Taxidermy

Citing Changing Times, 'Loved To Death' Killing Taxidermy Business

Three years after opening at 1685 Haight St., LTD—the Loved To Death gallery spinoff—is closed for business. The main shop will continue to operate …

San Francisco

Haight Street Creepy Object Shop 'Loved To Death' To Cease Taxidermy Sales

Loved To Death, the well-known taxidermy and oddities shop in the Upper Haight that is kind of like a more goth version of Paxton Gate, is shutting …

San Francisco

Deer 'trying to free his friend' breaks into taxidermy shop

A North Carolina sheriff's deputy investigating a potential break-in at a taxidermy shop came face to face with the suspect: a deer "trying to free …

North Carolina

For sale: Nightmare house filled with dolls, mannequins, and taxidermy

Here’s the good news: A gorgeous, five-bedroom house is for sale on a two-acre plot of land in Richmond, Texas. Here’s the bad news: It’s been …

Santa Claus

The 2017 World Taxidermy Championships

Every year, the world's top animal stuffers and fish carvers meet up to show off their skills and compete for cash prizes. Emily Graslie of Brain …

Animals

Taxidermy owls, monkeys and echidnas are being repaired back to glory at a London museum

A cross-eyed owl and an echidna with backwards feet are among the animals being fixed up in a new taxidermy conservation project<p>There’s something …

Nothing But a Pigeon Takes Taxidermy in a Crafty Direction

Nothing But a Pigeon turns traditional taxidermy on its head with cute crocheted creations (Credit: Taylor Hart)<p>The name, Nothing But A Pigeon, is a …

Crochet

Large Taxidermy Bear For Sale!

Since acquiring our marketplace partner in January, we've been working hard at cleaning out, upgrading, fixing and rebuilding the entire thing from …

Going inside the Super Bowl of taxidermy in Peoria

The World Taxidermy Championships, a Super Bowl for handy people obsessed with bringing the dead back to some semblance of life, happened earlier this month. It has been held every other year since 1983, and attracts about 1,000 taxidermists from several countries, vying for $36,000 in prize …

A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read

Dear Ma,<p>I am writing to reach you—even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are. I am writing to go back to the time, at the rest stop in Virginia, when you stared, horror-struck, at the taxidermy buck hanging over the soda machine by the rest rooms, your face darkened by its …

Culture

Specimen of the Week 290: The awful Bosc monitor lizard

Taxidermy Bosc monitor lizard. LDUCZ-X1314Taxidermy appears to being going through a period of popularity at the moment. Hipsters and fans of …

UK Universities

Philly Is Celebrating Obscura Day Right with Taxidermy, Insects, Crypts, and Off-Limit Prisons

It’s the best day of the year if you love obscure and weird history! This Saturday is Obscura...

Philadelphia

The great British taxidermy heist: The animals are back, but the theft is still a mystery by The World - Listen to music

Great British Bake Off

The great British taxidermy heist: The animals are back, but the theft is still a mystery

Great British Bake Off

Is it Time for Taxidermy Decor to Die Off (Pun Intended)?

Some interior designers seem to think so.<p>Ask a group of people what they think of taxidermy as home decor and you'll get a <i>lot</i> of opinions. Some folks …

Home Decorating

Yang Maoyuan Turns Animal Hides into Surreal Balloon Taxidermy

The Beijing-based artist constructs controversial spherical sculptures.<p>When we think of taxidermy, we think of stuffed animals sitting awkwardly among old antiques. There are many cases of bad taxidermy, with animals' teeth, eyeballs and ears out of place, these creations still appear to resemble …

Art

Nepenthes Releases a Taxidermy Filled 2017 Spring/Summer Editorial

Highlighting its brother label South2 West8.<p>American and Japanese retailer NEPENTHES has had a prolific year so far, having come out with a slew of collaborations and debuting its newest workwear brand AïE earlier this month. In its latest editorial titled ” Set North,” NEPENTHES highlights its …

Fashion

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 …

Books

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

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

Taxidermy was once an exclusive men's club, but women are leading a new generation of art-focused enthusiasts.<p>Exhibit A is Brittany Porter, 22, whose …

Australian News

Student turns dead animals into pencil cases to sell online

<b>A student has spark</b><b>ed outrage after using his design skills to turn dead animals into pencil cases and then selling them online.</b><p>Jack Devaney, 22, was …

Banned

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 …

Biology

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

5 Tips for (Successfully) Decorating with Roommates (from Those Who've Been There)

No matter if your roommate is your soulmate or someone you found on Craigslist, co-decorating a home is likely going to require some compromises. …

Home Decorating

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 Bay Area

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 …

Unicorns

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.

Illustration

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