This Parisian artist draws adorable spooky girls and their animal consorts. Currently her work is being featured in the Death and the Maiden show at the Roq la Rue gallery here in my hometown, Seattle.
Colette Saint Yves
She specializes in haunting, antique-looking ghostly photography.
Imps and Monsters
Also check out his fabulous tribute and parody art. I bet you'll like "Sunnydale" and "Doctor Who" and perhaps chuckle at "Friday I'm in Love."
Oh wow, I am so blown away by this artist. While he's also a painter (take a look at "Bone Spider," "The Throne of Lucifer" and "The Great Passage"), it's his sculptures that will likely take your breath away.
His sculptures are impossibly intricate, with insane attention to detail. They're made from trash, upcycled materials, discarded toys, mechanical parts, recycled materials or whatever he finds lying around.
While his sculptures often have Biblical, apocalyptic, European or mythological themes, Kris Kuksi hails from boring old Midwest US: Kansas. (I would have thought, just looking at his works, he was Eastern European. I would have been so wrong).
I think one of my goals in life is to own one of his pieces and showcase it in my home. Perhaps not a realistic dream, but I'll dream it anyway.
For now, I'll just have to content myself with keeping his book on my coffee table.
Creepy, Old Abandoned Houses
Here's a community of 80,000 people who share pics of creepy old houses they find in their neighborhoods. I wish there were posts more often though. I can't imagine we're all short on creepy houses nearby?
A community for people who listen to darkwave, coldwave, post-punk, gothic industrial and indie gloom. The Facebook page is frequently updated with links to videos on Youtube; the website itself is mostly affiliate links to purchase darkwave CDs.
They play "dark atmospheric" music. Sadly, their website hasn't been updated since 2010. The band is from France.
Johnny Marr Official Page
Somehow the official site for Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr never made it into the Darklinks database. Shame on me!
The Sisters of Mercy Ultimate Resource Guide
This well-organized, detailed resource covers the years 1981-2009. You can find out about the Sisters of Mercy's tours, videos, albums, interviews, and TV performances. There's also a useful bootleg index and lyrics list.
Alandia World of Abinsthe
A German absinthe maker that will ship to the US. Their Absinthe of the Month is currently Hamlet Hardcore, which comes with a skull-shaped absinthe glass.
Blooddrop Clothing and Fineries
This lovely shop sells corsets, jewelry, perfumes, bath & body supplies, and some things for the home. Nothing here is uber spooky or slaps you in the face with its dreariness, but they certainly have a lot of goth fans and customers.
Couture by Lolita
I am so enthralled with their jewelry here. You've probably seen their renowned skull cameos before. They also offer unusual pieces such as this octopus necklace and the anatomical heart locket. This stuff is incredibly cool!
This eBay shop sells skull-themed infants and toddler clothing, home decor, and pet items. You'll have to scroll a bit past all the off-topic stuff to get to the darker goodies.
Dark Pinup Girls
This popular community grew up on Livejournal. Now you can stop by the website or let Facebook update you every day with the Dark Pinup Girl of the Day. Glad to see this is still around and going strong.
--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin