient Greeks believed that Bacchus, the god of wine, was angered one days and he set his tigers onto the maiden Amethyst, the first person he saw, to be devoured. The goddess Diana intervened, and turned Amethyst into a clear crystal to protect her from the attack. In his remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his wine grapes over her stone form as an offering, turning the transparent stone into the purple gem we have today.

Black Kyanite Fans

Black Kyanite is a bridge between lives – not alternative time lines, but those of your past and your future selves, and the liminal periods in between. Clearing blocked energies, it “cuts the cord” between toxicity and negativity, a protective piece against psychic vampires and unhealthy attachments and habits. 

It does not need to be cleansed, as it will not hold the energies that it combats. Legend states that the Archangel Michael’s “Sword of Truth” was made of kyanite, however is it debated upon which color.


WTF is Tarot

Written by Bakara Wintner in a straight forward and candid voice, WTF is Tarot? …& How Do I Do It? has become my most reached for tarot book over the last few months. Bakara guides us through the journey of the cards with her direct tone, yet remains approachable and accessible – each of the Major Arcana is accompanied by a personal anecdote in addition to its divinatory meaning, while the Minor is presented in familial personifications. Illustrated by Autumn Whitehurst.

Wayhome Tarot

A set of truly stunning and resonant 78 cards by Bakara Wintner and Autumn Whitehurst, surprisingly luminous and sun- ny for an object with such depth, the Wayhome Tarot is a user-friendly deck intended for all levels of experience. The images weave in the magic of the mundane and imbue them with an enchantment that asks us to look a bit harder. The meeting place of the mystical and the quotidian is the heart of Wayhome Tarot, using symbols we see in our everyday lives to re-contextualize our daily human experience. One particularly dreamy evening on the porch, Autumn said each image could reason- ably be found on a single, winding walk through upstate New York…and suddenly everything seemed to hum “yes.”

*Wayhome Tarot does not come with a guidebook, but WTF is Tarot?… and how do I do it? is its natural companion, written by Bakara and and illustrated by Autumn.


Postcards From The Liminal Space Oracle Deck

Welcome to The Liminal Space. Chances are, you’re already here. In that silent airport, empty stairwell feeling of a place. In the inevitability and agony and aliveness of an unanswered now. The Liminal Space is the recognition of the present moment as a threshold, the awareness that we are in between what was and what will be. This sensation has always been and will forevermore be the reason why humans reach for magic. Transient, dark and unstable, those who dare to brave the void find themselves at the depth of the mystery. What is revealed behind these walls and under these floorboards will unearth the weakest and mightiest of our humanity and divinity. It is the muse of the bravehearts, seekers, artists, visionaries, scientists and philosophers. The potency of a fully realized present in its sometimes ugly but always beautiful truth.

You are not alone in this uncertain place.

Created by Christian Berry and Bakara Wintner, illustrated by Kaylee Christenson


The Witches’ Almanac: Spring 2020-2021 Stones: The Foundation of Earth

The theme of Issue 39 (Spring 2020-Spring 2021) is Stones: The Foundation of Earth, and among our lineup of obscurities is Hekate and the Twin TorchesCelestial Powers: Lightning Gods, Bolts from the BlueIntention, Attention, and Story-Telling – Notes Toward a General Theory of Magic Part IVStone Spelling: Delving Deeply into the Greek Alphabet Oracle and an in depth interview with Selena Fox.

Calendar pages date from December 21, 2019 – March 20, 2021.


Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck

This has been my personal go-to deck for years now, my cards (pictured) are now well worn, well loved, and have become one of my most loyal and trustworthy friends. I first purchased these because I sometimes have difficulty physically handling full sized cards, and they have since become my most used deck.

The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck in a Tin is a faithful reproduction of the original deck created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909 under the direction of Arthur E. Waite. This classic tarot deck features full pictorial scenes in the muted colors chosen by “Pixie” herself. The deck was first issued in 2009 by U.S. Games Systems as part of the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set. The 80-card deck includes the standard 78 tarot cards plus 2 samples of Pixie’s non-tarot artwork.

Cards in this pocket-sized deck measure 2.25? x 3.75?. 


Spolia Tarot

A stunning 97 card deck of Tarot, elemental, and Zodiac cards by artist Jen May and writer Jessa Crispin.

Using images from history, from alchemy and mysticism, from mythology and the natural world to create a lush deck layered with meaning. The word “Spolia” means using rubble as building material. It also felt fitting for the time we are living in, as institutions, gender norms, religions, and ideas about how a society should function are all tumbling down and need to be rebuilt. We both believe that intuition and spirit are essential tools for guiding us through this process.

Each deck comes in a tuck case box with an instructional guide.  



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Post Mortem: November 2019

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Post Mortem: November 2019

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Weekly Eyeball Fodder

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I’m forcing myself to dial back the feverish intensity for this week’s eyeball fodder because I absolutely do not want to come across as an unyielding tyrant and I don’t want to be off-putting or self-righteously sanctimonious or an annoying know-it-all. I don’t want to be any of those things and yet I am afraid that on this particular subject I may be a little bit of all of these things.

And so I won’t beat a dead horse about it. All I will say is that I am the sort of person who, if I see someone has posted an image on the internet, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or wherever, and has failed to note who the artist is, or perhaps has marked the image “artist unknown,” I will launch myself enthusiastically out of bed, even if it’s two o’clock in the morning, to try and figure out who that artist is. Because I can’t not know. It doesn’t matter why I am like this, it doesn’t make me a better or a worse person than anyone else, and I am not trying to convince anyone of that. It’s just part of my makeup and I can’t help myself. I could probably go into loads more detail about it and I have– and at great length–if you’ve followed my social medias over the years, but I am not going to burden you with that today. It’s a drum I never get tired of banging but I totally get that there are people who may be tired of hearing it. So! Moving on.

This week’s eyeball fodder consists of a few mystery works of art, that were either uncredited or incorrectly credited when I originally found them, and for which over the years I have researched and tracked down the creators. I thought it might be nice to have them all in one spot, and if even one person sees this and says “oh! so that’s who the artist is! I’ve loved that photo forever!” then I will feel pretty great. If someone else says, “oh, I already knew that!” Well, good for you, I guess! That knowledge sure would have come in handy when I was cursing the internet at 2AM in the morning!

(Above and featured) Photography & styling by Amberly Valentine
For Hedonist Magazine, December 2013

Hair: Guiseppe Bulzis
Make-up: Akari Sugino
Models: Shannon Brennan & Irina Roshik

The Coven by Landon Wiles
Model: Kalie Krause

From “the dark series” by Anton Babushkin

Forever Autumn,” a collaboration between photographer Stephen Maycock and model Jen Brook.

By Greg Christman // @christmanphoto

La Lune by Féebrile
Model “Cindy” // Mask Patrick Jannin

Bonus! This is an image I have been searching out the provenance of for some time now, but sadly I have made no progress at all. If you have any info about it to share, please comment and let me know!

One last point I will make is this. For the purposes of sussing out who an artist might be for an uncredited image you’ve run across, Google Reverse Image search is your very good friend. So is Tin Eye. Believe it or not, I get great results with Bing when all else fails. Yandex comes through, too! Perhaps this is coming from a privileged place, the suggestion that you might have the emotional, physical, or literal bandwidth for this type of research–and if so, please forgive me for being presumptuous or insensitive. But if you have these things at your disposal and you are at liberty to use them, they are useful tools, and it’s such a satisfying feeling to see a piece of beautiful art and be able to connect it to the human who coaxed it forth into the world.


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Weekly Eyeball Fodder

by on Dec.01, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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I’m forcing myself to dial back the feverish intensity for this week’s eyeball fodder because I absolutely do not want to come across as an unyielding tyrant and I don’t want to be off-putting or self-righteously sanctimonious or an annoying know-it-all. I don’t want to be any of those things and yet I am afraid that on this particular subject I may be a little bit of all of these things.

And so I won’t beat a dead horse about it. All I will say is that I am the sort of person who, if I see someone has posted an image on the internet, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or wherever, and has failed to note who the artist is, or perhaps has marked the image “artist unknown,” I will launch myself enthusiastically out of bed, even if it’s two o’clock in the morning, to try and figure out who that artist is. Because I can’t not know. It doesn’t matter why I am like this, it doesn’t make me a better or a worse person than anyone else, and I am not trying to convince anyone of that. It’s just part of my makeup and I can’t help myself. I could probably go into loads more detail about it and I have– and at great length–if you’ve followed my social medias over the years, but I am not going to burden you with that today. It’s a drum I never get tired of banging but I totally get that there are people who may be tired of hearing it. So! Moving on.

This week’s eyeball fodder consists of a few mystery works of art, that were either uncredited or incorrectly credited when I originally found them, and for which over the years I have researched and tracked down the creators. I thought it might be nice to have them all in one spot, and if even one person sees this and says “oh! so that’s who the artist is! I’ve loved that photo forever!” then I will feel pretty great. If someone else says, “oh, I already knew that!” Well, good for you, I guess! That knowledge sure would have come in handy when I was cursing the internet at 2AM in the morning!

(Above and featured) Photography & styling by Amberly Valentine
For Hedonist Magazine, December 2013

Hair: Guiseppe Bulzis
Make-up: Akari Sugino
Models: Shannon Brennan & Irina Roshik

The Coven by Landon Wiles
Model: Kalie Krause

From “the dark series” by Anton Babushkin

Forever Autumn,” a collaboration between photographer Stephen Maycock and model Jen Brook.

By Greg Christman // @christmanphoto

La Lune by Féebrile
Model “Cindy” // Mask Patrick Jannin

Bonus! This is an image I have been searching out the provenance of for some time now, but sadly I have made no progress at all. If you have any info about it to share, please comment and let me know!

One last point I will make is this. For the purposes of sussing out who an artist might be for an uncredited image you’ve run across, Google Reverse Image search is your very good friend. So is Tin Eye. Believe it or not, I get great results with Bing when all else fails. Yandex comes through, too! Perhaps this is coming from a privileged place, the suggestion that you might have the emotional, physical, or literal bandwidth for this type of research–and if so, please forgive me for being presumptuous or insensitive. But if you have these things at your disposal and you are at liberty to use them, they are useful tools, and it’s such a satisfying feeling to see a piece of beautiful art and be able to connect it to the human who coaxed it forth into the world.


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Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors 2019 edition

by on Nov.29, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Apatico

APATICO is a fashion line by artist & designer Megan Bishop (MCAD BFA, Illustration, 2006).  After years of fancy millinery work, Apatico branched out into harnesses and accessories using PVC and leather.  Each piece is designed and made by hand in her Seattle studio with an emphasis on great design, unique materials, attention to detail, and fit.  Taking inspiration from fetish fashion, dark fantasy, clubkids, goth and punk styles, each piece makes a strong statement and becomes a transformative focal point for any outfit. 

Apatico has been worn on the red carpet at the Met Gala, in music videos, on performers, been featured in Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, etc and is listed on Bound NYC’s curated fetishwear guide. 

Custom sizing is always available and always free. 
Black Friday sales include 40% off sitewide Friday 11/29-Mon 12/2.

Find Apatico :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest


The Art of Alexandra Winthrop

Alexandra Winthrop is a tattoo artist and colored pencil illustrator based out of Chicago’s northwest side. Her artwork, heavily inspired by equal doses of natural history and the supernatural, manifests creatures and revenants on a spectrum from humorous to unhallowed.  Trilobites that crawl forth from past ire, inexplicably haunted Halloween candy, and skeletal heralds of dire omens are all lovingly rendered with meticulous detail and a rich palette. Alexandra offers her work as giclée prints, framed originals, enamel pins, and stickers

Find The Art of Alexandra Winthrop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Beautiful Freak Cosmetics

Goth skincare and bath products for those who live on the dark side. Normal is overrated. Hand made, small batch. Made in NYC, by goths, for everyone.

Find Beautiful Freak Cosmetics :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


eidol

eidol takes design cues from the early 20th century and combines machine stitching with traditional French leathercrafting techniques to create unique, beautiful, durable and practical accessories for living in the 21st century.

Maria Curran has worked with leather for almost 20 years.  As an indie designer, she loves the problem solving and endless opportunities to learn that are presented in leathercraft. She is firmly committed to creating and constructing her work herself, without compromise, in her San Francisco workshop.

Use code “notaphase” for $25 off your order of $70 or more!

Find eidol :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Imaginary Bookshop

The Imaginary Bookshop creates literary-themed gift sets to pair with our carefully curated selection of excellent books. We also offer custom teas, curiosities, a handful of cats, and a curse or two. You know, normal bookshop things. On our blog and in our newsletter we talk a lot about Shirley Jackson and offer solid book advice.  

Haute Macabre followers receive a 10% discount with code: MACABRE10

Find The Imaginary Bookshop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter


Little Black Bats

Betty specializes in making jewelry and accessories out of shrink plastic. From cute and creepy to odd and macabre, she finds inspiration from the things that go bump in the night, lurk in the shadows, and live on the dark side of the moon.

Find Little Black Bats :: Shop // Instagram


Little Whip

Apparel and accessories for power, pain and pleasure.

Use code “VELVET” Black Friday weekend for 30% off your order.

Find Little Whip :: Shop // Instagram


Moontower Mala

My name is Denee’, and I am the sole owner and creator of Moontower Mala. I am a (very) small, independently run business, and have been operating for under a year (officially).

I intuitively design, craft, and create malas and meditation tools to help calm the chaotic mind. I believe meditation is important to one’s health and well being. I also believe meditation transcends religion and belief systems. Meditation can be, and should be, utilized by anyone.

A mala can be a spiritual devise or a piece of beautiful jewelry. It can also quite simply be a visually appealing tool to count your breath. Malas are a tool for meditation, and are use how YOU want them to be used. I, myself am a solitary practitioner – a little solo witch who relies heavily on meditation before and after ritual to assist in grounding and to calm my mind. 

My malas are created in what I believe is an intuitive manner. I sometimes select gemstones based on the metaphysical properties the stones are known to have, or I let my intuition guide selection, based on touch or a twinkle in my eye. More often than not, the stones I have selected in this manner complement each other in their healing properties.  I use the finest gemstones, purchased locally. I tie in either hemp cording or nylon.  Each mala is hand tied by me, and cleansed with the full moon (or sage if it is needed prior to the full moon) and given a sound bath with my singing bowls or tingshas before shipping.

I reside in Austin, Texas and my name, Moontower Mala, is taken from the moonlight towers that are spread throughout our city. Austin is the only known city in the world to still utilize moontowers. In the 19th century they were street lighting, and utilized before the incandescent street lighting was the norm. There are 14 surviving moontowers in Austin (and yes, are referenced in Linklater’s movie, Dazed and Confused).

Find Moontower Mala :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Pretty Cult

The Pretty Cult was founded in 2012 by Arielle Salsa. All designs and creations manifest within the Haus of Cult studio located in Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from powerful women, music, tarot and the occult; The Pretty Cult blurs the line between fashion and the Rock & Roll lifestyle. 

Find The Pretty Cult:: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


ROHMY

Ropework Couture best describes the signature style of the German fashion brand ROHMY.

Every collection embraces the female body combining either classical and elegant or modern and asymmetrical silhouettes with ROHMY´s signature hand braided stripes. The dresses are comfortable to wear, because one of the most important things for the designer is the functionality and wear comfort of the design. Everything from idea to finished product is handmade in Germany and will be made in the customers measurements including all sizes. The customers can choose the colours of the fabric and ropes as well as talk about alterations of the design to let ROHMY create a unique piece only for them.

Myriam, the designer behind ROHMY is a Karlsruhe- born talent who grew up with her sister and musician parents in a small village in the Black Forest region. After her graduation as a bespoke tailor she studied fashion design and eventually worked as a freelance designer and pattern maker after her final degree. In the beginning, she made her living mainly with creating historical costumes for museums and television documentaries, before she designed, photographed and published her first collection “Sirens” online. In 2012 a few one of a kind pieces were offered in designer boutiques in Germany and Singapore, until she opened her Etsy shop in 2013.

Find ROHMY :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Blog


Unlovable 

Unlovable is a collection of handmade jewelry and luxurious home goods inspired by Victorian mourning imagery, taxidermy, and Korean-Confucian death practices. Made by hand in Berkeley, California, Unlovable prioritizes sustainability by utilizing ethically sourced stones, partnering with local suppliers, and casting only in recycled sterling silver.

Now through the end of the year, 20% of proceeds go toward Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led indigenous group working to return Bay Area land to the stewardship of the Ohlone people. 

Find Unlovable :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Veneration of Light

Living near the tempest prone shores of the northern coast of California, Heather Allison’s work is shaped by fog filled skies and moody beaches. Best known for her pensively lit still life photographs of exotic and domestic ephemera, Heather arranges taxidermy, flowers, bones and books into dramatic compositions reminiscent of vanitas style Dutch master botanical paintings. Her photos dance the line between the macabre and the sublime: a nod to her love of Victorian memento mori, she venerates both equally. It was the sudden passing of a family member that inspired Heather to explore the transience of life through still life imagery. Whether the compositions are part of her Veneration of Light Collection, Cabinet of Curiosities, or Remnants Series, the images are meant to inspire inner contemplation and connection.

Pairing her work with antique frames, Heather marries the vanitas tradition with the scientific interests of the Victorian Era. The resulting one of a kind framed works have been featured both internationally and nationally: she also makes limited runs available of select works as unframed prints. Find beauty in decay with Veneration of Light.

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Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors 2019 edition

by on Nov.29, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Apatico

APATICO is a fashion line by artist & designer Megan Bishop (MCAD BFA, Illustration, 2006).  After years of fancy millinery work, Apatico branched out into harnesses and accessories using PVC and leather.  Each piece is designed and made by hand in her Seattle studio with an emphasis on great design, unique materials, attention to detail, and fit.  Taking inspiration from fetish fashion, dark fantasy, clubkids, goth and punk styles, each piece makes a strong statement and becomes a transformative focal point for any outfit. 

Apatico has been worn on the red carpet at the Met Gala, in music videos, on performers, been featured in Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, etc and is listed on Bound NYC’s curated fetishwear guide. 

Custom sizing is always available and always free. 
Black Friday sales include 40% off sitewide Friday 11/29-Mon 12/2.

Find Apatico :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest


The Art of Alexandra Winthrop

Alexandra Winthrop is a tattoo artist and colored pencil illustrator based out of Chicago’s northwest side. Her artwork, heavily inspired by equal doses of natural history and the supernatural, manifests creatures and revenants on a spectrum from humorous to unhallowed.  Trilobites that crawl forth from past ire, inexplicably haunted Halloween candy, and skeletal heralds of dire omens are all lovingly rendered with meticulous detail and a rich palette. Alexandra offers her work as giclée prints, framed originals, enamel pins, and stickers

Find The Art of Alexandra Winthrop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Beautiful Freak Cosmetics

Goth skincare and bath products for those who live on the dark side. Normal is overrated. Hand made, small batch. Made in NYC, by goths, for everyone.

Find Beautiful Freak Cosmetics :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


eidol

eidol takes design cues from the early 20th century and combines machine stitching with traditional French leathercrafting techniques to create unique, beautiful, durable and practical accessories for living in the 21st century.

Maria Curran has worked with leather for almost 20 years.  As an indie designer, she loves the problem solving and endless opportunities to learn that are presented in leathercraft. She is firmly committed to creating and constructing her work herself, without compromise, in her San Francisco workshop.

Use code “notaphase” for $25 off your order of $70 or more!

Find eidol :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Imaginary Bookshop

The Imaginary Bookshop creates literary-themed gift sets to pair with our carefully curated selection of excellent books. We also offer custom teas, curiosities, a handful of cats, and a curse or two. You know, normal bookshop things. On our blog and in our newsletter we talk a lot about Shirley Jackson and offer solid book advice.  

Haute Macabre followers receive a 10% discount with code: MACABRE10

Find The Imaginary Bookshop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter


Little Black Bats

Betty specializes in making jewelry and accessories out of shrink plastic. From cute and creepy to odd and macabre, she finds inspiration from the things that go bump in the night, lurk in the shadows, and live on the dark side of the moon.

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Little Whip

Apparel and accessories for power, pain and pleasure.

Use code “VELVET” Black Friday weekend for 30% off your order.

Find Little Whip :: Shop // Instagram


Moontower Mala

My name is Denee’, and I am the sole owner and creator of Moontower Mala. I am a (very) small, independently run business, and have been operating for under a year (officially).

I intuitively design, craft, and create malas and meditation tools to help calm the chaotic mind. I believe meditation is important to one’s health and well being. I also believe meditation transcends religion and belief systems. Meditation can be, and should be, utilized by anyone.

A mala can be a spiritual devise or a piece of beautiful jewelry. It can also quite simply be a visually appealing tool to count your breath. Malas are a tool for meditation, and are use how YOU want them to be used. I, myself am a solitary practitioner – a little solo witch who relies heavily on meditation before and after ritual to assist in grounding and to calm my mind. 

My malas are created in what I believe is an intuitive manner. I sometimes select gemstones based on the metaphysical properties the stones are known to have, or I let my intuition guide selection, based on touch or a twinkle in my eye. More often than not, the stones I have selected in this manner complement each other in their healing properties.  I use the finest gemstones, purchased locally. I tie in either hemp cording or nylon.  Each mala is hand tied by me, and cleansed with the full moon (or sage if it is needed prior to the full moon) and given a sound bath with my singing bowls or tingshas before shipping.

I reside in Austin, Texas and my name, Moontower Mala, is taken from the moonlight towers that are spread throughout our city. Austin is the only known city in the world to still utilize moontowers. In the 19th century they were street lighting, and utilized before the incandescent street lighting was the norm. There are 14 surviving moontowers in Austin (and yes, are referenced in Linklater’s movie, Dazed and Confused).

Find Moontower Mala :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Pretty Cult

The Pretty Cult was founded in 2012 by Arielle Salsa. All designs and creations manifest within the Haus of Cult studio located in Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from powerful women, music, tarot and the occult; The Pretty Cult blurs the line between fashion and the Rock & Roll lifestyle. 

Find The Pretty Cult:: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


ROHMY

Ropework Couture best describes the signature style of the German fashion brand ROHMY.

Every collection embraces the female body combining either classical and elegant or modern and asymmetrical silhouettes with ROHMY´s signature hand braided stripes. The dresses are comfortable to wear, because one of the most important things for the designer is the functionality and wear comfort of the design. Everything from idea to finished product is handmade in Germany and will be made in the customers measurements including all sizes. The customers can choose the colours of the fabric and ropes as well as talk about alterations of the design to let ROHMY create a unique piece only for them.

Myriam, the designer behind ROHMY is a Karlsruhe- born talent who grew up with her sister and musician parents in a small village in the Black Forest region. After her graduation as a bespoke tailor she studied fashion design and eventually worked as a freelance designer and pattern maker after her final degree. In the beginning, she made her living mainly with creating historical costumes for museums and television documentaries, before she designed, photographed and published her first collection “Sirens” online. In 2012 a few one of a kind pieces were offered in designer boutiques in Germany and Singapore, until she opened her Etsy shop in 2013.

Find ROHMY :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Blog


Unlovable 

Unlovable is a collection of handmade jewelry and luxurious home goods inspired by Victorian mourning imagery, taxidermy, and Korean-Confucian death practices. Made by hand in Berkeley, California, Unlovable prioritizes sustainability by utilizing ethically sourced stones, partnering with local suppliers, and casting only in recycled sterling silver.

Now through the end of the year, 20% of proceeds go toward Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led indigenous group working to return Bay Area land to the stewardship of the Ohlone people. 

Find Unlovable :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Veneration of Light

Living near the tempest prone shores of the northern coast of California, Heather Allison’s work is shaped by fog filled skies and moody beaches. Best known for her pensively lit still life photographs of exotic and domestic ephemera, Heather arranges taxidermy, flowers, bones and books into dramatic compositions reminiscent of vanitas style Dutch master botanical paintings. Her photos dance the line between the macabre and the sublime: a nod to her love of Victorian memento mori, she venerates both equally. It was the sudden passing of a family member that inspired Heather to explore the transience of life through still life imagery. Whether the compositions are part of her Veneration of Light Collection, Cabinet of Curiosities, or Remnants Series, the images are meant to inspire inner contemplation and connection.

Pairing her work with antique frames, Heather marries the vanitas tradition with the scientific interests of the Victorian Era. The resulting one of a kind framed works have been featured both internationally and nationally: she also makes limited runs available of select works as unframed prints. Find beauty in decay with Veneration of Light.

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Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors 2019 edition

by on Nov.29, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Apatico

APATICO is a fashion line by artist & designer Megan Bishop (MCAD BFA, Illustration, 2006).  After years of fancy millinery work, Apatico branched out into harnesses and accessories using PVC and leather.  Each piece is designed and made by hand in her Seattle studio with an emphasis on great design, unique materials, attention to detail, and fit.  Taking inspiration from fetish fashion, dark fantasy, clubkids, goth and punk styles, each piece makes a strong statement and becomes a transformative focal point for any outfit. 

Apatico has been worn on the red carpet at the Met Gala, in music videos, on performers, been featured in Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, etc and is listed on Bound NYC’s curated fetishwear guide. 

Custom sizing is always available and always free. 
Black Friday sales include 40% off sitewide Friday 11/29-Mon 12/2.

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The Art of Alexandra Winthrop

Alexandra Winthrop is a tattoo artist and colored pencil illustrator based out of Chicago’s northwest side. Her artwork, heavily inspired by equal doses of natural history and the supernatural, manifests creatures and revenants on a spectrum from humorous to unhallowed.  Trilobites that crawl forth from past ire, inexplicably haunted Halloween candy, and skeletal heralds of dire omens are all lovingly rendered with meticulous detail and a rich palette. Alexandra offers her work as giclée prints, framed originals, enamel pins, and stickers

Find The Art of Alexandra Winthrop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Beautiful Freak Cosmetics

Goth skincare and bath products for those who live on the dark side. Normal is overrated. Hand made, small batch. Made in NYC, by goths, for everyone.

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eidol

eidol takes design cues from the early 20th century and combines machine stitching with traditional French leathercrafting techniques to create unique, beautiful, durable and practical accessories for living in the 21st century.

Maria Curran has worked with leather for almost 20 years.  As an indie designer, she loves the problem solving and endless opportunities to learn that are presented in leathercraft. She is firmly committed to creating and constructing her work herself, without compromise, in her San Francisco workshop.

Use code “notaphase” for $25 off your order of $70 or more!

Find eidol :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Imaginary Bookshop

The Imaginary Bookshop creates literary-themed gift sets to pair with our carefully curated selection of excellent books. We also offer custom teas, curiosities, a handful of cats, and a curse or two. You know, normal bookshop things. On our blog and in our newsletter we talk a lot about Shirley Jackson and offer solid book advice.  

Haute Macabre followers receive a 10% discount with code: MACABRE10

Find The Imaginary Bookshop :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter


Little Black Bats

Betty specializes in making jewelry and accessories out of shrink plastic. From cute and creepy to odd and macabre, she finds inspiration from the things that go bump in the night, lurk in the shadows, and live on the dark side of the moon.

Find Little Black Bats :: Shop // Instagram


Little Whip

Apparel and accessories for power, pain and pleasure.

Use code “VELVET” Black Friday weekend for 30% off your order.

Find Little Whip :: Shop // Instagram


Moontower Mala

My name is Denee’, and I am the sole owner and creator of Moontower Mala. I am a (very) small, independently run business, and have been operating for under a year (officially).

I intuitively design, craft, and create malas and meditation tools to help calm the chaotic mind. I believe meditation is important to one’s health and well being. I also believe meditation transcends religion and belief systems. Meditation can be, and should be, utilized by anyone.

A mala can be a spiritual devise or a piece of beautiful jewelry. It can also quite simply be a visually appealing tool to count your breath. Malas are a tool for meditation, and are use how YOU want them to be used. I, myself am a solitary practitioner – a little solo witch who relies heavily on meditation before and after ritual to assist in grounding and to calm my mind. 

My malas are created in what I believe is an intuitive manner. I sometimes select gemstones based on the metaphysical properties the stones are known to have, or I let my intuition guide selection, based on touch or a twinkle in my eye. More often than not, the stones I have selected in this manner complement each other in their healing properties.  I use the finest gemstones, purchased locally. I tie in either hemp cording or nylon.  Each mala is hand tied by me, and cleansed with the full moon (or sage if it is needed prior to the full moon) and given a sound bath with my singing bowls or tingshas before shipping.

I reside in Austin, Texas and my name, Moontower Mala, is taken from the moonlight towers that are spread throughout our city. Austin is the only known city in the world to still utilize moontowers. In the 19th century they were street lighting, and utilized before the incandescent street lighting was the norm. There are 14 surviving moontowers in Austin (and yes, are referenced in Linklater’s movie, Dazed and Confused).

Find Moontower Mala :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


The Pretty Cult

The Pretty Cult was founded in 2012 by Arielle Salsa. All designs and creations manifest within the Haus of Cult studio located in Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from powerful women, music, tarot and the occult; The Pretty Cult blurs the line between fashion and the Rock & Roll lifestyle. 

Find The Pretty Cult:: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


ROHMY

Ropework Couture best describes the signature style of the German fashion brand ROHMY.

Every collection embraces the female body combining either classical and elegant or modern and asymmetrical silhouettes with ROHMY´s signature hand braided stripes. The dresses are comfortable to wear, because one of the most important things for the designer is the functionality and wear comfort of the design. Everything from idea to finished product is handmade in Germany and will be made in the customers measurements including all sizes. The customers can choose the colours of the fabric and ropes as well as talk about alterations of the design to let ROHMY create a unique piece only for them.

Myriam, the designer behind ROHMY is a Karlsruhe- born talent who grew up with her sister and musician parents in a small village in the Black Forest region. After her graduation as a bespoke tailor she studied fashion design and eventually worked as a freelance designer and pattern maker after her final degree. In the beginning, she made her living mainly with creating historical costumes for museums and television documentaries, before she designed, photographed and published her first collection “Sirens” online. In 2012 a few one of a kind pieces were offered in designer boutiques in Germany and Singapore, until she opened her Etsy shop in 2013.

Find ROHMY :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook // Blog


Unlovable 

Unlovable is a collection of handmade jewelry and luxurious home goods inspired by Victorian mourning imagery, taxidermy, and Korean-Confucian death practices. Made by hand in Berkeley, California, Unlovable prioritizes sustainability by utilizing ethically sourced stones, partnering with local suppliers, and casting only in recycled sterling silver.

Now through the end of the year, 20% of proceeds go toward Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led indigenous group working to return Bay Area land to the stewardship of the Ohlone people. 

Find Unlovable :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


Veneration of Light

Living near the tempest prone shores of the northern coast of California, Heather Allison’s work is shaped by fog filled skies and moody beaches. Best known for her pensively lit still life photographs of exotic and domestic ephemera, Heather arranges taxidermy, flowers, bones and books into dramatic compositions reminiscent of vanitas style Dutch master botanical paintings. Her photos dance the line between the macabre and the sublime: a nod to her love of Victorian memento mori, she venerates both equally. It was the sudden passing of a family member that inspired Heather to explore the transience of life through still life imagery. Whether the compositions are part of her Veneration of Light Collection, Cabinet of Curiosities, or Remnants Series, the images are meant to inspire inner contemplation and connection.

Pairing her work with antique frames, Heather marries the vanitas tradition with the scientific interests of the Victorian Era. The resulting one of a kind framed works have been featured both internationally and nationally: she also makes limited runs available of select works as unframed prints. Find beauty in decay with Veneration of Light.

Find Veneration of Light :: Shop // Instagram // Facebook


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Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

by on Nov.27, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Please welcome our new sponsor, Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Melissa Johnson is the founding mother of Miss Havisham’s Curiosities and she wants to insult your dinner guests.

Descended from antique dealers and raised by wolves, Melissa now travels the globe looking for your grandmother’s haunted and discarded china. 
Her infamous insult teacups are the official cups of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Tea4Tuesday segments and have been showcased by Bust Magazine, Forbes, Boing Boing, Bored Panda, and Extra Crispy among others.

Marrying her 20 year career in design and animation with her innate snark, Melissa’s food safe china walks the line between high brow and low. She’s proud to have collaborated with artists such as Black Veil Studio and Bill Crisafi on limited edition cups and plates. The latest is the folklore series with artist Bill Crisafi which are available for pre-order now for the holidays.

Find Miss Havisham’s Curiosities:

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