Friday, October 7

Fantasy House Friday [Broken Hare]

Now I don't want you to start thinking I'm Morticia Addams, after the skull accessories post on Monday, but, this week I realised that a Fantasy House is not a Fantasy House without a spot of taxidermy in it. It just isn't.

Well, faux-taxidermy in this instance.

When I saw this life-size faux giraffe head (and um, neck, obvs!) from Broken Hare this week, I knew it had to go straight into the house.

There's a zebra and a fox too, among other creatures, but the giraffe definitely wins for me. 

French For Pineapple Blog - Faux Taxidermy
Image: Broken Hare

I've always loved taxidermy. I don't own any, but it's definitely on the list. I actually spotted amazing company at Decorex who do the real thing (leopard anyone?!), but I'll tell you more about them in my London Design Festival roundup post soon. 

Faux taxidermy to me, normally means unrealistic, which I'm not keen on, except maybe for kids rooms, but Broken Hare have taken faux-taxidermy to a whole new level, with incredible detail and artistry in their pieces. I mean, just look at that face!

This would be mounted in a stairwell of the Fantasy House, obviously.

What do you think? Too much? Would it scare the living daylights out of you? Or would you rather the real thing? Only if it died from natural causes obviously, no horrific, barbaric trophy heads here, thanks very much. 

Do check out Broken Hare's website for more, and let me know what you think! 


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