When you work in a corporate environment, it can be easy to fall into the pattern of dressing the way your co-workers do, especially if you haven’t quite wrapped your head around the concept of “business casual.” For a long time, I felt the need to basically be undercover as a “normal person” at work to avoid raising eyebrows, and because I felt I needed to dress a certain way to be respected. I’m going to let you in on a little secret I’ve learned after 7ish years working in offices: this just isn’t true. There are plenty of ways to express your creepy side in a work-appropriate manner.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of gothic posts.
I'm currently looking to replace my worn-out-but-still-awesome-but-also-kinda-stinky living room rug, and while searching for an area rug replacement, I've stumbled upon some of the coolest rugs I've ever seen. I've found goth rugs, rugs made from rags, rugs for nerds, punk rock rugs, a rug with a time travel theme, and even something called a Pop Art Jazz Rug.
Here's the deal: I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but I do love to tell people that I love them. So what better way to "celebrate" Valentine's Day then by sharing some of my favorite offbeat, heart-shaped home goods with the readers I love so much. I found things for all my wonderful Homies — tattooed shower curtains, adorable pillows, cooking utensils, pint glasses, geeky lunch boxes, science-y art prints, cross stitch-themed bedding, goth throw pillows.
It's day after Halloween, which means it's the perfect time to shop for awesome goth-inspired home goods because everything is on sale. Take Pier One, for example, most of these things that were marketed as "Halloween decor" and are all on sale right now. But these are totally all-around dark and awesome home decor items — like that black cat door mat! (Fun to say, even more fun to come home to all the time.)
Check the rest of these Pier One post-Halloween sale goods out…
I made these bloody gothic pumpkins, and you can too! Use them for home decor, party decor, doorstops, or bookends. I used pumpkins, but there are also crafting apples, pears, flowers, and more that you can use this method on. These are so super easy to make I bet I barely need to explain. But here we go…