Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Bone Room

In Berkley, California, rests this wonderful shop called The Bone Room which sells all sorts of natural history-related goodies and absolute amazements (I made that word up, but I have no other literate word to describe my excitement). However, right here in Southern California, you can find Necromance, which is similar on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. God, I'd love to open a shop of the such. Though, I don't think it'd be a very lucrative career choice here in the Inland Empire.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Speaking of Taxidermy......

Here I've gathered a few photos of the good, the bad, and just plain, outright ugly of the taxidermy world. Ok, mostly the latter two.

Yes, that's a USB stick.

Yes, it is what it looks like.

Thanks to

Still Life

I absolutely cannot wait to read this book. Melissa Milgrom approaches the controversial subject of taxidermy, studying and interviewing taxidermists for over five years. She shows that modern taxidermy intertwines art, naturalism, science, hunting, and recycling for a refreshing take on this Victorian-rooted hobby.

Check out Melissa Dixson, a NYC-based taxidermist who sells her work on Here's a link to her wonderful blog, shop and more:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Easy, Gently

With her artful lyrics and dynamic grooves, Joanna Newson is back with her new album "Have One On Me". Love her. Listen.

A Dead Weather

We do not revolt. We do not paint on cardboard. We do not yell.

When will we count on one another?

Some photos borrowed from the wonderful blog, HOPI BOTANICALS