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.
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 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.