I almost bought a bloated Victorian frog in the exact same position as the one above at Spitalfields today, but it had this really scary expression of immanent explosion on its blown-up face so I passed and went for a haunted 3-faced doll’s head instead.
P.S.: If you ever find yourself in the beautiful little village of Estavayer-le-Lac in the French part of Helvetia for some obscure reason, go see the Musée des Grenouilles. You won’t regret it.
This might be the one in Paris, actually, it looks awfully familiar. And awfully perfect. I can only dream of having not just this much taxidermy, but such a wonderful array. Plus some nice big Parisian windows, please. Somewhere recently, I heard them described ‘windows like doors’, I really like that.
Perfect Interior of the Day XVII: Yep, that’s indeed Deyrolle - after the fire, I should think. Looks like a fairly recent picture to me.
I was hoping for this… thing.. to be a giant WOPR, but oh well.. it’s a piece of installation art made by Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro consisting of 175, 218 VHS cassettes - which kinda rocks too, I guess. (via)
Note to self: Search basement for Hebrew RoboCop VHS when in Switzerland next. Thank you, self!