Wanted, Dead Or Alive

Great And Small…

Another lovely shoot with the skillful Tiffany Mumford resulted in a panoply of images featuring animals:

I was very happy to find an end piece of this discontinued material with which to customise a Dieter Rams chair more commonly seen upholstered in leather.

Going Loco…

Acapulco by Villeroy and Boch

Plate it up

Dem Bones…

Hello kitty

The squelette de lapin and that de chat, are from Deyrolle on Rue du Bac in Paris. The ground floor is full of gardening equipment and the only nod to the stuffed Wonderland that lies above is the fact that the mannequins may have rams’ or goats’ heads. On February 1st, 2008, there was a very big fire. I had booked to go to Paris to show friends the taxidermy the following morning, only to find a charred moose staring out of the window and a sorry crowd of similarly sooty beasts littering the pavement. Photographers such as Nan Goldin and Sophie Calle were quick to come and document the event and  Laurent Bochet even made a book about it, 1000ºC: Deyrolle. The Snail and The Cyclops blog has scanned pages from a 1985 copy of World of Interiors with amazing pictures of the shop before the fire raged:

http://thesnailandthecyclops.blogspot.com/2011/03/world-of-interiors-last-taxidermist-in.html