Interior accents--taxidermies and bonsai

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  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    This thread needs more Bonsai.

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    Not an interior suitable specimen though. Taken from here.

    If anyone is passing through the Seattle area on I-5, I recommend a quick stop in Federal Way to visit Weyerhauser's Bonsai collection.
     


  2. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    This thread needs more Bonsai.


    Not an interior suitable specimen though. Taken from here.

    If anyone is passing through the Seattle area on I-5, I recommend a quick stop in Federal Way to visit Weyerhauser's Bonsai collection.


    I was advised that Bonsai will not survive long indoors anyhow. Is this true?
     


  3. robin

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    I was advised that Bonsai will not survive long indoors anyhow. Is this true?
    Yes and no. There are many tropical varieties (along with some pine types) that are safe to keep inside, but most will do far better outdoors as they need strong constant sunlight and a cold winter period for dormancy.

    There are some good articles on wikipedia about both:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indoor_bonsai
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Robin, do you have any bonsai?
     


  5. robin

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    Robin, do you have any bonsai?
    No. [​IMG]

    I move around too much, and live in apartments that would not be suitable for them. The day I settle down though, is the day I start a bonsai garden.
     


  6. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I was advised that Bonsai will not survive long indoors anyhow. Is this true?

    Yes it`s basically true.

    You keep bonsai outdoors and spend 99% of the time making it look the way you want. The other 1% of the time, you display it indoors for show.
     


  7. LabelKing

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    ^That first one is very funny and cute.


    Ah! This puts your love of "distain" in a new context. I'm now reminded of various Asian religions, and the Jesuit "indifferentia." Both of which I find legitimate, though dangerous if misunderstood and poorly practiced.
    How would you define distain? What are your influences?


    I wish I love the human race; I wish I loved its silly face.

    Indeed, that piece is probably my favorite work by Cattelan. Then again, I do have a bit of a fetish for miniatures....

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    One forum member suggested I have the RJ cat stuffed at Deyrolle.

    Why not?
     


  8. LesterSnodgrass

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    If anyone is passing through the Seattle area on I-5, I recommend a quick stop in Federal Way to visit Weyerhauser's Bonsai collection.

    I never thought I would read about Federal Way on this forum -- big ups to my home town!!
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here you go:

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    We had one of those in my old office. People thought it was amusing to leave in bathroom stalls or under someone's desk.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    We had one of those in my old office. People thought it was amusing to leave in bathroom stalls or under someone's desk.

    LOL. That happened with the shark heads when we dissected them...
     


  11. LabelKing

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    I find good taxidermy rather charming.
     


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    My favorite aspect of taxidermy is its social inappropriateness.
    Heh. There was a local artist (who's name I can't recall at the moment), that had his dead dog stuffed and presented in a curled up sleeping position and was later put on display in a large gallery in a glass case. I'll post it if I can find it, but there's an amusing video available of a bunch of a young children banging on the glass trying to get it wake up.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    I love this:

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