The Breathless Zoo

The eccentric art of taxidermy explored in a new book

Taxidermy has risen in the contemporary design scene over recent years, mounted on the walls of shops and restaurants as well as defining a certain throwback aesthetic in modern homes. The venerable form of animal preservation marries actual scientific study with an undeniably eccentric sensibility that has endured across generations, though not everyone decorating with a bust might be fully versed in the origins of …

Chicken Footstools

Handcrafted ottomans with a farm-fresh look

For the young biodynamic agriculture aficionado, fitting furniture can be hard to find in a modern world overrun by steel and glass. Combining supreme quality with pure novelty, City Girl Farm’s Chicken Footstools offer a rustic but rich, zoomorphic alternative to the traditional ottoman. Inspired in part by the sheep ottomans of French artist Francois Lalanne, farm founder and artist Sally Jane Ebright says she …