Welcome to the forth edition of the Offbeat Home gift guides. This gift roundup was pretty fun to put together, because while I may be a total nerd, I definitely have a dark soul. So welcome to my roundup of gifts to get your black-hearted, bad-ass, totally-fucked-up-in-a-good way loved ones.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of gothic posts.
I'm a huge fan of Kat Von D, but love her or hate her, I think we can all agree her house is awesome. She posted this short tour of the weird and wonderful pieces in her home — all handmade by Etsy shop owners and her artist friends — and the objects are rad as hell. William Morris said: "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful," and Kat seems to agree.
This week's home tour is a my special Halloween gift to y'all — a haunted house in a de-commissioned B&B in Seattle. It's all decked out the way you'd hope a haunted house would be — antique child's coffin coffee table, antique Halloween goods, metaphysical library, "haunted" ventriloquist dolls, and even snakes abound in this house.
It's cooling down, and you know what that means? It's time for Our Lady Of The Manners' gingerbread bats! Some of you may remember the Offbeat Empire's favorite goth etiquette columnist, Jillian Venters, aka Our Lady Of The Manners. Some of you may remember her as the author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them, or as the ultimate giver of gothic wedding advice on Offbeat Bride. What you may not know, however, is that Our Lady Of The Manners also has a mean gingerbread bat recipe that has some SERIOUS bite…
Where can you find horror decor that's not Halloween tchotchkes? And how can you keep the creepy spirit in your home year-round, without just looking like you forgot to take down your Halloween decorations?
It started with this tentacle doorstop. It made the rounds on the interwebs a little while ago and of COURSE I flagged it for my Homies. But then I decided to explore what ELSE Neatorama had to offer for the Home. And I was pleasantly surprised.
There's stuff for nerds, goths, nature-lovers, and the zombie-obsessed. Here are just a few of my favorite Neatorama home goodies.