posted by on 2011.09.13, under Shopping Guide

Taxidermy is everywhere these days. Though pretty high up on the coolness scale, it also costs a pretty penny and isn’t suitable for hardcore animal lovers. Here are some taxidermy alternatives that will add flair to your wall without the guilt.

For those bummed that they will never be able to “bag” a dinosaur, Urban Outfitters brings you this, for just $24.99.

Inflatable Dino Head


Get on this little guy’s good graces, and he may just tell you how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop. $13.85 on Amazon.

16-Inch Molded Owl


Cabela’s provides fishing tale fodder for the city slicker with this resin-based Bluegill replica. $79.00.

Cabela's Fish Mount Replica


Dapper Cadaver is one of the better URLs I’ve seen in a while. They sell all manner of neat oddities, like this jackalope head for just $36!

Replica Fur Jackalope Head


This cardboard rhino let’s you channel your inner Hemingway, minus the booze and broads. $52 from Cardboard Safari.

large rhino trophy

large rhino trophy



posted by on 2011.07.26, under Store Profiles

Evolution on Spring Street in Soho is a goldmine for all things natural history. This is eclectic home decor at its finest.


Have a hankering for a human skull? Evolution has a handful to choose from…

Assorted Skulls, pricing varies


I’d buy anything from this adorable raccoon, including a raccoon penis bone.

Raccoon Penis Bone, $8


Deer antlers stuffed in a bowl might make a striking centerpiece. Have this mini-me skeleton greeting guests at the entrance for a mere $89.

Deer Antlers, $19. 33" Human Skeleton, $89


Looking for a gift for your significant other? Nothing says I Love You like a tiny handcarved antler skull.

Antler Skulls, $19


Evolution has numerous displays of natural malachite and other minerals and stones. We especially like the pyramid-shaped malachite pieces in front. Place one on a desktop or coffee table and keep the rest of the space free of clutter to maximize its presence.

Malachite Pyramids, $19-29


Embrace the true New Yorker in you with a mouse. Freeze dried, of course.

Freeze Dried Mice, $69


Genuine ostrich egg with wooden stand for $29. Cheap!

Ostrich Egg w/Wooden Stand, $29


Looking to impress someone? Get them a siamese twins candle.

Siamese twins candle, $29


Painting your bathroom walls in deep red and hanging a framed tarantula in there will guarantee you the most “interesting” bathroom in your apartment building.

Giant Tarantula Display, $59


The Evolution Store


120 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States



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