Category Archive


How to paint a skull: 2 options

To answer the question of “how to paint an animal skull,” I turned to former Offbeat Home editor and, in my mind, the goddess of dead animal bones, Cat Rocketship! Sure enough, she had an answer AND happened to be wearing a “crown of animal bones” as she wrote her advice…

Make your own boney shoes fit for a Grim Reaper on holiday

My house is one stone sarcophagus from becoming a crypt, thanks to the piles of skeletons, bones, skulls, and various asunder bits and pieces that could be turned into bones given the right time. So of course I figured I needed to add more to my bone collection with boney shoes…

Antlers, bones, and dead things as decor

I love dead animals. I mean, I like LIVING animals more, but bones and teeth and taxidermied things are my favorite type of decorative detritus.

So let’s look at bones in the home. I understand if this icks you out. There’s only a little shame in that.

How can I display my collection of anthropological souvenirs?

I’m an anthropologist. I have collected a bunch of ridiculous souvenirs that, at the time, seemed like a good idea to lug back home. Some of my challenges include a Masai spear and a delicately beaded belt.

Needles, teeth, and photos of dead people: the macabre home of Emilia

Emilia has this organically creepy home, and it’s right up my alley: all bones, x-rays, and glass containers. Turns out deep down I just want to live in a natural history museum. This is a total fantasy home for me.

A photo tour of Ms. Graveyard Dirt’s day off

MGD is a witch living in the UK, where she gardens, cooks, and salvages the dead animals she comes across. Here, she gives us a tour of one day this summer. -Cat