The House of Blood

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Where is the house of blood? It could be your house with these home furnishings, most of which are available at the click of a mouse. Individually, they might be described as conversation pieces; put them all together and you'll have a house of horrors no one would want to visit twice. One of these products used the description "Gruesome, bloody, and absolutely offensive." This collection is not for the squeamish.

Dining Room

Designer Amy Lau  was inspired by the serial killer show on Showtime when she came up with these Dexter dining room chairs. The chairs are decorated with embroidered blood spatters. There are also bloody dinner plates and disfigured flatware to match, available from Spring Design.

Lighting

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The Blood Bucket Lamp looks like it's pouring all over your desktop, but the blood is the stem and base. Also available in a wall version, and in white if you're squeamish. Ordering information is in Japanese.

Lamp

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This Blood Lamp doesn't look that bloody, but the way you turn it on can be considered gruesome. It only works once, and you need to add of a drop of your blood to activate it! The idea is to stop and think about how badly you need light before you use it. Designer Mike Thompson created the lamp in order to draw attention to how much energy we waste.

Cutlery

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The Bloody Kitchen Knife is food safe, except when someone comes into the kitchen and sees you use it!

Coffee Set

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How about a 14-piece Bloody Coffee Set, complete with drops and smears? From designer Antonio Murado.

Table Linen

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With all these implements of destruction this tableware, you need a tablecloth to match. The Bloody Hand Tablecover is available through Amazon.

Table

550_imm_but_love_me_mainAlthough it wouldn't show the bloodstains on your tableware as well as a white tablecloth, this table by John Nouanesing stands on its own very creepily. The dripping blood masks, or actually are, the table legs. He named the table "Paint or Die, But Love Me." Sadly, it's an art concept and not available to the public.

Candles

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Complete the look of your entertaining experience with Bleeding Pillar Candles that start out as ordinary white candles, but drip red wax as they burn!

Shower Curtain

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Don't forget the bathroom! The Blood Bath Shower Curtain features handprints in just the right shade of red. You'll never be able to shower without thinking of a certain Alfred Hitchcock film.

Towels

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The packaging on these towels spotted by Flickr user MShades lends a gruesome sight to your linen closet. There are towels for each blood type, sold at Loft Umeda in Japan.

Bath Mat

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Complete the murderous bathroom look with the Bloody Bath Mat. It will never look clean, or safe.

For more creepy and bloody home products, see Killer Home Decor and Morbid Home Decor. You can tell I've done some serious online shopping.

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October 1, 2009 - 5:52am
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