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Interior accents--taxidermies and bonsai

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by LabelKing, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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.
     
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    We have a taxidermed armadillo in our bedroom.

    Good taxidermy is hard to find in the US, and even harder to import.

    We continue to look.


    Perhaps when you're looking to purchase something already killed.

    In our "game" room we have plenty that were done by a local grandfather/father/son operation...of course you bring something you killed to them, they don't sell stuffed animals to the general public.
     
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    We have those along the side of the road all the time around here. Of course they're not in that good of shape...

    Here you go:

    [​IMG]
     
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    In the 1970s I went up to Andy Warhol's "Factory" to deliver something and I saw "Cecil" the stuffed Great Dane. It was very nice taxidermy.

    Legend has it that Cecil had been the pet of Cecil B DeMille. I don't know if this is true.

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    Cecil the stuffed Great Dane.
     
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    Perhaps when you're looking to purchase something already killed. In our "game" room we have plenty that were done by a local grandfather/father/son operation...of course you bring something you killed to them, they don't sell stuffed animals to the general public.
    I like marine taxidermies, which is not stuff you hunt or kill really. Also, the big African cats are nice but generally quite rare now unless you have good contacts at zoos where they might sell you the skins of animals that died.
     
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    ... unless you have good contacts at zoos where they might sell you the skins of animals that died.
    Have you tried this???
     
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    ^Is that anything like having a contact at a hotel lost and found?
     
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    One of our more colorfully tacky local restaurants, Davy Crockett's Roadhouse (sample specialty drink: "spring water," made with PGA and Sundrop soda), has a rather large taxidermied bear in the lobby; it really outshines the boar's and deer's heads on the walls. Naturally, cocktails and draft beers are served in a so-called "grizzly" sized mug.
     
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    Have you tried this???
    It's not that easy.
     
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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.


    I am amazed and awed by bonsai. I wish someone could explain to me how it is that deciduous bonsai wind up with miniature leaves. I don't understand that.
     
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    I like marine taxidermies, which is not stuff you hunt or kill really.

    My father managed to do so with his 606 lb marlin.
     
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    My father managed to do so with his 606 lb marlin.

    I meant more like gharials and rays.
     
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    Wouldn't this crocodile look great in a dining room?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Say hello to Mr.Crocodile; I think it might be Victorian period.

    [​IMG]
     

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