Tag Archives: taxidermy
Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Within a 24 hour period last summer, I spotted fine examples of peacock taxidermy at both artist Gail Potocki’s condo and artist Michele Stone’s house. Not more than a few months later, I marveled about seeing yet another peacock at stylish stylist Martha Muholland’s Wicker Park duplex. Shortly thereafter, I visited Geyer Morford at Schumacher in […]

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Open House: Gail’s Rogers Park Condo (aka the Fourth Dimension)

Open House: Gail’s Rogers Park Condo (aka the Fourth Dimension)

Painter Gail Potocki’s Rogers Park condo is equal parts Victorian and Moroccan with a liberal mix of outside influences, vintage odds and ends (including trinkets made by our Victorian ancestors from human hair) and lots of taxidermy: a crow, a doe, y’want moe?  How about a peacock?  The list goes on and on. Gail’s rich, […]

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Guest Post: BackGarage Blogger Katherine Raz on Decoratus Absurdum

Guest Post: BackGarage Blogger Katherine Raz on Decoratus Absurdum

Thanks to Backgarage blogger Katherine Raz for contributing today’s guest post about my favorite topic Decoratus Absurdum.  I love the lead photo of Katherine visiting her grandmother’s final resting place . . . with her grandmother.  It perfectly captures the essence of Decoratus Absurdum, which interprets the macabre in often humorous ways. I signed up […]

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You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

Greetings ladies.  Yo what’s up bud?  Today I present a guide (if you will), just a few suggestions about how to appear masculine while still having a great space.  I’m not implying you actually give a golly-gosh-darn about how your space looks, but there are a number of reasons you should care:

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Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Museums, in addition to being large publicly funded institutions which are open to the public for educational purposes but which often require an annual membership or nominal daily fee, are places where ANYTHING can happen!  Artifacts are collected for crying out loud!  From around the world!!  From remote areas!!!  Watch it because the exclamation points […]

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This Week: Transmission Atelier

Decoratus Absurdum lovers should check out the new website Transmission Atelier for a creepy but chic-y selection of prints. While the website just launched, there are a number of interesting (and quite frankly . . . somewhat chilling) options available with many more to come.

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Open House: Mark and Linda’s La Porte Luxury

Open House: Mark and Linda’s La Porte Luxury

I met Mark and Linda Heister last summer when they agreed to open their gorgeous town home to Strange Closets readers for an Open House tour. During that visit, Linda mentioned that the couple, who founded and run Mark Heister Designs, would soon be moving many of their belongings into their newly rehabbed home in […]

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