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Thursday, 28 February 2013

So much in common


I came across the following photograph on the Internets recently and was impressed by the harmony of its content.


Photo by Douglas Friedman

It is similar to my own living room, except that it's more expensively appointed. It is also considerably cleaner, but the general thrust is the same, shades of green studded with taxidermy. I think the placement of two large aquatic birds (Mute swans) in the window alcove is the pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance, I have only the one (a Pink-backed pelican).


Photo by Neil McCulloch

It transpires that the room I discovered is that of Dita von Teese, a strip-tease artist of some repute (she was once married to a pop singer who looked a little like a zombie).


I think the arrangement on the bear-skin rug must be a temporary measure put there to balance the tableau (otherwise Ms. Von Teese would risk scorching her striking hanuman).