Okay, animal lovers, listen up! I have something to say, and I am not ashamed:
I AM A VEGETARIAN AND I AM IN LOVE WITH TAXIDERMY.
I used to think stuffed animals were a little scary.
Then, in the summer of 2007, I came across something wonderful on the street: a taxidermied owl.
The owl's neck was broken, its head held on by a mere artificial tendon, but my accomplice and I scooped it up and gave it a home. Dearest accomplice later cut off its head, and now it's a headless owl, but anyways. Consider me converted!
That's why I just about hyperventilated when I saw Philadelphia artist Adam Wallacavage's house on The Selby. Wallacavage has an OUTSTANDING collection of animal paraphernalia, and they are all wearing jewelry.
This kitchen is the stuff of FANTASIES.
Not to mention his octopus chandeliers, which, despite not being made from corpses, I will find a way to accept as beautiful:
I want more taxidermy so badly! (I'm also in the market for a big framed spider.) But until I get lucky again and find some more feathered friends roadside, I will satisfy myself by visiting this amazing barber near Cremazie metro station here in Montreal. The guy has filled his window with animals that, for some reason or another, people keep giving to him (and not me):
Look how faded that raccoon is! I would take much better care of it, like Adam Wallacavage does: