Taxidermy

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

SoCal Connected: Best of 2016

As the year comes to an end, we're taking a moment to reflect on all the informative, quirky, and heartwarming stories that have made this season a …

The Dr. Seuss Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy

<b>Everyone knows the the work of Dr. Seuss, great American poet, illustrator, children’s book author…and taxidermist of things that don’t exist.</b> <i><br>Theodor</i> …

Weird

Dr. Seuss: Taxidermy artist?

Dr. Seuss became involved with taxidermy after moving to New York City in the mid 1930s. But he wasn't into your typical stuffed and mounted animal …

Art

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Paris

Charleston-Made Souvenirs Increase Your Gift-Giving Cred

Charleston’s colorfully hued homes are almost as distinctive as its seersucker and sun dress-wearing citizens. No matter your tastes, there’s a …

Accessories

The Kittens’ Wedding and taxidermy’s strange history

Walter Potter’s curious creations may seem macabre to modern eyes, but they reveal a lot about Victorian attitudes to animals and death, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>A young couple are getting married. Dressed in a white vestment, a pastor presides over the ceremony, holding his prayer book while staring …

Natural History

Why Do We Value Some Species More Than Others?

Artist Joseph Grazi is known for his eccentric shows, extensive research and balancing his fine art career with his Orthodox Jewish background, as …

Liberal POV

A Taxidermy Kitten Wedding at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn

If you haven’t yet visited the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, the exhibit “Walter Pottery’s Kitten Taxidermy Wedding” may just be the ticket to …

We love good wildlife photography, but what about wild taxidermy photography? See stuffed animals get ready for a move. Photo Project by Helge Skodvin

We love good wildlife photography, but what about wild taxidermy photography? See stuffed animals get ready for a move.

Photography

Taxidermy Renderings of Dr. Seuss’ Fantastical Beings

Smiling goofily from their wooden mounts sit the imaginings of Dr. Seuss, animals with bizarre names like the <i>Turtle-Necked Sea-Turtle</i>, <i>Two Horned</i> …

Art

'Misguided' Husband Buys Feline-Loving Wife Taxidermy Cat For Anniversary, She Posts It On Ebay

'Nothing says 'I love you' like your favourite animal, only dead.'<p>A husband gave his animal-loving wife a taxidermy cat for their first anniversary, and funnily enough, she hated it.<p>But thankfully the woman, known only as Catherine, saw the funny side and recently listed the gift on Ebay along with …

Wildlife

Worst anniversary gift ever? Husband gives cat-loving wife bad taxidermy feline

Nothing says 'I love you' like a stuffed version of your favourite animal. At least, that's what one woman wrote on her eBay listing in a bid to get rid of a horrific wedding anniversary present.<p>The eBay seller, Catherine, loves cats, so her husband decided to give her someone else's dead elderly …

What Happens When A Taxidermy Collection Moves Across Town

“My work generally tries to show a funny side to our everyday life,” says Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin, whose latest series <i>A Moveable Beast</i> …

Photojournalism