Today’s links begin with a “how did I not know about this?” I adore the concept, and the archives have some wonderfully strange stuff.
Dark Balaur makes beautiful laser-cut items for witches, and the witchy, at Pandora Witch Shop. When I first saw his stuff, I thought it was gorgeous, but I was suspicious, because there is so much art theft out there. So I tracked down the artist, Ksenia Svincova, and made sure it was legit. Indeed, she has been working with the shop for some time, so it’s all on the up-and-up.
Today’s special theme: Halloween radio!
It’s time (okay, way past time for some of us) to be getting in the Halloween spirit. Here are a bunch of different alternatives for your listening pleasure.
Lori Plummer of The Glass Hive makes things that are exactly to my taste: spooky and elegant. My birthday is October 1, and I love the white coffin box. Just sayin’.
[UPDATE: Nevermind. I couldn’t stop myself from buying the white coffin myself. This is why I’m hard to shop for.]
Is this thing on? Good. May I have your attention, horrors and fiends. I have an exciting announcement to make.
Well, it’s exciting to me.
I have made a new thing: Web Wraiths. It celebrates the style of the horror web from the beginning to the early-mid 2000s. There are probably hundreds of link directories out there, with 98% dead links, and I am going through them, one by one, and digging up that which still lives. Some are shambling zombies, some are shimmering ghosts. I love the hell out of them, and I hope you enjoy them, too.
I love projections, so I poke around for cool ones. Hallowindows by Mark Gervais are some of the most fun I’ve seen. Here’s Hallowindow II. The current one is V. You can get all the iterations at Hallowindow.com.
Artwork for a Czech short film. Looks gorgeous.
I have a serious weakness for web surfing; the old-fashioned kind, where you find a list of links, follow them to their link lists, etc. I especially love doing this on ancient sites with tacky gifs, garish backgrounds, and midi files. Sure, 90% of the links no longer exist, but sometimes you find the most delicious, creaky things.
That’s enough for now, but trust me…I have more. So much more. I should start an Angelfire site.
One of my spooky dreams is to someday have a seance with full special effects. Unleash Your Dreams has the props to make it a reality. Everything they make is just beautiful. Much of it is PK (Psycho-kinetic…er…magnetic) reactive and ready to move, flicker, knock, and generally be magical. The catalog is a little strange, but fun to browse through. Get a good look at many of the props from their Youtube videos.