Thursday, October 20, 2016

Curiosities, Jewelry and Pocket Museums by Come Day Go Day

Finding unique and special jewelry can be hard these days. You're sure to find skulls and dark Victorian jewelry practically anywhere. That's why I was pleased when I saw Come Day Go Day on Etsy. These pieces look like ghastly antiques. They are made in a way that tells a mysterious and curious story. Take a peek and tell me what you think in the comments section down below.

Typically, an anatomical heart would fall under the "easy to find" category. In this case, the My Beating Heart necklace is slightly different. The metal work is so stunning that you can see the tubes and veins your heart would typically have. It's a grisly piece!

I find this pocket museum absolutely fascinating. The carousel is my favorite artifact in this glass box. I'm just surprised that you can actually make out what it is for how small it appears to be.

Though I'm not much of a bird watcher, I enjoy this brass binocular necklace. I've always loved the design of vintage Victorian binoculars, they are so sophisticated. Every high class household seems to always own a pair.

The Be Seated necklace seems to be very simple in design. I've already begun thinking of a dark story that could be represented by this necklace. I wish the chair was plated in a black silver rather than generic silver.

You can see the mischief in the eyes of these foxes. Rufus Rufus cuff links have a malevolent air about them. Slightly whimsical, but still mostly evil. A trickster should wear these cuff links.

These Buttons and Nibs earrings are really interesting. I definitely love the crafty vibe coming from them. This is something I imagine my grandmother passing down from her great grandmother.

Do you find this bat to be a little odd? He looks like he overindulged on someone's blood! Archie the long eared bat necklace is very playful, but definitely feels sinister. No one wants to be around this glutton of blood alone.

I like this Gear necklace more than some steampunk jewelry that is out there. It looks aged and used, which gives it a lot of character. It's like an antique from the beginnings of the steampunk era.

Do you like vintage illustrations? I think this Imogen wooden brooch is beautiful. It reminds me of all my favorite Victorian classics. It's a very similar style to Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

This eyed hawk moth brooch is really amazing! It would be so creepy to glance over and think you're being stared at. I'm glad the colors aren't overbearing and the dark brown hues is what really takes over.

I would check out all the pieces of jewelry Come Day Go Day on Etsy has to offer. Most items are very steampunk driven, but there are some dark Victorian elements as well. Comment below!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Stunning New Book on the Making of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth

I am seriously dying to know what's inside of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairy Tale book.

The movie was stunning, so I bet the art and photography is phenomenal in this book.

"To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this acclaimed fantasy, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth provides the definitive account of the film’s creation. Written in close collaboration with the director, this volume covers everything from del Toro’s initial musings, through to the film’s haunting creature designs, the hugely challenging shoot, and the overwhelming critical and fan reaction upon the its release."

You can read a review of the new book at Hypable.

I am anticipating seeing the beautiful concept art and the original thoughts going into the film. What about you? Don't you love this dark and sinister fairy tale? Tell me about it down below.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sinister Gothic and Halloween Themed Sticker Labels from Bedlam Supply Co

You can use sticker labels for all kinds of things. Think about all the boring items you own that you can enhance with these sinister gothic and Halloween sticker labels from Bedlam Supply Co. on Etsy. Now they can be creepy and dark, just the way like it! Check out which creepy stickers are available below.

I think that this Halloween Night sticker assortment is great for more than Halloween. You can creatively use these all year around. For instance, the sticker that says "Embalming fluid" could be used to label a jar with tea in it!

As silly as it sounds, I love the idea of labeling my drinks with poison labels. This murderous lovers poison set has a dangerous dark assortment.

I like having these blank Victorian garden style sticker labels. If you know someone who has great calligraphy skills, you can write whatever ghastly things on them. Put them on books or gifts. Get creative!

You have to giggle one you have seen this Keep Calm sticker set. The blood splattered everywhere just enhances your murderous intent!

I can't help but enjoy this Witches, Everywhere Halloween sticker assortment set. This is my go-to Halloween theme and these stickers would come in handy. Plus you put these eerie stickers on anything for all year around.

Using these A Witch's Herbal sticker labels is a fun way to pretend you are a wicked witch. I love the dark Victorian illustrations of these plants.

What a fantastic way to start a new Lovecraftian cult. These Cthulhu Lives stickers look like an advertisement.

These Whimsical Witchy Herbs sticker labels aren't as disturbing as I want them to be. I do like that they cover a different array of witchy herbs than the ones above. These herbs remind me of a fictional place in one of my favorite gothic fantasy novels.

This is a great idea for Halloween, don't you think? Plus, if you want to create a more eerie atmosphere in your home, these sinister gothic and Halloween sticker labels from Bedlam Supply Co. would come in handy. Which set is your favorite? Mine is Halloween Night sticker assortment. Tell me about it in the comments section down below!

Three Cool Steampunk Wall Calendars for 2017

I know a few of my friends would love to get a Steampunk wall calendar for 2017. I find these to be incredibly inspiring and whimsical. If you have some barren wall space at your office near your desk, you wouldn't mind filling it with some of these cool steampunk calendars. Take a peek at my three favorites!

This Trends International 2017 wall calendar is the most macabre out of them all, in my opinion. So of course, it needs to be in my top three. I am in love with the burlesque outfits along with all the unique steampunk accessories, such as shoes! These illustrations are something I imagine ads would look like if we lived in a steampunk world.

You can really step into the world of steampunk by looking at the pictures in this Llewellyn's 2017 Steampunk Calendar. The paintings are fairly realistic, so it's easy to really see what the world would be like. This calendar has quite a few steampunk inventions that I find really cool, such as the very elaborate hot air balloon automobile.

You're probably interested in a pinup style 2017 Steampunk calendar. I really enjoy this one since so many interesting female accessories are displayed. Obviously the array of hats and caps are really stunning, but some of the outfits are intriguing. The ladies are almost photo-realistic which is amazing!

Do you or your friends enjoy steampunk in general? An easy gift for Christmas, birthdays, or just for the sake of giving would be a simple Steampunk wall calendar for 2017. Which one is your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments below! I look forward to hearing about it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gorgeous Lace and Velvet Cape Meant for Halloween - Bet You'll Love It!

You can add quite a sinister look by wearing this velvet and skull mesh cape! I would love to wear this every day if it was possible!

The velvet and skull mesh cape is necessary for a mistress of death. A malevolent witch or even necromancer would love to wear something so ominous and creepy!

Don't you wish you could wander around a graveyard summoning the undead wearing this? Comment below and tell me what you think! It is so tempting!

Creepy and Lovely Alice in Wonderland Art Dolls

I'm back in creepy doll mode again. I can't help but find these fascinating, what about you? These Alice in Wonderland art dolls by Jennifer Sutherland on eBay are fantastic. These are dark and beautiful enough to collect and create your own Wonderland.

Take a peek!

It would be so cool to create the flower scene using this sugar skull singing flower from Alice in Wonderland. It would create an ominous feeling to the flower garden.

I hope this White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland doll isn't a taxidermy. That would scare me, but I think I am safe. It's amazing how realistic he looks, even in his royal outfit. His glasses are so cute and hilarious.

As much as I love the Cheshire Cat, I was instantly creeped out by this Cheshire Cat Alice in Wonderland flower. If you thought he was sinister before, take a look again. Maybe he was there with the flowers the whole time!

I wouldn't take advice from this "Mr Webb" talking flower if I were Alice. He probably sang sad and ghastly songs while the others buried him with their happiness.

I adore this picture of the Cheshire Cat and the Maliumkin Door Mouse doll. Stick him in one of your teacups and you are ready for your own Mad Tea Party. You could even dress up as the Mad Hatter if you wanted.

How would Alice react if she saw a Frankenflower talking flower? Would an undead flower want brains or just chlorophyll? This is starting to sound more like soylent green.

This is already a really disturbing creature in my opinion. This mock turtle from Alice in Wonderland doll is surprisingly accurate from the illustration in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The poor sad mock turtle was once a REAL turtle. You can see the sadness in his eyes!

These hydrangea twins talking flowers look pretty unsettling. The twin peeking from behind the petals definitely looks like she is up to no good.

I had to save the best for last! This Cheshire Cat doll is quirky and very mischievous. I'm not sure if I like his navy blue hair - I wish his stripes were more obvious!

I am fascinated with these Alice in Wonderland art dolls by Jennifer Sutherland on eBay. They are lovely and disturbing, exactly how I imagine Wonderland being. You can easily tell a story with these dolls, just like the illustrations in the books. What do you think of this artists interpretation of all of Wonderland's characters? Make sure to comment below!

Gorgeous New Labyrinth Visual History Film Book

David Bowie will continue to be in my heart until the day I die. I remember seeing Labyrinth and falling in love with the surreal and wicked story. Most of all, the visuals of Labyrinth are stunning and beautifully grim! That's why I am so excited to check out Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History book.

Look up close at how the world of Labyrinth was created. The Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History book shows how all of Jim Hensen's puppets were created. Most of all, I'm excited to see how all the costumes were visualized and made!

"Featuring in-depth commentary from the talented crew and cast—including exclusive new interviews with Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, Brian Froud, and George Lucas—this deluxe book brings together a wealth of rare sketches, concept art, and candid set photography to form and incredible treasure trove for Labyrinth fans."

The book comes out October 18.

I think this is something David Bowie would be proud of. Isn't this Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History book a must have in your collection? Tell me about it down below!