Tuesday, August 17, 2010

foldedpigs in the Kansas City Star

sunday august 15th - foldedpigs made it into the house & home section of the KC star newspaper.

here is the link to the article, but it will probably expire at some point -
so below is a screen capture of the article.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

summer update #3 : intro to taxidermy

i'm not sure if i've mentioned it before, but i am a huge fan of taxidermy. growing up my mom started a taxidermy collection with a deer shoulder mount from an antique mall. the deer was mounted on the front of the house - soon after an antelope joined the deer. in order to complete "home on the range", a buffalo head joined the others.
so yeah, we were the weirdos on the block with dead animals on their house.home on the range.

i started my own collection about a year & a half ago. my dining room is the taxidermy room....and man o man, it is looking good if i do say so myself! i still need to hang up some of mounts, and as soon as i do - pictures will be posted. the last few months i kinda have gone into a taxidermy frenzy - which ended with attending a taxidermy auction in the middle of missouri.
not my room unfortunately. this is just one small section of the auction.

it was AWESOME. it was my first time with a real auctioneer and it took about an hour for me to figure out what was going on and another hour before i had the guts to bid on anything.

this whole room was covered with shoulder mounts. it was incredibly overwhelming. i ended up bringing home a few gems.
and like i said before...as soon as all my mounts are up, i'll post pictures.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

cloud talk building part 2

i have mentioned my dream building before (here) and i'll mention it again. it's the old luzier cosmetics factory & i drive by it almost everyday.

it was designed by Nelle Peters, who designed quite a few awesome buildings in Kansas City.
today was an awesome day. i happened to notice as i was driving by that the back door was propped open. (yes, i'm a building stalker) i wandered in and was happy to find that the building is actually in use! victor owns the building & runs a restoration company. his workshop is in the building & when i ran into him he was working on a plaster architectural form for a historic building. we had a lovely chat and i was given the grand tour. i took a few pictures of the interior.
it's still a really raw space. victor's workshop is all on the 1st floor, and the 2nd floor is completely empty.
the larger side - 2nd floor
smaller side - 2nd floor

victor in his workshop on the 1st floor.