While at home for a few weeks I discovered this show called Oddities about an antique shop in New York that sells weird things like old taxidermy, skulls, antique medical equipment-- you get the idea. I'm basically obsessed with it now. Remember how I said that my dream job would be to create a place like Tinkertown and just sit around and charge people to see it? Well never mind that, my new dream is to be a buyer for this kind of shop. Chloe Sevigny was in an episode looking for baby coffins and my wonderful-hilarious-weirdo-amazing hero Amy Sedaris popped in once with Paul Dinello and bought a giant crab claw for her sister. I've actually been on the lookout for a few antique taxidermy animals for a while now: a squirrel, an encased bat, and a nice panel of butterflies. I'm not interested in taxidermy unless it's antique, and although these are all relatively tame and common I haven't yet found any that I like.
I can't decorate until the walls are painted and right now I'm waiting on the landlord to approve our colors, but the vibe of this shop has definitely influenced what I want to do with the living room. I don't own any actual oddities (unless you count Klaus, which I kind of do because he frightens everyone), but I love that blue/green wall color and how all the antiques and weird bits fit together in the shop. If I can pull something together that has an Oddities-meets-bright-eclectic-vintage vibe I think I'll be very happy, and it'll definitely fit our personalities.
Amy Sedaris & Paul Dinello!
Ryan articulates skeletons; the skull below is called a beauchene and is done by disarticulating all of the bones in the skull and then reassembling them with wires on a mount. It's also known as an "exploded" skull.
Love her-- a mortician/model/clothing designer.
Screencaps by me. Hopefully some of you like this stuff as much as I do-- if not, sorry for freaking you out!