June 09, 2010

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream

I ran across D.L. & Co. in an e-mail newsletter this morning, and the picture that went with the little blurb caught my eye. So I wandered over to their website, as I am apt to do, and became quite enamored with their products, which I am also apt to do.

According to the site, the company's tagline is "Modern Alchemists and Purveyors of Curious Goods." The goods in question are quite curious. There's a very gothic sensibility running through the collections of candles, diffusers and other items, which you can plainly see when reading the names given to the scents: Absinthe, Thorn Apple, Wilde Flower. Although I have no idea if these scents are any good, the packaging and the staging on the site conjure up daydreams of steampunk*, the original fairy tales and Edgar Allen Poe (he quoth the quote I used as the title of this post). Perfect for a dark and stormy day like we're having here in ATX.

I'm so tempted to go paint a room in our apartment a dark charcoal grey and line the walls with ornate, leather-bound books and apple-shaped candles.
 
*I'm in the process of reading a series called The Parasol Protectorate, which is based in a semi-alternate Victorian age England. It's full of steampunk and I am loving it.

5 comments:

  1. oooh. Color me intrigued. :) Methinks perhaps I'll check this stuff out later.

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  2. And dark stained wood shelves? One of which if you pull it back open up the secret door to the dungeon.

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  3. Ang-Nothing on that site is cheap, but a girl can dream, right? :)

    DT-Exactly. Lots of heavy velvets around too.

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  4. Freaking love those apples. I definitely like the way that looks.

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  5. I think "sumptuous" is a good way to describe their stuff.

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