Taxidermy

Reimagining Life With Rachel Ahern of Weird City Taxidermy

Nine-Tailed Fox (Credit: Weird City Taxidermy)<p>Rachel Ahern isn’t interested in hunting, but reimagining creatures back to life through the art of …

From Suicide Hotlines to Taxidermy

Poet and essayist Anna Journey on the art of the associative leapDeyrolle, Paris. Aaron Fellmeth Photography, via flickr.I came late to the party of …

Poetry

Best Unexpected Pieces to Add to Your Wall Gallery

Visually appealing.<p>Long gone are the days of hanging a picture or two on your wall and calling it a ‘’decorating day.’’ Today, dressing your gallery wall is similar to how you’d dress yourself in order to reflect your personal fashion sense. In fact, girls (and guys) are opting for a series of …

Home Decorating

'Money taxidermy': Kelowna artist coins a new art form

Kyle Zsombor creates sculptures from currency<p>Kyle Zsombor is trying to cash in on what he calls "money taxidermy."<p>As a student at art school, Zsombor …

Art

The women changing taxidermy's stuffy 'secret men's society'

Taxidermy is following women footballers in smashing the exclusive boys' club tradition.

Gender

Third annual taxidermy championships

An Arrangement of Skin by Anna Journey

Anna Journey’s collection of essays, <i>An Arrangement of Skin</i>, explores the devastating aftermath of the breakup of a seven-year relationship in the …

Polar Bears

Qom Holy Shrine Museum

One of those eye catching places that truly deserves a visit is a museum located right next to the holy shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh, sister of Imam …

Iran

DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats

Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity …

Genetics

Yes, You Can Take A Rat Taxidermy Class

fullscreen<p>Taxidermy classes are nothing new, but in these hygge-seekingl times, DIY times, many people want to roll up their sleeves and stuff their …

New York City

A Magical Realm Of Animal Decorations Breaths Life Into Your Home

Nature-inspired interior decors are our favorites. We love spaces that are infused with the freshness of the outdoors and that include quirky …

Sculpture

Meet the San Antonio model who’s turning heads in taxidermy

11 Great Taxidermy Mounts From the 2017 Show Circuit

Mounts of all shapes and sizes are on display<p>It’s that time of year again—show season. As a guy who makes his living in the outdoor world, I spend a …

Fishing for apprentice as marine taxidermist searches for successor

Steve Mathews has spent 40 years honing his skills as a marine taxidermist and is looking for an apprentice carry on his legacy.<p>Almost four decades …

Australian News

What’s with San Francisco’s Taxidermy Obsession?

Some bars to check out if you’re trying to get a head.<p>After spending time in SOMA, I often ponder one of life’s greatest mysteries: why do so many …

San Francisco

Gotta Love That Taxidermy Vibe—Or Not?

Why do so many bars in SOMA have the same stuffed heads? Maybe it’s because hipsters love taxidermy. Remember the anthropomorphic mouse craze or the …

San Francisco

Mythical Unicorn Taxidermy Trophy Knitting Kit

Firebox is featuring a Knit Your Own Unicorn Trophy kit that allows you to dabble in a little magic while knitting your very own mythical unicorn …

23 Painfully Awkward Situations Illustrated By Crap Taxidermy

Apparently stuffed animals are super awkward. Via @CrapTaxidermy.<p>1. When you accidentally call your teacher “mum”.<p>2. When the waitress says: “Enjoy your food” and you reply: “Thanks, you too!”<p>3. When you realise you’ve just sent an email to your boss that ends with: “Love You XOXO.”<p>4. When you’re …

Humor

Behind taxidermy display halls are lots of donors of (unsolicited) dead animals

David Skelly returned to his desk one day to find a two-headed snapping turtle in a mayonnaise jar. “I still don’t know where that came from,” says Skelly, director of Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.<p>For years, Skelly brought the turtle to elementary schools as a teaching tool, …

Lifestyle

The Dr. Seuss Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy

Everyone knows the work of Dr. Seuss, great American poet, illustrator, children's book author...and taxidermist of things that don't exist.

Weird

Moomins, board games and taxidermy – the week in art

The first UK exhibition devoted to the Moomins opens, while Djordje Ozbolt’s bizarre pastiches arrive in Bath – plus the rest of the week’s art happenings<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>Adventures in Moominland</b><br>Interactive exhibition for all ages about the Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson and her …

Board Games

Why taxidermy, once the domain of camo-clad hunters, is becoming increasingly fashionable

Animal rights organization PETA is engaged in an unlikely war with hipsters over their growing fetish for dead animals. The same demographic that …

Canadian News

Eerie taxidermy models of monkeys, lemurs and apes go on display

Taxidermists Steve Toher and Phil Howard worked with the National Museum Scotland to 'bring these animals back to life' as part of the Monkey Business exhibition which opens on December 9

Nature

Look Again: The day’s most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from an upside-down house in Russia to a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre<p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b> Jeff J Mitchell/Getty <i><br>Dr. Andrew Kitchner holds a gorilla skull during a press preview for taxidermy exhibition</i><p>Alas, poor Harambe! I knew him, Horatio: A gorilla of …

Liberal POV

How to decorate your home like a natural history museum

Looking for an unusual ornament to grace your mantelpiece? At online auction you'll find all sorts of curios and rarities, from fossils to taxidermy.<p>Ever wanted to curate your own mini natural history museum? Or to own a piece of Mother Earth or outer space? Well you can do both, and it is a whole …

History

Own your own two-headed calf taxidermy

Start your own odditorium by spending $15,000 on "Mike & Ike - they look alike," a purportedly real two-headed calf taxidermy mount that was …

Art

Proper Field Care Improves Taxidermy Results

By Paul Wait<p>You just shot the most brilliantly colored-up drake of your hunting career, and your buddies are imploring you to have it mounted. Now …

BrewDog are giving away bottles of the world's strongest beer encased in a taxidermy squirrel

Scottish beer-makers BrewDog are thanking fans who have helped to raise £19million by sending them a bottle of the world’s strongest beer wrapped …

Food

'Rogue taxidermy': a misunderstood ethical art form or the next hipster fad?

A new breed of taxidermists are rebooting the practice with classes and books that show you how. But can the act of stuffing a dead animal ever be ethical?<p>“Be careful not to cut too deep, or you’ll end up getting blood everywhere,” says the instructor, as I grip the scalpel in concentration. I’d …

Art

Deyrolle (Paris, France): Top Tips Before You Go

stebri<p>Malta<p>Reviewed 3 weeks ago<p>As a family we visit Paris about once every 2 years and this is a regular stop on our visits. we never tire of this …

Travel