original image via black the sun The first time I was ever shown pictures of and found out about the concept of “curiosity cabinets” (which is of course, where the modern “curio cabinet” gets its name), I was smitten. One ...―
Long gone are the days of the the stuffed trophy "kill" hanging above the typical river rock fireplace in a dark, rustic log cabin. Thankfully, a new breed of designers have reinterpreted the traditional art of displaying skulls, antlers, and...―
Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates) for display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for other sources of study. Taxidermy can be done on all...―
So I’m a little obsessed with faux taxidermy. And antlers. So, this probably won’t be the last post you’ll see! I have another one already in the works for the kiddos, so we’ll see if it’s blog worthy or just ...―
When you get an email offering you an opportunity to interview the “fashion world’s favorite taxidermist,” you don’t ignore it. I mean, maybe some people do, but I didn’t… and I think I’m glad. ∙ Frank Zitz has worked with everyone ...―
I didn't watch the debates tonight. I know, I know. I am a horrible American. I have to move to Canada or something now as my punishment. ∙ I was busy. ( Warning upcoming photos are considered gross to some people a.k.a sissies) ∙ I ...―
I always take the first week of October off of work. ∙ Today was my first day off and it was spectacular. Mindy and I have been married for 2 years today and we spent the day doing things that we did on our honeymoon. I ordered cupcakes ...―
ever wanted to hang an animal’s head on your wall? no?! well, me either until i discovered mahzer & vee on etsy. this dynamic married duo has some pretty cool faux taxidermy wall hangings that come in white, metallic and a slew of funky...―
I just woke up from a nap and I am drinking a Red Bull. ∙ I got up at 8 this morning to go to taxidermy class. Keep in mind that I didn't get off work until 4 a.m. and I am not a morning person. However, I basically leapt out of bed this...―
The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing by Rachel Poliquin ∙ Taxidermy is an interesting trend that has grown in popularity. Poliquin’s book gives a rich history of the art of taxidermy along with wonderful images. I...―
I have been off work for the past 6 days. It has been awesome. ∙ Yesterday was Knoxville's Pridefest. It was super gay. Last year we invented the drinking game 'Lesbians in plaid shorts." It is super simple to play. You take a drink every...―
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